Top 3830 Strong Quotes

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“In my DNA, the Zionist gene is extremely strong.”

― A. B. Yehoshua

“I grew up in Haifa and enjoyed the wonderful beaches and Mount Carmel that rolls into the Mediterranean Sea. From my early days at home, I remember a strong encouragement to study.”

― Aaron Ciechanover

“Working with the brothers can put pressure on my voice, so I choose to do my own solo thing so I can save my voice. I couldn’t do both now. The Neville Brothers is a funk band; they play loud, and I have a strong voice.”

― Aaron Neville

“Through the Internet, I’ve developed a strong social network – something I could never do if I had to keep my choice of peers within school grounds.”

― Aaron Swartz

“I want to work with great directors. I’ve picked films based on the script or the character and seen them collapse because the directors were not strong visionaries.”

― Aaron Taylor-Johnson

“Far from being a mere consequence of winning, strong team spirit is an essential ingredient of sporting success; it comes before, not afterwards.”

― AB de Villiers

“I believe I am strong mentally. My breaking points might be bigger than most players. I think it’s because of the way I grew up with my two older brothers. They pushed my limits quite often – once every day, I think! I think that played a big role in my breaking point being bigger than most players. Not all players.”

― AB de Villiers

“People are needed to take up the challenge, strong people, who proclaim the truth, throw it in people’s faces, and do what they can with their own two hands.”

― Abbe Pierre

“For the most part, having a strong family gets you through anything.”

― Abby Huntsman

“As professional soccer players, we take our bodies to the extreme. We’re the people at the gym that look like we’re breaking the machines. Pushing our bodies to the limits is what makes us so strong and capable and Olympians. It’s not an easy thing to consistently do over and over again to your body.”

― Abby Wambach

“Cornelia Parker has inspired a lot of my theatre work. Her art is about points of impact: it’s poetic but with a strong literal story.”

― Abi Morgan

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“If each woman stands up and uses her voice, imagine how many voices would be together and how strong a mass that would be.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“I think people have a strong desire to push me and others into some sort of political box that they can wrap their minds around.”

― Adam Carolla

“Historically, diversity has been a real issue for superhero comics – so we need to do something about it, crafting strong, modern heroes for a modern audience.”

― Adam Christopher

“The United States may be a religious nation. But it is also a nation with a strong commitment to separation of church and state.”

― Adam Cohen

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

― Adam Cohen

“I’ve been in a lot of different factions my whole career, and all the guys who made up those factions are different performers. For example, if you look at the Undisputed Era as a whole, I’m very different than Roderick Strong, who’s very different from Kyle O’Reilly, who’s very different from Bobby Fish.”

― Adam Cole

“The world is a global economy. I thought, ‘It’s a bummer we don’t have a unifying currency.’ Then I saw Bitcoin had already had a crash and had the resistance to recover. The community was strong enough to push it through again. That’s really exciting.”

― Adam Draper

“Kids who evolve into creative adults tend to have a strong moral compass.”

― Adam Grant

“There is a strong sentiment within the Tea Party that favors a stronger America on the global stage, and with that comes a strong alliance with the State of Israel.”

― Adam Hasner

“There is a strong demand for Michael Jackson’s music and merchandise, and that will only increase as more material surfaces in the years following his death.”

― Adam Kluger

“My parents’ convictions, when it came to discipline, were not very strong. For my bar mitzvah, I gave out a mix tape of ’90s grunge – if you got it now, you would think it was the ‘Singles’ soundtrack.”

― Adam Pally

“Strong college basketball is great for the NBA.”

― Adam Silver

“I feel that working with the camera and editing it is actually my strong suit.”

― Adam Yauch

“The Olympic dream was born in 2010 during the qualifications to Vancouver. And when I was watching those Olympics from the sidelines, I felt that I wanted to have my Games. I understood that it wouldn’t be easy to make them, especially now that in Russia there are a lot of strong girls.”

― Adelina Sotnikova

“I’ve played different nationalities, and everything from vulnerable to strong to crooked to demented. It just increases your possibilities of work because, if people know you can do just about anything, then you’re going to get more offers. That’s what I want to do.”

― Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

“Our acquisition strategy is very clear: 3×3. Three continents – Asia, Africa and South America, and in three categories where we have strong positions – personal wash, household care and hair care.”

― Adi Godrej

“When we acquire businesses in the developing world, we estimate if the growth opportunities are strong.”

― Adi Godrej

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

― Adi Godrej

“Films need a good direction, strong scripts, and hardworking actors. ‘Wazir’ has all of these.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“In ‘Kalank,’ I am playing a character, which is quite strong, quiet a little complex yet interesting, that drew me towards the character when I heard the narration from director Abhishek Varman.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“You will readily believe me when I say that on leaving my country, I little imagined that I should ever become a Baptist. I had not indeed candidly examined the subject of baptism, but I had strong prejudices against the sect, that is everywhere spoken against.”

― Adoniram Judson

“I’m naturally athletic, and I think playing strong, female roles just kind of happened.”

― Adrianne Palicki

“One of my goals is to have this incredible body. I want to be strong, to be ripped.”

― Adrienne Bailon

“In all the horror films that I have done, all of those women were strong women. I don’t feel I ever played the victim, although I was always in jeopardy.”

― Adrienne Barbeau

“My mom has always been kind of my backbone. She keeps me strong. She is a mother, a friend. She is really everything to me.”

― Aerin Lauder

“For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.”

― Aeschines

“Holland is a really small country, but with a very strong club and festival scene. Dance music has been huge in Holland since the late eighties. So there were a lot of opportunities for producers and DJs to release records and play live.”

― Afrojack

“There are many men – such as those often to be found among the Indians – who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex. Yet they are men, and strong ones.”

― Agnes Smedley

“For months it seemed that a revolution was certain. But instead, slavery seems more likely now. The working class no longer has the physical resistance for a revolution, and the Entente is too strong, and Russia is too weak.”

― Agnes Smedley

“I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels’ tracks behind me in the snow.”

― Agnetha Faltskog

“It is so inspiring when you come across a woman who is very strong and dedicated and is amazing at what they do. That’s how I feel about Meryl Streep. You watch her, and you can’t help but notice all of that about her. She’s so influential.”

― Agyness Deyn

“For modelling, you have to be such a strong person in a way – or seen to be a strong person, do you know what I mean? But in acting you have to get in touch with all the vulnerability that you carry.”

― Agyness Deyn

“I’d like a relationship that was like two tree trunks side by side, strong but independent.”

― Agyness Deyn

“I strongly believe that a federal structure based on administrative and geographic lines with strong powers for the federated states will be the best solution for Iraq.”

― Ahmed Chalabi

“Having been a venture-backed CEO, and having an established background in working with consumer-focused companies, I’ve built a strong network of entrepreneurs and people who can help startups.”

― Aileen Lee

“I prefer doing strong roles irrespective of duration, and it is almost impossible for me to take up a role that has nothing much to contribute to the script.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“I wear a lot of blacks and greys, then put in splashes of colours, but I like wearing strong shades like reds and neons, too.”

― Aisling Bea

“From a young age, I felt like I was supposed to be the sort of female who is doing something strong.”

― AJ Lee

“There is a rule of Sharia: If the enemy wants to suppress you, you are supposed to put up a strong resistance.”

― Akhmad Kadyrov

“We need a strong police force – the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Chechnya. We have to get rid of the traitors who have managed to penetrate into the law-enforcement department.”

― Akhmad Kadyrov

“There’s how, basically, Son Goku from ‘Dragon Ball’ doesn’t fight for the sake of others but because he wants to fight against strong guys. So once ‘Dragon Ball’ got animated, at any rate, I’ve always been dissatisfied with the ‘righteous hero’-type portrayal they gave him.”

― Akira Toriyama

“I’m a very reluctant frontman. I’ve seen reviews where they talk about my strong presence on stage, but it’s nothing I do. It’s like the person in a long grocery line who stands out because he’s so agitated. He’ll have presence, too.”

― Al Jourgensen

“The ruling class is smarter than you, and they’re more creative. And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain. Because if they weren’t, they wouldn’t be around as long as they have been and as strong as they have been.”

― Al Lewis

“If we get in an accident that’s strong enough to break bones, it’s going to break bones. What makes me a little bit higher risk is that if I break my right ankle again, I’ve got a bunch of screws and plates in there, and that would not be good.”

― Al Unser

“Saudi Arabia has stability. The social contract and the political contract between the king and the rulers and the royal family and the ruled people in Saudi Arabia is very strong and the bondage is so solid.”

― Al-Waleed bin Talal

“We are properly ready for marriage when we are strong enough to embrace a life of frustration.”

― Alain de Botton

“Sometimes I say in France: Europe is no more the center of the world – and the United States, neither. We have other key players on the international stage: China, of course; but also Brazil, India and South Africa. And their influence is very, very strong.”

― Alain Juppe

“We set ourselves limits, but we are all strong enough to aim higher, to achieve our goals. All we have to do is find such strength within ourselves. Know how to develop it.”

― Alain Robert

“I think the type of actor I am, I tend to play strong leading female characters. The shows I’ve been on happen to be science fiction genre.”

― Alaina Huffman

“I have a strong preference for being alive.”

― Alan Alda

“All of the factors that make up a quality city – safe streets, high paying jobs, strong neighborhoods, etc. – emanate from a strong educational premise.”

― Alan Autry

“I know a lot of shows are like, ‘Here’s the pages,’ right before they start filming. I’d have a heart attack. The anxiety would be way too much for me. I don’t have as strong a backbone as those other show writers.”

― Alan Ball

“The Italians are very strong defensively. They showed in Euro 2000 how good defensively they are.”

― Alan Hansen

“Nobody’s strong enough to stand up under a flood of weak material.”

― Alan Ladd

“Live-action films are very much a director’s medium, and that director is going to be a very strong voice, a stronger individual voice than you’d have in animation.”

― Alan Menken

“While the revolution will be certainly televised, it strikes me that there is a strong possibility that the revolution will also be crowd-funded.”

― Alan Moore

“No country is ever successful in the long term… without a really strong and vibrant manufacturing base.”

― Alan Mulally

“When I arrived in Ford, a decision was made to sell many marquee brands. This was because 85 per cent of the sales were from Ford and Lincoln brands. We were clear that for the company’s strong future, we needed to focus on the Ford brands.”

― Alan Mulally

“Pluto has strong atmospheric cycles: it snows on the surface; the snows sublimate and go back into the atmosphere each 248 year orbit.”

― Alan Stern

“My kids are all pretty big and tough and strong, and I don’t worry about them being bullied – the reverse, be kind to people and don’t ever be a bully yourself, and I think they’ve followed that.”

― Alan Thicke

“I’ve just always felt it’s an incredibly empowering thing, particularly for young women, to capitalize on their coordination and their strength. It’s a very empowering thing to feel strong in your body.”

― Alanis Morissette

“I was never strong at maths, but I eventually got onto a university physics/astronomy course, and that led on to my Ph.D. and eventual employment.”

― Alastair Reynolds

“I used to be a strong believer that we would eventually colonize the solar system the way it’s been done in science fiction many, many times: bases on the moon, Mars colonized, move out to the outer planets, then we go to the next solar system and build a colony there. I don’t know now – I’m not as convinced that’s the way it’s going to pan out.”

― Alastair Reynolds

“I’m a strong fellow.”

― Albert Brooks

“I want to make beautiful paintings. But I don’t make beautiful paintings by putting beautiful paint on a canvas with a beautiful motif. It just doesn’t work. I expect my paintings to be strong and surprising.”

― Albert Oehlen

“In regards to core training, I try to incorporate the medicine ball whenever possible. As a baseball player, there is a lot of twisting and turning that I will do. Keeping my abs strong is as important as anything else.”

― Albert Pujols

“I will continue to advocate for a strong federal government role to establish the production, storage and distribution networks needed to support a hydrogen economy.”

― Albert Wynn

“Be very strong… be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion.”

― Alberto Juantorena

“I like to play strong women because there is so much emotion to bring to these roles.”

― Albina Shagimuratova

“I have dear friends of mine who represent real Republicans. Goldwater Republicans. Strong on defense. Tough on immigration. Fiscal conservatives.”

― Alec Baldwin

“When I went to university, I finally got exposed to European films, and they had a strong impact on me. I felt those films had a lot of things to say that weren’t getting expressed in the films I was used to seeing.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“I grew up in the north of Chile, and this is why there are a lot of religious symbols in my pictures: because the Catholic Church in Latin America is very strong.”

― Alejandro Jodorowsky

“I’m a typical No 9: always in the box, strong, good in the air.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“My body is my weapon, and I have to keep it in shape; I need to feel strong.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“That’s the Serbian way. That’s the way we approach things, especially in sport. We are a small country, but if we want something, we will fight for it. It’s maybe part of the history of the country; it’s just our mentality. We are small but strong.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“I am always in the box, strong, good in the air, and, of course, I like getting stuck in. I play a physical game.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“We are a strong democratic country.”

― Aleksander Kwasniewski

“I exercise to stay strong, healthy, and stage-ready. I never prepare for a red carpet – I just go with the flow.”

― Alesha Dixon

“I am a big fan of the web comic ‘Strong Female Protagonist,’ illustrated by Molly Ostertag.”

― Alethea Kontis

“Whatever the potential pitfalls, banks are increasingly enthusiastic about venture capital, particularly in new companies with strong prospects in fields like health care and technology.”

― Alex Berenson

“Many newly public companies are able to post a year or two of strong sales growth off a small base, but their growth almost always slows over time, thanks to what investment professionals call ‘the law of large numbers.’”

― Alex Berenson

“Investors have been too willing to buy stocks with strong reported earnings, even if they do not understand how the earnings are produced.”

― Alex Berenson

“The whole macho thing has to be reexamined. Because in my view, the Bush administration was weak, not strong. To engage in a policy of torture is a weak policy. Because ultimately, it encourages the terrorists. It undermines our own values. It corrupts our system. And it doesn’t get good intelligence.”

― Alex Gibney

“During teenager times, the feelings of longing is perhaps at its most strong and profound because everything feels multiplied by ten.”

― Alex Lawther

“Ever since I’ve been at Arsenal, we’ve had numerous quality players, and the whole squad had been very strong. It just seemed that in the big games we came up short sometimes, and you wonder why.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“I’ve never felt overmatched on the baseball field. I’ve always been a very strong, dominant position.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“I’ve always been a strong presence on social media. That’s how I’ve connected with my fans, and in doing that, I’m allowing them to win.”

― Alex Scott

“The best way to learn is by doing. The only way to build a strong work ethic is getting your hands dirty.”

― Alex Spanos

“Writing on the blog, you want to get attention and make strong claims. In academic work, that often doesn’t pay, so sometimes it’s a little bit difficult going back and forth to navigate these differences.”

― Alex Tabarrok

“Patents are like fertilizer. Applied wisely and sparingly, they can increase growth. But if you apply too many chemicals, or make patents too strong, then you can leach the land, making growth more difficult.”

― Alex Tabarrok

“I really look up to actors like Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett who have a strong background in theatre.”

― Alexa Vega

“I think any good government will target on the finishing date, that is, the polling day and make sure that their strategy is strong and in place to get them successfully re-elected.”

― Alexander Downer

“Unless your government is respectable, foreigners will invade your rights; and to maintain tranquillity, it must be respectable – even to observe neutrality, you must have a strong government.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“Often you get wonderful singers who maybe aren’t as strong as actors, or you get wonderful actors who can’t sing very well.”

― Alexander Hanson

“If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.”

― Alexander Smith

“You know, when you go to high school or, you know, when kids are younger and there’s not an understanding of differences. But I built up a very strong, thick skin.”

― Alexander Wang

“I think I’m the first 1990-born guy to win a Masters 1000, so it’s quite special to be the first one in a very strong group of guys. There are a lot of guys playing great, and hopefully there are going to be a lot more coming.”

― Alexander Zverev

“When I first read ‘Outlander’ a few years ago, I was shocked to find that Jamie was the complete package: incredibly smart, incredibly witty, strong but emotionally vulnerable, passionate to a fault – and, well, the Scottish accent doesn’t hurt! I actually stopped reading at several points to swoon over something he said… he’s really that good.”

― Alexandra Bracken

“It’s really amazing when you discover how strong you actually are and what you really can accomplish.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“I’m really easily affected by horror films. I have pretty strong reactions to them.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“Growing up, when I was younger, I didn’t feel all that tough or smart or strong. As I got older, I was able to discover my own strength.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“It’s wonderful that we’re portraying women in this way so that young women can see that women actually are strong and capable of accomplishing all kinds of things.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“It’s cool to be a female character who gets to be really strong and tough.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“The steel business is a local business. We do believe in the U.S. economy and would like to have a strong, balanced presence here.”

― Alexei Mordashov

“Many of our traditional partners are positioning themselves as strong regional players… Shell is a global player. And as the global gas markets develop… we will be creating a global strategic partnership.”

― Alexey Miller

“I’m proud of how strong and capable my body is.”

― Alexis Ren

“I feel comfortable in saying that the traction for TotalGuide and Rovi Cloud Services is strong, and I expect it to continue to strengthen.”

― Alfred Amoroso

“I like all those painters who loved and had a strong feeling for nature.”

― Alfred Sisley

“But the wicked passions of men’s hearts alone seem strong enough to leave pictures that persist; the good are ever too luke-warm.”

― Algernon Blackwood

“A strong emotion, especially if experienced for the first time, leaves a vivid memory of the scene where it occurred.”

― Algernon Blackwood

“French Yemeni relations are strong and good, they are relations depending on friendship and cooperation; my relationship with the president Chiraq are old and real.”

― Ali Abdullah Saleh

“Population is a strong driver of the economy as well as the quality of the labor force.”

― Ali Babacan

“I always get made fun of by my teammates for my huge calves, but I’m like, ‘they make me strong and fast!’”

― Ali Krieger

“I think for a girl to be strong, it doesn’t have to involve being physically strong.”

― Alia Shawkat

“My dad’s always been a famous actor, so I’ve grown up with that, and with the lifestyle. In a way, I think I thrive on the insecurity that comes with it. Not in my private life – I like to believe that my friendships and my relationships are strong.”

― Alice Eve

“I think a misconception among many non-religious people is that anyone with a strong faith is, in all ways and at all times, blindly consistent, unwavering, unquestioning.”

― Alice McDermott

“Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.”

― Alice Meynell

“I’m a strong follower of hydrotherapy.”

― Alice Ripley

“Bosnia is a complicated country: three religions, three nations and those ‘others’. Nationalism is strong in all three nations; in two of them there are a lot of racism, chauvinism, separatism; and now we are supposed to make a state out of that.”

― Alija Izetbegovic

“Audiences need to keep demanding shows with strong female leads.”

― Alisha Boe

“When I grew up, I studied karate for years. I got pretty strong, but eventually I had to acknowledge that I really didn’t like fighting at all, so I quit.”

― Alison Bechdel

“I try to be very much in control when it comes to work. I have a strong work ethic.”

― Alison Brie

“I mean, I like to think of myself as being strong and independent, but I definitely wasn’t like that at 14.”

― Alison Lohman

“’Days’ has always been strong as an icon in TV history, and it’s still going on strong and represents the genre of daytime drama so well. I’m proud to be a part of it.”

― Alison Sweeney

“Yoga is my luxury workout. If I’m on vacation or I have a day off, I love a 90-minute yoga class. It’s a really strong workout, but it takes a little bit longer.”

― Alison Sweeney

“Mikheil Saakashvili can claim that 80 per cent of Georgians wanted to join NATO; on the other hand, a similar percentage of Russians would almost certainly support Putin’s quest for a strong Russia. We would mistake this mood at our peril.”

― Alistair Horne

“For me, art has to have two things to really blow me away: a strong concept and drama.”

― Alix Smith

“There are so many guys that come up and have strong hearts, but they just have to understand what the consequences are and how to execute the things that they learned to make themselves successful.”

― Allan Houston

“It’s a play where something went wrong, ‘Cause it’s five hours, twelve minutes long. If you sit there, my friend, From beginning ’til end, Then your bladder better be strong!”

― Allan Sherman

“As a fiscal conservative, I believe one of the most important roles the federal government can play in assuring that our economy remains strong is to keep our fiscal house in order.”

― Allen Boyd

“My dream was bigger than anything else. My fight and me wanting to fulfill what I wanted to be in life. That was enough to keep me strong enough to endure anything.”

― Allen Iverson

“So now is an opportunity for us to stand up and have a good, strong immigration policy to make sure that E- Verify becomes mandatory and we have got to train and properly equip our Border Patrol.”

― Allen West

“Trauma creates one of four types of people: victims, rescuers, or perps – and if you’re really lucky and really strong and very willing and brave, survivors.”

― Allison Anders

“My strong sense now is that, as women have become more equal in society, so their depictions onscreen have become lamer and lamer and lamer, to the point that it’s an embarrassment.”

― Allison Pearson

“I know, as an overachiever straight-A student in school, I always responded to smart, strong, women represented on screen.”

― Allison Scagliotti

“As a comedian who’s used to, like, punching the jokes, it’s hard to teach yourself that that’s not the strong choice in the sense that you have to really have to dial it back.”

― Allison Tolman

“Nicki Minaj is definitely somebody that we love. She is such a powerful, strong woman, and she’s so talented.”

― Ally Brooke

“I just have that cop gene going on. I like strong women. I think a lot of women relate to strong characters, and a cop is still a strong character.”

― Ally Walker

“I like strong women. I think a lot of women relate to strong characters, and a cop is still a strong character.”

― Ally Walker

“In Congress, I am a strong supporter of the New Apollo Energy Act. This plan would help to establish our energy independence, create jobs, and provide cleaner, reliable, and more affordable energy.”

― Allyson Schwartz

“The United States must also continue to push the United Nations Security Council for strong action to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions. In the meantime, it is our job to take meaningful steps to eliminate the threats posed by Iran.”

― Allyson Schwartz

“The economic and political roots of the conflicts are too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state of harmonious understanding between men.”

― Alva Myrdal

“The role of matriarch and patriarch are distinct, and in the King family, we have been blessed with strong examples of both.”

― Alveda King

“I’m focused now, definitely. I absolutely need to show everyone that I’m powerful and strong and can be graceful and artistic, too.”

― Aly Raisman

“When I got pregnant with my first child, I was vegan. And when I got pregnant, my body was craving meat so much. I started out slowly with eggs, then cheese, then I was like, ‘OK, I need a steak!’ I had to listen to my body – my cravings were so strong with the first one. When I got a craving for a food, I needed it five minutes ago.”

― Alyson Hannigan

“I think my favorite role was playing Sarah Baker in ‘Cheaper by the Dozen 1.’ It was my first movie, and I worked with amazing professionals who had such strong work ethics that I immediately learned how to work in this industry.”

― Alyson Stoner

“If the character is really well-rounded, and it’s a really strong character, and if the writing is just fantastic, that’s the thing that will hook me in, certainly.”

― Amanda Abbington

“My family are my priority but I’ve always had a strong work ethic and I like to be busy.”

― Amanda Holden

“Now I have normal-person fears – fears of failure, of not being smart enough or strong enough or kind enough.”

― Amanda Knox

“Hillary Clinton has a strong and powerful voice regarding ending violence against women and girls.”

― Amanda Lindhout

“Ever since I started doing television, I tended to get cast, for the most part, as these strong, intelligent women… Which is wonderful, but very rarely do I get to be the goofy girl that I am.”

― Amanda Tapping

“Britain has united to send a strong message to anyone who seeks to peddle hate. Together we are stronger. Together we can beat hate.”

― Amber Rudd

“London survived the Great Fire 350 years ago. We were not beaten by the Blitz or the horrors of 7/7. History has shown us how strong London is.”

― Amber Rudd

“I want to make it clear that the U.K. is, and will continue to be, a strong, reliable, and committed partner in the fight against terrorism and other threats to our security.”

― Amber Rudd

“Weak and oppressed nations are fundamentally spiritual; strong nations are, as a rule, chiefly materialistic.”

― Ameen Rihani

“I want to thank Kotelnik for letting me have a shot at the title. I’m so confident I’m going to beat him. He thinks that me moving up a weight, I won’t be as strong, but I’m very strong. I’m a hard-hitting fighter.”

― Amir Khan

“I’m always strong. I’m tough.”

― Amir Khan

“This is a country of strong beliefs. Just because some two people say something, people don’t bow down.”

― Amit Shah

“McCain likes strong defense, and he’s viscerally suspicious of big companies. So he’s more a Square Deal guy than a New Deal guy.”

― Amity Shlaes

“You need a strong sense of ‘otherness’ to be able to create in your life.”

― Amos Lee

“We have seen the most difficult times and were there to back each other. We have struggled, seen career highs and lows, and know we will be there for each other forever. We have together build our relationship strong. Himanshu is my biggest investment, and I can’t let him go.”

― Amruta Khanvilkar

“In the past, when I’d recorded during a break in a tour, it was so easy to sing, because I felt strong. Also, like so many new mothers, I wasn’t getting a lot of sleep, and sleeping is such a huge part of being able to sing.”

― Amy Grant

“Mentally strong people overcome setbacks with confidence because adversity only makes them better.”

― Amy Morin

“People with a mental illness aren’t mentally weak. In fact, many of them are incredibly strong. And just like everyone else, they possess the ability to create positive change in their lives.”

― Amy Morin

“Narcissists – people with an inflated self-concept and a strong sense of uniqueness and superiority – seek attention and affirmation on Facebook.”

― Amy Morin

“Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach – managing our thoughts, regulating our emotions, and behaving productively despite our circumstances. While all three areas can be a struggle, it’s often our thoughts that make it most difficult to be mentally strong.”

― Amy Morin

“Mentally strong people don’t shy away from change – nor do they expect immediate results.”

― Amy Morin

“I’m learning how strong I am, how resilient I am. I’m learning my weaknesses.”

― Amy Purdy

“My dad gave me life twice. I thank him by using the strong body I now have.”

― Amy Purdy

“My brother dying changed me. I didn’t realize how strong I was until I lost my brother.”

― Amy Sherald

“I recognise why I have such a strong inability to forgive certain people who betray me. It’s chiselled in, like a name on a tomb stone.”

― Amy Tan

“I want to show how strong and smart women are. We go through so much. We need to see that on screen. Those female parts are not many, but they are out there, and I have to find some. I want that chance.”

― Ana de Armas

“You want a coach who is going to push you and be strong and be in your corner when it’s tough, but sometimes you have coaches who think they are more important than the players. That’s where the conflicts come.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“Living through war has helped make me pretty strong.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“Crippling student loan debt doesn’t just affect those who took out loans to get an education. It harms all of us because we can’t have a healthy economy without a strong middle class to stimulate it.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Chess is a very tough game, and psychologically a tough game. And of course, chess needs a lot of qualities, human qualities. And so you must have a very strong nervous system, and then you must be well prepared; you must be able to work a lot.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“To be a champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“We need strong personalities and only one world champion to attract sponsors.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“Putin needs strong moves to keep the country as one. There is some criticism that he is centralizing power, but in Russia, if you don’t centralize power, you have the risk of losing the country.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“My mother and I used to watch ‘Maude,’ and I think she loved ‘Maude’ because my mother wanted to see strong women out there with a voice.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I think that some people still think that the formula other than gospel still is not strong enough to get that crossover appeal to people enough that they would play it all the time, or nonchurch people would accept it, but I disagree.”

― Andrae Crouch

“Some moments it feels longer, other moments it feels like it’s flown by; you can’t believe you’ve done it all that time… Overall, you have a strong sense for the full spectrum that you’ve sort of traveled.”

― Andre Agassi

“I would say there are three important things about graphene. It’s two-dimensional, which is the best possible number for studying fundamental physics. The second thing is the quality of graphene, which stems from its extremely strong carbon-carbon bonds. And finally, the system is also metallic.”

― Andre Geim

“The nature of music is mysterious and so much so that it generates strong emotions within us. It moves along passages that reach the most intimate areas of our psyche without being tried by prejudices or influences of any kind.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“The women are so strong in my family.”

― Andrea Navedo

“When my career started on daytime soaps, those characters usually didn’t have much depth to them. The main goal was to memorize my lines in order to film efficiently the next day. But with ‘Jane The Virgin,’ the writing is strong, and everything is intentional.”

― Andrea Navedo

“I have always said that it is fundamental to have a strong core of Italian players in a club squad. At AC Milan, we had that and we won. The same at Juventus.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“When I first went to Milan, my agent said you have to give off a strong, masculine energy. They don’t like campiness. They like boys to appear straight and to appear masculine. I quickly learned the game of it and how to navigate around it.”

― Andreja Pejic

“What I would say is I’ve only had one injury in my NBA career that was probably was because my core wasn’t strong enough, when I had a stress fracture in my back.”

― Andrew Bogut

“The ‘morality of compromise’ sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don’t compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.”

― Andrew Carnegie

“I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.”

― Andrew Carnegie

“I have very strong feelings about what modern fame means, and the toxicity of it.”

― Andrew Garfield

“I think that the core doctrines of Christianity – the incarnation, the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century.”

― Andrew Greeley

“I have a very strong will.”

― Andrew Lloyd Webber

“Strong men have sound ideas and the force to make these ideas effective.”

― Andrew Mellon

“Don’t forget that Rupert Murdoch has always regarded the Op Ed pages of ‘The Wall Street Journal’ – as he’s said to me – as a cup of strong caffeine that gets you going in the morning and tells you what to think.”

― Andrew Neil

“I had a strong interest in free online education, and I was interested in what videos and formats would work for it. A lot of education workers were very sceptical about what computer scientists were doing. It was only after the first visible success of MOOCs that they started to take it seriously.”

― Andrew Ng

“Editorials are, obviously, pieces of opinion journalism. They are not intended to be dispassionate, balanced accountings of a news situation or issue. They present a strong and strongly argued position and do not necessarily present or even take into account the opposing position.”

― Andrew Rosenthal

“I like to say that a ‘Times’ editorial presents a strong opinion based on reality.”

― Andrew Rosenthal

“We’ve shown Canadians that, when we have a strong message and when we stick to our principles, Conservatives can win anywhere.”

― Andrew Scheer

“I had always thought of myself as fairly tough and fairly strong and fairly able to cope with anything. And then I had a series of personal losses. My mother died. A relationship that I was in came to end, and a variety of other things went awry.”

― Andrew Solomon

“There’s a great deal of scientific evidence that social connectedness is a very strong protector of emotional well-being, and I think there’s no question that social isolation has greatly increased in our culture in, say, the past 50 years, past 100 years.”

― Andrew Weil

“In the same period, Polish literature also underwent some significant changes. From social-political literature, which had a great tradition and strong motivation to be that way, Polish literature changed its focus to a psychological rather than a social one.”

― Andrzej Wajda

“A big part of my upbringing was being with an instrument and kind of figuring myself out through music. So I feel a strong desire in any way that I can to help do that for other kids.”

― Andy Grammer

“I had great success with Ivan Lendl. Was he a perfect coach? No. Was he a very good coach? Yeah. He had some very strong qualities and some things that weren’t so good.”

― Andy Murray

“In 2004, we had a great year, with Samit Patel, Liam Plunkett, Tim Bresnan, Luke Wright, Alistair Cook. Some groups are not quite as strong.”

― Andy Pick

“Our family were outsiders, and I’ve always had a sense of the outsider, the underdog, and a strong sense of justice towards people who are excluded.”

― Andy Serkis

“When there is a strong woman character in a story – that always grabs me.”

― Ang Lee

“I think the book struck me in a few ways that I thought very interesting to pick it as my first martial arts film. It has a very strong female character and it was very abundant in classic Chinese textures.”

― Ang Lee

“I don’t like perfumes that are too strong or sweet. I like a fragrance that is earthy and sensual and can be worn at any time.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I am a strong believer that without justice, there is no peace. No lasting peace, anyway.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It’s like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I’d like to play strong women who are also very feminine.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I want my girls to be strong and self-sufficient.”

― Angie Harmon

“I don’t want to play the girlfriend who’s there because she’s the girlfriend. And. That’s. Her. Job. I want to play women and girls who are active and strong and who have a character arc and make decisions and have a rich background.”

― Angourie Rice

“I don’t think being black has held me back at all. Being black makes you strong.”

― Anita Baker

“Most large media firms make outsized investments to acquire and market a small number of titles with strong hit potential, and bank on their sales to make up for middling performance in the rest of their catalogs.”

― Anita Elberse

“I’ve always been round, strong, and muscular.”

― Anita Morris

“The pull of history has been a strong theme in my life as a novelist.”

― Anita Shreve

“When I want to be strong, I think of Beyonce, for sure.”

― Anitta

“People need to believe they can make a difference – that one person standing strong can turn the tide.”

― Ann Aguirre

“I had no doubts I could go to the pole. I may not be as strong, but I make up for physical strength in other areas, like steadiness and not panicking under stress.”

― Ann Bancroft

“I thought the irreducible requirements of Republicanism were being for life, small government, and a strong national defense.”

― Ann Coulter

“I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.”

― Ann Hood

“I wish everybody finds the serenity that good, strong faith brings.”

― Ann Jillian

“I grew up in a family where the love of stories is very strong. And there’s also a love of performance. I think one reason stories were so important in my family was that we moved around a lot.”

― Ann-Marie MacDonald

“Kids’ brains are developing. Their heads are a larger part of their body, and their necks are not as strong as adults’ necks. So kids may be at a greater risk of head and brain injuries than adults.”

― Ann McKee

“When you choose the sword over a gun, just like Green Arrow chooses an arrow over a gun and Catwoman chooses a whip over a gun, you have to be highly skilled and highly trained. I can grab Green Arrow’s bow, but I’m not strong enough to shoot it. I can grab Catwoman’s whip, but have you ever tried to whip a whip? It’s not easy.”

― Ann Nocenti

“I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back.”

― Ann Richards

“When you’re used to being healthy and strong and vibrant and everything and then – bang – overnight you’re desperately ill, it’s frightening.”

― Ann Romney

“I also believe that it’s the right thing to do, to maintain strong consumer confidence in our food systems. And I believe that the consumer should have strong confidence in our food systems.”

― Ann Veneman

“I think it’s a little early to tell what the economic impact will be. This year our cattle prices have been particularly high. The demand for beef has remained strong in this country, even though there was the single find in Canada earlier this year.”

― Ann Veneman

“The demand for beef in Canada remains strong because I think people in America, in North America, know that we have a very strong food safety system and that our food is safe to eat.”

― Ann Veneman

“To live your life well, and have respect for what came before or after – there’s a strong respect for that in African culture.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“Now learning a bit more about footballers I think what they need to do well, is someone who really wants to stay in the background and just be a strong support.”

― Anna Friel

“Your core is the center of your entire body – everything else is an extension – so you want to make sure you’re strong in your entire core and not just part of it.”

― Anna Kaiser

“I get really excited every time there’s a female character who is really strong because a lot of females in film are really soft.”

― Anna Kendrick

“My favorite movie is ‘The Women’ from 1939. It’s been my favorite movie since I was like 12 years old. I love the dialogue, really. It’s just a lot of really strong female performances. Rosalind Russell kills it, you know.”

― Anna Kendrick

“Strong I am one of those who never knows the direction of my journey until I have almost arrived.”

― Anna Louise Strong

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

― Anna Netrebko

“Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers’ incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?”

― Anna Quindlen

“I’m always drawn to strong female leads, so that’s what drew me to ‘Lost Girl.’ I was a ‘Buffy’ fan and watched it with friends every week. I was also a big fan of ‘Alias’ when that was on – they both had strong female leads, and that’s what draws me in the most.”

― Anna Silk

“I want a credible, strong Labour Party.”

― Anna Soubry

“Put simply, ‘Interstellar’ has a strong undercurrent of cheesiness.”

― Annalee Newitz

“I’ve been lucky to play strong women who are trying their hardest to do good.”

― Annaleigh Ashford

“Whoever doesn’t know it must learn and find by experience that ‘a quiet conscience makes one strong!’”

― Anne Frank

“I was raised in a solidly upper-middle class family who had really strong values and excess was not one of the things that my family put up with. And there’s something wildy decadent about the young-star lifestyle, and I just don’t really see the point.”

― Anne Hathaway

“Mothers are supposed to listen and, afterward, to respond with some wisdom and perspective, but these things were not my mother’s strong suit.”

― Anne Lamott

“By the time I stepped down as Xerox’s CEO in 2009 – and as chairman in January 2010 – Xerox had become the vibrant, profitable and revitalized company that it still is today. What made the difference was a strong turnaround plan, dedicated people and a firm commitment from company leaders.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“Xerox’s innovative technology and service offerings – delivered through an expanding distribution system with a lean and flexible business model – continue to solidify our market leadership, driving consistently strong earnings performance.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“I always try and make people feel that they are strong enough to say something – anything, to anyone – even if it’s a stranger or they’re just writing a tweet if they’re in danger.”

― Anne-Marie

“Making personalized medicine a reality will require a strong partnership between 23andMe and the physician and medical communities.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“It’s hard to make a living in this business. Unions aren’t as strong as they used to be. For a journeyman actor – someone who doesn’t have a famous name but has consistent work in theater or film or TV – it has become harder to get through, harder to raise a family.”

― Annette Bening

“Our children see us a certain way, and we want to be seen by them in a certain way. I certainly want to be a strong, stable, loving, consistent presence in my children’s lives. But we are human beings, too.”

― Annette Bening

“Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity. You had a strong impression of being at the center of something very exciting.”

― Annette Funicello

“Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class.”

― Annie Besant

“I’m not an interior decorator; I’m a designer, and that includes the architecture. The package must be strong and controlled, the rooms aligned, and the windows positioned to make sense with the furniture. Fluff it up, and you’ve got big trouble.”

― Anouska Hempel

“I like strong women. Physical women.”

― Ansel Elgort

“What’s sometimes called the ‘browning’ of the American Catholic church is very much on the minds of many U.S. bishops – and the pope. Unlike evangelicals who have stayed strong in their support of President Trump, the USCCB knows that it cannot afford to lose their Hispanic and African American population because of a weak stance on racism.”

― Anthea Butler

“In the past, candidates’ performances of ‘Christianity’ have been strong points for voters, but Trump’s ascendancy with evangelicals has eviscerated that expectation. Evangelicals, like other voters, can be very pragmatic about the issues they want addressed by the leadership they support.”

― Anthea Butler

“Trump has benefitted indirectly from a strong belief of evangelicals that the two terms of Barack Obama has led the country to the brink of destruction. Obama was bad enough in their eyes; having the Clintons back in the White House would be the end.”

― Anthea Butler

“Whether Trump knew it or not, his strong language tapped into evangelical beliefs about the ‘last days’ and America’s role in biblical prophecy.”

― Anthea Butler

“Trump’s defense of white Anglo-Saxon Protestantism is gathering those who support him into a strong solidified base. Since the election of Francis, Republicans have been very wary of the Pope, attacking his liberal statements on homosexuality, global warming, and capitalism.”

― Anthea Butler

“Gorillas remind me of my father. He was a very big, physically strong man but also very sensitive.”

― Anthony Browne

“My writing has always been what you call ‘narrative fiction’ in the sense that it’s got very strong plots and twists at the end.”

― Anthony Horowitz

“Have a strong mind and a soft heart.”

― Anthony J. D’Angelo

“No matter how big and strong you are… even Tyson said he was scared as hell walking to the ring. Everyone feels the pressure.”

― Anthony Joshua

“Cut your arms and legs off, and you’re left with a trunk, which you need to be as strong as possible. It’s easier to push over someone who is tall and skinny than someone short and stocky. That’s why we work everything from the calves to the neck.”

― Anthony Joshua

“President-elect Trump is inheriting a relatively strong economy, and markets are pricing in faster growth under his watch.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“If the leaks continue, we are strong as our weakest link. And I’ll say it a little differently in a pun. We’re strong as our weakest leak.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“Only in 1999 and 1984 have we seen a persistently strong dollar and strong risk appetite harmoniously co-exist.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“When the ivy has found its tower, when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall, we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper.”

― Anthony Trollope

“We have very strong roots in Italy and we are committed to deepen these roots even more.”

― Antoine Arnault

“Players do not come out of the closet because they are afraid. We have to appear hard and strong, but we are afraid of what people will say about us. Of course, I have nothing against anyone. I respect everybody.”

― Antoine Griezmann

“Polish people have a wit and sarcasm. They’re gentle but still very strong. Like, they love beer, which is traditionally so manly, but they’ll put a spoonful of jam in it to sweeten it up. They’re this wonderful mix of hard and soft.”

― Antoni Porowski

“There’s not a lot of things that I’m confident about in life, but the way I feel about food is my one thing that I really feel such a strong connection to.”

― Antoni Porowski

“I have experience more on the front-of-house side of things, but I’ve always had a strong reverence and a respect for chefs… they’ve always been sort of like my rock stars.”

― Antoni Porowski

“Hollywood is a very strong machine that needs, and in… especially with female actors, fresh flesh. It’s that cruel. But that’s the way it is.”

― Antonio Banderas

“I got a strong spirit that I rely on and go into. It allows me to prepare and drive forward.”

― Antonio Brown

“I lift weights in the offseason about four times a week; during the season, I’ll lift three times a week. The weight training is key because most guys come in during the summertime as strong as they are going to get, and they fizzle down as the year starts.”

― Antonio Brown

“You don’t create a big and strong team easily.”

― Antonio Conte

“You see in Islam, you see in Christianity, you see in Africa, in different religions, in Buddhism and Hinduism, there is a strong commitment to refugee protection.”

― Antonio Guterres

“Jewish people are tough people. They believe in something and believe it really strong, and I find it fascinating that a small country like Israel is as powerful as it is.”

― Antonio Sabato, Jr.

“No one in ‘Banshee’ has small opinions. They have strong beliefs, and they will defend them ferociously. Having that element in the show just adds another level. It’s another avenue for story, and it enriches the world.”

― Antony Starr

“I do not choose characters because I think, ‘Wow, that woman is so strong.’ I chose these characters with utmost conviction because I think they were realistic enough to exist, and I really liked the scripts.”

― Anushka Sharma

“I would love to do a chick flick sometime soon, a film with strong female characters – when I say strong, I don’t mean that they are changing the world, but just be real women.”

― Anushka Sharma

“If you are chauvinistic mind, you will not be able to take the fact there is a strong, successful girl.”

― Anushka Sharma

“A woman’s body should be stronger than the environment. Strong enough to overpower the negative elements, especially in cities like New York and Los Angeles.”

― Apollonia Kotero

“With ‘Lonely Thug,’ I constructed a fantasy character who was very masculine and strong and almost threatening, but his demeanor belied some complication.”

― Arca

“I haven’t had the occasion to meet Adele. She lives in England. So when I’m flying, or when she comes over here, perhaps we’ll have a chance. I think she’s a very fine singer, a very strong writer and performer.”

― Aretha Franklin

“I was the girl who got out of my athletic requirement by managing the boys’ sports teams. Which is pretty ingenious, because when I was a sophomore, I got a prom date out of it. That was really strong planning on my part.”

― Ari Graynor

“From the Fourth Amendment to post-Watergate reforms to the national outcry when Bush’s warrantless surveillance was revealed in 2005, the United States has a strong tradition of overseeing the government’s power to spy on its citizens.”

― Ari Melber

“Younger viewers have a very strong detector for what’s real and legit and what’s phony or pandering.”

― Ari Melber

“It doesn’t come easily to me, comedy. It’s definitely not my strong suit. I’m probably more suited for drama and dramatic roles, but I certainly would love to be in quirky and fun movies.”

― Ari Millen

“I have a strong impulse to protect history and time and the lineage of events.”

― Ariel Pink

“If I meet two guys at the same time and one of them is coming on really strong and talking a lot, and the other is more quiet and reserved, I’m going to like the second one. I want someone who isn’t going to give it away in the first meeting.”

― Arielle Kebbel

“Mourinho was always very strong for his players, and you needed to deliver for him. For me, it was good.”

― Arjen Robben

“Strong advocacy for education, health care and worker safety will be indispensable if they are to get their fair share of President Bush’s austere budget for the next fiscal year.”

― Arlen Specter

“American credibility in the war on terrorism depends on a strong stand against all terrorist acts, whether committed by foe or friend.”

― Arlen Specter

“I do come from a strong family.”

― Arlen Specter

“We, as a people, we have a strong need to categorize everything. We put labels on everything and it’s a totally understandable need because we are animals and we need to understand order and where to fit in.”

― Armin van Buuren

“I can’t imagine a more fulfilling thing for a writer than that you’ve made a strong impact on the lives of other people. Just because I’ve heard it before does not mean I don’t want to hear it one more time.”

― Armistead Maupin

“Strong organizations with strong risk controls will survive and prosper.”

― Arpad Busson

“Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some some are wrong because they do not know.”

― Arsene Wenger

“I urge the enactment of a civil service law so explicit and so strong that no partisan official will dare evade it, basing all rewards, promotions and salaries solely on merit, on loyalty and industry in the public service.”

― Arthur Capper

“Humanists are not characteristically strong in faith, hope and love.”

― Arthur E. Morgan

“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.”

― Arthur Golden

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

― Arthur Keith

“As a rule, I am lazy and prefer to avoid anything resembling work, and research feels like work, as opposed to my strong suit, which is sitting around making things up.”

― Arthur Phillips

“Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“I read ‘Crime and Punishment’ years ago and don’t recall the details of it, but I do retain a strong sense of the creeping paranoia and panic.”

― Arthur Smith

“The period right before punk rock where people like Lou Reed and Iggy Pop were really strong.”

― Arto Lindsay

“’Siya Ke Ram’ is the story of Sita and Ram as two equally strong individuals, and I feel ‘Ramayan’ is as much as Sita’s journey as it is Ram’s.”

― Ashish Sharma

“Sita and Ram were two strong individuals, and their love for each other is an example for lovers across the globe.”

― Ashish Sharma

“I love Cate Blanchett. She’s extremely classy and has this knack for taking on roles and being very, very strong, but also embedding vulnerability. She has this relatable quality. I like the path she chose.”

― Ashley Greene

“I’m little. I’m pale. I’m not strong. But bad things are scared of me. I think it’s because my dad was a preacher growing up, and I was raised in the Church of Christ.”

― Ashley McBryde

“I was lucky to grow up in the ’90s, when we had just as many strong female artists as male artists. That’s a world I would like to live in again.”

― Ashley McBryde

“I can believe in myself, and I feel like I’m such a strong and talented designer.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I think that I’m a very independent person, so I need somebody who’s independent and strong within themselves as well. I don’t necessarily need somebody in order to get things done. I don’t need a blanket, do you know what I mean?”

― Ashley Roberts

“I enjoy working out. I really do. I like the way my heart gets pumping, and sweaty, and I feel challenged; I feel strong.”

― Ashley Roberts

“I’m a strong person. I’m also very sassy and a little bit angsty sometimes.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“When I’m competing, I need to be strong.”

― Ashley Wagner

“The strong ones are the ones who realize that having a bad training day, those types of days are necessary.”

― Ashton Eaton

“Our goal is not to produce immediate results. We’ve been tasked with producing long-term results. That means that there’s more risk in any individual thing we take on. But we still aspire to a strong return on investment.”

― Astro Teller

“I dream of an India that is prosperous, strong and caring. An India, that regains a place of honour in the comity of great nations.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“India has the sanction of her own past glory and future vision to become strong – in every sense of the term.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“The regional parties have emerged as a strong force, and they, too, deserve a place in national politics.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“Every day you use dozens of products that have strong chemicals in them, but remember, the only difference between poison and medicine is dosage.”

― Aubrey McClendon

“I found it possible to observe at least the superficial capillaries of muscles both in the frog and in mammals through a binocular microscope, using strong reflected light as a source of illumination. Resting muscles observed in this way are usually quite pale, and the microscope reveals only a few capillaries at fairly regular intervals.”

― August Krogh

“We are running a very strong and ongoing marketing campaign to get families to send their children to school, particularly girls.”

― Augustin Matata Ponyo

“Moana is an incredible heroine. She’s strong… She’s got her two feet firmly planted. She’s definitely grounded.”

― Auli’i Cravalho

“Black women are supposed to be ‘strong,’ but the burden of carrying our race and carrying our families adds the pressure.”

― Aunjanue Ellis

“To the extent that the Trump administration doesn’t like a strong dollar, something has got to give, and just yelling at other countries for devaluing when you’re raising rates and they’re cutting rates is not going to work.”

― Austan Goolsbee

“I’m Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He’s Tony Gonzalez. He’s the best tight end to ever play the game. So that’s a real strong comparison. I’m just going to do my job and leave the comparisons up to the coaches and the media.”

― Austin Seferian-Jenkins

“I like to play strong women.”

― Autumn Reeser

“I was born with good health and a strong body and spent years abusing them.”

― Ava Gardner

“Those who want peace should prepare for war and be strong.”

― Avigdor Lieberman

“I think it’s important to be that strong woman and to follow your passions regardless of what your situation is.”

― Ayesha Curry

“I can still improve, and that’s what I try to do every day and train strong, and as I said, I try to improve every day and make myself a better player, and that’s what I am trying to do.”

― Aymeric Laporte

“I am glad I have a partner like Tahira who is very brave, strong, who is an inspiration.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“I think every film is like a team game, especially for me. I have always got films which have a strong cast.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“I think a film is made with each and every cast member. If the casting is strong, half our job is done. Then, even the mundane line is delivered in a great fashion.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“Excellence can be as strong a uniting force as solid vision.”

― Azim Premji

“The concept of the strong linkage to the family is breaking down in Western nations.”

― Azim Premji

“Our managers need to have a strong integration of managerial skills and technical understanding. One cannot substitute for the other.”

― Azim Premji

“I’m a strong nonbeliever in the Christmas letter where you don’t really read it because it’s just full of kind of meaningless information. It doesn’t really resonate to the person reading it, but it means so much to the person that wrote it.”

― B. D. Wong

“If India has to achieve exponential growth, it would have to be on the back of strong growth in the manufacturing sector.”

― Baba Kalyani

“We need to just study what other countries have done. There are examples of a strong partnership between the defence establishment and the private industry.”

― Baba Kalyani

“I give strong advice, but I don’t expect it to be followed.”

― Baba Kalyani

“I like wearing oils. Perfume makes me nauseous sometimes. It’s too strong.”

― Banks

“I have a very feminine voice when I write, a very womanly point of view. My last name feels strong and powerful. To me, it’s almost a bit masculine. I like the dichotomy of the two. Two sides perfectly represented within my name.”

― Banks

“I really, really enjoy comedy. I think that’s one of my strong suits. It’s my zone. And people don’t expect it from me, which is a whammy.”

― Bar Paly

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

― Barack Obama

“In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.”

― Barack Obama

“Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under a McCain administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change.”

― Barack Obama

“I remember being in strong physics, physiology and biology classes.”

― Barbara Block

“You know sit with your arm around a little kid and read. It not only teaches them to read but it keeps the family strong.”

― Barbara Bush

“I really built myself up, darn it, to be very strong.”

― Barbara Bush

“My parents were atheists, strong atheists. I never got the answer ‘God.’”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“When you are a strong woman, you will attract trouble. When a man feels threatened, there is always trouble.”

― Barbara Taylor Bradford

“I have no doubt in my mind that the new generation has a sense of unity and sensitivity that previous generations lacked. We are strong, and we are visionaries beyond just money.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“Our dad was an iron worker, a really tough guy. He raised us to be strong and stand up for ourselves. Whatever we want, we go and get it. Sometimes, you have to take it.”

― Baron Corbin

“I’m still hungry. I’ve still got a million ideas. I’m still strong and ready to create.”

― Barry Manilow

“Well, I’m Canadian. True, north, strong, and free.”

― Barry Pepper

“Mama tried to save us from the streets, but the streets were too strong.”

― Barry White

“Most families had four, five brothers. But because it was just me and Darryl, we had to be twice as strong.”

― Barry White

“The Swedish language combines the strong manhood of the German with the delicate beauty of the Italian.”

― Bayard Taylor

“My singing voice has sort of an Ethel Merman-type quality: just, like, loud and strong and full.”

― Beanie Feldstein

“Nicki Minaj is a very strong woman who knows exactly what she wants. As an artist, I understand her, and I could see how she could be misunderstood by a lot of people, but she is really passionate about her art, and that’s something I really admire about her.”

― Bebe Rexha

“Even when matches don’t work out the way you planned, you’ve always got to stay strong in defence; it’s a matter of willpower and intelligence.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“I want to keep playing strong female roles. I don’t mean superheroes, but women who are really alive.”

― Bel Powley

“I think that Hollywood misconstrues actresses saying, ‘Oh I wanna play a strong female character,’ like we all want to play, like, superheroes or something.”

― Bel Powley

“I’ve been star-struck once. I’m a strong believer that everyone’s just a person. Whether you’ve seen someone on screen do something amazing or they’re super famous or whatever, everyone’s just a person, and they do exactly what all people do.”

― Bel Powley

“Most of my really strong friendships are with people I’ve known all my life.”

― Bel Powley

“I think people get confused: people think ‘strong female characters’ mean you need to play an action figure.”

― Bel Powley

“Only a strong economy can create higher asset values and sustainably good returns for savers.”

― Ben Bernanke

“If Australia finds it has a strong Australian dollar, and it has higher unemployment, then it would have to respond, and that would either be by increasing domestic demand or by weakening its own currency.”

― Ben Bernanke

“The Federal Reserve has always recognized the importance of allowing markets to work, and government oversight of financial firms will never be fully effective without the aid of strong market discipline.”

― Ben Bernanke

“Banks need to continue to lend to creditworthy borrowers to earn a profit and remain strong.”

― Ben Bernanke

“Home purchases that are very highly leveraged or unaffordable subject the borrower and lender to a great deal of risk. Moreover, even in a strong economy, unforeseen life events and risks in local real estate markets make highly leveraged borrowers vulnerable.”

― Ben Bernanke

“When the economic well-being of their nation demanded a strong and creative response, my colleagues at the Federal Reserve… mustered the moral courage to do what was necessary.”

― Ben Bernanke

“My strong belief is that God created human beings and therefore he knows about every aspect of the human body. So if I want to fix it, I just need to stay in harmony with Him.”

― Ben Carson

“The movie is actually from a book by Stephen King called The Body. When they were gonna put it to a motion picture, they found the story was a bit too strong for the title The Body, based on a young kid’s movie. It would be too heavy.”

― Ben E. King

“Transcendental Meditation, for me, has been a way of turning down the outside racket and turning up the bandwidth of instinct, intuition, concentration, attention. On the light ends, it’s a power nap. On the strong ends, it’s a giant battery, and that battery doesn’t run out.”

― Ben Foster

“I was excited to hear others talking of God. Most people in show business have some strong spirituality but don’t talk about it openly.”

― Ben Harney

“I have a strong belief in God.”

― Ben Howland

“Sometimes I make things that people have very strong responses to. Whether that’s art, I don’t know. That’s one of those words that doesn’t mean anything. It’s why I don’t just use words.”

― Ben Katchor

“I see the kids and I feel like taking them all away to a safe place to hide until the war stops and the hunger stops and El Cua becomes strong enough to give them the care they deserve.”

― Ben Linder

“I would like to see this group in this Congress be starting the process to get ourselves on long term fiscal strong footing.”

― Ben Quayle

“Irrespective of our foreign policies, for decades, other nations and peoples could see, in the United States, a strong democracy that could maintain social cohesion, welcome immigrants of all backgrounds, and count on stable institutions.”

― Ben Rhodes

“’The Simpsons’ is still my favorite show. I have a really strong connection to it.”

― Ben Schwartz

“President Obama and I recognize the importance of strong economic engagement for the continued growth of both the Philippines and the United States.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance.”

― Benito Mussolini

“To the question how one kind of labor can be measured against another, how the labor of the artisan can be measured against the labor of the artist, how the labor of the strong can be measured against the labor of the weak, the communists can give no answer.”

― Benjamin N. Cardozo

“I think that a strong Israel is the only Israel that will bring the Arabs to the peace table.”

― Benjamin Netanyahu

“I will say that I think Israel enjoys strong bipartisan support in the United States. It’s really above and beyond American politics.”

― Benjamin Netanyahu

“The mind as well as the body must be not only strong but well disciplined in order to act with promptness and vigor in new and untried situations. It is hard to turn men’s minds from the old and deeply worn channels in which they have long been flowing.”

― Benjamin Robbins Curtis

“No government can be strong and flourishing while the national character is weak and degraded. A government must flourish and decay with its subjects; and, when a prince makes a law or performs an action which has a tendency to injure the character or prosperity of the nation, he injures himself.”

― Benjamin Robbins Curtis

“I’m an unabashed apologist for strong national-security authority. That’s why I might be more alarmed by Trump.”

― Benjamin Wittes

“Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.”

― Bennie Thompson

“God is faithful. My heart is strong. I have no heart damage. My arteries are not blocked. There is no arterial damage.”

― Benny Hinn

“Our communications services revenue growth is being driven by continued strong top-line performance in data, Internet and international – three of the fastest growing and most profitable areas within communications services.”

― Bernard Ebbers

“People who express themselves in paradoxes are in a strong position; and the more outrageous the paradox, in general the stronger the position.”

― Bernard Williams

“It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so strong at sea that no Sea Power could attack us without risk, so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests, independently of the influence and the choice of other Sea Powers.”

― Bernhard von Bulow

“It’s a pleasure to work with someone who is just as strong as you are.”

― Bernie Mac

“Unemployment insurance, abolishing child labor, the 40-hour work week, collective bargaining, strong banking regulations, deposit insurance, and job programs that put millions of people to work were all described, in one way or another, as ‘socialist.’ Yet, these programs have become the fabric of our nation and the foundation of the middle class.”

― Bernie Sanders

“States used to protect consumers from predatory lenders, but strong state usury laws were obliterated by a 1978 U.S. Supreme Court decision.”

― Bernie Sanders

“I have a strong tennis arm.”

― Bess Truman

“I find it fascinating that sport has such a strong connection to success in business. Arguably, C-suite women are some of the most successful women, and more than half of them played at a more advanced level than just the general population of women in business that had sport in their background.”

― Beth Brooke

“Let’s be clear, I’m a strong woman.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“We are not a fearful, small people. We are confident and strong, and we understand that much of our strength comes from the fact that we are a people of the planet.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“I do support high standards, strong accountability, and local control.”

― Betsy DeVos

“If confirmed, I will be a strong advocate for great public schools.”

― Betsy DeVos

“Strong women only marry weak men.”

― Bette Davis

“I always say that non-violence is not the weapon of the weak. It is the weapon of the strong.”

― Betty Williams

“From education to broadband, from building roads and bridges to supporting the military, Barack Obama is delivering for North Carolina. And he is delivering for America. A growing middle class is the foundation for a strong America.”

― Bev Perdue

“Priyanka Chopra – I have actually adored her since I was 10, maybe, when she became Miss India. She’s just super strong, and I crush on all strong women!”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“Just because I am an opinionated and strong girl doesn’t mean that I don’t believe in vanity.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“I have a strong personality – I know who I’m outside my work, and I’m nothing like the characters I portray.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“I’ve seen everything at a very young age… I am a strong, opinionated person who really belongs to this modern day and age.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“There is no need to pose for anything – you just walk straight and strong and be clear. We are all born with unique characteristics and we have to stick to that. Yes, use the tools to enhance it, but we shouldn’t be hiding behind them. That’s what style is about.”

― Bibhu Mohapatra

“I’m glad I had kids young because we have a strong bond and listen to the same music.”

― Big Boi

“I’m really impressed with Sheamus. The thing about Sheamus is he’s very, very physical. He’s a brawler. He’s strong, he’s hungry, and if he’s smart, he’ll learn to avoid my right fist.”

― Big Show

“At the end of the Cold War, the prevailing view in Washington was that the U.S. was strong, and Russia was weak and did not count in a unipolar world. We disregarded Russia’s opposition to NATO expansion, the Iraq War, and the U.S.-led military intervention in Serbia for the independence of Kosovo.”

― Bill Bradley

“There is nothing wrong with listening. You can listen to people; you can hear people’s concerns. You can keep an open mind and still be perfectly strong.”

― Bill de Blasio

“Each year, at the typical nuclear reactor in the U.S., there’s a 1 in 74,176 chance of an earthquake strong enough to cause damage to the reactor’s core, which could expose the public to radiation. No tsunami required.”

― Bill Dedman

“Any agreement with Iran should have strong verification and enforcement safeguards to prevent future cheating.”

― Bill Flores

“The mission statement of the RSC is to foster a constitutionally bound limited government, it’s to have a strong national defense, it’s to protect private property rights and it’s to support American values. That’s what the mission statement is. There’s nothing in the mission statement about trying to hold leadership accountable.”

― Bill Flores

“I am committed to standing up for the LGBTQ community and being a strong voice.”

― Bill Foster

“As someone who started a small business from scratch, I know how important it is for families and for communities to have strong job creation.”

― Bill Foster

“Federal policies must understand the linkages between economic growth, social mobility, and a strong middle class.”

― Bill Foster

“Certainly, the Windows share of servers is strong.”

― Bill Gates

“Everything emanates from the basics, from your base. If you don’t have a strong base, I’m sorry, but you are always going to be coming back to it, trying to reattain.”

― Bill Goldberg

“Let’s bear down on what we can do together: keeping Tennessee a state with a strong financial condition, helping Tennessee be the number one location in the Southeast for higher-quality jobs. And making certain that all Tennesseans, regardless of their circumstances, have an opportunity for higher-quality education.”

― Bill Haslam

“There will be trying times during Obama’s presidency, and liberty will need staunch defenders. Can Obama reshape liberalism to be, as it was under F.D.R., a fighting faith, unapologetically patriotic and strong in the defense of liberty? That would be a service to our country.”

― Bill Kristol

“A strong economy begins with a strong, well-educated workforce.”

― Bill Owens

“We as a people, as a state, and as a community, have too much promise, too much potential, and too much at stake to go any other way than forward. We are too strong in our hearts, too innovative in our minds, and too firm in our beliefs to retreat from our goals.”

― Bill Richardson

“We need to enact a strong standard that will stop a terrorist or illegal alien from getting a driver’s license because border security is a major concern in a post-September 11th world.”

― Bill Shuster

“In these days of modern tennis a player is as strong as his weakest stroke.”

― Bill Tilden

“The old boy network is still very strong and very true. Just look at the stock exchange and how many men and women are there. It is still very much run by men.”

― Billie Jean King

“My dad, Jack, had a great sense of humour and had a strong impact on me and my humour.”

― Billy Crystal

“If a comedian has a strong following, and the branded segment feels different compared to what you typically do, people will know right away that it’s not authentic to who you are as a comedian or performer. Brands need to keep that in mind.”

― Billy Eichner

“When Christians say God has been talking to them about something, it simply means they have a strong inner conviction or feeling that God has made His will known to them.”

― Billy Graham

“I’m a strong believer in kid-empowerment.”

― Bindi Irwin

“In India, we kind of concentrate only on weight loss. I want to teach people that it is very important to be strong and fit, rather than just thin.”

― Bipasha Basu

“Strong female leads make more of an impact in the U.K. than in Denmark.”

― Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

“You have some people that’s weak, and you have some people that’s strong. I consider myself a very strong person.”

― Blac Chyna

“Our people’s faith is strong and sustains them even in times of challenge.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“The music video director really wanted to incorporate the imagery of guns into ‘Nega Dola’ because the lyrics are very aggressive. It kind of portrayed a very strong image. So that’s how we connected weapons and the imagery of a dangerous atmosphere.”

― BoA

“I’m a vegetarian – I think there’s a strong possibility, had I not become a vegetarian, I would not be working now. I became a vegetarian about 25 years ago, and I did it out of concern for animals. But I immediately began having more energy and feeling better.”

― Bob Barker

“The evidence is pretty strong: if you have access to family planning and birth control, the abortion rate is going to go down.”

― Bob Casey, Jr.

“We had a strong relationship with Walter Brown, and felt that he was the best owner in the league.”

― Bob Cousy

“We need to have a strong defense focused on areas that are in the greatest vulnerability. I have been very concerned about America’s 361 seaports as a point in which terrorist activities and materials could be brought into the country.”

― Bob Graham

“Are there challenges? Absolutely. But in aggregate, this is a very strong and valuable company.”

― Bob Iger

“Anytime you have a reelection campaign against an incumbent president and you’re the party out of power – on the one hand it’s wide open because there’s not an heir apparent – but people are also gauging how strong is that incumbent president and what are my chances.”

― Bob McDonnell

“We need to have a strong economy that can create employment opportunities and that can also produce the revenue that we need to defend our country at home and abroad.”

― Bob Menendez

“We need strong public health institutions to respond to any challenge. We need to deal with critical infrastructure. The reality is that very little money has flowed to communities to help our first responders; to help our hospitals; to help the public health infrastructure.”

― Bob Menendez

“There are plenty of opportunities for common grounds that we need to explore and strengthen. The Hispanic community has a strong affinity for our relationship with Israel.”

― Bob Menendez

“Yeah, I’m just blessed to have this very strong thing, my vocals. I’m very healthy in that regard.”

― Bob Seger

“Everything depends on a good job – strong families, strong communities, the pursuit of the American dream, and a tax base to support schools for our kids and services for our seniors.”

― Bob Taft

“We stand strong together – as Americans – many cultures, races and faiths, but one nation under God.”

― Bob Taft

“I tend to lean toward a more minimal aesthetic, so when I use wallpapers in my interiors, I like for one or two prints to be the star of the show. I would recommend being careful in your use of strong prints so the room doesn’t get too busy. Use one print that dominates and one as an accent.”

― Bobby Berk

“As long as there’s a strong theme that I can identify with, that’s what makes me interested in writing.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“Right around 2004 when ‘Ray’ came out, I made a conscious decision to be more discerning because I thought to myself, ‘After something like this, I really have to try to be strong enough to turn stuff down.’”

― Bokeem Woodbine

“The mother’s love for her child is very strong in Korean society – almost on the borderline of being an obsession.”

― Bong Joon-ho

“In Korean films there is only really a strong tradition of melodramas.”

― Bong Joon-ho

“I guess I’ve always been really strong minded about what I wear; I’ve never followed what other people consider fashionable or what styles are happening at the time.”

― Bonnie Wright

“You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It’s very real. It’s very strong.”

― Bono

“No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim.”

― Boris Pasternak

“When I was 19 or 20 and doing my thing, I can’t sit here and say I had this strong political agenda – I was literally just being myself.”

― Boy George

“I’m extremely excited about working with Troika on ‘The Hive.’ This script has two elements I always look for in a thriller – strong, believable female characters and a smart, very dark and very creepy story that will definitely resonate with large audiences.”

― Brad Anderson

“We are out-of-the-gates strong in fiscal 2015. We grew revenue 8% in the first quarter and exceeded our QuickBooks Online subscriber and our company financial targets.”

― Brad D. Smith

“Anyone who knows me knows I’m a strong advocate for diversity across all dimensions.”

― Brad Feld

“I love using a targeted acquisition approach in conjunction with a business that has a clear strategy and strong organic growth.”

― Brad Feld

“I love strong women, not only in life but in craft.”

― Brad Garrett

“If you do a smoky eye, chances are you will not want to do a strong lip as well. It’s never good to gild the lily.”

― Brad Goreski

“Women are not weaker. Read that again. Women are not weaker. They are just as strong, just as resolute, just as creative, and are filled with just as much potential as any man.”

― Brad Meltzer

“I die really well, by the way. It’s one of my strong points. I just take a bullet well.”

― Brad Pitt

“The state of Alabama is serious about economic development, and we have shown that the Mobile region has a skilled workforce that is developing every day, strong infrastructure, and an abundance of natural resources.”

― Bradley Byrne

“’The Chase’ is such a strong format and so simple to follow. The best quiz show formats are the simplest.”

― Bradley Walsh

“I’ve become more of a climber now – who still keeps that time trial as strong as ever. It gives me such self-belief. I feel a different athlete.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“I don’t think you’re very strong unless you’ve cried a few tears. You’ve never really lived.”

― Brady Jandreau

“Sometimes shows get into their 5th and 6th season and you’re like, where can you go? But ‘Dexter’ is still so strong, it’s really refreshing.”

― Brea Grant

“My gender has never been an issue or a limitation. I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by strong women growing up, and with them as my role models, I was never limited by the traditional roles women find themselves in.”

― Brenda Brathwaite

“I have incredible respect for customers and peers – my curriculum is very strong because I was taught by my clients’ reactions to my work.”

― Brendon Burchard

“I love going back to cities where I had a strong fan base – like San Antonio, Minneapolis – those were really good fan bases, like Iowa and Chicago.”

― Bret Hart

“In every generation, there’s a strong tendency for everyone to think like everyone else.”

― Bret Stephens

“It may be a truism that the country cannot be strong abroad unless it is strong at home, but it’s also a fact that the country’s economic prosperity depends on its security abroad – not only in the core of the liberal democratic world but often well beyond it, too.”

― Bret Stephens

“If you grow up in a very strong religion like Catholicism you certainly cultivate in yourself a certain taste for the intensity of ideas.”

― Brian Eno

“Pop is totally results-oriented and there is a very strong feedback loop.”

― Brian Eno

“I’ve been a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. And I’m going to continue to do that.”

― Brian Kemp

“I’m a strong believer in Intel’s stock. That’s a large amount of my net worth, and I’m passionate about Intel’s future.”

― Brian Krzanich

“And, of course, the fact that Maurice Strong, a Canadian, was in charge made it important for us to pull up our socks and become leaders in this field. Now, here is a field we should be a leader in!”

― Brian Mulroney

“The Polynesian guys are pretty strong without going to the gym.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“I’m a strong supporter of states’ rights to do what they need.”

― Brian Sandoval

“We believe that if you want a strong middle class, you have to vote for Democrats.”

― Brian Schatz

“When you have a community that’s strong in the arts, it brings all sorts of attention and different businesses into the community.”

― Brian Stokes Mitchell

“There’s a reason why bullying takes such a strong form online. People don’t have to push back as much as they would in real life.”

― Bridgit Mendler

“As WWE Superstars, we want to have confidence and stand strong in the ring.”

― Brie Bella

“Women are such strong, powerful leaders, and a lot of the time, we play it silent.”

― Brie Larson

“I’ve been really fortunate that I’ve worked with a lot of strong women who are also mothers.”

― Brie Larson

“People think I’m strong as hard as I look. But I’ve a very sensitive side and need to be loved by everyone.”

― Brigitte Nielsen

“I’m an athlete. I’m strong. I’m tough. And that’s how women should be. That’s how they should be built.”

― Bristol Palin

“I’m strong headed: I believe in what I believe in.”

― Brooke Hogan

“I have always liked lionesses. Female lions have always seemed like the best. They were really strong and took care of their babies and are beautiful.”

― Brooke Shields

“I have zero hand-eye coordination – zero – so I’ve never been good at softball, basketball, golf, things like that, but I’m really strong and I have really good endurance so I can go forever – I’m a tough girl.”

― Brooklyn Decker

“If you look at some of the strongest athletes in the world, they’re gymnasts. And they’re the most flexible. You can be very strong, very flexible, and still be able to move.”

― Brooks Koepka

“I felt I ought not to be wasting time, and I hurried to graduate from high school to enroll at UCSD. I also hurried to finish college, to go on to higher studies. By the time I was in my teens, I had a strong sense of mission, wanting to discover something important or solve a major problem in biology or medicine.”

― Bruce Beutler

“NSS is pleased that VP Pence has provided a strong endorsement for public-private partnerships in space.”

― Bruce Pittman

“I have my strong views and opinions. I really want to transform Illinois government because this state is failing the taxpayers and the children.”

― Bruce Rauner

“I want to transform state government. What it takes is a strong CEO type… a leader who can drive things.”

― Bruce Rauner

“Those who value a strong safety net for our neediest citizens see that every extra dollar spent on these unions is a dollar that cannot go to help the sick, the elderly, and the vulnerable.”

― Bruce Rauner

“For me, nudity and strong language have never been huge loadbearing elements of how I like to tell a story. Graphic images certainly are.”

― Bryan Fuller

“I grew up in a house that was the traditional African-American home that was dominated by a matriarch, and that matriarch was my grandmother. She was tough. She was strong. She was powerful.”

― Bryan Stevenson

“I’m not a strong cook. I can do the crockpot; that’s about it.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“Baseball players have such a bad rap of, like, ‘We don’t work out or we’re not strong or this or that.’ Guys work so hard in baseball, it’s incredible. But people don’t know that.”

― Bryce Harper

“But the West of the old times, with its strong characters, its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness, can never be blotted from my mind.”

― Buffalo Bill

“We don’t have to wonder or drift with society; the Lord has a very strong and clear pathway of what is right and where blessings come from.”

― Burgess Owens

“A lot of the cities where we have a strong following, we don’t even get to every year anymore. But Stony Brook was a place that, from the very first time we went, the chemistry was right. They loved us, and we loved them, and we just kept going back and going back.”

― Butch Trucks

“I think you develop strong instincts when you’re a comedian. You have to pay your bills by making people laugh every six seconds… or not. I had to do that for 22 years.”

― Byron Allen

“Writing is like a ‘lust,’ or like ‘scratching when you itch.’ Writing comes as a result of a very strong impulse, and when it does come, I, for one, must get it out.”

― C. S. Lewis

“Wrestling has made me very mentally strong, conditioned me really well for MMA, and given me phenomenal balance.”

― Cain Velasquez

“I have always actually been with and attracted to very strong women, and I think I’ve learned a lot from them.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“Decathletes have to train for every event: sprints one day, field events the next. You pump up to make yourself strong enough to throw? Try pole vaulting at 250 pounds. There are 32 guys in most decathlons, and they’re in 32 little track meets.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I like my feet. I have a tattoo on my foot with my last name. They’re dancer feet. They’re pretty. My toes are proportioned nicely. And they’re strong – I can pinch people with my toes.”

― Caity Lotz

“I hope to do big action movies and strong dramas, and to produce films. I also want to get kids more involved in what’s going on in the world and to be politically active.”

― Caity Lotz

“Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”

― Calvin Coolidge

“I’ve been strong and determined all my life about many things I’ve wanted.”

― Calvin Klein

“Idling is not my strong suit.”

― Cam Gigandet

“Charter opponents often try to delegitimize strong testing results like those in Boston by attributing them to excessive test prep – as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio did recently.”

― Campbell Brown

“When I see muscles that are more defined that I hadn’t seen before, it’s exciting. I love a muscular figure. It feels like an accomplishment, and it makes me feel strong, and I love having a strong body.”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“I know Penny Toler and coach Ross have worked hard to put together a strong team this year, and I am ready to start the season with my teammates.”

― Candace Parker

“I like working with my own body weight, and I just do the best job I can to be healthy and strong, both before and after a fight.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“I’m a strong fighter, I’m a fighter who can adapt to my surroundings.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“I want to behave more like a boy… I want to be the strong one.”

― Cara Delevingne

“It’s strong to be vulnerable. To be able to communicate with other women is one of the most powerful things.”

― Cara Delevingne

“I like to play a strong woman, but a strong woman can also be very fragile and vulnerable at the same time.”

― Carice van Houten

“I had a grandmother who was really strong, who doted on me, who wanted to make sure that I didn’t go off the beaten path, although I did.”

― Carl Hart

“It’s no secret that I’ve become known for my strong political views.”

― Carl Karcher

“Whether I’m 40, 50 or 60, I’m going to be as physically strong as I am able.”

― Carl Lewis

“I think that there’s a tendency for actors who play strong women to have them take on all the worst characteristics of men, to become cold and detached and hardened.”

― Carla Gugino

“I want to be strong. I want to be able to hit people. I want people to be able to bounce off me. When I go out there and play, I play to intimidate people. If someone gets hit down by me, they’re going to think twice about coming near me again.”

― Carli Lloyd

“I think Israel’s security measures are pretty strong.”

― Carlos Beruff

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”

― Carlos Castaneda

“We are still keeping, as much as we can to the one million commitment that we made, hoping that at a certain point in time, the headwinds represented by the strength of the yen will be a little bit less strong.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“I think a strong dollar is the result of policies, but I don’t think the strong dollar is in and of itself a policy.”

― Carly Fiorina

“I think we’re all really strong and we just need to keep working really hard. If we go out there and do our best we’ll win again. All we need to do is hit.”

― Carly Patterson

“A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.”

― Carly Simon

“I always think it’s interesting to dig a little bit deeper every time you go to someplace that seems like a revelation or a strong connection to an emotional truth.”

― Carly Simon

“The first music that came to my ear was gospel… I used to sing ‘Amazing Grace’ with a very strong southern accent and a vibrato already at five years old.”

― Carmen Cusack

“Yahoo is a company that is very strong in content.”

― Carol Bartz

“There is a certain oddity to Larry Fink having problems in Washington. He is a strong Democrat who has close ties to President Obama and has often been rumored as set to take a big administration job, such as Secretary of the Treasury.”

― Carol Loomis

“The 1969 experience has been a rude awakening for many hedge-fund investors and has left some of them with strong reservations about the whole concept. For the first time in their relatively short history, the funds are not growing: in fact, some have suffered large withdrawals of capital, and a few have actually folded.”

― Carol Loomis

“We say women have made great strides: in biology, in many areas of chemistry, in many places, women are now the majority of medical students. But when I began my career, that wasn’t the case. There were very strong stereotypes in biology and medicine.”

― Carol S. Dweck

“When you’re young, all the accidents, all the pain you take them, but at least you’re very strong. In fact through time, it’s just adding more and more pain, more and more loss and it makes you more fragile.”

― Carole Bouquet

“Intuition is a strong feminine quality.”

― Carolina Herrera

“I didn’t want to get skinny, just strong.”

― Caroline Flack

“You need to be really great at your job. You need a strong network of peers, and you need a strong network of mentors.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“I’m in kind of a strange position – I have a strong Australian career and a strong British career. Then there’s the American career. For every movie I do here, I do two somewhere else. I bounce back and forth between the three places.”

― Caroline Goodall

“John and I were lucky because our mother was a strong woman with high expectations and a strong sense of values. She encouraged us to pursue things we were interested in and not think about what other people wanted us to do.”

― Caroline Kennedy

“If men had to do their vile work without the assistance of woman and the stimulant of strong drink they would be obliged to be more divine and less brutal.”

― Caroline M. Nichols Churchill

“I love to play women who are strong and unapologizing and kind of rough around the edges and don’t care what anybody thinks about that.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I don’t have any huge desire to show you all that I’m not tough and strong, that I’m all feminine and soft. That’s not a huge longing that I have because I know who I am.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“Auditioning is so different than doing the work in some ways. It’s very much about solving the scene, I think, and coming in with a strong take, but not having it set in stone.”

― Carrie Preston

“I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.”

― Carson Daly

“If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by the hand that pushes him into the ghetto, he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto.”

― Carter G. Woodson

“Our nation is too strong and too good to let one man tear down everything we stand for. I refuse to let Donald Trump take our country backwards.”

― Cary Kennedy

“If the prospect of a bad result gets the heart racing – a plane crash, a terrible disease, a loss of 30 percent of your portfolio – most people will take strong steps to avoid it. They will pay too little attention to a comforting thought, which is that worst-case scenarios usually don’t come to fruition.”

― Cass Sunstein

“I think as women we’ve always been very used to growing up reading and identifying with male protagonists, especially in fantasy. There’s a saying in publishing that girls will read about boys, but boys will only read about boys, and it’s important to give women strong heroines.”

― Cassandra Clare

“I think I give off a strong energy. I’m 5’9, I’m pretty athletic and I’m pretty outspoken.”

― Cassidy Freeman

“It’s what my friends always tell me, that I’m a strong person and the best. But my head has to be clear before I run so nothing upsets me.”

― Caster Semenya

“Being strong, showing that you will see things through no matter what comes your way, that’s what matters most to me.”

― Cat Zingano

“The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable, ethical, intelligent, strong woman. That’s still pretty rare in our business, unfortunately.”

― Catherine Bell

“People who know me know I’m strong, but I’m vulnerable.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“I have a strong sense of responsibility. I like to be directed, it’s true. If I didn’t like that, I’d do something else.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“In the light of faith I am strong, constant, and persevering.”

― Catherine of Siena

“When it’s supposed to be, when it’s the right thing. I have a very strong opinion about things and what works best for me in terms of manifesting my desires.”

― Catherine Oxenberg

“I’m proud of my body. I feel strong in my body.”

― Catriona Gray

“I had a hole in my voice. I still do. We call it a hole, but it’s an area in the voice where it’s air. And my classical teachers were just so frustrated with me because I would have these deep, low notes that were really strong, and the higher register was strong, but right in the middle area, it was really hard.”

― Cecile McLorin Salvant

“The media can be a really strong vehicle.”

― Cecilia Bartoli

“There are a lot of stats and a strong correlation between dropout rates and crime as well as poverty.”

― Cedric Richmond

“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.”

― Cesar Chavez

“CBS has received a strong and positive response from the YouTube community about the quality of its programming.”

― Chad Hurley

“I don’t lift weights. I do fitness exercises to stay strong.”

― Chad le Clos

“Sometimes one of us will have a riff or a bass line from home but it really gels when we come together. We really have a strong special chemistry that we take advantage of when we get together.”

― Chad Smith

“Whenever you can evoke a strong emotion and want somebody to tune in, whether it’s to see you win or get beat up – and I’ve been on both sides of that – it’s a win.”

― Chael Sonnen

“What you don’t want is for somebody to not care. Whenever they have no feeling at all, that’s bad. Even if they kind of like you or they kind of don’t, that’s also bad. It’s got to be a strong emotion one way or the other.”

― Chael Sonnen

“There is in my work a very strong religious foreground and background. In the later work some of that tends to diminish, but it’s certainly present in the early work.”

― Chaim Potok

“When Facebook went public, they didn’t have a particularly strong model of governance.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“This year, I feel strong. I’m looking forward to having my best season in the last few years.”

― Chan Ho Park

“I believe that India’s long-term growth story is strong, and foreign investors are keen to be a part of it.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“We have a vision of a strong and prosperous India and an equally strong belief that this vision is achievable.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“I believe Indian banks have a strong funding profile with largely deposit-funded balance sheets, a large physical presence to cater to the needs of customers, and ability to provide comprehensive solutions to customers.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“When I think about the shows that we have on our air, we’ve been known for a long time for shows that feature strong, dynamic, powerful women at their forefront. And we’re going to continue with that kind of storytelling.”

― Channing Dungey

“’Ten Days in the Valley’ has everything: It’s a thriller, it’s a taut, exciting love story, and it has the kind of character our audience loves – a strong, powerful woman who is also dangerously flawed.”

― Channing Dungey

“I would love to sing. I would love to do a musical, but I wouldn’t say that that singing is my strong suit.”

― Channing Tatum

“A good jockey has to be physically well balanced. They have to possess a strong upper body and a strong lower body. You’ve gotta have quick reflexes, and you’ve got to be incredibly coordinated. But it’s you’re instincts that have to be perfect. You can’t be an exceptional rider without instincts.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“I always wanted to be a professional athlete, it just took me a while to realise it would be in racing. I played field hockey competitively for Ontario since I was 13, 14. Then I tried for the national side and made it. But it was so competitive. The girls were just so big and strong. I was getting crushed.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“You have to have a strong sense of self in this business – otherwise they’re going to spit you out.”

― Charlene Tilton

“Nobody picks on a strong man.”

― Charles Atlas

“Leaders need to compromise, negotiate with members of both parties and ideologies, and reform health care the right way – by developing a strong plan that encompasses the needs of all Americans.”

― Charles Boustany

“Just know that all the pain that I’ve been through, it made me strong.”

― Charles Bradley

“I wouldn’t tell Jill how I felt. I behaved in such a way that was opposite to how I felt. I must have seemed strong to her. I didn’t want to bring her down.”

― Charles Bronson

“A cat is only itself, representative of the strong forces of life that won’t let go.”

― Charles Bukowski

“Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.”

― Charles Dickens

“There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.”

― Charles Dickens

“Public opinion is stronger than the legislature, and nearly as strong as the ten commandments.”

― Charles Dudley Warner

“Like solo sailors venturing into the Southern Ocean, climbers are seduced by risk. The desire to push to a summit or scale a rock face is so strong that they consciously or subconsciously minimize safety precautions drilled into their brains.”

― Charles Duhigg

“Our people, though capable of strong and durable feeling, were not demonstrative in their affection at any time, least of all in the presence of guests or strangers.”

― Charles Eastman

“Anybody who runs for president in this country and comes out as strong as the Democrats were about helping the poor folks and black folks is not going to win.”

― Charles Evers

“I would say that in general, Cisco is a very strong research and development organization.”

― Charles Giancarlo

“We want a strong, vibrant economy for Britain so that we can set out a clear and affordable alternative programme for government.”

― Charles Kennedy

“If you look around the world and see all the different countries struggling to get away from very low inflation rates with economies not nearly as strong as ours, you want to make sure we avoid those circumstances.”

― Charles L. Evans

“That a strong stimulus to such an afferent nerve, exciting most or all of its fibres, should in regard to a given muscle develop inhibition and excitation concurrently is not surprising.”

― Charles Scott Sherrington

“Science fiction has traditionally been economically naive, with a strong libertarian streak, which I think is like a crude Leninism. That’s attractive because it could be used to explain everything, and if only we lived by its tenets, everything would be perfect.”

― Charles Stross

“Most of my favorite artists are strong females.”

― Charli XCX

“Yeah, well, it did earlier – but as Bobby and I have played together, our thing as a unit has become so strong that they kind of had to get in where they fit in. And most people do.”

― Charlie Hunter

“The most important thing is for women not to tear other women down. Everyone in our division is helping each other, and that’s a message we send behind the scenes: that we are a unit and working to make the best product and highlight women as strong and independent superstars.”

― Charlotte Flair

“Training is fabulous because it gives you a basis, a strong structure, so that when you’re unbelievably nervous and you think that you can’t get a word out, you will get the word out.”

― Charlotte Rampling

“Around 2001, I started analyzing lesbians. I started to realize that even really butch-acting or -dressing women still had a strong female identity that I never had.”

― Chaz Bono

“I certainly feel a strong call of public service.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“I have always maintained a strong opposition to marriage because I would have to be in serious denial to pretend I wasn’t born with a personality for divorce. Whatever the opposite of amicable is, that’s how my breakups tend to play out.”

― Chelsea Handler

“Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong and disposable.”

― Cher

“Since the beginning, HTC has focused on developing strong research and development capabilities and keeping a close eye on consumer, market and technology trends.”

― Cher Wang

“I come from a strong matriarchal line. I was raised by Gypsy, her sister, Mary, and my maternal grandmother. The result of not having my father live with us meant that, when it came to understanding the opposite sex, it was like working without a map.”

― Cherie Lunghi

“Some spider silks are really strong, but not all of them are. The ones that are really strong can actually rival steel and approach the tensile strength of Kevlar. Thus far, the dragline silk seems to be the strongest.”

― Cheryl Hayashi

“I’ve always been a strong family advocate. I had a wonderful family growing up.”

― Cheryl Ladd

“Well, I guess, but I just feel so strong. Actually, it was probably when I was 50 that we were trying to – to get pregnant, and I thought that I could do it then.”

― Cheryl Tiegs

“I’d love for people to accept me just as me, but I know that I generate a strong response; I always have – my name, my looks, my size.”

― Cheyenne Jackson

“I think probably like seeing women fight because we’re generally not thought to be strong, especially in the case of this movie.”

― Chiaki Kuriyama

“My character is somebody who is smaller in stature and yet who’s strong, so to see the fighting situations between people who are not generally thought of being strong is in itself unusual and therefore interesting, I think.”

― Chiaki Kuriyama

“Contempt for China on the part of the enemy is his weak point. Knowledge of this weak point is our strong point.”

― Chiang Kai-shek

“It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk, but I urged my people to be quiet and not to begin a war.”

― Chief Joseph

“When strong, be merciful, if you would have the respect, not the fear of your neighbors.”

― Chilon

“I have learned very quickly where my strengths are, and color coordination of particular things is not a strong suit.”

― Chip Gaines

“My grandfather was a very strong personality. He certainly ruled his household with an iron fist, even though it was often gloved in velvet!”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“With the strong women I write about, I want to create a sense of strong possibilities.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“Rock formations and their layers of texture and color have been a strong inspiration, as well as the landscapes of Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada and the Rainbow Mountains in China.”

― Chloe Gosselin

“I think my legs are a strong point, so I try to draw attention to them rather than the upper part of my body.”

― Chloe Sevigny

“It’s very important for feminism for us to tell our daughters that they should be strong. But to tell our sons that they can be vulnerable, to have these characters on screen that are not perfectly masculine cowboys that never fail, for our boys to change their psyche as well, that’s equally important for feminism.”

― Chloe Zhao

“Unfortunately, I think I drifted so much growing up that I don’t have a strong sense of identity. I don’t feel at home anywhere, and because of that, I think I’m more of a chameleon.”

― Chloe Zhao

“I am convinced that China needs to be a strong trading partner with the United States long term.”

― Chris Chocola

“And on this you have my pledge – unlike in the past, when you stood up and did what was right, this governor will not pull the rug out from underneath you – I will sign strong reform bills.”

― Chris Christie

“I’ve got a strong relationship with Kit Symons.”

― Chris Coleman

“I’m a strong believer in the NRA.”

― Chris Collins

“As a rule it usually takes three or four readings for me to be interested in a script, and if I’m interested I’ll read it three or four times before I make a strong decision.”

― Chris Cooper

“With the second ‘Captain America,’ we really pushed the envelope in terms of what this guy is capable of, which I was excited to see. Because in the first ‘Captain America,’ he’s just strong. In ‘Avengers,’ it was still, in my opinion, a little bit ‘punch, punch, kick, kick.’”

― Chris Evans

“You enter strong and you exit strong, and you’re going to be OK.”

― Chris Farley

“I think, in my own life, I’m pretty political. I think I have some very strong ideals, and I struggle a lot with it. I struggle a lot with feeling like, ‘I have a platform; should I be saying more?’”

― Chris Gethard

“On the Agriculture Committee, I will be an ardent and strong champion for our farmers to ensure that they are treated fairly, particularly in regards to how their products are priced.”

― Chris Gibson

“I think having a strong wife and having a solid family are things that have helped me out a lot.”

― Chris Harris, Jr.

“Strong female leads are important.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“I always have a very strong sense of shaming oneself, and you can do that a lot in the public eye, so it’s best avoided at all costs I think.”

― Chris Lowe

“We start with strong characters and build the movie from there. That not to say we don’t struggle with story – that’s the most challenging part.”

― Chris Meledandri

“I’m from Long Island. Strong Island.”

― Chris Messina

“Unfortunately, the state of national security under the Trump administration is far from strong.”

― Chris Murphy

“I grew up among strong women so I know what it’s like to be loved and humiliated in a heartbeat.”

― Chris O’Dowd

“I wouldn’t say even that I’m a broadly political person. But on occasion, I have felt that I have no choice but to paint something with a strong moral stance.”

― Chris Ofili

“Prior to going to college, I had a pretty strong accent, and that was one of the things I had to work on a lot. I went to North Carolina School of the Arts; my speech teacher… that was one of the things we really had to work on over the years, and thankfully I think it finally worked.”

― Chris Parnell

“I’m always really comfortable writing strong, smart ladies. That’s kind of my bailiwick.”

― Chris Roberson

“I really love something that’s strong vocally and a little more difficult to sing because it’s fun.”

― Chris Young

“I am huge on bold, strong flavors, and I think every aspect of a dish should be thoughtful, whether it’s the chicken on top of a Cobb salad or the topping on a savory casserole.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I haven’t had many injuries, and I know that’s because I take care of my body, and I do the things that I need to do to keep it strong.”

― Christen Press

“It’s important for girls to feel strong and powerful even when they’re playing sports.”

― Christen Press

“The Ed Hardy man is confident with a strong sense of personal style. He is not afraid to be seen and take risks. He enjoys comfort and flexible style, yet he wants to stand apart from the crowd.”

― Christian Audigier

“Architecture has a strong link with the movies in terms of time progression, sequencing, framing, all of that.”

― Christian de Portzamparc

“Football is my base; that’s where I learned to be tough. I was a strong safety, and that’s what I do: I hit people. The mentality is football, the wrestling is precision.”

― Christian Kane

“Shaq is such a load. He’s so big and strong, but it’s possible to play well against him.”

― Christian Laettner

“A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“I’ve been fortunate that I have good athletic ability, just in general. Quick, strong, able to bounce off players, trying to be strong in winning tackles, and annoying to play against, pretty much.”

― Christian Pulisic

“I came from a different world from other designers because I already had such a strong fan base that was interested in fashion. You have to give the little divas something.”

― Christian Siriano

“My parents are a bedrock. And I have three complex, strong, and funny sisters who inspire and sustain me.”

― Christina Baker Kline

“People aren’t born strong. People grow stronger little by little, encountering difficult situations, learning not to run from them.”

― Christina Grimmie

“I tend to take things personally. But I can only take so much, and then I jump back. I have strong survival skills.”

― Christina Hendricks

“I have classic and feminine taste. I’m definitely drawn to vintage-inspired and ladylike things. I like an accentuated waist, and a strong shoulder works well with my figure.”

― Christina Hendricks

“You have to be a strong person to be in music, especially.”

― Christina Milian

“I’m in love with artists that are really difficult to cover or to copy. You can only try to copy them, but you will never succeed because it’s intertwined with really personal references and really personal ways to exist on stage. They are really strong individuals, and are writing their own songs and know where they want to go.”

― Christine and the Queens

“It’s the strong will of an artist that really inspires me.”

― Christine and the Queens

“There is a very strong linkage between U.S. banks and European banks. There are plenty of European employees that are employed by U.S. companies, and there are plenty of U.S. employees that are employed by European companies.”

― Christine Lagarde

“For years, I have been a strong supporter of clean, safe nuclear energy as an important part of our energy mix.”

― Christine Todd Whitman

“The sublimated idealism of the Enlightenment, the spirit of the League of Nations and of the United Nations Charter have not proved strong enough to control the aggressive dynamism of nationalism.”

― Christopher Dawson

“It’s good to be good at playing defence, but the best defence is a strong offence.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“Creating jobs for your country’s workers is about much more than ensuring that the balance sheets of your country’s companies are strong, or stimulating domestic demand. It is about figuring out how your country’s workers fit into the global economy.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“You have to be very strong to play my music. The drummer has to be in great shape. Same with the guitarist. You have to be a monster to play with Chubby!”

― Chubby Checker

“You’re always going to sound like yourself, but you can make really strong attempts to keep some similarities, but move away from what you did before for popularity’s sake.”

― Chuck D

“I like critics with strong opinions.”

― Chuck Eddy

“If we continue to cut something with each resolution, I would say we’re making steady progress and sending a strong conservative message.”

― Chuck Fleischmann

“Brazilian music has many of the ingredients that I strive for in my own music: Strong melodies and a disciplined but intense rhythmic concept, and interesting harmonies.”

― Chuck Mangione

“My music has always been strong in melodic content.”

― Chuck Mangione

“Unfortunately, in the entertainment field, sometimes you start believing your celebrity. You have a strong tendency to drift from the Lord, which I did. I did drift for a number of years.”

― Chuck Norris

“To those like Mitt Romney who want to take us backwards, let’s send a strong message in November: as we say in Brooklyn, ‘Fuhgeddaboutit.’”

― Chuck Schumer

“I’ve always had a strong love and a sense of care for kids. And the one thing is evident and is so true – the kids are our future.”

― Ciara

“The first time I went to Abbey Road and put those headphones on, I discovered I had two voices. I no longer had to shout in the studio, but I can’t knock the Cavern or the other clubs because they gave me my strong voice.”

― Cilla Black

“You see on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘X Factor,’ they all wear ear plugs. But I could not hear myself when I wore them. So that is where the strong voice came from.”

― Cilla Black

“The thing I like about my body is that it’s strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse… I can play basketball. It’s a well functioning machine.”

― Cindy Crawford

“I wanted pretty pictures of older women – women who are trying too hard but succeeding – pulling off an extreme look. What I didn’t know would creep into the portraits was a vulnerability behind the strong facade that most of them wear.”

― Cindy Sherman

“My faith keeps me strong.”

― Cissy Houston

“Normally, people think of Asian women as timid, but I think I’m very strong.”

― CL

“In Kurosawa’s films, the tragedy is that this strong man was crushed by corruption or mistrust at the end.”

― Claire Denis

“This conflict is one thing I’ve been waiting for. I’m well and strong and young – young enough to go to the front. If I can’t be a soldier, I’ll help soldiers.”

― Clara Barton

“Strong emotional connections between individuals, customers, and salespeople that trust each other will always be 10 times more powerful than the most expensive ad campaign. That’s the power social media makes possible.”

― Clara Shih

“The need for strong partners and employees persists throughout the life of a company, but it is especially important in the beginning.”

― Clara Shih

“I think people have always had ambiguous relationships toward the police because of the position in society they occupy. But that anxiety and that animosity isn’t as strong in other places as it is in the U.S., partially because the police are armed here.”

― Clare-Hope Ashitey

“The world is made up for the most part of morons and natural tyrants, sure of themselves, strong in their own opinions, never doubting anything.”

― Clarence Darrow

“I certainly have some very strong libertarian leanings, yes.”

― Clarence Thomas

“We all wish to be brave and strong in the face of disaster. We all wish to be looked up to for our endurance and efforts to help others.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“My emotions are strong when I start the season.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“My love for football and the players are always very strong.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“I think we have a good team, but soccer fans will know that we’re in a really tough group. The three teams in our group are really strong. The Czech Republic is a very good team, Italy is traditionally a powerhouse, and Ghana is one of the best teams in Africa.”

― Claudio Reyna

“EA SPORTS has a strong partnership with adidas and through this relationship they approached adidas about using some of their top players from around the world.”

― Claudio Reyna

“By doing what they must do to keep their margins strong and their stock price healthy, every company paves the way for its own disruption.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“Paul Smith’s artwork was so elegant and so graphic, so I think that’s always had a strong effect on me, especially starting out.”

― Cliff Chiang

“I actually don’t see that strong of a connection between my background as a rock ‘n roller and my early films. In a way I think your musical identity in film work is determined by the jobs that come your way.”

― Cliff Martinez

“I don’t think I’m really a rude person, but now I see myself on television, I think, ‘Oh, God, that is a bit strong.’ And I wonder if I’ve always been like that and I haven’t been aware of it.”

― Clive Anderson

“I have a problem with a lot of men’s fragrances because they are very strong. Somebody somewhere thinks that masculine means powerful smells, and I find them overbearing and not very pleasant.”

― Clive Owen

“In my day, defenders played you with two hands and an elbow. You’re not getting by a guy, especially if he has an elbow and a hand on you and is a strong defensive player.”

― Clyde Drexler

“I believe there’s a secret chemical that’s turned loose when you have kids that says you’ve got to survive, you’ve got to be strong. That keeps you on your toes, besides all kinds of other things, when you have three little ones running around.”

― Clyde Edgerton

“For a small population, Canada has always had a very strong and vibrant style.”

― Coco Rocha

“I’m far more drawn to performances by strong women than I am to men.”

― Cody Fern

“I think the yearning for a different product is really strong. WWE hasn’t had any significant change since, what, 2001 in wrestling? WWE provides so much good content. Just good, wholesome content, but they’re still the only one.”

― Cody Rhodes

“The Pakistani government under Musharraf is a strong and key player in the global war on terrorism, and their contribution has been second to none.”

― Cofer Black

“Martha Washington. I think she’s done herself a disservice in history with a little cap, you know? She looks like a namby-pamby little grandmotherly type, but she turned out to be a very strong woman.”

― Cokie Roberts

“It’s hard not to love Roomba. Roomba had such an amazing impact on the field. When we launched, we asked people, ‘Is it a robot?’ and got an overwhelming no – ‘robots’ have arms and legs; they command data. There was a very strong perception that robots had to look like people.”

― Colin Angle

“You have to train hard and be strong while staying flexible and limber, so I’m trying to find that balance.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“The big, big block in the Arthur/Merlin friendship is the status issue, that Merlin is the servant and Arthur is royalty, and in that time, princes did not socialize with their servants; that wasn’t the done thing. It just so happens that their relationship, their friendship, is strong: they have been through the thick and the thin of it all.”

― Colin Morgan

“I consider myself a moderate Republican. I have very, very moderate social views, and I’m pretty strong on, on defense matters.”

― Colin Powell

“As an actor, my background is in the theater and I feel that my strong suit is period work, but I actually didn’t do much of it at all, until the last three or four years. I’m loving it!”

― Colm Meaney

“Suffering is too strong a word, but writing is serious work. I pull the stuff up from me – it’s not as if it’s a pleasure.”

― Colm Toibin

“I live in words. I like looking at things, but I don’t have a strong visual imagination.”

― Colm Toibin

“The great saints were always great innovators… They had to be very strong people… principled people. And, apart from their principles, with great tenacity they had to have great reserves of patience.”

― Colm Wilkinson

“I obviously have a very strong love for dogs.”

― Colton Underwood

“I’m still strong and in the best shape to continue living my life.”

― Compay Segundo

“I talked about the need for American leadership, I talked about the importance of the United States to a more peaceful world, a world that has been quite turbulent in recent years, and needs a strong American anchor.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“We all share some commonalities with the states we come from and where we come from on the political spectrum. There’s a lot of work to be done to make sure we continue to have strong advocacy for these values that we find in the heartland, in red and rural states.”

― Conner Eldridge

“There’s something about Southern women that is so unique yet so universal. Strong southern women are allowed to be soft and feminine and have a sense of humor. But what I love about Southern women in particular is their universality.”

― Connie Britton

“I’ve played lots of strong women in film, in big Hollywood films, and I’ve sometimes had a hard time in coming to a consensus of what makes a woman strong.”

― Connie Nielsen

“I can see now that I should have been strong enough to conquer myself.”

― Conrad Veidt

“I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn’t until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain.”

― Conrad Veidt

“People’s passion and desire for authenticity is strong.”

― Constance Wu

“I’ve been in the fortunate position of playing these strong, snarky female characters since Dana Gordon on ‘Entourage.’”

― Constance Zimmer

“Anything can be negotiated if you have a strong leader.”

― Corey Lewandowski

“The ‘Post’ seems to think my strong stance on illegal alien criminals will be a liability in my run for governor of Virginia.”

― Corey Stewart

“The good guy is only as strong as the bad guy.”

― Corey Stoll

“I’ve never tried to be anything but me. Even with Slipknot, where it can almost feel like a roll sometimes, it’s still a part of who I am. It’s a very strong and passionate part of who I am, and I’m lucky enough to have an audience that is really open to what I do.”

― Corey Taylor

“A song is only as strong as its foundation, and when it comes so naturally in any setting, those are the songs that will hopefully outlive you, maybe even outlive the next generation of You.”

― Corey Taylor

“We need to put strong Democratic pressure on President Obama in the name of poor and working people.”

― Cornel West

“My father wanted a boy badly and didn’t get one, so I was happy to be the surrogate boy. I was very strong, always doing manual labour.”

― Cornelia Parker

“We choose forward. We choose inclusion. We choose growing together. We choose American economic might and muscle, standing strong on the bedrock of the American ideal: a strong, empowered and ever-growing middle class.”

― Cory Booker

“If we’re concerned about climate change as a country, we should have policies that make sure our great-grandchildren have a planet that’s healthy and strong.”

― Cory Booker

“We can affirm our values as a country and have immigration systems that support our economy, that grow our country, and that make sure that we stay secure and strong.”

― Cory Booker

“I want to be a strong voice, period.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“I started to realise I am not as strong as others, and I can’t muscle someone off the ball who is twice the size of me. So I have altered my game, playing on the half-turn, for example, and it’s made me a much better player.”

― Craig Bellamy

“I grew up on dancehall music, and it holds a strong place in my heart.”

― Craig David

“I love the deadpan. It’s such a strong go-to. It lets the audience make their own decisions about what you’re thinking.”

― Craig Robinson

“Who I always refer to as my acting mentor when I got into junior college is an acting professor by the name of Tom Blank. He took me under his wing, and he was that strong male figure. He was tough love, but he believed in me, saw everything that I had.”

― Cress Williams

“I’m a lion. I’m not tough, but I am strong. I’m definitely not a wallflower.”

― Cressida Bonas

“I’m a strong, independent woman.”

― Cressida Bonas

“There are somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 working magic professionals in the world, and since we debuted our Magic Kit, we have sold over 1 million. So it’s for people who have a strong interest, but be it for one trick or a lifetime, we will be there for them. We will guide them so they don’t waste their money.”

― Criss Angel

“It’s not often that a strong female role comes across one’s desk, unfortunately, but it’s getting better.”

― Cristin Milioti

“I’m a daughter of the middle class with a strong sense of social mobility and individualism, like the waves of immigrants, like my Spanish grandparents, who made Argentina.”

― Cristina Kirchner

“I remember when I was young, before we started lifting and working out, I looked like I was bench-pressing other humans. I looked different than other girls. I had to be OK with the fact that I had a strong physique, no matter if people looked at me in an accepting way or not.”

― Crystal Dunn

“Managers forget what it was like to be an employee and the qualities important for managers to have. Also, managers need to maintain strong relationships with the people they manage.”

― Curt Coffman

“My boarding school experience was the only thing I had strong enough feelings to write about for hundreds and hundreds of pages. I can still smell the formaldehyde of the fetal pigs in biology.”

― Curtis Sittenfeld

“It may be that the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong – but that is the way to bet.”

― Cybill Shepherd

“I love that I can demonstrate that it’s OK to look and be strong.”

― Cynthia Erivo

“It’s kind of epic to see four women really be physically and mentally strong, in themselves and in their lives. That’s what ‘Widows’ is.”

― Cynthia Erivo

“There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.”

― Cyril Connolly

“We need to make sure that the ANC branches are strong, that they can lead the communities we live in.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“I thought it’s very funny that I ended up as a voiceover guy because when I started out as an actor, I had a very strong Long Island accent.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“Tragedy is like strong acid – it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“Rey is so strong. She’s cool and smart and she can look after herself. Young girls can look at her and know that they can wear trousers if they want to. That they don’t have to show off their bodies.”

― Daisy Ridley

“You form pretty strong opinions about the guys you compete against. You’re all very competitive; you’re all very selfish. So it’s easy to drum up some strong opinions in a second’s notice, like, ‘Argh! This guy!’”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“Instead of focusing on what my body looks like, I try and focus on how my body works – how strong my body is.”

― Damaris Phillips

“My background was fairly conservative, and I think there’s a strong notion of duty in a background like that, and I don’t think that’s always helpful.”

― Damian Lewis

“I was brought up Catholic, and I felt the power of art from a very young age – seeing the brutality of all those images of flayed apostles and tortured saints was a pretty strong introduction.”

― Damien Hirst

“God does things and put certain things in front of you to see how strong you are.”

― Damon Dash

“The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.”

― Damon Runyon

“The race may not always be to the swift nor the victory to the strong, but that’s how you bet.”

― Damon Runyon

“I have a strong desire to communicate what I feel about the world. That’s exciting to me.”

― Dan Gilroy

“I’d rather create something that gives people a very strong reaction than create a show that someone looks at and says, ‘Hmm. Fine.’”

― Dan Levy

“I’ve been a strong supporter of the I-Corps program since it was first introduced by the NSF. I have helped it grow and have seen how successful it has been.”

― Dan Lipinski

“People want to be led by strong leaders, and good leaders are constant students.”

― Dan Pena

“We are only as emotionally strong as our deepest/biggest secret!”

― Dan Pena

“PayPal is a strong business: it has a strong balance sheet and free cash flows, and it will help us take a look at where we want to independently invest.”

― Dan Schulman

“I have a strong affinity for animals.”

― Dana Ashbrook

“On election night 2000, I had never met then-Governor Bush, though I’d supported him for years. I believed he would be a strong, optimistic and gracious president with solid conservative principles and a big heart.”

― Dana Perino

“The most important thing that everybody can do, aside from building and keeping your network strong, is make good choices about your health.”

― Dana Perino

“I’m completely ecstatic when a woman has own back story and brings something to the table and has a real strong kind of independence.”

― Dane Cook

“You have to be strong and calm to overcome difficult moments.”

― Dani Alves

“Barcelona focus a lot on what Barcelona does and not on what others are going to do. It creates a different way of working. Of course we studied our opponents to see their weak points and their strong points, but 70 per cent of the time, it was about us.”

― Dani Alves

“It’s very difficult to make a 100% turnaround. It’s tough when you actually do exhibit patterns of bad behavior. You need to have a very strong support system of people who are willing to keep you in your place if you’re going to overcome these things.”

― Daniel Cormier

“I never really had a strong accent.”

― Daniel Craig

“It takes facing obstacles to grow strong enough to overcome them.”

― Daniel Dae Kim

“When I was asked to come over to the States, I thought to myself, ‘What the Americans are very good at doing is creating stories with strong movement and plots that carry the movie as it goes along.’”

― Daniel Espinosa

“I think that designers and architects need to educate the people who don’t quite know what they do and make a strong case for why it’s valuable and why it changes the game. I think waiting for people to come around to it just won’t do.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“We have no reason to expect the quality of intuition to improve with the importance of the problem. Perhaps the contrary: high-stake problems are likely to involve powerful emotions and strong impulses to action.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“When people talk of the economy being strong, they don’t seem to feel that they, too, are better off.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“There are more people living in Lower Manhattan now than before the terrorist attacks. That’s faith for you. There’s such a strong spirit here.”

― Daniel Libeskind

“The best advice when playing from the small blind is to mix up your play. The general rules are to fold garbage hands, limp with marginal hands, and raise with hands that are strong enough to play big pots with. Don’t allow your opponents, however, to pick up patterns in your play.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“The best tournament players actually try to avoid risky plays altogether. They prefer to wait for their opponents to make the risky moves. They’ll wait patiently until they catch a strong hand. When they do, they’ll take down their overly aggressive foes.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“I draw a distinction between traditional Islam and Islamism. Islamism emerged in its modern form in the 1920s and is driven by a belief that Muslims can be strong and rich again if they follow the Islamic law severely and in its entirety. This is a response to the trauma of modern Islam.”

― Daniel Pipes

“With racing, there’s not one thing you need to be really strong at, it’s a combination. You need a good base of cardio, good core, good neck strength. I think core and neck are the most important, but it’s certainly not my favourite. Neck training is pretty boring.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.”

― Daniel Webster

“I rise near dawn, make a strong cup of coffee, wander to my desk and come fully awake by reading something written the day before.”

― Daniel Woodrell

“’Among Friends’ was really well written and had strong characters, and while all the elements were there to make it a great genre film, it also left room for me to put a creative flair on it that wasn’t your typical slasher or psychological thriller.”

― Danielle Harris

“I’ve been lucky enough to play lots of real women – flawed, strong, independent women – and I love it.”

― Danielle Macdonald

“I have a really hard time watching my sister act in anything, but especially anything where it’s a strong emotion.”

― Danielle Panabaker

“Connecticut would not be Connecticut if we cut $3.5 billion out of the budget. We are a strong, generous, hopeful people. We’d be taking $800 million out of education. You can’t do that in this state.”

― Dannel Malloy

“It’s funny, because I’m a man of strong opinions and when I make one, I stand by it even if it starts to appear incorrect to me after a while.”

― Danny Bonaduce

“Some of the centre-backs are 90 kg. I’m only 70-something kilos – so I need to be strong.”

― Danny Welbeck

“What some Americans don’t appreciate is how strong the brand of the American Dream is around the world. I’m an example of how powerful that product is.”

― Dara Khosrowshahi

“I’m really attracted to playing strong, outspoken, sassy women. And I love playing characters who have a little bit of conflict or who can be controversial.”

― Darby Stanchfield

“When I started, there was a very strong image of what the ballerina was supposed to be in her tights and her costume, and then I started doing photo shoots in bomber boots, and it wasn’t seen as the done thing.”

― Darcey Bussell

“To try and raise a budget for a film that is strictly for adults and both strong and graphic in content is not easy, especially when there is pressure to spend serious money on good special effects.”

― Dario Argento

“’Deep Red’ (1975) is my favorite movie. The character David Hemmings plays is very much based on my own personality. It was a very strong film, very brutal, and of course the censors were upset. It was cut by almost an hour in some countries.”

― Dario Argento

“I’ve learned one general thing in filmmaking: to work with one strong idea. One strong concept that pushes you to work in a certain way artistically.”

― Darius Khondji

“I think women have such rich emotional lives that they are expressive about. I also think they’re funny. I like watching strong female characters, and I like writing them. I don’t know if it’s conscious that I gravitate towards women, but it’s certainly evolved that way.”

― Darren Star

“I’m a strong man of faith.”

― Darryl Glenn

“There is a very strong theatre-going tradition in Moscow. It has stayed strong.”

― Dasha Zhukova

“England has a long history of supporting alternative medicine – maybe it’s because they don’t have such a strong pharmaceutical industry in England, and homeopathy has been taught and promoted there for hundreds of years.”

― Dasha Zhukova

“We’ll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.”

― Dave Barry

“I never excelled at one sport or had a very strong passion for anything other than wrestling and bodybuilding.”

― Dave Bautista

“I like Ronald Reagan, who didn’t play crass politics, and he just articulated and delivered on broad themes that were needed. Free markets meant free markets. Deregulation. Lower tax rates. Strong national defense. And he was credible and believable.”

― Dave Brat

“If you really want to help the rest of the world, what you’ve got to do is encourage free markets, private property rights and the strong rule of law and get rid of the dictators in a lot of these countries.”

― Dave Brat

“Nebraskans have very strong opinions, but we sit down around a table and we solve our problems.”

― Dave Heineman

“If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong, possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in their cause, they can break the chain of any negative environment.”

― Dave Pelzer

“Ian and Sylvia, who, when you got right down to it, were essentially country and western singers. I just recorded his Four Strong Winds. It’s a wonderful song.”

― Dave Van Ronk

“Righteousness and faith certainly are instrumental in healing the sick, deaf, or lame – if such healing accomplishes God’s purposes and is in accordance with His will. Thus, even with strong faith, many mountains will not be moved. And not all of the sick and infirm will be healed.”

― David A. Bednar

“’Old Fashioned’ can expect strong interest because it taps into a universal human longing.”

― David A. R. White

“I’ve always had a strong feeling for the Statue of Liberty, because it became the statue of my personal liberty.”

― David Antin

“The U.S. tends to export high-tech goods because we have strong comparative advantage there, and we tend to import labor-intensive and less skill-intensive goods that other countries can do more cheaply.”

― David Autor

“I was surrounded by strong women so it had never even occurred to me that women were anything other than equal to men.”

― David Bailey

“I’m a strong person, I’m a strong family man, I’m a strong husband and a strong father.”

― David Beckham

“However, there’s no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.”

― David Bowie

“When we see a strong correlation, and the matter at-hand is something with major health or safety or security implications, then we are behooved to at least begin taking preliminary precautions in case the correlation proves to be causative.”

― David Brin

“Doing the box set is one of those things where you get to rewrite your own history to some extent. We could take out some of the songs that we felt weren’t as strong as some of the others, so you look better.”

― David Byrne

“My goal with ‘Beyond’ is really to create a strong sense of empathy between the player and Jodie Holmes.”

― David Cage

“The economy is the start and end of everything. You can’t have successful education reform or any other reform if you don’t have a strong economy.”

― David Cameron

“Strong community and mentorship are the lifeblood of any successful entrepreneurial ecosystem, and it’s exciting the Boulder is showing the world just what sort of impact these things can actually have.”

― David Cohen

“In Cardiff, I’ve heard a number of accent mixes that weren’t previously heard before such as Cardiff-Arabic and Cardiff-Hindi. This pattern is repeating itself in many urban communities across the U.K.; people are especially keen to develop a strong sense of local identity.”

― David Crystal

“I had a lot of tough times, and I know what it is. We must move forward, working equally and always strong.”

― David de Gea

“I’m lucky enough to be mentally strong, which I think is fundamental for a goalkeeper.”

― David de Gea

“Every goalkeeper has their own strong points and qualities. What I like to do is focus on every keeper. You can pick bits out of every keeper where they are particularly strong, and you can learn from things like that.”

― David de Gea

“When you see Zlatan up close, he’s even more imposing than on the television. Zlatan is very, very big, very strong, and his control of the ball is incredible. It can seem like he’s not there, and then he goes and scores the decisive goal.”

― David de Gea

“You have to be as strong when things go wrong, but I don’t get nervous.”

― David de Gea

“I grew a very strong dislike for the organized aspect of religion over the course of time.”

― David Draiman

“New York has a strong focus on the migration of immigrants, and there is a crime element there and even an underbelly, but Chicago is a much harder and more brazen city.”

― David Eigenberg

“The thing that sustains a strong Fox network is the thing that undermines a strong Republican party.”

― David Frum

“You have to acknowledge that films that have a strong concept and are easily marketed to people are the ones that stand the biggest chance of success.”

― David Furnish

“Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, I grew up around a lot of Jews. I grew up culturally Jewish, ethnically Jewish, but without real belief and without a strong faith.”

― David Gregory

“I’m a strong advocate of new missions to Venus.”

― David Grinspoon

“In the lab, we could not see or physically describe the mathematical objects that we called quarks, which we suspected were the key to unlocking the dynamics of the strong force that binds together the clump of protons and neutrons at the center of the atom.”

― David Gross

“When I was at Berkeley, the framework of quantum field theory could calculate the dynamics of electromagnetism. It could roughly describe the motion of the weak nuclear force, radiation. But it hit a brick wall with the strong interaction, the binding force.”

― David Gross

“I have traveled the entire state and spent a lot of time out of doors. So I have known the landscape of the Columbia Basin for quite a while, and I have had this strong feeling about it for many years.”

― David Guterson

“Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.”

― David Hare

“It’s been interesting seeing how vulnerable Obama is: not the secure president I thought he was or the strong leader that many people hoped he would be. He’s a conciliator. But I’ve been listening to the Republican primary debates, and they’re a bunch of lunatics. Just crazy.”

― David Harewood

“In 2000, I got stuck in the sea off Cyprus after I fell off a boat. I was out there for over an hour. I am not a strong swimmer, but adrenaline kicked in, and I swam back.”

― David Haye

“Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.”

― David Hume

“Japan and Hawaii already have strong economic, cultural and education ties, and we intend to build upon those ties and relationships as we look toward the future.”

― David Ige

“Empty political space will be filled by extremists unless the United States and its allies build strong local forces that can suppress terrorist groups and warlords both. When the U.S. creates such local forces, it must be persistent. If it withdraws from these efforts, as America did in Iraq in 2011, it invites mayhem.”

― David Ignatius

“Experts say that Britain and France have strong spy agencies; Germany’s is competent but afraid to level with its public; the rest are relatively weak, and there is no Europe-wide spy agency.”

― David Ignatius

“What frustrates U.S. officials is that China sometimes seems more comfortable accommodating a strong United States, as it did in past decades, than partnering with an America that’s less dominant.”

― David Ignatius

“I think ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ in particular is very good, though I do find that perhaps the language is a bit strong for a family, but it is very popular, and I think it’s very funny.”

― David Jason

“Europeans say they are proud of their social fabric, of strong rights for workers and the weak in society.”

― David Korten

“There is a huge shift taking place in the global awareness in the last 5 years with strong views about globalization and the power structures of major corporations.”

― David Korten

“I believe in a visual language that should be as strong as the written word.”

― David LaChapelle

“I understand why people do vote on the conservative side of the ticket because people have a tendency to go for strong governments when really, from an idealistic point of view, it’s a bad thing.”

― David Lloyd

“I’ve always been a liberal and I’ve always had strong socialist leanings.”

― David Lloyd

“A lot of artists think they want anger. But a real, strong, bitter anger occupies the mind, leaving no room for creativity.”

― David Lynch

“If we didn’t want to upset anyone, we would make films about sewing, but even that could be dangerous. But I think finally, in a film, it is how the balance is and the feelings are. But I think there has to be those contrasts and strong things within a film for the total experience.”

― David Lynch

“True valor, on virtue founded strong, meets all events alike.”

― David Mallet

“A novelist needs to know his own strong points and weak points.”

― David Mitchell

“We all have to strive to learn what motivates us, learn from our experiences, and what feels right and what feels wrong. There’s a strong component over the years to having formal processes that help to identify lessons that need to be learned, and actions that need to be taken. In other words, how do you find the big idea?”

― David Petraeus

“In many respects, Afghanistan represents a more difficult problem set. It does not have a number of the blessings that Iraq has in terms of the oil, gas, land of two rivers, the human capital that Iraq built up over the years, the muscle memory of a strong government – albeit one that was corrupted over time.”

― David Petraeus

“Congress needs strong parties, but it also needs the capacity to deal with budget and entitlement challenges that are likely beyond the reach of pure partisan exertion.”

― David Price

“It was difficult to step away. I’ve always been an athlete. And to give that up was extremely daunting. The looming factor of brain damage, to me, was too strong.”

― David Robinson

“My dad was in the Navy, and I was raised with a strong commitment to service.”

― David Robinson

“I give away about 50 percent of my income, so my, you know, desire to give back to the country is pretty strong and I intend to give away a lot more. I’ve signed the giving pledge with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, and I intend to give away the bulk of my money.”

― David Rubenstein

“Already in 2007 I thought I would be able to break the World record in the near future. That time Sammy Tangui was the pacemaker in Lausanne. I liked the way he was running. He is tall, he has a strong body and his stride is similar to mine. I told him in one of the coming years I would need him when I try to break the World record.”

― David Rudisha

“I have always been strong. My mentality is just that way; that’s why I’ve been around so long.”

― David Silva

“The restoration comes not only from the landscape and air, though they play their significant part, but from the people. I feel a strong need to be in New Hampshire for as much of the summer as I can manage it.”

― David Souter

“The meek and the humble died at Mt. Carmel. And the strong and the arrogant – the FBI and the ATF – lived.”

― David Thibodeau

“We do not need international help to stop corruption, we need strong Louisiana Leadership.”

― David Vitter

“I am dying, but with a strong hope and persuasion that my country will gain her independence.”

― David Wooster

“People only watch six to eight to 10 channels, so if you want to be one of those channels, then you have to create content so strong that people have to come not once, not twice but enough that, behaviorally, they start to feel like, ‘That’s my channel.’”

― David Zaslav

“Cable is a niche business. If you can own a niche, that can be a very strong business.”

― David Zaslav

“Most brands started from a strong base and kept a strong belief.”

― Daymond John

“’The Outpost’ is an exciting fantasy with a strong female lead that will capture the imagination of fans of both ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Wonder Woman.’”

― Dean Devlin

“As you become aware of what has robbed you of the purity of an innocent mind, a clear heart and a strong body, you will be deeply served by letting go of those familiar limitations.”

― Debbie Ford

“I was always very strong in math, physics and calculus.”

― Debi Thomas

“Being an Olympian, I always have this strong belief in excellence.”

― Debi Thomas

“It’s another myth that dancing distorts or destroys your feet. If you have the right shaped foot to start and a good, strong technique, your feet should be fine.”

― Deborah Bull

“It’s certainly possible to write fiction that isn’t trivial and isn’t what people would call political, but it is very hard to figure out how, because our ordinary lives have such a strong tincture now of the whole world.”

― Deborah Eisenberg

“We never know who we are going to be until we are tested, but perhaps we can test ourselves without going to the extremes of war. Perhaps we can be kinder now, live with less now, reach out to others now – and build an inner reserve of a strong identity that will hold us up even when everything else falls away.”

― Deborah Ellis

“It is important for Oncor to remain financially strong.”

― Debra L. Reed

“The essence of my work, and of me, is the softer side of a strong woman, and that goes into a number of different roles.”

― Dee Wallace

“I’m a strong believer in the fact that women are born to multi-task. God has made us like that.”

― Deepika Padukone

“I have such a strong belief in women’s ability to sustain each other.”

― Deidre Hall

“I would have benefited a lot from proper training. I could have done with a strong wake-up call about getting jobs.”

― Deirdre O’Kane

“I’m a strong believer in the things that I want to do.”

― Demetrius Shipp, Jr.

“I think scars are like battle wounds – beautiful, in a way. They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it.”

― Demi Lovato

“The Greens simply don’t understand that a strong economy is the key to a better Victoria for all Victorian families.”

― Denis Napthine

“I think every business should build on their strengths, and the strengths of Victoria are our clean, green agriculture; the strengths of Victoria are our strong education system.”

― Denis Napthine

“The Greens will threaten the future of our strong economy. They will destroy jobs and put Victorian families at risk.”

― Denis Napthine

“When there’s no technical problems, if you did the right casting, and the scene is well written, the actor will give you a strong performance with his intuition right from the start.”

― Denis Villeneuve

“’2001: A Space Odyssey’ is a movie that really impressed me as a teenager. And also ‘Blade Runner.’ And ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ is also one of my favorites. I’m always looking for sci-fi material, and it’s difficult to find original and strong material that’s not just about weaponry.”

― Denis Villeneuve

“To have a very strong opinion all the time is corrosive to a person’s intellect. It becomes your default position.”

― Denise Mina

“The personal mission statement was important for me because I believe that you can’t lead others unless you have a strong sense of who you are and what you stand for.”

― Denise Morrison

“You can’t become a CEO without working hard and delivering results, but that will only take you so far. Building and leveraging strong relationships with mentors and sponsors will take you the rest of the way.”

― Denise Morrison

“After I had the Caesarean, I was told I had really strong stomach muscles and so would heal very quickly. And I did. I was up walking about within three hours. Six days after having her, I was out shopping and shortly after that I made it to David Walliams’ wedding.”

― Denise Van Outen

“I always think that people who are – maybe ‘insane’ is too strong a word, but there’s more of a spiritual connection. Sometimes they can see below the surface.”

― Dennis Christopher

“My interpretation of a strong director is someone who knows their story. That’s what directors are, they’re storytellers because they’re directing where your focus is going to be as an audience.”

― Dennis Quaid

“Overwhelmingly, Israel’s political and military establishment want the rest of the world to act diplomatically or otherwise to stop Iran. But if that doesn’t happen, then the impulse toward the use of force will become quite strong.”

― Dennis Ross

“We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.”

― Dennis Weaver

“In Australia, there just weren’t strong roles for actors of colour. I was often being asked to turn up for commercials with a ghetto blaster on my shoulder. I thought, ‘Are we in the ’60s?’”

― DeObia Oparei

“I believe that Harvard can have, and must have, a strong affirmative action program that reflects our commitment to equal opportunity while fully respecting the academic standards of the University.”

― Derek Bok

“My character has always been important to me. That was the one thing that I knew, no matter what, I had to hold that strong.”

― Derek Fisher

“Guilt’s too strong a word, but there is this niggling worry that I’m a grown-up doing a childish job and it would be nice to do something more useful and to reach a number of people with an idea you think is important.”

― Derren Brown

“I think an individual’s mind is a marvellous thing. I truly believe that if your mind is strong, your body tries hard to keep pace with it.”

― Dev Anand

“I’m pretty athletic, but I’m not very strong.”

― Devon Aoki

“I’m kind of naturally thin, so if I were to completely crash diet, I’d almost be too skinny, and for the VS show, you want to look strong and muscular and fit. Leading up to the show, I eat everything that I normally do, but I moderate it.”

― Devon Windsor

“There’s something about a roller coaster that triggers strong feelings, maybe because most of us associate them with childhood. They’re inherently cinematic; the very shape of a coaster, all hills and valleys and sickening helices, evokes a human emotional response.”

― Diablo Cody

“I’ve been so lucky – I worked with Jason Reitman twice, who has always been a really strong advocate for my voice, and has always really respected the scripts that I’ve brought him and is just the coolest.”

― Diablo Cody

“My business wouldn’t be doing as strong as it is without the support of WWE.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“Each book develops a strong organic shape. And when that shape is complete, the book is complete. I don’t know where the end is. I don’t start at the beginning. It’s like playing Tetris in my head in a very slow kind of way. All the shapes join up.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“I have a strong family, and they’re not going to baby me, even though I am the baby. They’re never gonna do that.”

― Diana Lopez

“Endurance is not a young person’s game. I thought I might even be better at 60 than I was at 30. You have a body that’s almost as strong, but you have a much better mind.”

― Diana Nyad

“You can still have a very strong sense of who you are and be successful in this industry.”

― Diana Silvers

“I do feel very strongly that this is one of the things which people need encouragement to sort out, because I have this very strong feeling that everybody is probably a genius at something, it’s just a question of finding this.”

― Diana Wynne Jones

“Strong brows give me character.”

― Diane Kruger

“Women are strong. We can do it all. But not always at the same time.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“All I can tell you is that I’ve never met a woman who is not strong, but sometimes they don’t let it out. Then there’s a tragedy, and then all of a sudden that strength comes. My message is let the strength come out before the tragedy.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“All women are the same, really: They are strong, but they are afraid of their own strength.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“The older I get, the more impressed I am with women. I have yet to meet a woman who is not strong. They don’t exist.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“As a former nine-year member of the Board of Supervisors and nine-year mayor, I know firsthand the merits of strong zoning laws. They protect residential areas so they can support families and be free of commercial activities that are not related to neighborhood needs.”

― Dianne Feinstein

“I have been a long and strong supporter of civil rights in my whole career. I led the fight to get the voting rights act re-enacted. I have been a strong supporter of affirmative action. I believe in it strongly.”

― Dick Gephardt

“I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.”

― Dido Armstrong

“I have always seen Drogba as the example to follow in terms of a centre-forward. He was strong and scored loads of goals, and he was a quality player.”

― Diego Costa

“In England, the referees don’t call many fouls, as opposed to Spanish football. Consequently, you must be really strong all through the 90 minutes.”

― Diego Costa

“The Italian Fabio Cannavaro, who was with Real Madrid when I played against him several times, was the best player in the world in 2006. He wasn’t tall, but very quick and strong. He always knew his opponents well, as if he’d researched them.”

― Diego Forlan

“I’m going for that Mark Wahlberg look. Strong and confident.”

― Diego Klattenhoff

“My mother died when I was two years old; that’s why I have so many daddy issues. And that’s why my relationship with my dad is so strong.”

― Diego Luna

“I’m surrounded by all these strong women – my publicist, my manager, and my wife – and sometimes I think that women are more evolved than men, and they are able to process a heartache better.”

― Dierks Bentley

“It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.”

― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.”

― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“I often meet directors who want to cast me as the protagonist, but if the rest of the characters are not strong enough, the film is bound to fall flat on a creative level.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“Never assume, no matter how strong the temptation, that other people are low-life lying manipulators without a shred of human decency.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“A strong working relationship requires every participant to be on the same page.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“Brightstar’s global infrastructure, deep wireless experience, and strong channel relationships makes it an optimal partner as we expand the global reach of Harman Lifestyle products and the Harman Kardon brand.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“Stories matter to me. I look for a good script, story, and a strong part.”

― Disha Patani

“Every time I do a film, I have to make sure that when someone looks at me, they can’t recognise Disha. It has to be a character. I want to do strong roles.”

― Disha Patani

“You realise you have to be physically strong when you come to the Premier League because it is a very intensive league.”

― Divock Origi

“The good Lord was good to me. He gave me a strong body, a good right arm, and a weak mind.”

― Dizzy Dean

“I was blessed with a strong arm and a weak mind.”

― Dizzy Dean

“A strong sense of identity gives man an idea he can do no wrong; too little accomplishes the same.”

― Djuna Barnes

“My dad was very intelligent, had a very strong personality. I was amazed with my father.”

― Dolores Huerta

“People often ask me why I sing with a strong Irish accent. I suppose when I was five years old, I spoke with a strong Irish accent, so I sang with one, too.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“As a strong believer that Brexit is a very damaging mistake that becomes more obvious every day, I see sound democratic reasons for asking the electorate to confirm what it wants to do.”

― Dominic Grieve

“Glenn was the one who invited me to join the Eagles in 1974, and it turned out to be a gift of a lifetime to have spent so many years working side by side with him. He was funny, strong, and generous. At times, it felt like we were brothers, and at other times, like brothers, we disagreed.”

― Don Felder

“I want to compliment The Heritage Foundation for its work on behalf of a strong national defense.”

― Don Nickles

“In the end, leadership comes down to consistency and strong, confident action upon which the team can rely – and this doesn’t mean imposing a bunch of rules.”

― Don Yaeger

“I honestly feel like we never had a bad episode by TV standards. Every week I felt there were so many strong components of the show, especially the writing.”

― Donal Logue

“There’s not a strong autobiographical strain in my fiction. A few bits of fact here and there.”

― Donald Barthelme

“I don’t want to sound arrogant or cocky, but taking a fight on short notice against ‘Cowboy,’ you have to be mentally strong.”

― Donald Cerrone

“Most achievers I know are people who have made a strong and deep dedication to pursuing a particular goal. That dedication took a tremendous amount of effort.”

― Donald Johanson

“I think some of the things I deal with Hopper probably has dealt with also, since it’s somewhat the same environment and I have pretty strong reactions to what this country looks like. It looks pretty dull and spare, and you like this and dislike it and it’s very complicated.”

― Donald Judd

“A list is only as strong as its weakest link.”

― Donald Knuth

“So many people, you know, they’re just worried about, you can’t say something bad about Obama, not because you actually have a strong stance against his platform, but because that makes you a racist.”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again.”

― Donald Trump

“I mean, there’s no arguing. There is no anything. There is no beating around the bush. ‘You’re fired’ is a very strong term.”

― Donald Trump

“In my life I had no other choice than to become a strong person.”

― Donatella Versace

“Scent is very important. Strong fragrances suit some men, while citrus types suit others. I like my men to smell fresh and woody, but also like a man.”

― Donatella Versace

“In mythology, the Medusa can petrify people with a look – which is a good thing, I think. But the Medusa is a unique symbol – something strong. It’s about going all the way.”

― Donatella Versace

“Obama has a strong record on immigration enforcement, outdoing both Republican and Democratic predecessors. He has deported over 1 million immigrants, focusing on those with criminal records. As documented by many nonpartisan sources, by 2011, Obama had reduced illegal immigration crossings to net zero.”

― Donna Brazile

“The walk from Selma to Montgomery that turned into Bloody Sunday leaves us with a strong reminder of how much those before us gave for basic human rights.”

― Donna Brazile

“Our focus is on electing Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and Democrats across the country, thanks to Democratic Party that is strong, unified, and poised for victory in November.”

― Donna Brazile

“I play Dr. Karen Boyer in ‘Spies Like Us.’ She’s strong, intelligent and dedicated and just happens to be beautiful.”

― Donna Dixon

“There is also a strong following among the urbanites on the East Coast when it comes to martial arts films.”

― Donnie Yen

“My books are written with a strong chronological spine.”

― Doris Kearns Goodwin

“Old habits are strong and jealous.”

― Dorothea Brande

“If you write a book that’s as powerful and successful as ‘Bastard,’ there’s a strong desire to prove there’s something else.”

― Dorothy Allison

“Words are as strong and powerful as bombs, as napalm.”

― Dorothy Day

“Everyone is a proponent of strong encryption.”

― Dorothy Denning

“The concern is over what will happen as strong encryption becomes commonplace with all digital communications and stored data. Right now the use of encryption isn’t all that widespread, but that state of affairs is expected to change rapidly.”

― Dorothy Denning

“The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat.”

― Dorothy Thompson

“I don’t have a real attraction or interest to national politics, so I want to see Republicans win across the board in the state of Arizona, because those policies of lower taxes and lighter regulation and strong foreign policy are important to me.”

― Doug Ducey

“My focus will be a strong and growing economy – so everyone who wants a job can find one.”

― Doug Ducey

“I don’t ever want to become Bill Maher where I have to find some strong opinion on something just because it’s in the news. That’s the guy that comes off like you have to be angry every week about new topics and snotty about something. That’s what I’m trying to avoid.”

― Doug Stanhope

“Most audiences are being attracted to ’12 Strong’ because of what they might expect to see from a movie like this, which is that the Americans arrive, they march into the camp, they take it over, and take charge. It’s like, ‘Everything’s going to be fine now. We’re here.’ That’s not how these guys operate. They’re very different.”

― Doug Stanton

“Like the Spitfire it was immensely strong: a pilot had no need to fear the danger of pulling the wings off, no matter how desperate the situation became.”

― Douglas Bader

“Dietz and Schwartz have sort of fallen by the wayside a little bit, and they are up there with Rodgers and Hart and Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. They are the finest of the revue composers – their stuff is so good and so strong.”

― Douglas Carter Beane

“Good-looking people with strong, fluoridated teeth get things handed to them on platters.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I feel a strong bond with Chile and Argentina.”

― Douglas Tompkins

“I had hoped to go to law school, but the war started, and because of the strong feeling that I did not want to kill anybody, I joined the Merchant Marine when I graduated from Berkeley.”

― Douglass North

“Reviews condition people. At the end of the day, a lot of human minds are malleable. They can be easily shaped with strong words.”

― Drake

“Roderick Strong – we’ve had some of my favorite battles.”

― Drew McIntyre

“I’m a strong man, and usually I get over hurts and it makes me stronger when I come back.”

― Dusty Baker

“I was raised by strong women, and that DNA is in my daughter and wife.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“You can expect to see us add several notable multifamily producers. We’re committed to the space. We’re attracted by the space. We have a strong offering, and we want to continue to build on it.”

― Dylan Taylor

“It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak, but acting justly always has its rewards.”

― Eamon de Valera

“I’m a weirdo, but I have a very strong moral code.”

― Earl Sweatshirt

“The personal ego already has a strong element of dysfunction, but the collective ego is, frequently, even more dysfunctional, to the point of absolute insanity.”

― Eckhart Tolle

“I pray that this council, which will probably be too late to save Iraq, will do what it can, which will be immeasurably strong in what it does in trying to save our democracy.”

― Ed Asner

“In 1925, when Britain went back to the gold standard, that was supported by the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Bank of England, the civil service, the CBI, the TUC, the Times, the Economist; that consensus was very strong.”

― Ed Balls

“I’m a strong proponent of green tech for anyone who can afford it, having spent the last 40 years working toward achieving a smaller and smaller eco-impact for myself.”

― Ed Begley, Jr.

“If Ralph Nader runs, President Bush is going to be re-elected, and if Ralph Nader doesn’t run, President Bush is going to be re-elected. We’re going to run on the president’s strong and principled leadership and his positive agenda for a second term.”

― Ed Gillespie

“So I think that our foreign policy, the president’s strong and principled leadership when it comes to the war against terror and foreign policy is going to be an asset.”

― Ed Gillespie

“When, who, and what things happen to becomes meaningful, then what happens starts to matter, and play can evoke strong emotions, fierce and ongoing urges to succeed, and a desire to leave a mark, drive meaningful change, or build lasting institutions.”

― Ed Greenwood

“I’m not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things. People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive, but I’ve got a right to say what I believe.”

― Ed Harris

“We need to elect leaders who have a strong moral compass. Leaders who are honest, straightforward, and tough – with a love of justice and fair play.”

― Ed O’Neill

“I am not predicting here that Obama will fail like Jimmy Carter. What I am predicting is the Republican Party is not extinct and will after a period of time become a strong opposition party.”

― Ed Rollins

“Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. If Nigeria succeeds at democratic governance it will be an anchor for all of West Africa. Africa needs a strong Nigeria.”

― Ed Royce

“As I grew up, Dad was more involved in training than promoting. He brought the same style to his training that he did to being a father – strong and strict.”

― Eddie Guerrero

“A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this – that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made – not to understand – but to feel – as crime.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

“As an American Jew who loves Israel, I cannot support John McCain. He cannot provide what Israel needs most – a respected, credible, morally strong America.”

― Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

“Much of what has gone wrong in the pursuit of Arab-Israeli peace is due to a lack of strong leadership, primarily among the Palestinians.”

― Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

“It is important to have tough and strong players to win back the ball and give consistency to a team.”

― Edgar Davids

“I think Falcao is one of the best strikers because of the way he plays, more than simply being a player with a lot of class, to define a game, a style of play. He’s proven that he’s a player who works hard; he’s very strong both tactically and technically.”

― Edinson Cavani

“I have a strong sympathy for all women who have struggled and suffered.”

― Edmonia Lewis

“Tourism is a very big economic benefit to the Sherpa people, and also, they have very strong ties to their own social attitudes and their own religion, so fortunately, they’re not too influenced by many of our Western attitudes.”

― Edmund Hillary

“I don’t regard myself as a cracking good climber. I’m just strong in the back. I have a lot of enthusiasm, and I’m good on ice.”

― Edmund Hillary

“Globalization has produced a new of level of interdependence among us. The economy and multinational supply chains do not abide by political boundaries. A computer ordered in Brazil is designed in California and assembled in several other countries. Economic integration was the first strong evidence of a new era.”

― Eduardo Paes

“The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes. Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain, without a thought being given to the real strong hold.”

― Edward Bach

“Coughs seem very common here, especially among the children, though people look strong and healthy, but in the absence of proper statistics one cannot undertake to say whether the district is a healthy one or not.”

― Edward Burnett Tylor

“A strong foe is better than a weak friend.”

― Edward Dahlberg

“That Germany was so immensely strong and Austria so dependent upon German strength that the word and will of Germany would at the critical moment be decisive with Austria.”

― Edward Grey

“I want to show how strong I am from my roots.”

― Edward James Olmos

“To operate a company of the size of Sears Holdings or Wal-Mart or Target or Home Depot or Lowe’s, you need a combination of skills, and each of those skills needs to be sufficiently strong.”

― Edward Lampert

“So I’ve gone in and out of the U.N., working on counter-terrorism, on U.N. reform, on peacekeeping, peace and security issues, many things through the years but always with a strong interest in humanitarian issues, and human rights issues as well.”

― Edward Luck

“The strong argument for Heaven as a place centers in and clusters about Jesus. The man Jesus, bearing a man’s form, the body He wore on earth, has a place assigned Him – a high place.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“There is nothing like a Bach fugue to remove me from a discordant moment… only Bach hold up fresh and strong after repeated playing. I can always return to Bach when the other records weary me.”

― Edward Weston

“My goal in coming to General Motors was to help restore profitability, build a strong market position and position this iconic company for success. We are clearly on that path.”

― Edward Whitacre, Jr.

“As for the forces, electromagnetism and gravity we experience in everyday life. But the weak and strong forces are beyond our ordinary experience. So in physics, lots of the basic building blocks take 20th- or perhaps 21st-century equipment to explore.”

― Edward Witten

“Friendship’s the wine of life: but friendship new… is neither strong nor pure.”

― Edward Young

“Those of my generation who grew up in the midst of the Cold War had a very, very strong awareness and very much were sort of influenced by the demonization of the Soviet Union, whether that was through the Cuban Missile Crisis or duck-and-cover, or any of those things that so affected us then.”

― Edward Zwick

“I met a lot of women in the military with Meg Ryan, and they were remarkably impressive: Competent and strong and not versions of men, but versions of women. And they had stories to tell about how difficult it had been for them.”

― Edward Zwick

“If you see a bad live action film, what are the conclusions you draw? Typically, it is that they made a bunch of mistakes, a bad script, wrong casting. You get into 2D, and you get a few films that are not strong films. And what is the conclusion? That it’s 2D? I beg to differ. It’s a convenient excuse, but it’s just wrong.”

― Edwin Catmull

“Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.”

― Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“An independent, strong, thriving and peaceful State of Israel is the vengeance of the dead.”

― Ehud Barak

“A strong, responsible Israel can become a stabilizer in such a turbulent region.”

― Ehud Barak

“Politicians are strong to the extent that they are ready to take serious decisions and fight for it.”

― Ehud Olmert

“We have many rules and regulations that can be sometimes confusing and complicated. By reaching out to the employer community and educating them on what their responsibilities and obligations are to their work force, that, along, with strong enforcement, is the best way to protect workers.”

― Elaine Chao

“I was a bit of a tomboy when I started modeling. And I’ve always felt athletic and strong.”

― Elaine Irwin

“Bobsleigh is best for athletes who are fast and strong, which were my strengths in softball.”

― Elana Meyers

“Bobsled is best for athletes who are fast and strong, which were my strengths in softball.”

― Elana Meyers

“If there is a ground zero in the cultural wars, it is Missouri, a state where pro-life groups are strong and well organized and their agenda dominates local politics.”

― Eleanor Clift

“We’re Norwegians. You know, the Vikings. My deadlift was 310 pounds. I mean, I was very, very strong – and I didn’t take steroids. I did it all on my own.”

― Eleanor Mondale

“I have a strong art-history background.”

― Eli Roth

“It used to be said that when the Baal Shem Tov came into a town, his impact was so strong, he didn’t have to speak. His disciples had to dance or to sing or to preach to have the same effect. I think a real messenger, myself or anyone, by the very fact that he is there as a person, as a symbol, could have the same impact.”

― Elie Wiesel

“What’s so strong about ‘Game of Thrones’ is that it’s a character and political drama, with a sort of fantasy backdrop.”

― Elijah Wood

“I think President Obama could have handled politics and policies differently. But he has been decisive, strong, and consistent – important qualities in a president. Mitt Romney is indeed an Etch A Sketch, the antithesis of leadership.”

― Eliot Spitzer

“Women know that we’re not just strong. We’re not just vulnerable. We are not just attractive or not attractive. We are many things at once, and we’re able to see into that complexity.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“I really love ‘Soapdish.’ I wish ‘Soapdish’ had more of a moment because I felt that that is a really strong, funny movie. Kevin Kline is hilarious in that movie.”

― Elisabeth Shue

“Serving our district and military families is a tremendous honor, and as our work continues in Congress, I will continue fighting for a strong national defense.”

― Elise Stefanik

“I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom.”

― Eliza Dushku

“But the child’s sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Documentaries require an enormous amount of grit and empathy – and that is something women are incredibly strong at.”

― Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

“We need a comprehensive strategy that includes expanding criminal background checks for all commercial gun sales, dedicated federal law to combat gun trafficking, and a strong commitment to mental health services.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“Cities and towns throughout central and northwest Connecticut have strong industrial histories and are now in the process of transitioning into new sources of economic growth. I’m doing what I can to be a strong partner in these efforts.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“How do you stand tall and strong as a woman while trying to be the smartest woman in the room and try to remain non-threatening?”

― Elizabeth Marvel

“Others have said it before me. If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu. And so it is important that we have women in the United States Senate – strong women, women who are there to help advance an agenda that is important to women.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“We cannot run a democracy without a strong middle class.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“Strong people don’t need strong leaders.”

― Ella Baker

“All women are strong, and we don’t need to write stronger female roles; what we need to start writing is real women that have emotions and have real-life thoughts.”

― Ella Purnell

“Give us that grand word ‘woman’ once again, and let’s have done with ‘lady’; one’s a term full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen; and one’s a word for lackeys.”

― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“It is labor that keeps the strong man strong. And spiritual labor, toil and burden-bearing, is what will give strength to the church of Christ.”

― Ellen G. White

“I think having Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House is going to send a very wonderful lesson to the American public that women can be strong, they can be tough, they can be effective, and they can lead this country as political leaders.”

― Ellen Malcolm

“After working for 14 years on Wall Street and growing up in a family with strong roots in small business, I know how important the entrepreneurial spirit is to attaining the American dream.”

― Ellen Tauscher

“Again and again, to be sure, on the way to America, and under many other circumstances, man has passed through the most adverse climates and has survived, but he has flourished and waxed strong only in certain zones.”

― Ellsworth Huntington

“It seems strange that almost no other traces of the strong vikings are found in America.”

― Ellsworth Huntington

“Shape and color are my two strong things. And by doing this, drawing plants has always led me into my paintings and my sculptures.”

― Ellsworth Kelly

“I do feel privileged to play Elektra, because definitely she is a strong female character. She’s a strong character. It would be nice if eventually we’d just say she’s a strong character, not a strong female character.”

― Elodie Yung

“Being a model, you’re constantly judged on the way you look, but I think you have to be really strong and confident in knowing who you are and not take anything personally, you know, because not everybody can like you, and not everybody will think you’re beautiful.”

― Elsa Hosk

“I like Yorkshire Tea – very strong and English.”

― Elsa Peretti

“Many men admire strong women, but they don’t love them.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“While a strong presence on our southern border is imperative, the border cannot be secured unless we enforce our internal laws and stop ignoring the open complicity of U.S. companies and foreign nations to promote illegal activities.”

― Elton Gallegly

“I’ll never feel comfortable taking a strong drink, and I’ll never feel easy smoking a cigarette. I just don’t think those things are right for me.”

― Elvis Presley

“America, I am a strong believer that how we treat each other matters.”

― Emanuel Cleaver

“I think with new president Chris Pook of CART, he is very active and strong.”

― Emerson Fittipaldi

“’Elizabeth’ is something I’ve looked to a lot for a strong female leader.”

― Emilia Clarke

“I grew up around strong women, and I love working with strong women.”

― Emily Osment

“One of my favourite actresses is Kate Winslet. She plays strong female characters and seems like she has a strong political awareness. I really like Naomi Watts and Juliette Lewis.”

― Emily Perkins

“I think it’s important to be with a guy who has a strong sense of integrity. That’s how I was raised, and that’s something I look for.”

― Emily VanCamp

“I started moving towards Serbia when I felt my country, Yugoslavia, was being taken away from me. My feeling of nationality was not as strong as those around me who were attaching themselves to these absurd new entities.”

― Emir Kusturica

“I’m named after Jane Austen’s Emma, and I’ve always been able to relate to her. She’s strong, confident but quite tactless.”

― Emma Donoghue

“The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.”

― Emma Goldman

“Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ. On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous; yet the poison works its way persistently, until the entire fabric is doomed.”

― Emma Goldman

“I’m such a huge advocate for strong, intelligent representation of women in the media.”

― Emma Ishta

“I don’t feel like I have to be nice and apologetic all of the time. I’m trying to be strong and fierce.”

― Emma Mackey

“France is a strong, wealthy country.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.”

― Emmanuel Teney

“When you play constantly for strong sides, then the pressure is always on you.”

― Emre Can

“The big teams will want to avoid Liverpool. Everyone knows we are a very strong side.”

― Emre Can

“Sadio is a world-class player. He has so many qualities. He’s a very strong player; he’s a very quick player. He’s always scoring goals and creating chances for the team.”

― Emre Can

“The E.U. needs renewal, and we need a strong U.K. at the table to help to drive the reform agenda that can help the union regain competitiveness and growth.”

― Enda Kenny

“I have always looked after my little girl – my wife – and made sure she is in the safest hands possible at all times. She was always an unbelievably strong woman.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“We must have Christian ethics for our children, good and strong, but we must make them attractive, too, and it can be done.”

― Enid Blyton

“My goal and mission is to be very strong in avoiding back steps. I leave judgments, evaluations and analysis to the media, then to the observers.”

― Enrico Letta

“The power of music in Spanish is so strong, that I couldn’t stay away from it any longer.”

― Enrique Iglesias

“Mexico has proven by now that it’s a strong electoral democracy. Now we have to build a democracy that produces better results; if not, then you get a democracy of disenchantment.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“Whether people care enough about local news to pay for it is, sadly, an entirely different question than whether our democracy requires a strong watchdog function at the local level to ensure safeguards against abuse, chicanery, and outright dishonesty.”

― Eric Alterman

“By the time I finished comedy, I was really burnt out of it. I had had enough. I don’t really have a strong desire to prove myself in that area, or to go back to it in any great way.”

― Eric Bana

“Sometimes in life one experiences an emotion which is so strong that it is difficult to think, or to reason.”

― Eric Cantona

“If you don’t believe in something, you’ll fall for anything. I believe everything happens for a reason. If you are strong from within, you can will anything. I’m a firm believer that where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

― Eric Davis

“On things like the minimum wage, where cities as well as states are increasingly looking at income disparity, mayors will have, I think, a very strong voice.”

― Eric Garcetti

“In general, I enjoy athletes who have a strong character who let their abilities speak for themselves.”

― Eric Heiden

“When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are without number both from among the weak and the strong; it easily becomes a fashion.”

― Eric Hoffer

“If you read any of my books, they tend to have a strong historical perspective.”

― Eric Kandel

“I have a strong attachment to Harvard.”

― Eric Maskin

“I do like playing strong safety.”

― Eric Reid

“I think it’s pretty clear that the Internet as a whole has not had a strong notion of identity. And identity means, ‘Who am I?’ Fundamentally, what Facebook has done has built a way to figure out who people are.”

― Eric Schmidt

“Fraud is fraud. And consumers of any product – whether you want to buy a car, participate in fantasy football – our laws are very strong in New York and other states that you can’t commit fraud.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“Unions go hand-in-hand with a strong middle class.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“Holding office often requires swearing an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Running for office should include accepting responsibility for this, too, so that our democratic republic’s underpinnings can remain strong for generations to come.”

― Eric Swalwell

“If you are running for the presidency of the United States, you better have a strong opinion.”

― Eric Trump

“Anytime you look at someone in detail, you’re putting the camera on that person. What I typically look for is one or two or three really strong characters who will hold the narrative throughout the work.”

― Erik Larson

“Uniforms are intended to make the wearer look as strong as possible. Soldiers could fight in leotards, but that’s never going to happen because leotards aren’t intimidating.”

― Erin McKean

“Acting has a strong sensual quality that I get such a… you say ‘kick’ in America? It’s a fantastic profession in that way.”

― Erland Josephson

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“It doesn’t matter how many sit-ups you do, your work ethic. I know when I land that punch, and I’m on balance, they’re going to feel it regardless of how strong their core is.”

― Errol Spence Jr.

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

― Errol Spence Jr.

“I grew up with all mothers, all women. I come from a long line of matriarchs, very strong women.”

― Erykah Badu

“My style is Edie Sedgwick meets Grace Jones, or Audrey Hepburn meets Salt ‘n’ Pepa. Strong and feisty but still classic.”

― Estelle

“A lot of my girlfriends are always telling me they’re really strong independent women, but they’ve got their boy on the side, and they only go over when he calls.”

― Estelle

“I was 15, and the years of hard swimming had packed muscle on my frame and made me very strong. Not as strong as a football player, but strong enough to inflict heavy damage.”

― Esther Williams

“Being published in Arabic is a strong and consistent wish I have. I live in the Middle East and want to be in some sort of an unpragmatic dialogue with my neighbors.”

― Etgar Keret

“Generally, all my life, I have had strong friction with life – I was a problematic soldier, I was kicked out of the army, I was in fights. There was something about writing that was a way of experimenting with this emotion.”

― Etgar Keret

“Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.”

― Eustace Budgell

“People think I’m so strong, but I’m very shy.”

― Eva Green

“I like characters who have strong facades and then have secrets. They have cracks.”

― Eva Green

“We are very isolated, far from boyfriends and friends, so we have to be strong, smart and very professional.”

― Eva Herzigova

“I should like to achieve free, spontaneous painting delineating a powerful, strong structured image. One must be possible with the other. A difficult problem in itself, but one which I shall achieve.”

― Eva Hesse

“I believe I would be a very strong general-election candidate.”

― Evan Bayh

“I never really knew that I would be a lifer of strong female characters, but that seems to be the drops I’m being given, and I’m very happy for them. Hopefully, ‘Divergent’ will be the next thing.”

― Evan Daugherty

“There is a strong link between the following three things: exporting, manufacturing and the degree of saving by the population. It’s complicated, but if the population doesn’t save, the economy will not tend to export as much, and if it doesn’t export as much, it won’t manufacture enough.”

― Evan Davis

“I’m a gun owner and strong supporter of the Second Amendment.”

― Evan McMullin

“I am an originalist, to begin with. So, I am a constitutional conservative. I believe that the Constitution enshrines some universal ideals that make our country strong and that are consistent with truth, and so that’s the basic thing.”

― Evan McMullin

“My strong belief – in being in blogging before Twitter – is that in trying to create more information out there, in trying to create the democratization of media in general, is that the more voices there are out there then the likelihood is that the truth bubbles up to the top.”

― Evan Williams

“I think I’ve always had these two currents, equally strong, of wanting to change the world and make the world better and fight injustices and fight violence, and then being an artist, which is a very different strain.”

― Eve Ensler

“I was always looking for the same man – a strong father figure.”

― Evelyn Keyes

“For all its shortcomings, Wikipedia does have strong governance and deliberative mechanisms; anyone who has ever followed discussions on Wikipedia’s mailing lists will confirm that its moderators and administrators openly discuss controversial issues on a regular basis.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“I’m not a guy who takes films for strong political messages.”

― Ewan McGregor

“I’ve always been really uninterested in politicians and the acts of the Houses of Parliament, or government as an idea. But I’m interested in politics in that I’m a member of the world, and I have strong feelings of right and wrong, but I can’t get into the ins and outs of it.”

― Ewan McGregor

“The president recognizes that funding global health is good for national security, domestic health and global diplomacy. Consequently, President Obama has steadily increased funding for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, which was created by President Bush and has strong bipartisan support.”

― Ezekiel Emanuel

“The founders had a strong distrust for centralized power in a federal government. So they created a government with checks and balances. This was to prevent any branch of the government from becoming too powerful.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“No matter all of your credits and accomplishments – you can be forgotten in a trice. The idea that you have to go back and start again after considerable success can destroy you if you’re not strong. I never lost track of who I am and what I can do, because I continually find things to do, but not everyone has that resource.”

― F. Murray Abraham

“I play with a lot of intensity, and I’m quite strong in man-marking.”

― Fabinho

“Life is like a Lamborghini. A Lamborghini has an engine, a body, and wheels. No matter how strong your engine is, if you don’t have any wheels, you’re not going anywhere.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“Being called up by the Azzurri is a great source of satisfaction. There are so many strong young players with great personalities, and for me, it’s nice to be here, even if I’m playing it by ear.”

― Fabio Quagliarella

“It’s an error in judgment to bounce into starting a small business before you cash in on building a strong foundation.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“There is very strong historical data that suggests the way societies grow is by making large, long-term investments.”

― Fareed Zakaria

“I don’t ever want my daughter growing up questioning who she is or her choices. I want her to be a strong, happy individual.”

― Farrah Abraham

“One cannot understand what’s happening to women in the Middle East if they don’t realize that the mothers are a strong, progressive force. The mothers push the daughters to get out of the harem, to get the education, to achieve what they could not even dream of.”

― Fatema Mernissi

“’Network’ was formidable in the sense that I was playing a strong, avant-garde woman.”

― Faye Dunaway

“The European Union will continue to fully support multilateral global governance based on international law, human rights, and strong international institutions.”

― Federica Mogherini

“I always had a very strong sense of independence. I really liked being able to buy my Alanis Morissette ‘Jagged Little Pill’ album. I wore that as a badge of honor. I love not having to rely on anyone.”

― Felicity Jones

“In the 1970s, New York City avoided bankruptcy because wise political leaders like Gov. Hugh L. Carey believed both in strong labor unions and robust banks and companies.”

― Felix Rohatyn

“I’m very close with my higher power. I have a very strong connection with it.”

― Fergie

“The City project is much more than about signing a single player with a strong name, that would eventually cost a lot more.”

― Fernandinho

“The English league itself is very strong physically, very demanding.”

― Fernandinho

“A footballer’s career is very short, and I want to finish it in a strong and spectacular way.”

― Filipe Luis

“I think Irish women are strong as horses, incredibly loyal and for the most part, funny, witty, bright and optimistic in the face of devastating reality.”

― Fionnula Flanagan

“Well, you’ve got certain obstacles that get in your way throughout your career, but you have to be a strong individual.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“Sometimes you have to exercise your insanity, to really make it strong.”

― Flula Borg

“My main inspirations come from early ’90s Trance, the French electro movement round ’06, then a bunch of artists like Flying Lotus, J Dilla, Moby, The Prodigy. So I’d say it’s some kind of experimental electronica with a strong hip hop influence. It’s chilled, but people can still get super crazy and dance to it.”

― Flume

“A strong concept is the most important thing in creating a record. When you can listen to it and see a whole movie in your head, that’s what separates an instrumental album from a beat tape.”

― Flying Lotus

“Never has a strong, responsible trade union movement been so needed. With austerity policies biting hard and with no evidence that they are working, people at work need the TUC to speak up for them now more than ever.”

― Frances O’Grady

“Roman’s wife Sharon Tate had been murdered by Charles Manson the year before, but Roman had been through so much leaving the Warsaw ghetto that he was very strong and private.”

― Francesca Annis

“Like other men, I have sought honours and preferment, and often have obtained them beyond my wishes or hopes. Yet never have I found in them that content which I had figured beforehand in my mind. A strong reason, if we well consider it, why we should disencumber ourselves of vain desires.”

― Francesco Guicciardini

“It is interesting that the U.S. has this very strong proportion of the population that rejects scientific conclusions about the age of the Earth and about evolutionary relationships between species, including humans.”

― Francis Collins

“Everything I do is personal. I have never made a movie that didn’t have very strong personal resonance.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“It is a little disappointing to see that your legs are not as strong. But I like the idea of growing old, and the thought of approaching death is not particularly daunting to me.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“I think that the thing that is really strong with ‘The Hunger Games’ is just that it comes from a very strong idea.”

― Francis Lawrence

“As to the war, while it is always thought rash to have any strong military convictions, I have always believed that if they would go straight to Sebastopol early in the season they would take it with little difficulty.”

― Francis W. Newman

“Although I come from the world of swimming… my strong point is the running race, and it is the one I enjoy the most. It’s where I have had a slight edge over my rivals.”

― Francisco Javier Gomez Noya

“We are all strong enough to bear other men’s misfortunes.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Nicolas Sarkozy said he could see a wave rising. For once he was right. The wave’s coming; it’s high, its strong, and it’s going to smack him in the face.”

― Francois Hollande

“Very strong declarations were made by those countries who are most responsible for global warming… the United States and China, which undertook commitments towards changing the situation.”

― Francois Hollande

“Faced with terror, France must be strong, it must be great, and the state authorities must be firm.”

― Francois Hollande

“I photographed Alek Wek. She was amazing, and nobody knew about her then. It was a really strong photograph of her.”

― Francois Nars

“I had a strong desire to write and some free time.”

― Francoise Sagan

“I like visual images and there are certainly other bands that have strong visual images going all the way back to Elvis Presley, but it’s kind of like that’s never really been my bag. Probably because I’m too shy.”

― Frank Black

“Writers have opinions – that, in part, is why they write. Therefore they have strong likes and dislikes.”

― Frank Delaney

“Strong people are made by opposition like kites that go up against the wind.”

― Frank Harris

“Why do otherwise sane, competent, strong men, men who can wrestle bears or raid corporations, shrink away in horror at the thought of washing a dish or changing a diaper?”

― Frank Pittman

“A man’s man is respectful, he’s honorable, he’s loyal, he’s sensitive, he’s strong, he’s tough, he’s well-groomed, he has a sense of humor – and he takes care of himself and his lady.”

― Frank Vincent

“I choose my work very carefully, always for the script and the director, and I don’t think that’s going to change. My work is like a house. It’s built on very strong poles.”

― Franka Potente

“I like a good, strong statement. I walk out of movies all the time saying, ‘That was terrible!’ or ‘That sucked!’”

― Franka Potente

“Those emotions that are really strong, the ones that inspire a song, you can hold onto that. You can let it marinate for years and keep writing about it even better than you did then.”

― Frankie Cosmos

“The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“And so Fannie Mae produces very strong results for investors in – when interest rates are high and when interest rates are low, in recession and during booms.”

― Franklin Raines

“Female bonobos form a strong sisterhood. They rule through female solidarity.”

― Frans de Waal

“The primate laugh is given in playful contexts, and as such has a strong similarity to the human laugh.”

― Frans de Waal

“Male chimpanzees have an extraordinarily strong drive for dominance. They’re constantly jockeying for position.”

― Frans de Waal

“Chimpanzees have very strong preferences and aversions that are completely personality-linked. The people who are unsuccessful in working with chimpanzees are those who take this personally.”

― Frans de Waal

“Religions have a strong binding function and a cohesive element. They emphasize the primacy of the community as opposed to the individual, and they also help set one community apart from another that doesn’t share their beliefs.”

― Frans de Waal

“Lumileds is a highly successful supplier of lighting components to the general illumination, automotive, and consumer electronics markets, with a strong customer base.”

― Frans van Houten

“In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago, the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to sustain an anti-Jewish political party.”

― Franz Boas

“Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don’t balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel.”

― Fred Barnes

“I don’t really know of the Jewish tradition of comedy, only the Jewish tradition of not keeping your mouth shut. Complaining about all that is hard, unfair or ridiculous in life-having strong feelings, and not being able to suppress them. That, to me, is Jewish.”

― Fred Melamed

“Venture capitalists are professional money managers. We are provided capital to invest as long as we can return it to our investors with a strong return in a reasonable amount of time. A strong return is three times cash on cash. A reasonable amount of time is ten years max.”

― Fred Wilson

“I was raised in a nominal Roman Catholic home, but without any really strong faith there.”

― Frederica Mathewes-Green

“This is the task, I think, of a letter movement. But it should be set up only in states where a significant response can be achieved, for a letter movement necessarily presupposes a strong organization.”

― Fredrik Bajer

“I don’t believe in technological determinism, especially not in biology and medicine. We have strong laws to keep doctors from monkeying around with humans that will remain in place. It’s simply not true that everything that is technologically possible gets done.”

― Freeman Dyson

“I’m glad I’m a strong person.”

― Freida Pinto

“A Maybelline New York woman is strong and confident – I love that attitude.”

― Frida Gustavsson

“Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous, our findings deadly. We physicists have to make peace with reality. Reality is not as strong as we are. We will ruin reality.”

― Friedrich Durrenmatt

“Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The strong man is strongest when alone.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“Jupiter is so big and its gravitational pull so strong that man would find it difficult to move about on the surface. The answer is to whittle it down to proper size with terrajets and nuclear power, using the debris to increase the size of Jupiter’s moons so they, too, can be colonized.”

― Fritz Zwicky

“Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear.”

― Gabby Douglas

“I had the strong sense that I really wanted to be a SEAL, and I started thinking, ‘Look, I don’t ever want to look back and feel I have any regrets.’”

― Gabriel E. Gomez

“I think that many players, just like me, feel a strong desire to play in the Premier League.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“Since my early days, I’ve been used to playing with older boys and strong defenders.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“I’ve been playing American football since I was six years old. I was a captain of my high school team, playing strong safety.”

― Gabriel Luna

“My spirit is as strong as ever. I’m still fighting to make the world a safer place, and you can, too.”

― Gabrielle Giffords

“Los Cabos has been an amalgam of many cultures that have been coming here. There have been beautiful Jesuit missions for example, in many places around this area. The towns are incredible. But there is a very strong Mexicanized culture here that exists because people from different parts of Mexico have come to live here.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“In Mexico, audiences want to see a big discussion around a film – what we expect from Hollywood films worldwide is more of an entertaining show. ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ was a road movie and comedy, but it had a very strong political connotation that sparked a discussion in Mexico that is still going on.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“Sometimes we fall, sometimes we stumble, but we can’t stay down. We can’t allow life to beat us down. Everything happens for a reason, and it builds character in us, and it tells us what we are about and how strong we really are when we didn’t think we could be that strong.”

― Gail Devers

“It is so important for girls and boys to have a female, strong superhero to look up to.”

― Gal Gadot

“I like to feel that all my best photographs had strong personal visions and that a photograph that doesn’t have a personal vision or doesn’t communicate emotion fails.”

― Galen Rowell

“I don’t want to be a strong hero who can save society. I just want to save myself.”

― Gao Xingjian

“When I first heard that I had won the prize, I thought that it was something for myself, that it was something personal, recognition of my writings. But there is such a strong reaction from Chinese people in particular. It’s been very passionate, overwhelming and passionate, Chinese people from all over the world.”

― Gao Xingjian

“In every position on the field, there’s really strong competition.”

― Gareth Southgate

“I don’t think I’m severely politically active. I care deeply, and I have my strong personal beliefs. I think America is dancing on thin ice. But I think it’s bigger even than a political issue. I wonder about the evolution of the human race and spirit and what our goals and reasons for living are.”

― Garry Shandling

“In all my books, I try to have a strong element of realism underlying the fantastic.”

― Garth Nix

“America used to have a strong ‘moral safety net’ for its people. Today that net is badly frayed, not only because families are disintegrating but also because the church doesn’t play the same role that it once did in many Americans’ lives.”

― Gary Bauer

“As a senior in high school, I had a strong sense that God wanted me in some kind of ministry.”

― Gary Chapman

“Strong families are vital to strong societies.”

― Gary Herbert

“Utah’s economy stays strong by adhering to conservative fundamental principles: low and consistent tax rates, smaller and more efficient government, sensible regulation, and empowering the private sector to create jobs.”

― Gary Herbert

“I believe in a strong national defense. But it’s my belief that neither Iraq nor Afghanistan poses a threat to national security, and we shouldn’t be involved in either area.”

― Gary Johnson

“Using a broad brushstroke, I think Libertarian – most of America are socially accepting and fiscally responsible. I’m in that category. I think, broadly speaking, that’s a Libertarian. A Libertarian is going to be somebody who’s really strong on civil liberties.”

― Gary Johnson

“I started as an actor. I started directing because Steppenwolf needed another strong director.”

― Gary Sinise

“Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Legislature’s strong commitment to increase access to Advanced Placement courses continues to pay off.”

― Gaston Caperton

“I am a very strong believer in one thing. The more physically fit you are, the more mentally fit you get.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“My daughter’s met Hillary Clinton, so she’s got a strong bias. But she, of course, parrots me and goes, ‘Oh, Donald Trump, I don’t like him!’ I’m like, ‘That’s good!’”

― Gavin Newsom

“If you put me in a box, I’m a character actor. The thing that keeps popping up for me – it sounds really cliche – but I want to play something really physically challenging, something extremely demanding and strong.”

― Gayle Rankin

“If you are not strong from inside you can never look beautiful from outside.”

― Geeta Phogat

“My father was a disciplinarian. He had this cane and he would spare no one if found at fault. Unlike Babita, I was not physically strong and couldn’t cope with the training. So I got the most beatings.”

― Geeta Phogat

“If all girls turn strong within themselves, men with bad intentions can be taught apt lessons.”

― Geeta Phogat

“Mom was always doing something for somebody. She came from a Czech background, one that made her a devout Catholic and gave her a strong belief in the family.”

― Gene Cernan

“I arrived in Hollywood twenty pounds overweight and as strong as an ox.”

― Gene Kelly

“If you’re the greatest, it’s okay to say you’re the greatest. My suggestion to everybody is to be their own greatest fan. Weaker personas and personalities define that as egotistical or arrogant, but what it means is their self-esteem isn’t that strong.”

― Gene Simmons

“Cain Velasquez – he is a good puncher. He is very compact. He’s strong. He’s very smart. He’s a good fighter. He’s a warrior.”

― Gennady Golovkin

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

― Geoff Dyer

“Lots of boys pick strong messages about who they are and who they want to be from the media.”

― Geoffrey Canada

“But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence, whose votary I was destined to be for life – namely, Beauty.”

― Georg Brandes

“Raise your eyes and count the small gang of your oppressors who are only strong through the blood they suck from you and through your arms which you lend them unwillingly.”

― Georg Buchner

“Yet none use their words more recklessly than the strong, who have not been sobered by the rebuffs and uncertainties of life.”

― George A. Smith

“The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue.”

― George A. Smith

“Unlike their Western counterparts, Africans take elections very seriously – rising up early to queue patiently in line for hours under the hot sun and cast their ballots. Any misguided attempt to nullify or steal their votes will evoke a strong reaction from them.”

― George Ayittey

“I have a strong feeling that I shall be glad when I am dead and done for – scrapped at last to make room for somebody better, cleverer, more perfect than myself.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Maybe ‘loner’ is too strong a word, but I’ve always enjoyed being on my own.”

― George Best

“We must get back to a very strong Christianity… Christianity shaped America and England, and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great.”

― George Carey

“During the engagement I tried to throw a strong force through the canon, but I was obliged to use it elsewhere before it had gotten to the supposed location of the village.”

― George Crook

“And when a woman’s will is as strong as the man’s who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.”

― George Eliot

“It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less strong against us.”

― George Eliot

“I’m on the record for five losses or something like that, but the one guy who really whipped me was Muhammad Ali. And it taught me one big lesson. That no matter how big and strong you are, you’re going to have to use your mind. You must think things out.”

― George Foreman

“I got a strength coach. My wife. She gets big chains, and at night she puts them around the refrigerator. They are so strong, I can’t break them.”

― George Foreman

“I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don’t always agree with them.”

― George H. W. Bush

“Poland should be strong and prosperous and independent and play its proper role as a great nation in the heart of Europe.”

― George H. W. Bush

“He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.”

― George Herbert

“It’s better if you have a strong opinion on any talk show.”

― George Kotsiopoulos

“I believe that there are certain things that could be taken care of that you don’t need a strong political background in.”

― George Lopez

“There is a strong tendency in the United States to rally round the flag and their troops, no matter how mistaken the war.”

― George McGovern

“I think, for me, humour needs to be used like a strong spice – sparingly.”

― George Murray

“I think the British people have a strong sense of what is fair.”

― George Osborne

“The foundations of a strong economy don’t rest alone on the decisions of Chancellors or the spending programmes of government.”

― George Osborne

“It’s in our interests that the euro is a successful, strong currency.”

― George Osborne

“Britain needs a tough, strong financial conduct regulator.”

― George Osborne

“To all companies large and small, I would say this: the British economy is fundamentally strong; we are highly competitive, and we are open for business.”

― George Osborne

“I’m a former educator, a veteran, and I have a strong energy and asset background.”

― George P. Bush

“On social questions, national defense, economic issues, I’m a strong conservative.”

― George P. Bush

“Strong growth means increased use of energy at a pace that can strain the capacity to supply what is needed at a reasonable price.”

― George P. Shultz

“Europe is a strong market for the U.S. If it has problems, if there’s a lack of consumer confidence, if there’s a deeper recession, this will deeply affect jobs in the U.S.”

― George Papandreou

“I’m a strong believer in second chances.”

― George Pelecanos

“Arguments that we will never stop all shootings by restricting access to such weapons fails to account for our strong and common desire at least to stop many of them – or any of them.”

― George Takei

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”

― George Washington Carver

“If you seek Hamilton’s monument, look around. You are living in it. We honor Jefferson, but live in Hamilton’s country, a mighty industrial nation with a strong central government.”

― George Will

“Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice.”

― Georges Bizet

“A two-speed Europe will not be a strong Europe. The idea of making decisions and policies in a narrow circle, disregarding smaller EU members, will make it hard to engage them to commit to a common policy, which will weaken the union.”

― Georgi Parvanov

“Carrie Bradshaw made it okay for New York women to take fashion chances and show that they are fabulous and strong.”

― Georgina Bloomberg

“The Indians have such strong traditions and aesthetics, and the people are beautiful, as are their goods.”

― Georgina Chapman

“The best thing we can do is prepare people to lead in a much more diverse environment and see that as one of our national assets and one of the things that makes America strong.”

― Gerald Chertavian

“I’m old, but I’m still cute and strong. And very butch.”

― Geraldo Rivera

“In Scotland, I’m just like a lot of other guys, but in America, I’m seen as a very strong, masculine guy.”

― Gerard Butler

“The dark outside world of Paris under German occupation exerted a strong containing pressure.”

― Gerard Debreu

“Everyone knows that Milan is a historic team: they’ve won seven Champions Leagues; they’ve had a lot of strong players and a lot of Ballons d’Or.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“You try to do the best for your club, and you also create relationships and friendships – with Neymar, my relationship is really strong.”

― Gerard Pique

“But I also hold the very strong view that republicans need to lead by example.”

― Gerry Adams

“It takes a strong person to admit he’s got problems. Things are bugging you, you’ve got to get it out. Life is supposed to be peaches and cream, but it doesn’t turn out that way. I sometimes found things confusing and sometimes didn’t understand how things can be so difficult.”

― Gerry Cooney

“I see Mike Tyson as too strong for Spinks.”

― Gerry Cooney

“I could always hit the ball really far, but you don’t need to be strong to do that.”

― Giancarlo Stanton

“Well, the Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside Soviet Union, there’s no doubt about that.”

― Gianni Agnelli

“The environment was so strong, so dramatic. Tragedy is all over Calabria; it’s in the air. All this corresponds to my temperament.”

― Gianni Versace

“Coming into the business, you’d pass through these little agencies until you got to understand what was happening in the business, unless you were really able to have a style strong enough to go directly to the publishers.”

― Gil Kane

“I’m mentally strong.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“I always feel that most political jokes, if you’re going to do them, you have to do them within the next five minutes, or else they’re outdated. By the time you’ve got it to the point that it’s strong, it would be 12 years old.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Women I’ve known have always been quite strong and confident women. Sure, I’ve got some friends who aren’t so overtly confident, or at least don’t appear that way. But when you get to know them, they are very much so.”

― Giles Deacon

“In time, she learned to develop her own opinion of the people that she worked for, and she got stronger. Think she’s now much stronger. In the beginning she wanted to believe she was strong but sometimes she faltered.”

― Gillian Anderson

“Critics often say, ‘Oh she makes films about strong women’. Wrong; I make films about complex characters and the choices they make.”

― Gillian Armstrong

“I am trying to break free from my stripes addiction, but the pull is strong! I need help buying non-stripes.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“On the one hand, you have markets such as Singapore and Thailand, with an extremely strong inbound booker market and a well-developed tourism industry. You also have markets that are just opening up to tourists, like Myanmar, that have massive growth potential and then markets that are extremely fragmented within themselves such as Indonesia.”

― Gillian Tans

“The main thing was finding this… voice that I had interest in, which I’ll call the quiet-yet-stoic voice: the very quiet yet very strong voice that I developed, that people would want to hear and that was worth paying attention to.”

― Gillian Welch

“Some directors are really strong on action, manhandling you around the set; others are very focused on setting up the camera shots and practically ignore you. You have to get used to introverts, extroverts, directors who clown around for the crew, and the odd one who’s monosyllabic.”

― Gina Bellman

“It’s hard because I seek out strong female roles. I turn down a lot of stuff, not because it’s not good, but because I don’t want to play certain types of characters. I don’t like to just play the pretty girl.”

― Gina Holden

“The older I get, I just don’t know. But, there is absolutely that part of me that watches action shows and goes, ‘I can still do that. I can still roll with that. I stay in shape. I keep it together. I stay strong.’”

― Gina Torres

“It’s important to have strong images of women out there, women who aren’t afraid of expressing themselves, women who aren’t afraid of taking chances, women who aren’t afraid of their own power.”

― Gina Torres

“What I love about superheroes, and Superwoman in particular, is that in that comics world, they’re all curvaceous. They’re strong.”

― Gina Torres

“I’m the ninth CEO of IBM. Every one of my predecessors has steered through a technological shift, and every one left the company in a better position than the person before them and prepared this company with a very strong balance sheet to allow it to continue to invest for the next shift.”

― Ginni Rometty

“China approaches fashion with strong enthusiasm. And I believe that this enthusiasm can be translated into something interesting, economically speaking. Not only for my brand, but also for other brands.”

― Giorgio Armani

“Milan is a true metropolis: strong and fearless but welcoming, too. Little by little, I came to realize that I could become someone here.”

― Giorgio Armani

“Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.”

― Giorgos Seferis

“The Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy, and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union.”

― Giovanni Agnelli

“If you are strong enough as a couple, reality shows can be a good thing for the relationship.”

― Giuliana Rancic

“The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation.”

― Giuseppe Mazzini

“If I’m too strong for some people, that’s their problem.”

― Glenda Jackson

“There are some people who still feel threatened by strong women. That’s their problem. It’s not mine.”

― Gloria Allred

“My mum had a very strong moral code, which I kind of came with. I never really had to be told what was right or wrong – I knew. I was very mature from early on and I was a very good girl, so she never had any trouble with me.”

― Gloria Estefan

“The roof cannot collapse when the value pillars of government and society are sound and strong.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“I will not stand idly when anyone gets in the way of the national interest and tries to block the national vision. From where I sit, I can tell you, a president is always as strong as she wants to be.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“Rich cultures, patriarchal cultures, value thin women, like ours; poor ones value fat women. But all patriarchal cultures value weak women. So for women to become physically strong is very profound.”

― Gloria Steinem

“I’m amazed. When I was 40, I thought I’d never make 50. And at 50 I thought the frosting on the cake would be 60. At 60, I was still going strong and enjoying everything.”

― Gloria Stuart

“Sometimes she wants her pacifier, and other times, she doesn’t even want it near her. She’s very strong and determined. She’s always trying to stand, and she was born with her eyes open, so she’s ready to go.”

― GloZell

“I think glass has so many different forms. Sometimes it comes off as something so breakable and fragile, but it’s amazingly strong. It starts as sand, and it takes on different lives, but it is breakable.”

― Goapele

“You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you’re going to have a strong superstructure.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Christians do not say that people should be reduced merely to what they can produce or what they can buy – that we should let the weak go under and only the strong survive. No, we say, ‘Do to others what you would have them do unto you.’”

― Gordon Brown

“The strength of the American higher education system is that it is a multifaceted, multi-layered system, and that is what makes us very strong.”

― Gordon Gee

“Poland not only has a capable military but also is strong economically and does not need money being raised for it.”

― Gordon Gee

“I have just a really strong love for people when I perform. I really do.”

― Gordon Lightfoot

“I have to play everything just perfectly. I can’t take less of myself. I’m strong. I’m prepared.”

― Gordon Lightfoot

“If I can give you one strong piece of advice, when you go away for that romantic weekend, whatever you do, do not accept or take the upgrade to the honeymoon suite.”

― Gordon Ramsay

“Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters.”

― Gordon Ramsay

“Growing up, I didn’t have older sisters or many strong female role models to look up to. Being an adult now and looking back, I realize how much I wanted someone like that.”

― Grace Helbig

“Mum was a high-jumper and qualified to go to the Olympics, but it got into the newspapers that she was married to my father, and the church put pressure on her to pull out of the Olympic team, saying, ‘You can’t be exposing all your legs.’ That’s how strong the influence of the church was on us all.”

― Grace Jones

“I see women as oppressed, but I don’t see them as victims; I see them rising all the time. I see them as very strong.”

― Grace Paley

“The artist I would love to be is inspiring and strong: show that I can be vulnerable but still independent.”

― Grace VanderWaal

“Sydney is a very good market for us – we have a very strong following here.”

― Graeme Murphy

“With Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young… we’re very strong individuals, and we want our lives to be led the way we want them to.”

― Graham Nash

“Before computers, you’d start designing using shapes of cubes. Now I can start with something like a handkerchief, an object that doesn’t have strong inside and outside boundaries or much closed volume.”

― Greg Lynn

“I’ve been strong my whole entire life.”

― Greg Oden

“There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong.”

― Gregory Bateson

“When a couple has a strong preference for a baby boy or girl, who is injured by allowing them to choose? Certainly not the child.”

― Gregory Stock

“I wish I were supernaturally strong so I could put right everything that is wrong.”

― Greta Garbo

“For Mike Mills, I learned that having dance parties and crying with your cast does not make you a weak director, it makes you a strong director.”

― Greta Gerwig

“When I read ‘Greenberg,’ I had a really strong sense if I could be any kind of writer I wanted to be, I’d be this kind of writer. And I felt like, even in my experiences, what writing I had done, even on a small scale, when it was good, it shared some quality with it.”

― Greta Gerwig

“I have very strong feelings about dance and how it’s shot.”

― Greta Gerwig

“When you’re up on the hill, and you know you’re as strong as you can be, you’re more willing and able and confident to go and do bigger and harder and more technical tricks.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“I’ve always been an incredibly strong person, and I’ve also been underestimated.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“Try to never say ‘yes’ on the phone; instead, say, ‘I’ll get back to you.’ When you’re actually speaking to someone, the desire to be accommodating is very strong, and can lead you to say ‘yes’ without enough consideration.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“Keeping a habit, in the smallest way, protects and strengthens it. I write every day, even if it’s just a sentence, to keep my habit of daily writing strong.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“In terms of fitness and battling through cancer, exercise helps you stay strong physically and mentally.”

― Grete Waitz

“People who are willing to stick to a strong pro-life position aren’t going to be pushed off a strong anti-tax position. For people who like to think in ideologically cohesive ways, it makes no sense, but that’s the way it is.”

― Grover Norquist

“Any actor I admire and enjoy working with – Sergi Lopez as the bad guy in ‘Pan’s Labyrinth,’ or the little girl who played young Mako in ‘Pacific Rim,’ it makes no difference – I like actors with a very strong centre.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“Auschwitz speaks against even a right to self-determination that is enjoyed by all other peoples because one of the preconditions for the horror, besides other, older urges, was a strong and united Germany.”

― Gunter Grass

“I think our strength is this strong relationship we have all together.”

― Guy Forget

“I spent many years writing and directing in radio drama, so I am comfortable with an audience or a microphone, but I do worry about the blurring of an author’s public persona with the work itself. A good ‘performer’ can make a mediocre book sound strong, and a shy author can leave listeners missing the excellence of his or her writing.”

― Guy Gavriel Kay

“The precariat is today’s mass class, which is both dangerous, in rejecting old political party agendas, and transformative, in wanting to become strong enough to be able to abolish itself, to abolish the conditions of insecurity and inequality that define it.”

― Guy Standing

“I don’t have a strong sense of self-worth unless I’m doing something.”

― Gwen Stefani

“Rory McCann is an amazing actor and a very strong man.”

― Gwendoline Christie

“Nothing is really typical of my efforts… I’m simply casting about for better ways to crystallise and capture certain strong impressions (involving the elements of time, the unknown, cause and effect, fear, scenic and architectural beauty, and other seemingly ill-assorted things) which persist in clamouring for expression.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“After engaging in acts of war against another nation, there exists a degree of uncertainty in terms of the enemy’s reactions. War inspires an unpredictable psychology and evokes strong emotions that defy systems analysis quantification.”

― H. R. McMaster

“We have before us the examples of the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. We must remember how long these required to achieve their union. When a solid foundation is laid, if the mason is able and his materials good, a strong house can be built.”

― Haile Selassie

“I’m shy, but sometimes my voice is so clear and strong. Your tongue moves, and the Arabic language is so beautiful.”

― Hakeem Olajuwon

“I’m shy, but sometimes my voice is so clear and strong.”

― Hakeem Olajuwon

“We all have different things that make us strong and weak, but if we communicate and we really open ourselves and open our hearts, you’re going to be amazed by the things that you can learn.”

― Halima Aden

“In the X-Men the women are so strong and sexy! We really kick some male butt!”

― Halle Berry

“Where you don’t have people who have strong intellectual capacity, you get demagoguery.”

― Hamza Yusuf

“I see the most change in my body through exercise. They say diet determines your weight, and exercise determines your shape – I find that to be a pretty true statement. When I’m doing a lot of boxing, my hamstrings are really strong and my biceps. When I’m doing a lot of Pilates, I find that my core is really lean and my inner thighs.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“Growing up with strong female role models is always inspiring, and growing up, that was something I aspired to play.”

― Hannah John-Kamen

“I’m not sure why it’s taken so long, but I think people are relating to strong female leads.”

― Hannah John-Kamen

“Maple syrup makes you strong!”

― Hannah Teter

“Beauty, to me, is about being healthy and strong, both physically and mentally, and Shiseido products arm me with the protection and style I need.”

― Hannah Teter

“I see the Calvin Klein girl as strong, fun, and confident.”

― Hanneli Mustaparta

“When the biceps become too strong, it brings the shoulders forward and makes for a gorilla-like posture.”

― Harley Pasternak

“No poem, not even Shakespeare or Milton or Chaucer, is ever strong enough to totally exclude every crucial precursor text or poem.”

― Harold Bloom

“It’s a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.”

― Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.”

― Harriet Beecher Stowe

“I’ve been blessed with pretty strong stamina and healthy genes, so I’d call myself sensible. I’ve had regular mammograms ever since I found a lump in my breast when I was 30. Thankfully, all was well.”

― Harriet Walter

“I had a very strong feeling about the Vietnam War, and I had a strong feeling about participating in it. The military draft was in place, I was summoned for a physical exam, and I was either going to be classified as fit for military service or make my objection to it. So I made my objection to it.”

― Harrison Ford

“I don’t want to do all weights. I want to get strong using my core and my natural power.”

― Harry Kane

“I owe a lot to my family; we’re a strong unit.”

― Harry Kane

“I was born and raised in the high desert of Nevada in a tiny town called Searchlight. My dad was a hard rock miner. My mom took in wash. I grew up around people of strong values – even if they rarely talked about them.”

― Harry Reid

“We can move America forward with a strong middle class. We can move America forward with a strong Democratic majority in the Senate. And together we can move America forward with Barack Obama in the White House.”

― Harry Reid

“I employ thousands of people, maybe 5,000 or 6,000. In my mind, they are all doing well. Because if they are not doing well in their minds, I’m not as strong as I could be.”

― Harry Triguboff

“It’s physical. If you keep on writing for three years, every day, you should be strong. Of course you have to be strong mentally, also. But in the first place you have to be strong physically. That is a very important thing. Physically and mentally you have to be strong.”

― Haruki Murakami

“If you keep on writing for three years, every day, you should be strong. Of course, you have to be strong mentally, also. But in the first place, you have to be strong physically. That is a very important thing. Physically and mentally you have to be strong.”

― Haruki Murakami

“The first gay people we elect must be strong. They must not be content to sit in the back of the bus. They must not be content to accept pablum. They must be above wheeling and dealing.”

― Harvey Milk

“Lebanon is caught in a cycle of threats. And it is our duty to be strong and capable of defending our country. But we will not clarify or explain what we do or do not possess.”

― Hassan Nasrallah

“I ran on the platform of moderation and won the election by a large margin. By virtue of the strong mandate that I received from the electorate, I am committed to operating in the framework of moderation, which calls inter alia for a balance between realism and the pursuit of the ideals of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

― Hassan Rouhani

“The level of our educational development is high and serves as a strong basis for our future progress.”

― Hassanal Bolkiah

“We commend President Obama and his administration for taking this strong action against Iceland and its barbaric whaling industry… and we urge the President to take similar action against Japan and Norway as well!”

― Hayden Panettiere

“You don’t just have to be skilled and talented at tennis, but you have to be so physically strong.”

― Heather Watson

“I deeply detest social distinction and snobbery, and in that lies my strong aversion to titular honours.”

― Helen Clark

“Writing children’s books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive.”

― Helen Dunmore

“Strong succession planning is a critical element of all the Johnson enterprises.”

― Helen Johnson-Leipold

“I don’t like the word ‘strong,’ because a strong character is never an interesting character. A character is made interesting by their vulnerabilities and their weaknesses.”

― Helen Mirren

“If I have to, I can do anything. I am strong, I am invincible, I am Woman.”

― Helen Reddy

“I also get fed up with the fact that casting agents and directors have this impression of me as being frail and petite. I find it very patronizing. I’m quite beefy and strong. I was a gymnast in school and I have lots of muscles.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“Every marriage is different, but the most important factor in a strong relationship is the love and harmony between the couple.”

― Hema Malini

“When I watched the Premier League on the telly, I didn’t expect it to be that hard. The opponents are all physically strong, real athletes. It wasn’t like that in Germany. You must be prepared for it. But I prepared myself for it.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.”

― Henry Adams

“At some point, if the UFC allows me, I’d like to go to 125 because I know I can win that belt, man. I’m too strong, and I’m too fast.”

― Henry Cejudo

“I’m here to carve out a strong career in the leading-man space.”

― Henry Golding

“A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.”

― Henry Hazlitt

“Princes of courtesy, merciful, proud and strong.”

― Henry Newbolt

“I’ve been through periods of stress, turbulence in the market for over the course of my career, various times, and never in any of those other periods have we had the advantage of a strong economy underpinning the markets.”

― Henry Paulson

“I grew up with a strong set of values – and one was never judging someone by how much money they had.”

― Henry Paulson

“Xi Jinping is a very strong and ambitious leader who is looking to make a lot of changes in China. He is not looking to follow a Western model based on universal suffrage. That is for sure.”

― Henry Paulson

“Towards four o’clock, the rebels felt strong enough to take the offensive. A brigade with a battery under Earle managed to strike the Federal right on the flank and rear and throw it into utter confusion, which spread rapidly along the whole front. Now came the disastrous end.”

― Henry Villard

“Build today, then strong and sure, With a firm and ample base; And ascending and secure. Shall tomorrow find its place.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Judaism has always been a strong interest of mine. My two sons speak Hebrew and are familiar with the scriptures and with rabbinic literature. This is the way we live.”

― Herman Wouk

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”

― Hermann Hesse

“I have a strong lead so far, and I would be proud to win it because it remains the summit for a skier. I also aim to collect several smaller crystal trophies at Are, especially the GS Cup.”

― Hermann Maier

“Our educational system is like an automobile which has strong rear lights, brightly illuminating the past. But looking forward things are barely discernible.”

― Hermann Oberth

“In dealing with the China problem, the British and American side, which had particularly strong interests in China, should have based its judgments about the origins of the problem on direct observation of the actual circumstances at the time.”

― Hideki Tojo

“The main American naval forces were shifted to the Pacific region and an American admiral made a strong declaration to the effect that if war were to break out between Japan and the United States, the Japanese navy could be sunk in a matter of weeks.”

― Hideki Tojo

“At first, I felt like I was put into this box because I played hockey. I thought that I was viewed a certain way, and I shouldn’t wear certain clothes. Finally, I stepped aside and said, ‘That’s someone else’s creation of me. I can be feminine and be strong.’”

― Hilary Knight

“Strong is beautiful. I want to shatter that stereotype that strong isn’t beautiful, because it absolutely is.”

― Hilary Knight

“And I believe we should strengthen unions which have formed the bedrock of a strong middle class. It should be easier to bargain collectively. That’s not only fair, it makes workers more productive, it strengthens our economy.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Well, I think both Russia and China have a very strong aversion to interference in internal affairs.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I don’t think that there are many, many strong, black male role models who provide a certain kind of really American, Southern-based comfort that Madea grows out of. She’s a signpost in our Obama world of traditional Christian values.”

― Hilton Als

“I stand today on this floor to appeal for protection from the strong arm of the government for her loyal children, irrespective of color and race, who are citizens of the southern states, and particularly of the State of Georgia.”

― Hiram Rhodes Revels

“I’ve often played very strong, flashy, kind of inadvertently mean women. I am not that way in my real life.”

― Holland Taylor

“I will use whatever position I have in order to root out hypocrisy. Democrats have strong moral values. Frankly, my moral values are offended by some of the things I hear on programs like ‘Rush Limbaugh,’ and we don’t have to put up with that.”

― Howard Dean

“I can take just about anyone and make them physically strong.”

― Howard E. Wasdin

“No good writer ever merely cheered us up. But there’s an unblinking stare into the darkness of things we have to go elsewhere to find. Jane Austen was made of strong stuff. She was too satiric for D. H. Lawrence’s taste and too unforgiving for Kingsley Amis’s, but you would still not call her hellish.”

― Howard Jacobson

“With a population of more than 600 million people, an emerging middle class that is driving strong consumption, and a robust and resilient economy, Southeast Asia presents a compelling growth opportunity for Starbucks.”

― Howard Schultz

“I do think – as self-serving as it sounds – that I was the right person, given the very, very strong headwind we had from the economy and our own issues, to come back and rewrite the future of the company.”

― Howard Schultz

“And rather than hide that, I would rather put that out on the radio and let someone see the full range of emotions. If you’re going to be strong on the radio, you got to let it all out, even the ugly stuff. And you can’t apologize for it.”

― Howard Stern

“There are a few Irish writers who have a very strong influence on me, especially on the ‘Take Me to Church’ EP.”

― Hozier

“I have very strong feelings about a lot of things. I am sometimes reluctant to come straight to the forefront with it. You know, first and foremost, I’m a musician. I’m a songwriter.”

― Hozier

“We on our part will stick to our independent foreign policy of peace, acting forever as a strong defender of world peace and a persistent proponent of common development.”

― Hu Jintao

“The overall strength of Chinese culture and its international influence is not commensurate with China’s international status. The international culture of the West is strong while we are weak.”

― Hu Jintao

“I’m such a chronic relativist, I can’t hold down a strong opinion about many things long enough.”

― Hugh Grant

“I have very strong theories about magazine publishing. And I think that it is the most personal form of journalism. And I think that a magazine is an old friend.”

― Hugh Hefner

“When you’re a kid you have this sense of wonder and wholeness and a strong sense of your own identity.”

― Hugo Weaving

“For me, it’s about the impact that the role has in the film overall. Less or more screen time, whether I get to romance the hero, is not the yardstick I go by. If my part is strong enough, then why not?”

― Huma Qureshi

“My parents gave me a strong sense of entitlement. And I use that in a very good way.”

― Huma Qureshi

“I’m a strong believer in just doing your thing. No matter what.”

― Hunx

“I am ever mindful of the legacy of my grandfather, the founder of this Kingdom, who had said to me that he perceived his life as a link in a continuous chain of those who served our nation and that he expected me to be a new and strong link in the same chain.”

― Hussein of Jordan

“I want to compliment myself for becoming someone with a strong color.”

― Hyuna

“The best comedy is where you attack the strong, not the weak.”

― Ian Hislop

“Strong Islamist trends make a fundamentalist Palestine more likely than a small state under a secular government.”

― Ian Lustick

“Obviously, as you get a little older, you are not going to be quite as quick or quite as strong, and so I might be regarded by some as the underdog… There is actually a statue of Big Ben and I in Perth, Ont., and I was on a Canadian stamp once, and normally you have to be dead to do either of those things, and, well, here I am, still going.”

― Ian Millar

“I have a strong work ethic, yet I’m incredibly lazy as well. The problem with being a writer is that everything you do can be called research. Sitting in the pub is research. Reading the newspaper can be research.”

― Ian Rankin

“We are strong supporters of First Amendment rights, and we believe free speech is a two-way street. While anyone is free to be an anti-Muslim bigot, on campus or off, CAIR is free to challenge their bigotry by speaking out against the promotion of hatred and intolerance.”

― Ibrahim Hooper

“There will be a lot of competitive and strong companies coming here and even though Kosovo is a small country that undoubtedly has a lot to offer to global trade; one of our main interests is to expose it to the world market.”

― Ibrahim Rugova

“The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings. That’s the Japanese character. They kill their own emotions.”

― Ichiro Suzuki

“I never wrote just straight women’s roles. I liked the strong characters. I don’t mean women who have masculine qualities about them, but something that has some intestinal fortitude, some guts to it.”

― Ida Lupino

“Regardless of our ambitions to become part of the E.U., we have to keep in mind that Turkey is also a very strong voice that can represent the needs of our region in wider terms in global platforms.”

― Igor Luksic

“’Hispanic’ is a reference to Hispania, the name by which Spain was known in the Roman period, and there has always been strong ambivalence toward Spain in its former colonies.”

― Ilan Stavans

“Mexico’s government has made a strong commitment to boosting the country’s competitiveness in global trade, and the Ministry of Economy recognizes that trade facilitation is a key element in achieving this objective.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“I support strong sanctions and other penalties against those who aid violent extremists, brutalize their own people and have time and time again rejected calls to behave as responsible nations.”

― Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

“I had a strong desire to become an archer from the very first time I tried it. I forgot my other ambitions. I just wanted to compete in the Olympics.”

― Im Dong-Hyun

“There have never been so many women in the music industry, but they’re doing ballads and pop. Where’s the new Joan Jetts and the Wanda Jacksons and the Debbie Harrys, all these strong women? I wanna be the woman that rocks.”

― Imelda May

“On YouTube you can tell what countries are watching and I’ve definitely noted a strong Australian following. You can plan your tours around where the love is on Twitter and YouTube – before, you couldn’t tell.”

― Imogen Heap

“Its strong management that makes players feel comfortable.”

― Imran Tahir

“I take great pride in portraying a strong female character who is independent and can take care of herself. I don’t think we get to see that enough in television.”

― Inbar Lavi

“Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood… will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.”

― Indira Gandhi

“Narcissism is a strong word, but it is narcissistic to expect everybody in a culture to reflect your own image back at you.”

― Indya Moore

“In Colombia, women are a huge factor for reconciliation. I have seen many strong women advocating for negotiations. I remember when the paramilitary were active, there were women close to the paramilitary asking for negotiations.”

― Ingrid Betancourt

“I don’t have a magic wand, and there is a lot we need to do right in Pakistan cricket to build a strong team.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“I truly believe that the combination of a strong top line together with a strong bottom line is what makes for a sustainable business.”

― Irene Rosenfeld

“Sometimes I wake up and think I look horrible. And sometimes I see a strong woman.”

― Irina Shayk

“I’m working on a screenplay right now for the BBC, but I hope to have the decks cleared soon so I can get into the studio with my pals and put down some more tracks, try to get a strong dance single together.”

― Irvine Welsh

“The world is yearning for strong leadership and moral clarity; someone who knows the difference between good and bad.”

― Isaac Herzog

“We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.”

― Isabel Allende

“It’s very difficult, I would imagine, to distinguish father and daughter. And maybe some of it comes as I’m doing my thing and my father being a very strong political African figure for so many years. Whatever he does is almost like some kind of cloud on top.”

― Isabel dos Santos

“I didn’t think anything I wrote was going to get published. I’m a dyslexic kid who had tutors through college. But I had a very strong impulse to write.”

― Isabel Gillies

“I’m honored and excited to bring Dora to life. I grew up watching the show, and for me, especially as a Latina, Dora was an amazing role model – she is a strong, adventurous, and fun-loving girl.”

― Isabela Moner

“I do a lot of things because if you do just one thing… like, if you run too much, everything just gets loose. You lose weight, but you get loose, and you want to be strong, have muscles.”

― Isabeli Fontana

“The world need strong leadership for women’s rights.”

― Isabella Lovin

“I’m obsessed with Greek mythology. My favorite goddess is Artemis. She’s strong and reminds me of Katniss, the heroine of ‘The Hunger Games.’”

― Isabelle Fuhrman

“I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn’t define herself by the way she looks but by qualities that make her a intelligent, strong and responsible woman.”

― Isaiah Mustafa

“I am emotionally strong, passionate, empathetic, and sensitive towards others, especially the people I love.”

― Ishaan Khatter

“Urdu can not die out because it has very strong roots in Persia. The language itself is not only just the language of the Muslims, but it’s also the language of the Hindus.”

― Ismail Merchant

“Of course, I’m of the generation that grew up with Hemingway and Faulkner as strong influences.”

― Italo Calvino

“In England, everyone is really physically strong. They can play three games, and then they are ready to play the fourth. If you are a Spanish team, and you give away a corner against an English team, then you have to be ready.”

― Ivan Rakitic

“I have always admired women that have a strong sense of self, complemented by femininity. I especially appreciate the presence of these women in traditionally male-dominated industries, such as real estate.”

― Ivanka Trump

“I like very strong guys. Successful guys. Not necessarily financially.”

― Ivanka Trump

“Serbia has shown enough patience, but it has also sent a clear and strong message that the law must be respected and that no one is stronger than the state.”

― Ivica Dacic

“Donald Trump has proven adept at mobilizing anti-immigrant and anti-trade sentiment among a minority of Americans into a strong movement that seeks to put the United States first in global affairs. Yet, his is not the majority’s view.”

― Ivo Daalder

“Any good defensive team has a strong anchor, because he cleans up mistakes.”

― J. B. Bickerstaff

“Affirmative action is a little like the professional football draft. The NFL awards its No. 1 draft choices to the lowest-ranked team in the league. It doesn’t do this out of compassion or guilt. It’s done for mutual survival. They understand that a league can only be as strong as its weakest team.”

― J. C. Watts

“Like any group that has endured much, African Americans have created a strong and mutually reinforcing sense of group identity. That’s not a bad thing in and of itself.”

― J. C. Watts

“I don’t try and write strong female characters or strong male characters, I just try and write, hopefully, strong characters and sometimes they happen to be female.”

― J. J. Abrams

“There are works of literature whose influence is strong but indirect because it is mediated through the whole of the culture rather than immediately through imitation. Wordsworth is the case that comes to mind.”

― J. M. Coetzee

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.”

― J. R. R. Tolkien

“There has been a strong tradition in this country that it is not the function of the military to educate the public on political issues.”

― J. William Fulbright

“I wanted to go into prison and come out a better person – mentally, physically. So, I read a lot of books, got my GED while I was in there, and worked out every day. Strong body, strong mind.”

― Ja Rule

“One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“Social paralysis is strong and stands firmly in the way of change on the ground level. As allies, we have to prepare ourselves to step into the fire when necessary, even – and especially – when said fire is merely a still-lit cigarette tossed carelessly onto the street.”

― Jack Antonoff

“As an organization, Esri is strong, and we’re continuing to grow. We’re dedicated to this. And we’re excited to see what you can accomplish and to watch your work evolve.”

― Jack Dangermond

“I saved up my pocket money when I was about five or six years old. I just wanted to buy a CD, and at that age, I didn’t care about what it was, and I ended up buying ‘The Teletubbies Say ‘Eh-Oh!” I started off strong.”

― Jack Garratt

“Senator Clinton is very knowledgeable about national security and is probably going to be strong on defense. I have no doubts whatsoever that if she were president in January ’09, she would not act irresponsibly and issue orders to conduct an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, regardless of the consequences, and squander the gains that have been made.”

― Jack Keane

“There really has not been a strong Republican message to either the poor or the African American community at large.”

― Jack Kemp

“They’re very strong in memory. Didn’t do very much in microprocessors or digital signal processing.”

― Jack Kilby

“China’s government is so strong on investment, so strong on exporting, but they’re too weak on domestic consumption.”

― Jack Ma

“My mother was very strong on me to go to college. No one had ever been to college, including my parents.”

― Jack Ramsay

“I’m a strong person, and when I am not in the team, I can motivate myself to keep focused and be prepared for when I get called on.”

― Jack Rodwell

“Because if you have a strong foundation like we have, then you can build or rebuild anything on it. But if you’ve got a weak foundation you can’t build anything.”

― Jack Scalia

“Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today’s world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs.”

― Jack Welch

“We have to set our own agenda, we have to set our own standards, we have to be very strong about what we want, we have to be very strong about our passion and if it’s not right for you, you shouldn’t do it just because you’re advised by so-called geniuses.”

― Jackie DeShannon

“I was always interested in baseball. In fact, in my younger years, I played it in an amateur way. But up to the time when I became identified with the Yankees, I was a strong National League rooter.”

― Jacob Ruppert

“Actresses are usually either the love interest or the glam quotient in a movie, but I play a strong character in ‘Dishoom’ who is at par with the guys, thanks to director Rohit Dhawan and his out-of-the-box thinking.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“I would have written ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’ if no one had ever wanted to buy it, if it went nowhere but inside a desk drawer that my own children pulled out one day to find a tool for survival, a symbol of how strong we are and how much we’ve come through.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.”

― Jada Pinkett Smith

“I think my husband and dad were both very happy that I had a baby boy, to get some testosterone in the family, because there are a lot of girls. It’s not a perfect family, but it’s a strong family. The nice thing is how the different ages interact.”

― Jade Jagger

“When we say we have patterns, there is a cyclical movement to everything. Our psychological and emotional processes also have become cyclical largely because of a very strong attachment and involvement with physical process, and physical process has to be cyclical; only then we exist. Without out cyclical movement there’ll be no physical existence.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“If you don’t have very strong emotions or very intense thoughts about something, you cannot get depressed.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“The Tom Strong thing was totally for the money. I plan to get looser after I finish this Maggie saga.”

― Jaime Hernandez

“I believe that a strong man makes a strong country.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“At the end of the day, all we’re trying to do is get the hitter off balance. Get him in a position where he’s not strong in the strike zone.”

― Jake Arrieta

“My flexibility is probably my No. 1 asset. Obviously we need to have a strong shoulder, strong scapula, strong lats, and a durable elbow to have longevity as a pitcher, but being mobile in the hips and flexible in the hamstrings takes so much pressure and stress off of my arm.”

― Jake Arrieta

“I first saw ‘They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?’ when I was very young. Its transporting qualities were so strong that I felt like I had lived it. Only recently, with adult eyes, was I able to metabolize how tragic a tale it really is.”

― Jake Paltrow

“I was born and raised in New York, so I was blessed – or some say cursed – with a strong New York accent.”

― Jake T. Austin

“The biggest potential and actual crises of the 21st century all have a strong, long, slow aspect with a significant lag between cause and effect. We have to train ourselves to be thinking in terms of longer-term results.”

― Jamais Cascio

“In minor crises, the preacher can extract himself emotionally and allow others to express grief and fear and doubt while he remains strong.”

― James A. Forbes

“To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.”

― James Allen

“Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.”

― James Bryce

“Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.”

― James Callaghan

“In 1992, the most treasured voter was a voter that would sort of swing back and forth, one that might vote for Republican for president, Democrat for governor. The voter that didn’t have that strong of a partisan ID. These were the voters that we targeted.”

― James Carville

“Politics is a messy business, but campaigning prepares you for governing. It prepares you to get hit, stand strong, and, if necessary, hit back.”

― James Carville

“As all of our lives become digital, the logic of encryption is all of our lives will be covered by strong encryption, and therefore all of our lives – including the lives of criminals and terrorists and spies – will be in a place that is utterly unavailable to court-ordered process. And that, I think, to a democracy should be very, very concerning.”

― James Comey

“I love strong encryption. It protects us in so many ways from bad people. But it takes us to a place – absolute privacy – that we have not been to before.”

― James Comey

“AOL had a very strong motive to create the appearance of high revenues for PurchasePro because the value of the warrants AOL had received in the deal depended on PurchasePro’s performance.”

― James Comey

“There were a couple of years where I got a bit lost – I went out too much, I was a bit heartbroken, thought I was a bit more of a dude than I really was. I would love to go back and have a strong word with myself.”

― James Corden

“I’ve had strong opinions probably since I was born. It makes you unpopular, but what can you do?”

― James D. Watson

“I still believe that the mission of Business 2.0 is very strong, very fundamental, and we’re really at the beginning of where they’re going to take us.”

― James Daly

“The story of the Internet is this incredibly strong, exciting change.”

― James Daly

“I went further and further back through the centuries to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions.”

― James D’arcy

“Only the gentle are ever really strong.”

― James Dean

“My legacy doesn’t matter. It isn’t important that I be remembered. It’s important that when I stand before the Lord, he says, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ I want to finish strong.”

― James Dobson

“Males and females are unique and different, because their brains are different. There’s not a limitation on girls. My grandmother was very strong, and so was my mother. She also knew what it meant to be a woman and wife and was very successful at it.”

― James Dobson

“Hope is the anchor of our souls. I know of no one who is not in need of hope – young or old, strong or weak, rich or poor.”

― James E. Faust

“I believe there is a strong familial pull as the influence of beloved ancestors continues with us from the other side of the veil.”

― James E. Faust

“We are acknowledging the close personal nature of our 10 years at war and the strong bonds of fidelity that Marines have for one another, especially for those fellow Marines who we have lost.”

― James F. Amos

“Strong convictions precede great actions.”

― James Freeman Clarke

“Russian strategy seems to center on maintaining Putin’s popularity at home; building a strong military capacity in special forces, nuclear weapons, and advanced submarines; pressuring nearby nations to join various defense and customs pacts dominated by Russia; and pushing back on the U.S. wherever convenient.”

― James G. Stavridis

“Patent battles have become a strong catalyst for mergers, reducing competition in various domains. The largest corporations, with gigantic patent portfolios, routinely enter into cross-licensing agreements with their largest competitors.”

― James Gleick

“I’m in favor of anything that will give strong women more visibility in popular culture.”

― James Gunn

“Musicians always come off sounding a little bit pretentious, and a little bit… I don’t know, hypocritical, from what they do, talking about strong issues.”

― James Iha

“I like a lot of different kinds of music. I like strong projects, big music.”

― James Iha

“To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.”

― James Lane Allen

“By God’s help, and the intelligent use of their own strong right arms they could accomplish great things.”

― James Larkin

“General Grant had no fixed plan of campaign beyond the general idea to avoid the strong defensive line occupied by General Lee behind Mine Run, and find a way to draw him out to open battle.”

― James Longstreet

“In the case of the armies at Fredericksburg it would have been, to say the least, very hazardous to give counter-attack, the Federal position being about as strong as ours from which we had driven them back.”

― James Longstreet

“In the academies, people develop differently, and going into that No 10 role helped me because central midfield was always packed with big, strong boys.”

― James Maddison

“Shakespeare’s stories are still very strong. He structured fantastic stories about things that were fundamental to the human being and psyche.”

― James McAvoy

“Bibles are strong entrenchments. Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses, and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience.”

― James McHenry

“The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong.”

― James Monroe

“My gut instincts are strong, but they’re not always accessible to me, which is why I like DJing, because you don’t have time, and you have to go on instinct.”

― James Murphy

“Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.”

― James Naismith

“My wife is a very strong woman.”

― James Nesbitt

“Today we are united, strong and on the move. Today we have a strong strike fund. Today we have the resources to run large-scale organizing campaigns against global employers. Today we have $100 million in the bank.”

― James P. Hoffa

“We’re going to be very strong with employers in all of our aspects, because I think there’s been too much of this idea let’s try and get along here, and we’ve eroded some of our standards.”

― James P. Hoffa

“The results indicate that heterogeneity of race and heterogeneity of family educational background can increase the achievement of children from weak educational backgrounds with no adverse effect on children from strong educational backgrounds.”

― James S. Coleman

“We’ve always been in favor of improved wages for workers. When you have a strong middle class, they want to buy more stuff at Costco.”

― James Sinegal

“One of the strengths of our nation has always been a strong middle class who could afford their own homes and send their children to school.”

― James Sinegal

“I have very, very strong obsessive-compulsive issues. I’m very particular.”

― James Spader

“I think that when you are a teenager, it’s the smartest you will ever be in your life. Teenagers are so resilient and strong, it’s just amazing.”

― James St. James

“The belief in charms for protecting newborn infants is very strong in Greece.”

― James Theodore Bent

“I was dyslexic, so math and formulas were not necessarily my strong suit.”

― James Van Der Beek

“Southern white people despise the Negro as a race, and will do nothing to aid in his elevation as such; but for certain individuals they have a strong affection, and are helpful to them in many ways.”

― James Weldon Johnson

“Shortly after this I was made a member of the boys’ choir, it being found that I possessed a clear, strong soprano voice. I enjoyed the singing very much.”

― James Weldon Johnson

“The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.”

― James Whitcomb Riley

“I feel dyslexia is a strong point in me now. I usually joke that it’s like a superpower – you only have it if you’ve got it!”

― James William Middleton

“I am struck that so many of our leaders in the U.S. forget how strong our country can be.”

― Jamie Dimon

“If I can challenge old ideas about aging, I will feel more and more invigorated. I want to represent this new way. I want to be a new version of the 70-year-old woman. Vital, strong, very physical, very agile. I think that the older I get, the more yoga I’m going to do.”

― Jamie Lee Curtis

“I’m strong and spiritual, and I know that everything will work out for a reason.”

― Jamie-Lynn Sigler

“I hold strongly to my identity as a Chicago artist and want to do whatever I can to participate in creating a strong community here so that artists don’t feel pressure to move somewhere else to succeed.”

― Jamila Woods

“Well, I was a very strong opponent of the war, in fact, one of those who went door to door to my colleagues and thus achieved 60 percent of the Democrats voting no against this war.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.”

― Jane Austen

“But I am committed to keeping this city a strong and viable center for commerce and industry, for continuing to make it a place of opportunity for its citizens.”

― Jane Byrne

“I have a strong say in how my books are marketed, and the covers – I am very firm that I don’t want pink and fluffy, or stick figures sitting drinking cocktails. That’s simply not appealing to me.”

― Jane Fallon

“Japanese horror films take the business of being frightening seriously. There is no attempt at postmodernism or humour. They are incredibly melancholy, with a strong emotional core, while remaining absolutely terrifying.”

― Jane Goldman

“’Legends Walking’ was the first of my books to go to a second printing based on strong initial orders, but much of that printing never found its audience.”

― Jane Lindskold

“We need to ditch the idea that there is any value in the strong and silent man being in any way attractive. Being silent isn’t being strong, it’s being a victim.”

― Jane Powell

“Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character.”

― Jane Seymour

“I grew up listening to pop; I grew up listening to ’60s pop music, the Beatles, the Monkees, Herman’s Hermits and all that stuff. So I had a very strong background of listening to great pop music.”

― Jane Wiedlin

“I had a strong visceral reaction to the ‘Moonlight’ script, partly because I felt I knew all of these characters.”

― Janelle Monae

“A terrific exercise is to take a paragraph of someone’s writing who has a really strong style, and using their structure, substitute your own words for theirs, and see how they achieved their effects.”

― Janet Fitch

“I have a very strong family.”

― Janet Jackson

“I find strong roles really interesting. Usually, that means the character is also clever.”

― Janet McTeer

“I would like to use the law of this land to do everything I possibly can to protect America’s children from abuse and violence and to give to each of them the opportunity to grow to be strong, healthy and self-sufficient citizens of this country.”

― Janet Reno

“The Federal Reserve’s objectives of maximum employment and price stability do not, by themselves, ensure a strong pace of economic growth or an improvement in living standards. The most important factor determining living standards is productivity growth, defined as increases in how much can be produced in an hour of work.”

― Janet Yellen

“If strong economic conditions can partially reverse supply-side damage after it has occurred, then policymakers may want to aim at being more accommodative during recoveries than would be called for under the traditional view that supply is largely independent of demand.”

― Janet Yellen

“Paying interest on reserve balances enables the Fed to break the strong link between the quantity of reserves and the level of the federal funds rate and, in turn, allows the Federal Reserve to control short-term interest rates when reserves are plentiful.”

― Janet Yellen

“Household spending growth has been particularly solid in 2015, with purchases of new motor vehicles especially strong. Job growth has bolstered household income, and lower energy prices have left consumers with more to spend on other goods and services.”

― Janet Yellen

“The most important thing a magazine can do online is maintain its brand and be very strong in terms of delivering on that brand.”

― Jann Wenner

“It’s critical to show that we can meet our commitment to students with disabilities without raising taxes and without increasing the deficit. In the past, there’s been strong support for full funding and I’m still hearing that from many of my colleagues.”

― Jared Polis

“You gotta trust your artist. I love writing pages without dialogue, which seems weird, I guess. But few things are as powerful in comics as a really strong silent page.”

― Jason Aaron

“Will Arnett is one of the funniest guys I know. He has seen it all and done it all and come out the other end pretty savvy and pretty strong.”

― Jason Bateman

“When DVD disappeared but before digital distribution came on strong, there were a few years where a movie that didn’t get theatrical would just be gone.”

― Jason Blum

“I think you need to have a very strong angel community that is committed to mentoring up-and-coming entrepreneurs.”

― Jason Calacanis

“The American people deserve a blueprint for policymaking that is built upon the Constitution of the United States and the principles of fiscal discipline, limited government, accountability, and a strong national defense.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“Anything can happen, so you have to control your attitude and stay strong.”

― Jason Day

“Four legs on a chair, to me, represent a strong foundation and always knowing where I come from.”

― Jason Derulo

“A lot of people relate leadership to formalities. They believe that leadership is about being professional and strong and always right and being a booming voice. I just don’t buy that. I think that leadership is a soft skill; it’s a people skill.”

― Jason Fried

“Look, I play all these tough guys and thugs and strong, complex characters. In real life, I am a cringing, neurotic Jewish mess. Can’t I for once play that on stage?”

― Jason Isaacs

“When I wrote those first songs for the Truckers, songs like ‘Outfit’ and ‘Decoration Day,’ those were strong songs, very strong songs. But had I been in the position of writing an entire album at that point in time, I don’t think the whole album would have been of that kind of quality.”

― Jason Isbell

“I’m a strong alpha male but sensitive.”

― Jason Momoa

“I was raised by a strong single mother.”

― Jason Momoa

“Confidence is the key. When you’re playing something new, find the part you know very well and play it really strong. That’ll make you believe that you really do know it.”

― Jason Moran

“Without God and the strong heart that I have, I wouldn’t be able to make it.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“My relationship to comics isn’t nearly as strong as some people’s. Ha! I mean, I grew up with a comic book fanatic. My older brother was, and still is, obsessed. And I was obsessed with the fact that he was obsessed, because I was obsessed with him. But not necessarily with comics themselves.”

― Jason Reynolds

“I feel like the point of being an artist is to have your own voice: to do it the way you would do it and not the way anyone else would do it. If you’re a strong enough writer, then that voice is going to come out all the time, and I can’t stop it from coming out, no matter what I do.”

― Jason Robert Brown

“There are actors I have very strong chemical responses to, and I strive always to figure out ways to work with them and get them to sing my stuff.”

― Jason Robert Brown

“I am not strong on perfection.”

― Jasper Johns

“This image of wanting to be an artist – that I would in some way become an artist -was very strong. I knew for a long, long time that that’s what I would be. But nothing I ever did seemed to bring me any nearer to the condition of being an artist. And I didn’t know how to do it.”

― Jasper Johns

“My concern is to continue respecting my work as I’ve done since I began as an actor and I could only do that if I’m strong enough to keep on doing what I think best in an artistic way.”

― Javier Bardem

“I like writing strong women, because as a straight male, there’s nothing more attractive to me than a strong girl.”

― Jay Baruchel

“One of my random skills is I have a very strong memory for dialogue and moments, and I don’t know why.”

― Jay Chandrasekhar

“I have an appreciation for strong women.”

― Jay Duplass

“It’s time that Americans dealt seriously with guns, getting in place strong and appropriate measures – there is no excuse for anything but the strictest controls.”

― Jay Parini

“I think there is a case for strong action and intervention when there is criminality and when the leaders are corrupt or behaving in a criminal fashion.”

― Jay Weatherill

“Grace Portolesi is a strong, assertive passionate young woman and she is precisely the sort of person I want in my cabinet and she will have a senior role.”

― Jay Weatherill

“I am an incredibly strong person and an incredibly fast person.”

― Jaye Davidson

“I’m strong enough to guard the big guys and have enough heart to lock them down.”

― Jaylen Brown

“All men, even those we call savages, have been so tormented by the passion for strong drinks, that limited as their capacities were, they were yet able to manufacture them.”

― Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“The president is here, strong and firm as a monkey’s tail.”

― Jean-Claude Duvalier

“This project, ‘Electronica,’ is about working with people who are a strong source of inspiration to me.”

― Jean-Michel Jarre

“Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.”

― Jean Paul

“This means that no single logic is strong enough to support the total construction of human knowledge.”

― Jean Piaget

“I have a strong accent; it limits the roles, of course it does. I guess if I had moved to America a long time ago maybe my accent would have got less.”

― Jean Reno

“I’ve been working on Barb for a while. I looked at her as a sort of every woman. She’s incredibly strong; she’s incredibly generous. She’s seemingly insane because she is in the situation of a polygamous relationship, but she had definite reasons to do it.”

― Jeanne Tripplehorn

“I think it’s hugely important to have a strong episode one; you can lose an audience so quickly now. You can’t afford to take the attitude that you will use the first one as an introduction and save the high drama for later.”

― Jed Mercurio

“In my career, I really set out not to develop too strong a persona so that you wouldn’t have a hard time imagining me in any given role. I wanted to pleasantly confuse the audience on who I was.”

― Jeff Bridges

“Loving movies myself, I know when I see a film with someone with a strong persona, it’s hard to overlay another character on top of that.”

― Jeff Bridges

“The strong arm of government should not force Americans to buy health-care products that they have reasoned objections to.”

― Jeff Fortenberry

“In NASCAR, you don’t have to be as physically strong as in some other forms of racing. You’ve just got to be able to endure the heat and endurance of it.”

― Jeff Gordon

“As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation’s existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books.”

― Jeff Miller

“My mother is an artist, and I have a strong visual sense. I almost always choose the cover art for my books. I’ve learned that the more I collaborate, like by having someone do a soundtrack to one of my books, the more I see my own work differently.”

― Jeff Vandermeer

“LinkedIn is increasingly becoming a very strong place for companies to develop their talent plans, their recruitment plans, and so there are ways in which we can track some of the momentum there.”

― Jeff Weiner

“I think that Linda Perry is such a beautiful example of strong female representation in the industry.”

― Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

“I know that attaching memories to books may be going out of the world, but while it lasts, it’s a strong record of your life.”

― Jeffrey Eugenides

“Many salespeople are trying to make their quota rather than developing a deeper belief in their product or service – and even worse, they don’t have a strong enough belief in themselves.”

― Jeffrey Gitomer

“I think when you have strong leadership at the coaching level and you empower the coach and the coaching staff, you have a lot more stability.”

― Jeffrey Lurie

“You have heard me say many times that I want strong leaders who feel free to express their opinions.”

― Jeffrey Lurie

“I have learned that nothing is certain except for the need to have strong risk management, a lot of cash, the willingness to invest even when the future is unclear, and great people.”

― Jeffrey R. Immelt

“I’m not thin, but I’m strong – plus my balance is such that I can navigate a flight of stairs with a basket of laundry and a stack of Pottery Barn catalogs, vaulting over cat-and-dog hurdles, never once spilling my coffee.”

― Jen Lancaster

“I just always felt really confident, comfortable, and free as a kid – I understood what it was like to feel powerful and strong without having any negative connotation early on. And even to this day, I feel in tune with my body. I can sense when I get out of balance.”

― Jenna Dewan

“I always had a strong support system. My parents always supported the stuff that I did.”

― Jenna Ushkowitz

“The music that I’ve made in the past has had strong contemporary country roots, but I think moving on in music, I will branch out from that a bit.”

― Jennette McCurdy

“I have a strong constitution.”

― Jennie Garth

“I’ll do a strong eye or a strong lip – but both together? Not so much.”

― Jennifer Connelly

“Strong brows is what I have, and I embrace them.”

― Jennifer Connelly

“Younger guy are attracted to a strong quality.”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“I think it’s really easy to just get caught up in what everyone else is doing, so I think the most important thing to remember is to be really strong in your own shoes. That is the main thing for me. The one thing that kind of gets in my way sometimes is when I’m a little too aware of everybody else.”

― Jennifer Damiano

“I have a tendency to coddle my sons because I want to keep them safe, but I also want them to be strong and independent and curious and bold, and I worry that my coddling is going to have exactly the opposite effect.”

― Jennifer Egan

“If having a story that’s compelling – you want to know what will happen – is traditional, then ultimately I am a traditionalist. That is what readers care about. It’s what I care about as a reader. Now if I can have that along with a strong girding of ideas and some kind of exciting technical forays – then that is just the jackpot.”

― Jennifer Egan

“I am an American. I adore Britain and have a strong English half, but my roots are here in the U.S. – it is not a matter of choice; it is simply fact.”

― Jennifer Ehle

“I’m so thrilled to get to raise my kids in the environment that they are in. I think it’s easy just to imagine that all these kids are spoiled and entitled. Part of what makes me be strong with my kids is the fact that I’m surrounded by other really firm strong moms.”

― Jennifer Garner

“I feel sometimes like a book tour is a slow series of humiliations and that if you’re strong you’ll come out of it OK.”

― Jennifer Gilmore

“My mother was a very wise and strong person.”

― Jennifer Hudson

“I’d much rather be in a movie that people have really strong feelings about than one that makes a hundred million dollars but you can’t remember because it’s just like all the others.”

― Jennifer Jason Leigh

“For ‘X-Men’ I was lifting a lot of weights. I actually lost a lot of mass when I quit ‘X-Men’ because I was working out so much and very muscular and strong.”

― Jennifer Lawrence

“You know, search has never been a strong suit of Facebook.”

― Jennifer Lee

“There’s a difference between wanting to be respected and being a strong female and being known for being able to do things, but still very much wanting guys to open the door, wanting them to ask us out, still bringing flowers and stuff like that.”

― Jennifer Love Hewitt

“There is certainly a strong game development community in Texas, centered around Austin, with a significant additional contingency coming over from Dallas.”

― Jennifer Pahlka

“TV has always been a very strong and powerful medium for women.”

― Jennifer Winget

“Wonderbra is such an iconic brand with strong design values and great sense of humour.”

― Jenny Packham

“With the Bond girls, they’ve always been these sexy but quite strong women, and that’s a nice combination to design for.”

― Jenny Packham

“I loved pretending to be a middle-aged Jewish woman. I just wanted to do what I saw Gilda Radner and Carol Burnett doing. But I’m not a particularly good impressionist. It was never my strong suit.”

― Jenny Slate

“A strong story can move me to tears, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a science-fiction or fantasy world. It’s about what happens to a person, the choices they make. That’s what’s interesting.”

― Jenova Chen

“You’re pulling 4-5G for a lot of the corners around the lap. We build up lactic acid because there are a lot of vibrations in the car, and you have to have strong legs to hit the brake pedal. We need to be fit to do every lap at 100%.”

― Jenson Button

“France and Germany have to send a strong signal to the Commission that we need to negotiate a pragmatic and sensible outcome that protects jobs on both sides of the Channel because, for every job lost in the U.K., there will be jobs lost in Europe as well if Brexit goes wrong.”

― Jeremy Hunt

“You need bad times to become a better and strong player.”

― Jerome Boateng

“Real are really powerful in attack, really strong in defence, and have a balanced midfield. There’s a reason they’ve won two Champions Leagues in a row.”

― Jerome Boateng

“An increase in the debt ceiling should be accompanied by fundamental policy reforms, substantial budget savings, and a strong enforcement mechanism to tie the hands of any future Congress.”

― Jerome Powell

“We need a resilient, well-capitalized, well-regulated financial system that is strong enough to withstand even severe shocks and support economic growth by lending through the economic cycle.”

― Jerome Powell

“Let’s drive the message home: we need health insurance reform, we need a strong public option, and we won’t settle for less.”

― Jerrold Nadler

“We need a very strong military to protect the freedoms we do have.”

― Jerry Bruckheimer

“There’s still a place for someone to come up with a strong headline, some copy in a commercial that’s well written. I’m not saying it was better in the old days; it’s just a totally different way of communicating.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“I am such a strong admirer and supporter of George W. Bush that if he suggested eliminating the income tax or doubling it, I would vote yes on first blush.”

― Jerry Falwell

“Our strong suit is what we do, and our audience.”

― Jerry Garcia

“Texans have in common with Australians, in that they are quite strong, hardy people.”

― Jerry Hall

“Going unnoticed has never been my strong suit.”

― Jerry Lewis

“I expect people that come to the studio to work to come with the same energy I come with. If I see less than that, I get very strong about, if you want to do this, come with a sense of pride, come with eagerness and anxiety.”

― Jerry Lewis

“Adrenaline is so strong that none of us understand it.”

― Jerry Lewis

“Most men act so tough and strong on the outside because on the inside, we are scared, weak, and fragile. Men, not women, are the weaker sex.”

― Jerry Rubin

“Willem de Kooning is generally credited for coming out of the painterly gates strong in the forties, revolutionizing art and abstraction and reaching incredible heights by the early fifties, and then tailing off.”

― Jerry Saltz

“That’s a strong sign of a good coach, to let an assistant participate. It shows his confidence in the coach’s ability not to have to dominate everything.”

― Jerry West

“When I look back on my reading habits when I was really young, I was really drawn to stories about strong girls who in some ways are outsiders.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“Women need men to be strong, just as Christ is strong for men.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“I don’t have a type. But one thing I can say from my dating experience is that a physical attraction will only take you so far. So you definitely have to have a strong intellectual connection as well.”

― Jesse Metcalfe

“You connect with who you connect with, and if your feelings are strong enough then you’ll make that work.”

― Jesse Metcalfe

“I’ve definitely seen that Texas is certainly a right-wing area politically. I think if you talk to the average Texan, some people may still think that alternative energy is some sort of hippie mumbo-jumbo, you know. I think there’s still a strong movement to continue to drill and continue to find these other sources of oil within the country.”

― Jesse Metcalfe

“I concentrate on making everything strong, and you can’t do that with just cardio. I strength-train one day – and I’m not talking heavy weights, just a little. I see my trainer one day, next day I take a yoga class or cook. I’m not someone who just opens a pantry and rustles something up.”

― Jessica Biel

“I’m really into strong, female roles – but they don’t have to necessarily be loud – I’m just as interested in introverts too.”

― Jessica Brown Findlay

“The first episodes I actually read for ‘Downton,’ Sybil was really intimidated and hadn’t come into her own. So it’s only in Series Two that she’s become so headstrong. In general, I find it exciting to play strong, female roles because they’re shocking.”

― Jessica Brown Findlay

“I think, in the past, being brave – being powerful, being strong – were qualities that people associated with being masculine. And I think… no, I don’t think – I know that now we’re realizing they can be feminine, too.”

― Jessica Chastain

“When I came on to ‘Iron Fist,’ it was really Colleen Wing that sold it for me. I thought it was a good opportunity to see a really strong female Asian American.”

― Jessica Henwick

“We’ve had real strong aboriginal male artists who’ve crossed over to the mainstream who have toured the U.K., who have been a massive influence on myself and many, many communities around Australia.”

― Jessica Mauboy

“The people who are inspiring and strong for me are the ones who acknowledge vulnerabilities.”

― Jessie Buckley

“Because I’ve got younger sisters, I want to impart on them the possibility of being a strong woman in whatever role I choose.”

― Jessie Buckley

“Sometimes you have to be a diva. All the artists I admire from Madonna to Whitney to Mariah have all been called divas. If you are strong, if you have vision, if you are an artist, you have to do what you believe in. And if you get called a diva for it, then so what.”

― Jessie J

“I have the happiest, most confident babies, and I know it’s because they feel that strong love from their parents.”

― Jessie James Decker

“Women are strong, and we’re way too hard on ourselves.”

― Jessie James Decker

“I like how strong Sade is and how she doesn’t give away too much.”

― Jessie Ware

“Cristiano Ronaldo is big and strong, but Messi’s technique is pure class.”

― Jesus Navas

“Bruce Lee was very famous. I watched his movies and he is amazing. He is a martial arts master, his philosophy, his movement, both physically and mentally, were very strong.”

― Jet Li

“I need to talk about Chinese culture. We have deep, strong philosophy and culture. I want to share some information, tell the worldwide audience.”

― Jet Li

“Records have never really been my strong suit. I’ve always been a much better live act. I didn’t understand the language of the studio. You sing differently in a studio. The language, the craft – it’s just a whole different deal. I avoided the problem on my first record by doing a live album.”

― Jewel

“My parents’ relationship with Kolkata is so strong. Growing up, the absence of Kolkata was always present in our lives.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“I think each artist lives with purpose. A strong sense of purpose. We know who’s come before us.”

― Jidenna

“The apparent pointlessness of fashion may be just what makes it so strong as a zeitgeist sensor. Even I, a designer, do not know why a certain proportion feels dated or why another one feels exciting at a given moment. I leave that to the cultural historians and theorists.”

― Jil Sander

“Eyeliner is a go-to for me, and gold has always been a color that I really like. It’s reminiscent of a lion; it’s a strong color.”

― Jillian Hervey

“Strong, not skinny, is now sexy, and long workouts are a thing of the past.”

― Jillian Michaels

“One problem was that my direct testimony was in writing, so a lot of people didn’t get to see it. I hope they see it, because I think it built a very strong case.”

― Jim Barksdale

“We also provide a lot of services with our consulting group that allow people to take maximum advantage of the Net economy. Those all seem to resonate with customers and are providing a good strong base going forward.”

― Jim Barksdale

“Nobody is going to tell me Marshawn Lynch can’t run. He’s strong as an ox.”

― Jim Brown

“You have to have a strong title. It’s got to say something.”

― Jim Capaldi

“So the name of a group has to say something. The name has to be strong.”

― Jim Capaldi

“I have to confess that a strong contributing factor was that I had just taken what was probably the first acid ever made, given to me by a guy called Johnny Fellows, who had just returned from America.”

― Jim Capaldi

“Bush may be a strong leader in the war on terrorism, but on budget deficits he is missing-in-action.”

― Jim Cooper

“Ultimately, Congressional medicine is like veterinary medicine: It must be strong enough to work, and tasty enough to swallow.”

― Jim Cooper

“The single most important thing we can do today to ensure a strong, successful future for Wisconsin is invest in our kids early – because what we do now will determine what kind of state Wisconsin will be 10, 20, even 50 years from now.”

― Jim Doyle

“Further, by acting decisively in Iraq, the United States has sent very strong signals to other nations that have been or could be terrorist sympathizers.”

― Jim Gerlach

“As a viewer, my own work elicits strong emotional reaction from me.”

― Jim Hodges

“For me, I think being a conservative means you are focused on all four key principles: strong defense, lower taxes, less spending, and defending traditional American values.”

― Jim Jordan

“I think when you’re knee-deep in coming up with editorial plans, the desire to sit down and pencil something is pretty strong.”

― Jim Lee

“I think my ancestors had to be enormously strong emotionally and very courageous.”

― Jim Murphy

“Let’s face it: dancing isn’t one of my strong points.”

― Jim Nabors

“I am a strong believer that intellectual property rights need to be protected.”

― Jim Oberweis

“I had a very strong interest in music, specifically the piano from a very small age.”

― Jim Parsons

“As we celebrate President Reagan’s remarkable career and historic legacy, we also celebrate a man of strong character, deep conviction, unforgettable charm, and wonderful wit.”

― Jim Ramstad

“For young boys, just to know you exist in any capacity is a strong feeling.”

― Jim Rash

“We have a strong agricultural heritage in Kansas.”

― Jim Ryun

“Protection of private property is a fundamental right protected in a strong democracy.”

― Jim Ryun

“We live in a dangerous world where rogue nations are developing longer range missiles. We have to make a strong effort at developing defenses against this threat.”

― Jim Saxton

“I’m a Democrat, and I have strong reasons for being a Democrat.”

― Jim Webb

“I have very strong memories of my early years. In fact, I remember the house I was born in, and we moved from that house when I was less than ten months old. I have drawn pictures of it and shown my mother, and she was shocked because we have no photos of the place, and I was very accurate.”

― Jimmy Barnes

“If you gather a lot of stuff, then you write it, write in scenes with dialogue. Somewhere in the middle, rising from all this research like strong metal towers, is your opinions.”

― Jimmy Breslin

“Here’s where it goes with Led Zeppelin. It didn’t matter what was going on around us, because the character of Led Zeppelin’s music was so strong.”

― Jimmy Page

“When you’re 27 million strong, no one can tell you that you don’t belong or expect you to just move along.”

― Jimmy Smits

“With a strong domestic economy, low national unemployment at 5 percent, and increasing retail sales, the picture should look rosy. But one look at the trade deficit changes all of that.”

― Jo Ann Emerson

“Television provokes strong opinions, and sometimes we try a bit too hard to appeal to everyone.”

― Jo Brand

“I find it odd that there’s such strong objection to what is a clear way to assure that our elections are reliable and we can do a recount if there are any questions.”

― Joan Blades

“I do think it’s very important, if you’re going to spend the rest of your life with somebody, to know that you really like them. Because when the pheromones wear off, which of course they will, you have to have a strong basis.”

― Joan Collins

“You have to be self-reliant and strong to survive in this town. Otherwise you will be destroyed.”

― Joan Crawford

“I was thinking about what I wanted to write next, after my first novel, and had decided that I wanted to write a story with a lot of strong female characters in it.”

― Joan D. Vinge

“I do have a strong sense of an order in the universe.”

― Joan Didion

“Life is strong and fragile. It’s a paradox… It’s both things, like quantum physics: It’s a particle and a wave at the same time. It all exists all together.”

― Joan Jett

“We can’t be empowered women in our career and strong women in our relationships if it weren’t for the fact that we’re healthy.”

― Joanna Garcia

“My faith grew strong, and I sent a letter (as I was ordered) to the Rev. Dignitary of the Cathedral of Exeter. I was assured, before I sent it, he would not answer it.”

― Joanna Southcott

“There are some countries where there is not an issue with women in physics. Malaysia, for example, has physics departments where 60 per cent of undergraduates are female, and France and Italy are strong, too. It is not about ability but more about what the culture says is appropriate.”

― Jocelyn Bell Burnell

“Jiu Jitsu is a great workout both mentally and physically. You want to be strong for it and flexible for it.”

― Jocko Willink

“You don’t read many scripts, especially for crime dramas, that feature a strong woman as the central character.”

― Jodie Whittaker

“If a nation’s security is only as strong as its weakest link, then America may be in serious trouble. Hawaii may be our weakest link and could have a serious impact on our nation’s immigration policy.”

― Joe Arpaio

“I know why we’re strong. I know why we have held together; I know why we are united: it’s because there’s always been a growing middle class.”

― Joe Biden

“The United States supports a strong, united Ukraine with productive and peaceful relationships with both the East and the West, with both Russia and Europe.”

― Joe Biden

“People never know how strong is their lust for being cheated.”

― Joe Chung

“The key is to stay level headed. Not get too high with the highs. At the same time, you need to stay strong when things aren’t going your way.”

― Joe Gomez

“Some people you struggle to argue with – they’ve got a lot of strong backing to what they say and what they do.”

― Joe Hart

“People always ask what’s it like to grow up as a Kennedy. It’s a family. It’s big, it’s large, it’s amazing. You’ve got strong personalities with strong opinions. And we’ll come out differently on some of those opinions.”

― Joe Kennedy III

“I think that if you make a strong statement of principle, even if the folks disagree with you, people will respect you for it.”

― Joe Klein

“Community means engaging constructively with like-minded nations to build strong, sustaining institutions and alliances – and bringing emerging powers into this community so future conflict becomes less likely.”

― Joe Lieberman

“I thought a company that provides mutual-fund information could be a great business, because you could construct an effective moat by building large financial databases and customer lists and a strong brand name.”

― Joe Mansueto

“I recorded the song ‘Believers’ because I feel the song has a strong and much needed message. We all need encouragement and something to believe in.”

― Joe Nichols

“My father was just a hell of a guy. He had a real strong sense of honor, and he tried to pass that on to me. I like to think that I embrace that.”

― Joe R. Lansdale

“’Bubba Ho-Tep’ was an accidental story that turned out to be my first film adaptation, and it’s still going strong in story and film.”

― Joe R. Lansdale

“It’s not something someone sets out to do – I never really set out to make movies about strong fighting women, but it just seems to happen that way. I’ve certainly known some, and I think my sister was probably a big influence.”

― Joe Wright

“It feels good to be fit and strong.”

― Joel Edgerton

“Seeds and nuts are indispensable for cardiovascular health. The protective properties of nuts against coronary heart disease were first recognized in the early 1990s, and a strong body of literature has followed, confirming these original findings.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“I am a physician specializing in nutritional interventions for chronic disease and a strong advocate of superior nutrition as the first line of attack to prevent and treat most chronic diseases.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“Doctors’ positions and recommendations about drugs, procedures, surgical interventions, health and nutrition are not always based on strong scientific evidence.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“Sometimes when you take strong stands, if you’re not called to do it, you’re dividing the audience you’re trying to reach.”

― Joel Osteen

“If you can lessen the chance of a bad injury by being strong, you have to do it.”

― Joel Parkinson

“Southeast Asia food uses many different types of spices which are quite new to me, like the curry leaves which I saw at the Kreta Ayer wet market in Chinatown. With such spices used in cooking, this usually imparts a strong aroma to Southeast Asian food, which appeals to the senses.”

― Joel Robuchon

“Working with friends isn’t easy – the nature of an artistic project means it’s about two strong visions colliding and a bit of mental wrestling.”

― Johan Renck

“I always relish the idea of collaborating with the director on creating the sound world, the sound spectrum, and the sound environment of the film. I use every means at my disposal to create a score that is as strong and powerful to enhance the director’s vision for the film.”

― Johann Johannsson

“I got a very strong sense from my mother, in particular, that we are all equal in the sight of God.”

― Johann Lamont

“In my eyes, and in my opinion, the guitar is strong and powerful and will never die.”

― John 5

“House Republicans want to pass a strong border security, illegal immigration bill. We want a bill. There is no ifs, ands or buts about it.”

― John Boehner

“Ireland has a role to play in making the E.U. united and strong.”

― John Bruton

“To strong, susceptible characters, the music of nature is not confined to sweet sounds.”

― John Burroughs

“The homing instinct in birds and animals is one of their most remarkable traits: their strong local attachments and their skill in finding their way back when removed to a distance. It seems at times as if they possessed some extra sense – the home sense – which operates unerringly.”

― John Burroughs

“The strong should always permit the weak and aggrieved to talk, to bluster, and scold without taking offence; and if we had so acted, and exercised proper skill in the management of our affairs, Mexico and ourselves would, by this time, have quietly and peaceably settled all difficulties and been good friends.”

― John C. Calhoun

“He is blind indeed who does not see, in the signs of the times, a strong tendency to plunge the Union as deep in debt as are many of the States, and to subjugate the whole to the paper system.”

― John C. Calhoun

“Where wages command labor, as in the non-slaveholding States, there necessarily takes place between labor and capital a conflict, which leads, in process of time, to disorder, anarchy, and revolution if not counteracted by some appropriate and strong constitutional provision. Such is not the case in the slaveholding States.”

― John C. Calhoun

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”

― John C. Maxwell

“As an actor, it’s great to play a strong leader with a heart of gold.”

― John C. McGinley

“I’m just trying to be the best I can be. I try to surround myself with people who are strong in areas I’m weak. Which is why I have such a big staff.”

― John Calipari

“I’ve obviously always been aware of actor-oriented films, being an actor. Altman and Cassavetes were really strong. And then I realized their structures were quite fascinating, too.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“A strong team can take any crazy vision and turn it into reality.”

― John Carmack

“I don’t think my body’s gonna go to hell if I train for performance. It might change a little and adapt, but I like being strong.”

― John Cena

“As a company, the best that we can do is not only penalize but rehabilitate. Speaking for myself, I’ve always been strong. I don’t need that club to put in my bag. This is a choice of the athlete, not the sanctioning body. We do substance abuse testing, impact testing, cardiac testing, so we try to sniff out these problems before they even start.”

― John Cena

“When my job isn’t performing in a WWE ring, my job is to get back performing in that ring. When I’m hurt, all I have to do all day is get strong and get better. I’m a very dedicated physical therapy patient, and that helps a lot.”

― John Cena

“The U.K.’s relationship with the U.S. has proved strong enough over time to bear the weight of honest disagreement. It does not require unconditional support where our interests or judgements differ.”

― John Chilcot

“My compulsion to always be working has become less strong and my current business is purely down to this enormous alimony. If I wasn’t doing this I’d be making documentaries about wildlife and other subjects that interest me.”

― John Cleese

“In the early sixties, we were strong, we were virulent.”

― John Connally

“An institution that borrows on a non-prioritized basis would never contemplate borrowing on a prioritized basis. Doing so would undermine its standing in the bond market and suggest that it is not worthy of its strong credit rating. This type of self-imposed downgrade would materially affect its financial prospects.”

― John Delaney

“We have to start grounding our policies in facts and recognize that a strong economy is critical for funding progressive priorities.”

― John Delaney

“We have been dealt a very weak hand by the financial market meltdown, bailouts, and recession. We can’t act like it’s a strong one.”

― John Delaney

“I always felt that, through it all, there was a really strong, forward, positive, constructive accomplishment by the American people during that period, if you consider that during the period from 1954 to 1965, this country broke through the caste system.”

― John Doar

“If we continue to win and build and finish strong, that’s all you can ask for.”

― John Dorsey

“Jaelen Strong’s big. He runs really good routes. He’s got great hands.”

― John Dorsey

“America’s families will be safer in a world where we’re strong, where we’re engaged, but where we’re respected.”

― John Edwards

“It’s my experience at Fiat and, now, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that when there is a very strong CEO, it’s a good thing to be chairman.”

― John Elkann

“We’ll keep sending more and more conservatives to Washington, and we’ll eventually get these bills passed. But don’t be afraid to pass good, strong, conservative legislation.”

― John Fleming

“I think that we need, you know, Sen. Vitter is quite conservative, and I think we need to replace a good strong conservative with another conservative.”

― John Fleming

“The strong emergence of pro-feminine values in highly masculine societies signals that traditional masculine structures will continue to be challenged as the Millennial generation grows up and gains even more influence.”

― John Gerzema

“I seem to be very attracted to strong female personalities in acting and music.”

― John Grant

“Dogs are a really amazing eye opener for us humans because their lives are compressed into such a short period, so we can see them go from puppyhood to adolescence to strong adulthood and then into their sunset years in 10 to 12 years. It really drives home the point of how finite all our lives are.”

― John Grogan

“I must have been born with a strong attraction toward, and possibly even an aptitude for, doing things on a small scale.”

― John Gurdon

“As an actor you have to have a strong vivid imagination as you’re working and when the camera’s rolling, but there’s certainly a part of you that is aware of real life, that you’re making a movie.”

― John Hawkes

“I generally play strong people and scary people.”

― John Hawkes

“I love strong women.”

― John Hillcoat

“It’s great to make strong, powerful films, but in terms of people wanting to finance them, it’s also very difficult.”

― John Hillcoat

“Our Keystone legislation received strong bipartisan support in the Senate. Although it didn’t receive the 60 votes necessary for passage, 56 senators – a majority – voted in favor of the bill. Despite President Obama’s actively lobbying against the bill, we still won the support of 11 Democrats.”

― John Hoeven

“Democrats with a good understanding of the need for strong energy policy in our country, especially in these difficult economic times, recognized the importance of the Keystone XL pipeline.”

― John Hoeven

“The Keystone XL project has built strong safety measures into its design with the newest technology. Additionally, 80 percent of the new Canadian oil sands are being developed ‘in situ,’ meaning, it has a similar carbon footprint and emissions as conventional oil wells.”

― John Hoeven

“I grew up in a strong family; we had strong family bonds.”

― John Howard

“For the most part I consider myself a mentally strong player.”

― John Isner

“A tournament pays me to show up because the fans want to see me and I move the needle at the box office? That’s amazing. It’s good for tennis, good for me and good for the event. If a sponsor wants to pay to put their company name on my shirt because they think I’m a strong ambassador for their brand? Heck yes.”

― John Isner

“My mother had an incredibly strong accent – although I couldn’t hear it – and she was the main person there, so I’ll have learnt to speak English from her.”

― John Key

“I have quite a strong sense of wanting to sort of, wanting to help others. I’m not claiming I’m a saint, but I have a genuine, genuine belief in trying to help others.”

― John Key

“I have three daughters who grew up while I was working on the special editions and the prequels. They got to be big ‘Star Wars’ fans. And, you know, I would see them identifying with a lot of the male characters, and I just thought, ‘Star Wars’ could use more good strong female leads.’”

― John Knoll

“My style is very strong poses and expressions.”

― John Kricfalusi

“We are fortunate to attract an energy executive as strong as Banmali Agrawala.”

― John L. Flannery

“I have a strong command of what’s going on in the company.”

― John L. Flannery

“It’s quite clear we’ve got strong franchises at the core of this company.”

― John L. Flannery

“Take any movie with an actor you like. Turn your head and just listen to the performance. In some cases, the physical presence remains as strong when you can’t see the actor, when it’s just the voice.”

― John Lasseter

“I think that, anybody with a strong will to tell a story, then that is fantastic. I think it’s fantastic. I think sometimes people have what I’ll call an ulterior motive with a story.”

― John Lee Hancock

“I’m too much of a Libra. I too often see the other person’s point of view and capitulate, even though I have strong political convictions. It’s just my liability. Maybe I’m too empathetic. That’s the actor in me.”

― John Lithgow

“I have very strong views on TV. There’s no diversity, there’s no choice. Things are decided by committee.”

― John Lloyd

“My father was an exceptionally strong influence on me.”

― John Malkovich

“A strong E.U., a strong NATO, and a true strategic partnership between them is profoundly in our interest.”

― John McCain

“But these guys learn so fast now, they sort of soak up the information, they’re fearless. Those are the guys who learn from their mistakes and come back strong the next time.”

― John McEnroe

“TSA serves as the operator, administrator and regulator for the nation’s transportation security. But in fact, the TSA bureaucracy does all it can to thwart any conversion to a system with more private-sector operations and strong federal oversight and standards. This agency cannot, and should not, do it all.”

― John Mica

“It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely, and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms.”

― John Millington Synge

“A most highly multiplying trait in point of far-reaching influences is that of ability to discover and use strong men. This trait stands out impressively in Rothschild’s ‘Lincoln, Master of Men’.”

― John Mott

“Many very strong fathers have turned out ineffectual sons by not allowing them to grow as men.”

― John Noble

“The actions that we take on the counterterrorism front, again, are to take actions against individuals where we believe that the intelligence base is so strong and the nature of the threat is so grave and serious, as well as imminent, that we have no recourse except to take this action that may involve a lethal strike.”

― John O. Brennan

“There was a fear among the original framers that the federal government would be so strong that they might destroy the state militias.”

― John Paul Stevens

“Democracy, of course, requires strong demands from the public.”

― John Ralston Saul

“Strictly speaking, intensity in the weight training context refers to the amount of work required to achieve the activity and is proportional to the mass of the weights being lifted – that is, how heavy the weight is relative to how strong you are.”

― John Romaniello

“Do not think of your faults, still less of other’s faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.”

― John Ruskin

“What I see are people who want affordable energy. They want strong environmental standards – they want a lot of things – but first and foremost they want affordable energy. And if you want affordable energy, you want oil, gas and coal.”

― John S. Watson

“Chinese growth will either be strong or very strong. They have a voracious demand for energy that will only continue to grow. What they’re doing… is looking at all forms of energy. They’re going ahead very strongly with coal, nuclear, oil, natural gas.”

― John S. Watson

“Actually, I’m a strong supporter of comprehensive tax reform.”

― John S. Watson

“The United States must recognize that access to reliable and affordable energy is the basis for economic expansion – and global competitiveness. And the nation must move from discouraging fossil fuel development – which is largely our approach today – to enabling it. We need all forms of energy to keep our economy strong.”

― John S. Watson

“Business owners have made a strong case to me that they need guest workers. But none has suggested that these workers should be placed on a path to citizenship.”

― John Shadegg

“Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one.”

― John Sterling

“The strong evidence is that we’re running out of space. We’re collectively affecting the world’s climate. This is due to the still-growing human population and our increase in consumption.”

― John Sulston

“There’s a lot to learn from President Clinton. It kills me as a strong Republican saying it, but he was the most effective president during my lifetime. And when business got out of line, he smacked them.”

― John T. Chambers

“I think that all areas of the budget have to be scrubbed. Clearly the entitlement issues have to be reformed and that’s an issue that’s going to require I think some strong bipartisan cooperation and leadership.”

― John Thune

“But clearly an economy that’s growing and expanding like this one – and it certainly is doing that with high GDP output, employment numbers strong, capacity utilization strong – that’s an environment in which the Fed needs to continually be alert to early signs of inflation.”

― John W. Snow

“I’m strong, but my arms are skinny; they’re never going to get big and bulky like a football player.”

― John Wall

“Today’s marijuana is also twice as strong as it was in the mid 80’s.”

― John Walters

“For me, there is a strong family connection to Boston and anything connected to Boston, which includes Fenway.”

― John Williams

“Belief fails when it works not well indeed but is idle as a sleeping man… Each virtuous deed is strong when it is grounded upon the solidity of belief.”

― John Wycliffe

“A savory chef must first master his knife skills and understand the basics of sauces and soups, etc., before he/she may move on to become a great chef. It is no different for pastry chefs. If you do not have a strong foundation and are a master of the basics, then you will never be that strong – you will never be a master of the trade – period.”

― Johnny Iuzzini

“Cancer softened me up. I like the old me better. I liked being angry. It made me feel strong.”

― Johnny Ramone

“It’s lovely being a parent and being in a strong marriage with somebody who is your best friend.”

― Johnny Vegas

“It’s really grinding to always play out of both sides of your mind and always be thinking what will offend people. Or what won’t. But I’m strong enough to deal with that. I own that I’m freakish in my way.”

― Johnny Weir

“I have had a great deal of interaction with Koreans and feel a fairly strong bond with Korea.”

― Joichi Ito

“MeToo is a strong movement in Hollywood, but a lot of my fans and demographic are younger, and they don’t really understand what’s going on with it. I wanted to put something out for them, even for those who are 4 years old, that every girl is a super girl. No matter your age, your height, your weight, your color – whatever you are.”

― JoJo Siwa

“I have something called ‘Siwanators,’ and if you’re a Siwanator, you’re strong. You’re powerful. You stand up to the bullies. If you’re a Siwanator, you’re nice. And the way you can tell if someone is a Siwanator is if they have a JoJo bow in.”

― JoJo Siwa

“I think what’s fun about the Western genre is the character arcs are very strong and, arguably, more interesting and exciting than the action that is metaphorically representational of those arcs.”

― Jon Favreau

“I am honoured to have the support of so many strong and determined women.”

― Jon Ossoff

“A real active music set, based and really concentrated on what the music’s all about. That’s what I’m all about – singing and a really good strong music set.”

― Jon Secada

“Many of our soldiers are stationed at Camp Coyote just south of the Iraqi border. This is how you know we have a strong army, when you can actually tell your enemy exactly where your camp is and what its name is.”

― Jon Stewart

“If your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke, then you don’t have a regime.”

― Jon Stewart

“Yeah I grew up in the public eye. I became a man in the public eye, which is kind of a bizarre thing to come to terms with. Now I’m in my late 20s and I was in my early 20s when I became recognizable. But I think ‘Moneyball’ represents a very strong shift in my career and becoming an adult and a man.”

― Jonah Hill

“I went to a boarding school with a strong Maori tradition, where we were taught all about the haka.”

― Jonah Lomu

“I could binge-eat cheese – I love any blue cheese. Make it strong; make it deadly.”

― Jonathan Anderson

“I had very strong feelings, so the chance to make a film that deals in an imaginative way with stuff you care tremendously about is a real high. It’s a really amazing thing to be able to do.”

― Jonathan Demme

“It’s important to remember that Britain was the first country to industrialize, so I think there’s a strong argument to say this is where my profession was founded.”

― Jonathan Ive

“With all the outlets, if you have a strong comedic voice, there’s a venue to do your thing. It’s a bit of a meritocracy, where the best stuff rises to the top.”

― Jonathan Krisel

“Maybe strong leaders are not quite as alluring as we think, and we should celebrate the fact that our leaders are just like us. Just because one candidate can’t remember his whole speech and the other likes to put his feet up on the job doesn’t mean they can’t govern.”

― Jonathan Powell

“When you’re willing to be vulnerable, you can surprise yourself at how strong you can be.”

― Jonathan Van Ness

“If you’re feeling a little down, you’re never fully dressed without a strong heel. But only if you’re depressed – if you need a pick-me-up.”

― Jonathan Van Ness

“Some people tend to believe that I’m a strong believer, a strong Christian, but that’s not true. I’m not a strong believer. I’m very weak.”

― Joni Eareckson Tada

“I believe that wholeheartedly – that we have to maintain a strong national defense.”

― Joni Ernst

“The answer to the problem of inequality is for the people who are fortunate enough to either have been gifted or deserved more to do everything they can to make the communities around them as strong as they possibly can.”

― Jordan Peterson

“No, I never go into a game with any doubts. I always feel confident in my ability, and hopefully I can be strong mentally.”

― Jordan Pickford

“We hear about the importance of strong core muscles all the time, but it never quite hits home until you stop and think what the muscles around your stomach and lower back really do.”

― Jos Buttler

“There are differences in the world community. But we have a common interest in a strong multilateral system.”

― Joschka Fischer

“Dragon fruit is very subtle, very delicate. So you want to be careful not to kill it with things that have very strong flavor.”

― Jose Andres

“Israel has been doing very well, but there are challenges the country faces, like poverty and social integration of the Orthodox, Arab, Beduin, and Ethiopian population, which will be essential for sustaining strong growth over time.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“Everyone has an opinion when it comes to immigration – strong, intense opinions.”

― Jose Antonio Vargas

“I grew up with a strong Spanish influence. I tried to learn flamenco when I was younger. But it’s like my teacher said: ‘It takes a lifetime to learn flamenco.’”

― Jose Gonzalez

“I have full confidence in the IMF. It is a very strong international institution.”

― Jose Manuel Barroso

“I don’t say we are a defensive team. I say we are a strong team in defensive terms, but at the same time lacking sufficient fluidity in attack because that will take time to come.”

― Jose Mourinho

“The team is completely close. Anything you say outside, there is no chance it will go inside. So the team is really strong and compact. We know what we want and how to achieve it on the pitch.”

― Jose Mourinho

“We have a circle of corruption and impunity that is too strong.”

― Josefina Vazquez Mota

“Making a strong first impression is as important as ever, especially when meeting face-to-face.”

― Joseph Abboud

“The notion that you can endanger your physical and mental health by letting strong passions go unsatisfied is a vicious falsehood.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“I simply loved all my life; loved is too strong a word, but I had a tremendous sentiment, partly conditioned, of course, by the reality of where I grew up, for the spirit of individualism, for the idea of your being on your own in a big way.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“I feel like eventually they’re going to reboot the ‘Blade’ saga. I mean, hopefully, it’s at an age where I’m a little bit older. But I want to play that, a strong black superhero.”

― Joseph David-Jones

“We have a strong tradition in our country of senior leaders being apolitical, nonpartisan.”

― Joseph Dunford

“We cannot keep gapping units where we need a good strong NCO or staff NCO and he’s not there. They’ve got to have the right technical, the right leadership qualifications for the billet.”

― Joseph Dunford

“I was baptised a Catholic and, although I’m not a churchgoer now, I do have a strong sense of the integrity of doing what you believe to be true.”

― Joseph Fiennes

“I think it’s impossible to maintain a good, strong, muscular physique without taking some supplements. Between the protein shakes and the multivitamins that I take, I use C4, the pre-workout mix. I try to keep it as basic as I can, but I think I would shrink and disappear if I stopped taking protein shakes.”

― Joseph Gatt

“When we are fearful and worried all the time, we are living as if we don’t believe that we have a strong and able Shepherd who is tenderhearted toward us, who only leads us to good places, who protects us and lovingly watches over us.”

― Joseph Prince

“Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized, there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons, and a strong desire to get rid of them.”

― Joseph Rotblat

“In the end, the politics of the euro zone weren’t strong enough to create a fully integrated fiscal union with a common banking system, etc.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Love is a very strong emotion and a very powerful emotion.”

― Josephine Langford

“I look for fun and smarts – a witty, strong sexy woman.”

― Josh Dallas

“Big romantic gestures are only as strong as the relationships they happen in.”

― Josh Gondelman

“I’m skinny, but a soft skinny. I have strong legs, but my arms are like pea pods with single peas for elbows.”

― Josh Gondelman

“I want to be so strong as an actor that people wouldn’t say… eh, that’s Josh Lucas.”

― Josh Lucas

“Success can be built on a strong relationship between a lobbyist and a single, powerful lawmaker.”

― Joshua Micah Marshall

“There’s a great energy and drive that takes precedence in a lot of rock and pop. It’s about making a strong visceral connection. That’s something that I think great classical music can have, too.”

― Joshua Roman

“When he ran for president in 2008, Mr. Obama was the candidate of the young and the demographically ascendant. He eventually attracted strong majorities among African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans and voters under 30.”

― Joy Reid

“A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.”

― Joyce Brothers

“Among many of my friends and acquaintances, I seem to be one of the very few individuals who felt or feels no ambivalence about my mother. All my feelings for my mother were positive, very strong and abiding.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“The conscience can be a strong guide in life if we allow it.”

― Joyce Meyer

“It’s in the interest of the U.S. to maintain a strong democracy in Colombia.”

― Juan Manuel Santos

“There is no way to have a strong arm if you don’t throw enough.”

― Juan Marichal

“If you are used to going five innings and then go six or seven, you won’t have your good stuff. They need to start that from the minor leagues and give pitchers strong arms.”

― Juan Marichal

“I’ve always been a strong supporter of environmental protection and initiatives in that area. But I’m willing to set priorities. If we have to make reductions in one place, we’ll have to-in order to increase another place, I’m willing to do that.”

― Judd Gregg

“I think the fundamentals of America are strong.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“Germany are extremely fast and strong.”

― Julen Lopetegui

“However strong, however imposing a ship may appear, it is not ‘disgraced’ because it flies before the tempest. A commander ought always to remember that a man’s life is worth more than the mere satisfaction of his own pride. In any case, to be obstinate is blameable, and to be wilful is dangerous.”

― Jules Verne

“Educating the world’s poorest girls can only be done with the firm commitment of many stakeholders – both domestic and international – to plan, fund, and build strong, sustainable, and equitable education systems.”

― Julia Gillard

“Here in Australia we do get impacted by global economic events. But we should have some confidence that our economy has got strong underlying fundamentals.”

― Julia Gillard

“Creating a strong company culture isn’t just good business. It’s the right thing to do, and it makes your company better for all stakeholders – employees, management, and customers.”

― Julia Hartz

“The majority of our happiness at work is determined by the people who surround us. Strong teams produce more content, launch more products, and sign more contracts. And most importantly, they have fun doing it.”

― Julia Hartz

“If you want to build a sustainable culture, you have to have a strong philosophy and then let people do with it what they will and be OK with that.”

― Julia Hartz

“Being a mum is something that’s never bothered me too much. I have never felt a strong need to have children, but I am not averse to it either.”

― Julia Sawalha

“Democratic societies need a strong media, and WikiLeaks is part of that media.”

― Julian Assange

“I remember films I made at university, which are unbelievably pretentious. Poetry that I’d written that I delivered to camera, against a Venetian blind, strong shadows, looking slightly off-camera.”

― Julian Barratt

“Even though I grew up and I didn’t always like getting dragged to the meetings or the rallies or the speeches, I developed a very strong respect for participating in a democratic process.”

― Julian Castro

“The strongest initiative that government can take to ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing, is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation.”

― Julie Bishop

“There were times when I tried to hide my muscles. When you’re a young girl, you hear, ‘You’re really strong,’ or, ‘You have really toned arms.’ In my head, it wasn’t something that should be said about a girl. It should be more, ‘You’re pretty.’”

― Julie Ertz

“I consider myself to be a very strong, independent woman.”

― Julie Gonzalo

“Basically, women have to prove they are strong at all times. And then when they go on the attack, they have to not appear mean because those women often get the label of being catty.”

― Julie Nixon Eisenhower

“It’s very strong after the birth. It’s extraordinary. You can’t watch anything to do with kids being harmed.”

― Julie Walters

“When I played, the owners had the power. The prisoners are running the prison now, not the warden. The warden is strong and he has say so but, the balance of power is definitely with the players.”

― Julius Erving

“I have been a strong supporter of a free and open Internet and have indicated this both prior to and subsequent to being sworn in as chairman of the F.C.C. I believe it is important to take concrete and reasonable steps to protect the freedom of users and entrepreneurs and businesses both small and large on the Internet.”

― Julius Genachowski

“Helen Zille, formidable leader of the Democratic Alliance, routinely vilified as representing white interests only, is trying to make sure everyone knows that the case against Zuma is strong and is trying to have it investigated in a judicial review.”

― Justin Cartwright

“Tonally, the stuff I want to do in VR will, of course, always have a comedic backbone and be a bit absurdist and colorful with really interesting and bizarre characters but supported by really strong gameplay mechanics.”

― Justin Roiland

“There are very few VR games with really strong characters and voice acting.”

― Justin Roiland

“We’re going to make sure there is a strong price on carbon right across the country, and we’re hoping that the provinces are going to be able to do that, in a way, for themselves.”

― Justin Trudeau

“I believe I’m a unicorn. Unicorns are very magical and powerful and strong.”

― Justine Skye

“I totally enjoyed playing in Australia. I think they play very tough cricket, and the brand of cricket they play is very strong.”

― K. L. Rahul

“You need to be mentally and physically very strong to go and perform in Australia.”

― K. L. Rahul

“We as the governments, workers, employers and civil society must declare a war on child labour. This war cannot be won without strong, committed, coherent, and well-resourced worldwide movement. Equally needed is a genuine and active coordination between intergovernmental agencies at the highest level.”

― Kailash Satyarthi

“England have always had individually strong players, and I am a huge fan of Stevie Gerrard, who has the heart of a lion and is the icon of the modern footballer with his ability to attack and defend so well.”

― Kaka

“It sounds like a cliche, but without a strong group, you win nothing in football.”

― Kaka

“I do not differentiate between a commercial and an indie project as long as there is a strong subject and the character in the script is relatable.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“I want Dong Hyun Kim. He’s a grappler, he’s a strong stand-up fighter, and I think that would be a great fight. I think I beat him every and anywhere.”

― Kamaru Usman

“My mind is strong.”

― Kamaru Usman

“Going vegetarian – and then vegan – has calmed me down, and it has also made me physically and emotionally strong. I do crave meat once in a while, but I find that spiritually, non-vegetarian food works against my emotional health.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“If there are malpractices in sports, part of the solution lies in the organisations themselves taking a very strong view and cleaning up the mess from within.”

― Kapil Sibal

“Fatherhood is an honor, and men should be strong enough to step up to the plate.”

― Karamo Brown

“Whether or not we communicate it, I definitely seek my mom’s acceptance and approval for everything. She has a strong commercial sense of movies and is a quintessential audience. When she doesn’t like something, I know there is reason to worry. When she loves something, there is reason to celebrate.”

― Karan Johar

“I love playing strong women, even if they’re nuts.”

― Karen Black

“George McGovern – and I campaigned very hard for his election – was not, in the summer of 1971, a strong feminist ally. But he did come around.”

― Karen DeCrow

“I was running for mayor of Syracuse – the first woman to run for mayor in our city, or in New York, and one of the first in the United States. I was known for my strong conservation plank. In 1969, the term ‘conservation’ was hardly on the tip of every citizen’s tongue.”

― Karen DeCrow

“First lady has been a thankless position. Eleanor Roosevelt was brilliant and had strong views. She was criticized for her politics and for her appearance. Mrs. Roosevelt was attacked for being too involved in politics. Bess Truman was criticized for being uninvolved in politics.”

― Karen DeCrow

“Creating more and better jobs is how you build a strong economy.”

― Karen Handel

“Until I feel strong enough to pray sincerely and to act accordingly, I would rather not pray at all.”

― Karen Horney

“I think it is important to be a friend to your kids. But it is also equally important to set boundaries. My mother was a strong influence, and so was my dad. My mom was my friend whom I couldn’t cross.”

― Karisma Kapoor

“I would have strong opinions and be prepared to argue my case, but if you talk to my colleagues, I think you’d find they consider me the jokester, the informal mayor of the West Wing.”

― Karl Rove

“I think I was given a gift to play golf and to be mentally strong.”

― Karrie Webb

“’Paruthiveeran’ was a difficult film to work on. It was my first film but a very strong character.”

― Karthi

“I dub only four hours a day for a Tamil film because my voice doesn’t stay strong for long hours.”

― Karthi

“I can’t say enough about ‘OLTL’s’ strong cast.”

― Kassie DePaiva

“Growing up in Miami, I had all these great, strong influences. You know, being Cuban and the Latin influence, but also the strong hip-hop influence.”

― Kat Dahlia

“When I was a kid, to me, all women that I think were beautiful always tend to be ethnic of some sort. To be honest I think it’s the eyebrows – the powerful, strong eyebrows.”

― Kat Von D

“In the heptathlon, you can be any shape. Some of the girls are more built than others, and their strong events are the shot put and javelin.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“Oregonians continually demonstrate a strong belief in fairness and equal treatment under the law.”

― Kate Brown

“I’m a very strong person, and I think that’s why, actually, I find it really infuriating when I read, ‘She had a nervous breakdown’ or ‘She’s not very mentally stable, just a weak, frail little creature.’”

― Kate Bush

“Clothes are such a strong part of who a human being is.”

― Kate Bush

“Not all children have the anchor of a strong family.”

― Kate Middleton

“The centuries-old habit of privileging the male heir arose because monarchs were supposed to lead their country in battle, and only men were thought strong enough to do so.”

― Kate Williams

“I don’t have those great, strong, glowing pregnancies.”

― Kate Winslet

“I am very strong. When you have children, you have to be.”

― Kate Winslet

“You know, I like to think that I’m a really strong, tough person, but I’m not. I’m a very, very needy person. I’m very insecure. I’m very impressionable.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“It feels good to be strong.”

― Katharine McPhee

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

― Katherine Kelly

“All I’ve ever wanted to be is a strong, powerful, beautiful black woman.”

― Katherine Ryan

“Self-promotion is not my strong suit, for sure. I don’t look down on it; I just don’t understand how to do it.”

― Katherine Waterston

“I like to be strong.”

― Kathryn Bigelow

“First and foremost, I’m a feminist. And basically that stems from a strong belief that all people and creatures deserve equal opportunity, rights and respect.”

― Kathy Najimy

“I just love strong female characters in general, not necessarily because, ‘She’s evil’ or ‘Oh, because she’s good.’”

― Katie Cassidy

“I have strong opinions, and I am not afraid to share them.”

― Katie Hopkins

“I’ve been no-platformed from every university with a strong Islamic faith community.”

― Katie Hopkins

“If I was fat and had a strong regional accent and was a bloke, I’d be a stand-up. Because I think I’m funny.”

― Katie Hopkins

“I think our devotion to Mary is very beautiful. She has a sacred role in Catholicism, and her strong faith and humility are things we can learn from.”

― Katie Ledecky

“Kerry Washington is a mentor to me. She is so strong and smart. She’s also so giving and supportive.”

― Katie Lowes

“I think Trump is someone who appreciates and connects with people who hold their own and are strong individuals. I think he can smell weakness, and if you show him weakness, he exploits it, and he doesn’t respect you.”

― Katy Tur

“So, wrestling, being strong, having good matches? I learned that in New Japan. But as a TV character? TNA was good.”

― Kazuchika Okada

“When I was just a strong wrestler, TNA didn’t use me. I didn’t have a character, so I knew I needed one.”

― Kazuchika Okada

“I’m tall and thin but not strong, so you’re either an athlete or you’re funny.”

― Keegan-Michael Key

“My biggest role model right now is Beyonce, just ’cause she is a very, very strong, powerful woman, and that’s obviously the number one reason to be inspired by her. She is just killing every game there is to kill.”

― Kehlani

“We need a strong farm bill that gives assistance to farmers during times of drought, creates markets for local goods, protects our environment, and helps struggling families bridge the gap between hard times and a full dinner table.”

― Keith Ellison

“There are some images that I will only use once, and not use again because they don’t seem to really hit the nail right on the head, but there are some which are so strong they have to be reduced; sometimes just reusing them makes them stronger.”

― Keith Haring

“I want to present a very strong and bold image, but with femininity. I love being sweet and salty all together.”

― Keke Palmer

“A strong, powerful, successful woman is always intimidating.”

― Kelita Zupancic

“Strong credit markets give companies borrowing options to boost their stock prices while making bearish investors scramble to close out trades before losing any more money, both of which then push the stock market even higher and continue the self-reinforcing bullish cycle.”

― Kelly Evans

“It’s part of the fun of it to work with strong personalities.”

― Kelly Lynch

“I tend to get cast as a certain type of quiet, almost introverted person who’s strong on the inside, but the characters are so very different I don’t see it as any kind of typecasting.”

― Kelly Macdonald

“I love strong women in films that are allowed to play women and not male fantasies.”

― Kelly Reilly

“I think I’m very strong at dialogue, I think I’m very strong in characterization. I think sometimes I use dialogue and character work to cover weaknesses in my plotting.”

― Kelly Sue DeConnick

“As a fan, I connect with realness. Whether it’s strong or vulnerable, if it’s real, I can connect with it.”

― Kelsea Ballerini

“I’ve always been drawn to strong women in every genre, people who push the boundaries because they’re just epic.”

― Kelsea Ballerini

“Values-based business behavior is no longer simply an interesting option – it’s crucial to your survival. Once you understand your mission and values, you have a strong basis for evaluating your practices and aligning them accordingly.”

― Ken Blanchard

“While we have a Constitution that is very strong in the sense that we are not gonna have a religion that’s sanctioned by the government, it doesn’t mean that we need to have a separation between government and religion.”

― Ken Buck

“Mike Hodge is someone I’ve counted on for strong, steady leadership from the very start of my union service, and he has never failed to deliver.”

― Ken Howard

“You can’t get through medical school if you don’t have a strong will and a strong constitution.”

― Ken Jeong

“Brock Lesnar was basically eye candy for MMA. He came in there, he was big, he was strong, he won a few matches, he captured the title, and then he was out. Not much of a career.”

― Ken Shamrock

“My word will never be as strong as God’s word. All I am is just a vessel, doing His work.”

― Kendrick Lamar

“I used to think that it didn’t make any difference how far you ran if you had a good, strong musculoskeletal system and no underlying cardiovascular problems.”

― Kenneth H. Cooper

“Our liquidity is fine. As a matter of fact, it’s better than fine. It’s strong.”

― Kenneth Lay

“We need someone who is a strong representative of our value system.”

― Kenneth Lay

“I’ve been a strong financial and political supporter of, first, President Bush Sr. when he was running for president, and even when he ran for president a time or two and failed.”

― Kenneth Lay

“My personal pride is not strong enough to make me brave. But I don’t know why I equate being brave with fighting.”

― Kenneth Lonergan

“Art is a private thing, the artist makes it for himself; a comprehensible work is the product of a journalist. We need works that are strong, straight, precise, and forever beyond understanding.”

― Kenneth Tynan

“Even my most physical matches in New Japan have all been athletic contests, and generally, they’ve all been fair and square. It’s been this new, strong style we’ve been trying to create in New Japan, with my own personal style.”

― Kenny Omega

“I started playing basketball when I was 6 or 7. I wasn’t strong enough to shoot the correct way, so I just used two hands. As I got older, I just kept shooting that way.”

― Kenny Smith

“There is a strong movement towards increased accountability for software developers and software development organizations.”

― Kent Beck

“All four of the actors in ‘You’re the Worst,’ we all have strong theater backgrounds. We all play off of each other in that way that you would in theater. You kind of are up for anything out of the blue happening and getting it on film, you know? We’re all just open to playing.”

― Kether Donohue

“I’m very comfortable being married to an extremely strong, opinionated, and driven woman. But I also sit at the head of the table. I have both of those sides to me.”

― Kevin Bacon

“I like playing complex, interesting characters. Sometimes I don’t think there’s much of a strong line between right and wrong for a character. Every character is somewhere on a moral spectrum.”

― Kevin Bacon

“Irish writing is so strong that it can feel like the country has all been covered, but in fact, there are so many gaps. The small west of Ireland cities and the working classes there have almost never appeared in Irish literature, simply because those communities were never in the way of producing books.”

― Kevin Barry

“What we lack is a good, strong business climate with lower taxes, fairer regulation.”

― Kevin Brady

“The sense of discovery only comes when I’m making discoveries alongside the reader. It feels crucial for me to not know too much about how things will turn out. So I try to develop strong characters with recognizable desires and put them together with other characters and see what happens.”

― Kevin Canty

“To me, Batman is definately Bruce Wayne’s darker side. The challenge is playing it as two separate aspects of the same person. I have to create the illusion of a Dark Knight, who’s mysterious and strong.”

― Kevin Conroy

“We have proven that you can actually move strong, progressive policies, grow the economy, and improve the human condition.”

― Kevin de Leon

“I just want to grow spiritually with the Lord. I’m keeping strong at it, just trying to make my walk with faith a little better.”

― Kevin Durant

“I really worked with icons in the music business, which really had a strong effect on me. It wasn’t just pick-up gigs.”

― Kevin Eubanks

“I’m just going to be as honest as I can with my children and really try to build their character to be as strong as ours is.”

― Kevin Federline

“These regional series – we need to have them strong to feed drivers to the Truck series. Nothing against ARCA, but NASCAR needs to have their own series be their own streams.”

― Kevin Harvick

“There are folks who we have a moral responsibility to help, who are going to cost the taxpayers lots of money in the future, so there’s a strong argument for us to help them with current cash.”

― Kevin Hassett

“Guys in the league have grown-man strength. They’re not going to move off when you bump them. They know your moves and are going to cut them off. You have to be strong and have counters. You have to slow down.”

― Kevin Knox

“My whole family growing up played sports, so I’m definitely from a strong sporting background.”

― Kevin Knox

“’Uprising’ was one of the first three or four albums I ever bought in 1980 when I was 13, and that had a strong impact on me.”

― Kevin Macdonald

“I don’t need a strong EPA. I don’t need to fund a lot of money there.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“We have to defend America and be strong.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“All businesses require capital, management and labor, and business executives, wanting to grow and maintain profitable enterprises, have a strong incentive to keep costs, including labor, as low as possible.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“At Under Armour, we’ve created a very strong culture, a culture that first and foremost is built on people.”

― Kevin Plank

“The Government’s mission is to build a strong and fair Australia capable of meeting the new challenges of the 21st century.”

― Kevin Rudd

“I grew up in a society with a very ancient and strong oral storytelling tradition. I was told stories, as a child, by my grandmother, and my father as well.”

― Khaled Hosseini

“There’s nothing worse than having a very strong female character and then suddenly having it go away.”

― Khandi Alexander

“I’m strong and fearless and not afraid to take risks in business.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“This is what you do your routine for, so when playoff basketball comes, it helps you stay fresh, sharp, energized, strong – all that.”

― Khris Middleton

“I know at times I’m going to have to just take the 3-ball when it’s there instead of trying to get more to that midrange. But the midrange game is definitely one of my strong suits. I can’t give that up.”

― Khris Middleton

“In my late 30s, I flirted with the idea of having a child without necessarily being in a steady relationship. But I’ve never had a strong maternal urge, and then I got cancer of the womb – luckily caught at an early stage – so that put paid to that.”

― Kiki Dee

“When I got out of my Twenties I stopped playing women that were victims. I like playing women who are strong and have a piece of mind.”

― Kim Cattrall

“I’ve been asked for years to do a reality show. One of my criteria is that I would be given the opportunity to show a strong family unit.”

― Kim Fields

“Strong communities are built around local, real food. Food we trust to nourish our bodies, the farmer and planet.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Thankfully, I was given a strong base by my parents, an understanding of who I was and my strength.”

― Kimberly Elise

“I come from a strong woman who believed – and my father believed – that anything a man could do, a woman could do better.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“I am a strong woman. I come from a background as a prosecutor.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“The jury is not in, so we just don’t know. But there are very strong indications that wormholes that a human could travel through are forbidden by the laws of physics. That’s sad, that’s unfortunate, but that’s the direction in which things are pointing.”

― Kip Thorne

“Unfortunately, our stock is somehow not well understood by the markets. The market compares us with generic companies. We need to look at Biocon as a bellwether stock. A stock that is differentiated, a stock that is focused on R&D, and a very, very strong balance sheet with huge value drivers at the end of it.”

― Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

“My children are my children. There’s no doubt about that at all. They’re very strong towards me, very protective, and I towards them. It works both ways.”

― Kiri Te Kanawa

“A strong and dedicated mentor can help a young woman get her foot in the door, get a promotion and get a raise.”

― Kirsten Gillibrand

“A strong mentor can help a young woman find and advance in the career of her dreams that otherwise may have seemed impossible.”

― Kirsten Gillibrand

“Doing right by our seniors isn’t just about making the right decisions today – it’s about ensuring that every generation of Americans can have a strong and secure future.”

― Kirsten Gillibrand

“I think people are always going to say things about you or disapprove of your relationships or your ideals or your beliefs or something, but I think you have to stand up and stay strong in who you are and not let it affect you.”

― Kirstin Maldonado

“It is true what Rimbaud said; If you think a book is strong enough, try it at the ocean, in the wind, at the waves. If the book can resist the ocean, then it exists. Otherwise, throw it away.”

― Klaus Kinski

“Yes, I know that you feel you are not strong enough. That’s what the enemy thinks too. But we’re gonna fool them.”

― Knute Rockne

“Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.”

― Knute Rockne

“Developing and newer democracies are much more susceptible to the tactics of populists and demagogues – they often do not have strong institutions, free press, or the infrastructure required to defend their nascent democracies.”

― Kofi Annan

“I grew up in a family that despised displays of strong emotion, rage in particular. We stewed. We sulked. When arguments did occur, they were full-scale conniptions, and we regarded them as family failings.”

― Koren Zailckas

“I grew up in a family that despised displays of strong emotion, rage in particular. We stewed. We sulked. When arguments did occur, they were full-scale conniptions, and we regarded them as family failings. Afterward, we withdrew from one another and tried our best to strike the event from our memories.”

― Koren Zailckas

“I don’t always match up with guys like Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum, but when I do, those guys are a challenge. Dwight, for example, is quick, explosive, and strong all in one.”

― Kris Humphries

“I’m strong enough and have a pretty thick skin, but when people go after my kids, I just hit block-delete, block-delete. It’s my mantra.”

― Kris Jenner

“It’s important for my kids to see our family strong and united.”

― Kris Jenner

“Strong religious identities survive and thrive. But more than ever before, even in their most conservative iterations, they are chosen.”

― Krista Tippett

“I loved Veronica right off the bat. She was so strong and I think it is so important because there are so few shows that portray women, especially young women, as being strong and being able to stand up for themselves.”

― Kristen Bell

“I’m a strong person, but I’d never resort to violence.”

― Kristen Johnston

“Trump was elected in part because enough Americans viewed him as a capable and strong leader, someone who is ‘decisive’ and ‘competent.’”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“Females want other females to be really strong, so there are a whole lot of scripts that are basically just male parts renamed as a girl.”

― Kristen Stewart

“Now make no mistake, I think we need a strong dose of fiscal conservatism in Washington, D.C.”

― Kristi Noem

“Sometimes I’ll read an audition and I’ll get a very strong first impression about who the person is, and I usually go with it.”

― Kristin Bauer van Straten

“I think a lot of girls look up to me because I’m a strong woman.”

― Kristin Cavallari

“I’m an actress who likes a strong, communicative director.”

― Kristin Davis

“I didn’t know how to throw a punch – why would I? Who knows how to throw a punch? Now I do it all the time, and it makes me feel strong.”

― Krysten Ritter

“Very often, we think of leadership being at the very top of an organisation. I think what’s unique about ABG is that we have a very strong cadre of leaders across the organisation who are highly empowered and therefore play a very major role in the growth and evolution of the organization.”

― Kumar Mangalam Birla

“I like to have strong opinions with nothing to back them up with besides my primal sincerity. I like sincerity. I lack sincerity.”

― Kurt Cobain

“I’ve long thought that Marco Rubio would make a strong G.O.P. candidate for president. While he was brought into office by surfing on the Tea Party wave, he has proven himself not to be wedded to the frequent lunacy of those folks.”

― Kurt Eichenwald

“People want to have access to jazz because it has a vibe that’s very strong.”

― Kurt Elling

“And if you are strong enough, then you can grow as a conductor more and more.”

― Kurt Masur

“I have strong faith, and I have strong family.”

― Kyle Korver

“You can have a strong work ethic. Yes, that’s going to take you far. But I think if you have a solid work ethic and a passion, that’s different.”

― Kyle Kuzma

“I think love is, by far, the strongest force in the entire universe. Love is so strong, it’ll make you do something that, in any other circumstance, you would never do.”

― Kyle

“I am a strong girl but also sensitive.”

― Kyle Richards

“Our mother was very strong.”

― Kyle Richards

“I gravitate towards strong messages and things that make an impact.”

― Kylie Bunbury

“Young girls need to see women who are strong and vulnerable and complex onscreen.”

― Kylie Bunbury

“For me, I’ve always wanted to portray roles that are empowering. Also, being empowering doesn’t necessarily mean being strong all the time.”

― Kylie Bunbury

“I like strong female characters. I try to write them as role models for young girls.”

― L. J. Smith

“I always had a strong faith, and I always relied on God for a lot.”

― LaChanze

“I have a very strong connection with God, very strong sense of my faith.”

― LaChanze

“The time the moon is going back, the blood that is in a person does be weakening, but when the moon is strong, the blood that moves strong in the same way. And it to be at the full, it drags the wits along with it, the same as it drags the tide.”

― Lady Gregory

“There is also a natural and very, very strong empathy with the underdog, with people who have suffered, people who have been pushed around by foreigners in particular, but also by their own people.”

― Lakhdar Brahimi

“We can win respect in the world only if we are strong internally and can banish poverty and unemployment from our country.”

― Lal Bahadur Shastri

“The speed with which we in the Congress are going down is sometimes frightening. Government administration in the districts is rapidly reaching a low level. No strong opposition party has been able to emerge.”

― Lal Bahadur Shastri

“We’ve got a strong group of Republicans who are conservatives who know that their jobs aren’t finished when they finish their speech.”

― Lamar Alexander

“The stadiums are like none I’ve ever seen. I think there must have been some strong competition nationally between Korea and Japan to make the best facilities because they are very well designed.”

― Lamar Hunt

“I am a strong believer to follow your own path, no matter what people think.”

― Lana

“My mom was such a strong character. I don’t want to say she was like a man, but she was tough.”

― Lance Armstrong

“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.”

― Lao Tzu

“He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.”

― Lao Tzu

“I like playing off strong actors, whether it’s Benedict Cumberbatch or Dominic Cooper. Also I’m a hopeless romantic, so I’m fascinated by relationships.”

― Lara Pulver

“Clearly I am a very strong, top-of-the-line, always-rising-to-it personage.”

― Lark Voorhies

“I wasn’t real quick, and I wasn’t real strong. Some guys will just take off and it’s like, whoa. So I beat them with my mind and my fundamentals.”

― Larry Bird

“We think we’re going to be especially strong in platform where we have our two platform brands: our database brand is the Oracle Database 12c, and our programming language brand is this thing called Java.”

― Larry Ellison

“You have to be a little bit cautious when the market gets quite strong because there’s a tendency to anoint a genius artist every other day. That would be a word of advice for the collectors out there.”

― Larry Gagosian

“The guys today are just too strong and back then they would take many hard punches to land one.”

― Larry Holmes

“When I broke in, in 1957, it was wide open. Now you’re up against strong competition.”

― Larry King

“We’re still leaderless. We still don’t have strong organizations that are fighting for us; there isn’t a national AIDS organization out there worth squat in my opinion.”

― Larry Kramer

“I don’t have a strong interest in history.”

― Larry Niven

“I was taught from a very early age that I had to work twice as hard to get half as much. That was the world I grew up in – a very strong work ethic.”

― Larry Wilmore

“Actona is a healthy company with strong values, very competent management and a solid organisation.”

― Lars Larsen

“I grew up in a culturally radical home, where strong emotions were forbidden.”

― Lars von Trier

“I’ve discovered that I am as strong as I thought.”

― LaTanya Richardson

“When you’re playing someone who has a strong ego about themselves, you can’t play them when you have the opposite opinion of the one they have of themselves.”

― Laura Dern

“I really connect to strong feminist writers that make their ideas accessible for the rest of the world.”

― Laura Harrier

“Viola Davis is incredible – she’s kind of the biggest career-wise inspiration for me. Brilliant actor, so intelligent, so strong. The path that she’s made is incredible.”

― Laura Harrier

“Given the way some fought for the status quo when I authored the new Ethics Code and created the city’s first Ethics Commission, we are going to need your strong support to get an even tougher Ethics Code passed this year.”

― Laura Miller

“I think the interesting thing about the word ‘posh’ is that it is so relative; it’s quite a provocative title because people have strong feelings about that word.”

― Laura Wade

“It was just you had to be strong, and if you weren’t strong you’re a victim and you’re not going to make it. That was the reality when I was growing up.”

― Laurell K. Hamilton

“Patience was not my strong point.”

― Lauren Bacall

“Nobody is strong 100 percent of the time or falling apart 100 percent of the time; sometimes you’re doing both at once.”

― Lauren Mayberry

“Some musicians don’t have strong opinions, or they deliberately don’t have strong opinions because they want to try and sell as many records as possible.”

― Lauren Mayberry

“Some of the most powerful female performers I’ve seen balance the feminine and the masculine and are incredibly strong. Like, I think Hayley Williams is one of the best rock performers.”

― Lauren Mayberry

“I never sat down and said, ‘I’m going to write historical fiction with strong romantic elements.’ It was just the way the stories went.”

― Lauren Willig

“France on its own cannot impose its point of view. But neither should it give up on its demands. With a clear vote for change France will be in a strong position.”

― Laurent Fabius

“I want to make an extremely strong appeal to those who abstained. Vote. It takes five minutes and then it’s for five years.”

― Laurent Fabius

“Also, for a team as strong as like ours, the Tour will always remain the biggest goal of the whole year, and personally I will certainly concentrate most of my energy on this race.”

― Laurent Jalabert

“I speak pretty fluent American, though I do so with a strong British accent, and I love America: The scale and the variety of it are astonishing to someone not born there, and I’m convinced that its energy and generosity have somehow rubbed off on me and affected my writing. For the better.”

― Laurie Graham

“Hillary is a combination of Barack Obama 3.0 and Bernie Sanders 2.0. This is not change. This will not yield strong growth, lift jobs and wages, and make America more globally competitive.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“On the question of information security, he claims that, in a Trump Administration, the U.S. government will not spy on its own citizens. If true, this would represent a turn away from the strong language that he has used about identifying terrorists on our soil.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

“And once you cross over into that world, no matter how strong you are, you have to pay the price.”

― Lawrence Taylor

“I had everything working my way, strong as a bull. And still I ignored the rules of the game of life.”

― Lawrence Taylor

“It’s a misogynistic world. It’s because of what we ask of actresses. We ask them to be sensitive, fragile, desirable. And men? We ask them to be strong and virile.”

― Lea Seydoux

“In America, you don’t have to be weak, you have to be strong.”

― Lea Seydoux

“I’ve had some very strong female role models, so I think that’s an important thing.”

― Leah Busque

“I like criticism. It makes you strong.”

― LeBron James

“I have a partner, Danny Strong; he’s an incredible writer and, really, my backbone. So when we don’t see eye to eye, it’s painful.”

― Lee Daniels

“’Push’ had a story, ‘The Paperboy’ story you could just throw up in the air and shoot holes through the book because the story wasn’t as strong. But I felt the characters were stronger in ‘The Paperboy’; they were vivid.”

― Lee Daniels

“Nowadays, however strong an economy is, not all roads will lead only there. There will be other links between countries in Asia, with America, with Europe, and China will fit into this global network.”

― Lee Hsien Loong

“North Koreans are tragically oppressed. Despite the risks to my personal safety, I feel a strong obligation to tell the world about the Orwellian nightmare that North Koreans face.”

― Lee Hyeon-seo

“China is a vast, disparate country; there is no alternative to strong central power.”

― Lee Kuan Yew

“The role of G-20 is to support the global economy to achieve strong, sustainable and balanced growth.”

― Lee Myung-bak

“A free economy is as essential to society as democratic political institutions. A strong market-based economy is the fertile ground for democratic freedoms that we think are important.”

― Lee R. Raymond

“To some degree, I consider myself a writer, and so I have a strong relationship with literature.”

― Lee Ranaldo

“There certainly is a tension between the relativity of simultaneity and non-locality in quantum theory, but it’s not strong enough to add up to a falsification of either side by itself.”

― Lee Smolin

“I do know plenty of atheists, agnostics and skeptics who have become Christians through the years. In fact, several of my friends were once strong atheists but are now committed followers of Jesus.”

― Lee Strobel

“My real mother is a survivor, very strong and respected by the people who know her, but our relationship is not easy – but then, it was never going to be.”

― Lemn Sissay

“It’s interesting how we often can’t see the ways in which we are being strong – like, you can’t be aware of what you’re doing that’s tough and brave at the time that you’re doing it because if you knew that it was brave, then you’d be scared.”

― Lena Dunham

“Since being quite young, I’ve had a very strong sense of independence and survival. As a child, I was on my own two feet emotionally.”

― Lena Headey

“I knew very early on I wanted to be a television writer. My teachers told me I was a strong writer and had a voice. I really leaned in to that.”

― Lena Waithe

“I am fascinated by what is beautiful, strong, healthy, what is living. I seek harmony.”

― Leni Riefenstahl

“I identify with women more than men. I guess I have a strong feminine side.”

― Lenny Kravitz

“Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.”

― Leo Buscaglia

“I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.”

― Leo Rosten

“I have enormous respect for people who come from a strong family background in Fine Gael.”

― Leo Varadkar

“I have expressed a very strong view that no health minister on their own can turn the health service around.”

― Leo Varadkar

“I got tired of depending on other people, and I had this strong desire to make music of my own. I decided to start writing my own tunes and just see what could happen.”

― Leon Bridges

“During my time as CIA Director and Secretary of Defense, Hillary was a strong supporter of our efforts to protect our homeland, decimate al-Qaeda, and bring Osama bin Laden to justice.”

― Leon Panetta

“I had two parts of my body: my left side, which was strong and somewhat dumb, and the other side was weak and hard to control but perhaps smarter. It gave me a very strong sense of the duality of the plane that we live in.”

― Leon Russell

“I’m very strong creatively, in my music.”

― Leona Lewis

“I like someone who can take the reins, who knows what they want and is strong with me.”

― Leona Lewis

“I remember reading the book in high school and always thinking of Gatsby as this strong, stoic, suave, mysterious man who had everything under control. But when I read it as an adult, I realised he is a hollow man, a shell of a person trying to find meaning, who is not completely in touch with reality.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“I have always thought – and a lot of people won’t agree with this – that we’re incredibly driven by fear, basically. Aren’t we? It’s awful to be frightened. I think it’s a very strong, very powerful thing, fear.”

― Leonora Carrington

“There is no one area of chemical engineering that specifically helped me in my career as an astronaut, it was more the general education in engineering. Also, it was a very difficult and rigorous course. So, it made me strong and resourceful.”

― Leroy Chiao

“Against West Brom, you are up against very tall defenders, who are very strong, and you have to be strong, too, to keep the ball.”

― Leroy Sane

“If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.”

― Les Brown

“It is too soon to tell, but old, tired ‘Survivor’ last night beat ‘X Factor.’ We’re really proud of that. We’re anticipating a very strong season for CBS.”

― Leslie Moonves

“The thing is that, they all had real strong personalities and real distinct identities, and I don’t find most of the groups that are coming out now really do.”

― Lester Bangs

“All of the First Ladies were good, creative and strong. I’ve always said they should be paid.”

― Letitia Baldrige

“When I need motivation, I just think I can do everything if I maintain a strong sense of will.”

― Letitia Wright

“I have a very strong spiritual base.”

― LeToya Luckett

“It’s been difficult to find roles that are independent, strong, and self-assured; I always say I can’t play the princess. I’m not a pretty princess! I’m a tomboy.”

― Leven Rambin

“A lot of guys are just as fast, just as strong, or just as big as me. But they’re not going to be able to think the way I do on the field.”

― Le’Veon Bell

“I definitely have a strong connection with Ralph Lauren because I’ve made so many friends there. But I love being an actor – and I think that’s what I want to be.”

― Levi Miller

“You can knock me down, but I get up twice as strong.”

― Lewis Hamilton

“Only by a process of peaceful evolution can China accomplish its own goals of being a free, prosperous, and strong country.”

― Li Lu

“China has always maintained that all countries, big or small, rich or poor, strong or weak, are equal members of the international community and they should stand and speak in the world as such.”

― Li Peng

“When I’m boxing, if my career isn’t going well, at least I feel mentally and physically strong.”

― Liam Hemsworth

“Women who have strong identities, who know themselves, really inspire me.”

― Lianne La Havas

“My favourite designers always create a strong silhouette, like McQueen and Tom Ford and Alaia. I like structured things that you can throw on, and it’s almost like armour, and you’re, like, ready for the day.”

― Liberty Ross

“America has many cultures which makes it great, but it’s difficult to create one strong identity.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“I’m a girly girl. I’m strong, but I’m very timid. Very dainty.”

― Lil’ Kim

“I’m the type of person, my mind is too strong; I think too hard.”

― Lil Skies

“I really like ‘Hard-Knock Life’ because I get to perform with all of the other girls, and it’s such a strong number.”

― Lilla Crawford

“The average Londoner knows just one neighbour. I travel a lot, and I’m always surprised by the strong sense of community in some countries. We’ve lost something fundamentally human, and we don’t even realise it.”

― Lily Cole

“’Cinderella’ touches on loss, and there was definitely a strong sense of grief in my life.”

― Lily James

“A strong, educated middle class is what made America the greatest country in the world.”

― Lincoln Chafee

“Anyone who has spoken to experienced combat troops knows that they rarely brag about their exploits. Strong and silent is the preferred style.”

― Linda Colley

“We have signed an exclusive licensing agreement with a company called TurnerPatterson, another African-American company, and what I thought would be a great vehicle for ‘Ebony,’ since it is such a strong brand name with tremendous loyalty, is to grow that brand name even more across different areas.”

― Linda Johnson Rice

“I certainly think you could look at the business side of how WWE was run, which was as a conservative company with little debt and strong cash balance.”

― Linda McMahon

“I never really thought about the fact that there weren’t female role models, because I had them in my life. The women I knew in my life were so strong.”

― Linda McMahon

“Truly landmark pieces of legislation – including the Social Security Act, Medicare, and the Kennedy and Reagan tax reductions – historically have garnered strong support from both parties. The ACA did not.”

― Linda McMahon

“When making any record, a producer has a list of things you hope an artist brings to the studio. Songs that are strong even without the bells and whistles.”

― Linda Perry

“If you’re trying to write about very strong horror, very strong fear or very strong emotion, it’s easy to overwrite it.”

― Linda Sue Park

“That’s one strength that Stevie has. She’s really not a strong instrumentalist in any way. Her instrument is her voice and her words. And it keeps her focused on the very center of that.”

― Lindsey Buckingham

“I’m not really afraid of somebody who’s very politically vocal. My mother is very strong, and I really believe in freedom of speech.”

― Lindsey Haun

“It’s sexy and beautiful to be strong.”

― Lindsey Vonn

“We must lead in a different way… We must have an active president, who gives strong direction and works with the government for its implementation.”

― Lionel Jospin

“Those projects most successful on Kickstarter – those that receive funding completely and quickly – do so largely because the creator has a strong social network and invites people to be engaged.”

― Lisa Gansky

“I still read romance, and I read suspense. I read them both. And part of it is, I like stories with strong characters, and I like stories where there’s closure at the end. And I like stories where there’s hope. That’s a kind of empowerment. I think romance novels are very empowering, and I think suspense novels are, too.”

― Lisa Gardner

“I like to believe my suspense novels marry the strong characters from my romance writing past, with the twisty, clever plots of my mystery writing present.”

― Lisa Gardner

“I’m strong, I’m tough, I still wear my eyeliner.”

― Lisa Leslie

“I’m determined to raise a strong girl.”

― Lisa Ling

“In 2011, when the General Assembly passed the law allowing civil unions, Illinois took an important step forward to recognize that gay and lesbian couples have the right to build lives together and create strong, loving families.”

― Lisa Madigan

“I love my shoulders; they’re strong. I like the way they move, and I like the way they look in clothes.”

― Lisa Rinna

“I’ll say it this way: AMD is a company that generates very strong opinions. There are some people who really like us and are really rooting for us. And then there are some people who say we’ll never be able to compete against some of our bigger competitors.”

― Lisa Su

“Every time we play our music in clubs, there’s such a strong reaction.”

― Little Louie Vega

“My mom raised me to be a strong person.”

― Little Simz

“I have a strong appreciation for oversize sweatshirts, loose mohair sweaters, and jeans that are frayed at the ankles.”

― Liu Wen

“When someone hears that I’ve written a book about 1897, I’m usually met with blank stares. And the first thing they say is, ‘Was there even an L.A. back then?’ A lot of people don’t even think there was a city before the movies appeared. That concept of Los Angeles is so strong in the popular imagination that celebrity overrides everything.”

― Liz Goldwyn

“The military is not a social services operation or a testing ground for gender wars. It is a fighting machine. Women are not as strong as men. Their instincts and reactions in crises are markedly different.”

― Liz Trotta

“I have a strong, inspiring, and professional group of women around me with Boels-Dolmans. We race and train incredibly hard as a team.”

― Lizzie Armitstead

“I’m quite a strong person, and I’ve become even stronger.”

― Lizzie Armitstead

“I need to be fit and strong, and I don’t want to carry any excess fat.”

― Lizzie Armitstead

“Dying peacefully means to avoid any immediate cause for anger, fear, or strong desire.”

― Lobsang Tenzin

“Studies have indicated there is a strong correlation between the shortages of nurses and morbidity and mortality rates in our hospitals.”

― Lois Capps

“A strong, unwavering relationship between the U.S. and its allies Japan and South Korea is necessary for the national and economic security of all three countries.”

― Lois Frankel

“I think generally the heads of terrorist groups are very, very smart people. They’re also great manipulators. I would presume that cult leaders are identical. These sort of individuals are very strong, they have very strong charisma.”

― Loretta Napoleoni

“I have certain strong interests that fill my life as well.”

― Loretta Swit

“Surfing is not my strong point. And… I don’t really have a tan. I go to the tanning place, the one that sprays you with color.”

― Lori Loughlin

“It’s good to have competition and good for the club to have three strong goalkeepers.”

― Loris Karius

“Every good German team has strong leadership in the side.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“Diego Simeone, the coach from Atletico Madrid, was a very strong player as a midfielder.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“Striker Sandro Wagner is very strong, a true No. 9, who really made his mark playing with Germany in the Confederations Cup.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“I like playing strong female parts.”

― Lotte Verbeek

“I’m always surprised when people talk about strong female characters because I feel like we all are.”

― Lotte Verbeek

“I had a very strong ‘revertigo’ for becoming the kid that I was when I was in Dinosaur Jr. That’s a pretty insecure place that I was in.”

― Lou Barlow

“I have a strong and strange character, and I’ve rarely met directors who knew what to do with this character. One of the few who did was my father, and in the theatre, Arthur Nauzyciel.”

― Lou Doillon

“I listen to a variety of music. The only common point is strong lyrics; I’m more obsessed with lyrics than music. I need to hear a form of truth, and if it’s a hard truth, even better.”

― Lou Doillon

“I think I was pretty much hated in France. The French press ignored me. There was a movement when the children of celebrities faced strong animosity.”

― Lou Doillon

“Indebted countries can only grow out of their debt troubles through strong economic growth; austerity measures alone cannot work. It is imperative to engage in deep structural reform to spur growth.”

― Lou Jiwei

“There are several things that can create an alpha – stock buybacks are one. High dividend yields are another, especially nowadays because the stock market yields more than the banks and the tenure treasury. But by and large, it tends to be companies with a strong cash flow, rising sales, accelerated earnings, a profit margin expansion.”

― Louis Navellier

“Internally, when we manage portfolios, we figure out what works in large cap, what works in mid cap, what works in small cap. Generally speaking, large cap stocks want earning stability, strong cash flow, margin expansion.”

― Louis Navellier

“Goodrich is a perfect addition to our Hamilton Sundstrand business. And with a strong portfolio of complementary products, Goodrich also brought great leadership balance, great opportunities to provide more integrated systems.”

― Louis R. Chenevert

“The bond between the United States and Britain has always been strong. It has survived through war and peace, periods of prosperity and economic hardship.”

― Louis Susman

“I never misrepresent my position – you’ve got to be strong enough to make the argument and marshal the case.”

― Louis Theroux

“A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.”

― Louisa May Alcott

“He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.”

― Louisa May Alcott

“Wanxiang and Ener1 share a vision to help fulfill our country’s strong commitment to electrifying transportation on a mass scale and to deploy lithium-ion technology to improve the effectiveness of the power grid.”

― Lu Guanqiu

“Formula 1 will always have high and strong investment. Who can’t make these investments will race in other series.”

― Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

“True praise comes often even to the lowly; false praise only to the strong.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“I formed, in early life, two purposes to which I have inflexibly adhered, under some very strong pressure from warm personal friends. They were, first, never to be a second in a duel; and, second, never to go security for another man’s debts.”

― Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II

“My character Milly in ‘The Boy Who Could Fly’ was a very strong part. There were dramatic moments, and there were humorous moments, too. The whole story with Eric Underwood’s character was just wonderful, and the messages behind the script were very important to me.”

― Lucy Deakins

“You can create something strong in art with a few notes. It is like how Aboriginal drawings have a simplicity that is incredibly rich.”

― Ludovico Einaudi

“The spirituality of the music is something that I always search for in what I do, because I think that music has to have everything inside: a strong architecture, a support, the emotion.”

― Ludovico Einaudi

“Being a player for a big team like Barca, you have to be very strong.”

― Luis Enrique

“Messi is an extraterrestrial in every sense, and I’m very fortunate that I was able to enjoy the best, or one of the best, versions of him. Without a doubt, he’s the number one, and to be that, you have to control every aspect and be very strong physically.”

― Luis Enrique

“I’m not a social singer. But if one can take a social message via the romantic, that’s a strong statement.”

― Luis Fonsi

“I am a strong supporter of President Obama and was the first national Hispanic elected official to endorse him, and I want him to be reelected in 2012.”

― Luis Gutierrez

“I’m an emotional person, and I externalise my feelings a lot with some things, but I’m strong with others.”

― Luis Suarez

“To play at Real Madrid, it is not enough to just have football quality. You must be mentally strong.”

― Luka Modric

“My whole career, when I was in Croatia, people questioned me, saying I wouldn’t make it, that I wasn’t good enough because I wasn’t big and strong.”

― Luka Modric

“My father is strong in his legs, and I think I get that from him. I am stronger there than in my upper body, but that is what gives me a low centre of gravity. It makes it harder for opponents to get me off the ball.”

― Luka Modric

“Of course we had the best possible classical education, which gave us a very strong foundation and tradition. But we also learned a lot by collaborating with different pop/rock artists and especially by recording and working in the studio.”

― Luka Sulic

“Christiania has a lot of strong, nuclear families. It gave us a sense of empowerment and belonging and richness. We had so much love; we were never in doubt that we were wanted in this world.”

― Lukas Forchhammer

“I am strong enough, and I have qualities, and when good players come in, I will play with good players.”

― Lukas Podolski

“I love a very alluring woman. I love a strong woman. I love a woman that wanders, that just wants to explore.”

― Luke James

“I think that young readers have very strong stomachs.”

― Lydia Millet

“The executive branch has grown too strong, the judicial branch too arrogant and the legislative branch too stupid.”

― Lyn Nofziger

“Somewhere in our cultural subconscious, we crave these figures that are big and strong and unassailable, like masculine fortresses. It’s like how the 9/11 firemen were venerated.”

― Lynn Coady

“Through Duke Energy’s strong balance sheet and electric generation expertise, and Piedmont’s understanding of natural gas markets and proficient operations, the combined company will be well-positioned for a future that may require additional natural gas infrastructure and services to meet the needs of our customers.”

― Lynn Good

“Apparently, I hear from people I always play strong women. I don’t see them that way.”

― Lynn Whitfield

“I have a very strong belief in God.”

― M. Ward

“Globalisation has powered economic growth in developing countries such as China. Global logistics, low domestic production costs, and strong consumer demand have let the country develop strong export-based manufacturing, making the country the workshop of the world.”

― Ma Jun

“I think architects have a major role in being responsible for illustrating what the future could be. Because of the very strong political and commercial climate, many architects are trying very hard to solve everyday issues, to respond to the authorities.”

― Ma Yansong

“The British and French governments have taken a strong stance against ‘extremist content’ online when addressing their approach to tackling extremism.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“When it comes to helping make the country strong, we in Congress have an important role to play.”

― Mac Thornberry

“We need a strong, vibrant economy to produce the tax revenue to fund our military.”

― Mac Thornberry

“I’m a strong believer in bipartisanship.”

― Mack McLarty

“I’ve been lucky to work consistently on women who I think are interesting, fleshed out, and strong and active participants in their destiny.”

― Mackenzie Davis

“I’ve never been strong with my time-management skills.”

― Mackenzie Rosman

“When I was younger, I used to be very afraid of doing anything out there with my makeup because I felt like my hair was such a big, strong piece.”

― Madelaine Petsch

“When Hillary served in the Senate, I saw her work day and night as a member of the Armed Services Committee – working with Republicans and Democrats to keep our military strong and protect our troops and their families.”

― Madeleine Albright

“As strong as the United States is, we can’t deal with terrorism alone.”

― Madeleine Albright

“My faith falters at times. But I have a very, very strong faith in work ethic, for lack of a better way of putting it.”

― Madeline Brewer

“My entire career stands on the strong pillars of women-oriented films. This stems from the fact that I am sensitive to the entire aura and mystique of a woman and womanhood.”

― Madhur Bhandarkar

“I am an emotional and fragile person. I observe life, I am perceptive and can read a person’s body language. I have a strong journalistic streak in me, and had I not been a filmmaker, I would have become a film journalist. I have combined my perceptive and journalistic traits to create my own brand of cinema.”

― Madhur Bhandarkar

“Luckily, I have been offered the chance to play a South American, Hispanic and even a character from the Middle East in films. There are also a lot of TV series in the U.S. that have a strong presence of actors from India.”

― Madhur Mittal

“My father was very strong. I don’t agree with a lot of the ways he brought me up. I don’t agree with a lot of his values, but he did have a lot of integrity, and if he told us not to do something, he didn’t do it either.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“The Priceline Group is a truly globally-scaled digital e-commerce Fortune 500 company operating world-class brands. I look forward to contributing to the Group by identifying new opportunities and operating synergies that enhance its already strong track record as a global digital pioneer.”

― Maelle Gavet

“I grew up thinking it was wonderful to be big and strong and to be able to knock down other children in the playground if I needed to. But I never felt the need.”

― Maeve Binchy

“I wanted to make it a really strong point to not watch ‘Battlestar Galactica’ before starting ‘Caprica’ because I was afraid it was going to give me a lot of pressure and preconceived notions of what it was going to be like.”

― Magda Apanowicz

“I have always been a strong champion for New Hampshire’s environment.”

― Maggie Hassan

“I’m just totally into being strong. There’s something about wanting to get a jar or whatever out of a high cupboard, or moving a sofa over because my dog’s bone rolled under it, and not having to call anyone for help. There’s comfort in that.”

― Maggie Q

“I just kind of, like, know who I am. I think that comes from having an incredibly strong sense of purpose for a very long time.”

― Maggie Rogers

“It’s not like I see colours. It’s just, for me, an incredibly strong association between music and colour.”

― Maggie Rogers

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“One needs strong performance to put across a point in theatre.”

― Mahesh Bhatt

“I believe in one thing, and that is content, because if your content is strong, the film will surely be hit at the box office.”

― Mahira Khan

“The Arabs are ready to accept a strong Israel with nuclear arms – all it has to do is open the gates of its fortress and make peace.”

― Mahmoud Darwish

“When you look at the roles I’ve done and the roles coming up, they’re all strong. I guess I’m more drawn to that than that kind of submissive role females can be categorised as.”

― Maika Monroe

“Remember that a good football novel has to have the same ingredients as any other good novel: drama, convincing and interesting characters, a strong story-line, and some kind of magic in the writing.”

― Mal Peet

“I want to play for a team that has a strong defensive reputation. One that relies on a system and where assists are valued. And a team that needs what I do – making other guys better, leading a team, being a defensive stopper every night. I want to be a good fit.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“We all assume that if you’re weak and poor, you’re never going to win. In fact, the real world is full of examples where the exact opposite happens, where the weak win and the strong screw up.”

― Malcolm Gladwell

“Governments enjoying surpluses have a very strong temptation to splash money around, and while tax cuts are always appealing, cutting taxes at the top of a boom runs the real risk of creating a structural deficit when the boom subsides.”

― Malcolm Turnbull

“Everybody’s fast and strong, but to go out there and throw pass-rush moves or be able to do something different on the run to get them off balance. Anybody can run into somebody, but if you can shake them a little bit at the line, that’s what’s helped me out as a player.”

― Malik Jackson

“There is a lot of opportunity sitting in global healthcare business. I think there is a strong opportunity to build upon for further growth.”

― Malvinder Mohan Singh

“Canada definitely has a strong program in women’s boxing, and we’re showing that women are capable, not just men.”

― Mandy Bujold

“It’s not that I am a difficult person; it’s just that I have certain strong likes and dislikes.”

― Manisha Koirala

“If al-Qaeda had not had a home in Afghanistan, maybe 9/11 would never have taken place. God forbid if al-Qaeda gets another strong foothold in Afghanistan.”

― Manmohan Singh

“I’ve always fought for my country, in my own way, showing that Filipinos are a strong people and can do anything that they put their minds to.”

― Manny Pacquiao

“I am a known actor who wants to challenge himself in difficult roles. I am not a star but an actor, so I am always looking for strong scripts and strong roles.”

― Manoj Bajpayee

“I knew I am not star material. I cannot sing or dance, nor am I good for action. I can only perform for which strong, diverse roles are needed.”

― Manoj Bajpayee

“We know from experience that anything can happen in games against strong opponents; nuances can make the difference.”

― Manuel Neuer

“Life is like a building: it is impossible for anyone to achieve anything without a strong foundation, and the family is the most important foundation you can have.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“Some big teams prefer to be very strong defensively and have two, three, four counter-attacking players.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“I can’t disappear. I come from a family of beautiful women, strong women – and ‘strong’ defined by being themselves.”

― Mara Brock Akil

“The good news about building a company during times like this is that the companies that do succeed are going to be extremely strong and resilient.”

― Marc Andreessen

“Canada has made a strong commitment as a partner in the International Space Station and, like the other partners, wishes to see the assembly of this unique orbiting laboratory continue.”

― Marc Garneau

“The Society of American Civil Engineers, someone who’s going to come in and say to the public, we’ve looked at, we’ve examined, we’ve reviewed the repairs and we think they’re strong enough to withstand the type of hurricane that – that could hit the city this season.”

― Marc Morial

“In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture.”

― Marc Newson

“I claimed identity as Jewish musicians for political reasons, because most of us were touring in Germany and, at this time, twelve years ago, there was a strong resurgence of Nazism in the places we were touring and part of that was on the music scene.”

― Marc Ribot

“The thing is, playing with us, whoever was the left winger had to come to play every night because that’s the way it was. Charlie came in and he just fit that role – big and strong around the net.”

― Marcel Dionne

“Distortion came first from the fauves, who, in turn, were under the strong influence of primitive art.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“I wasn’t unsympathetic as a defense attorney, but my strong feelings for the victims were getting in my way. I identified too much with the victim.”

― Marcia Clark

“To put it simply, my support of Israel will be just as strong the day after Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address as it is today.”

― Marcia Fudge

“Females make better cooks than men. Females have a better palate. They have a better sense of smell. They never take shortcuts; this is why they’re very good in kitchens. The weakness in what they do is they are not as physically strong as men, so they’re never really given the opportunity.”

― Marco Pierre White

“There is a role for government, but no matter how much money the government spends, it will never be able to take the place of parents and strong families.”

― Marco Rubio

“Ronald Reagan’s era can be defined, number one in most people’s minds, by the Cold War and by the end of it – and by the strong principles he stood for.”

― Marco Rubio

“And I believe only with a strong America will we defeat this radical group, this apocalyptic group called ISIS. That’s why when I’m president we are going to rebuild our intelligence capabilities. And they’re going to tell us where the terrorists are. And a rebuilt U.S. military is going to destroy these terrorists.”

― Marco Rubio

“Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.”

― Marcus Aurelius

“If I had to say something to Americans, being afraid and having fear, it’s okay to be fearful because that will make you strong; being afraid will shut you down.”

― Marcus Luttrell

“I like female characters that are strong in their own right and not because the author said so.”

― Marcus Sakey

“In Ethiopia, food is often looked at through a strong spiritual lens, stronger than anywhere else I know. It’s the focal point of weddings, births and funerals and is a daily ceremony from the preparation of the meal and the washing of hands to the sharing of meals.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“My father was a big influence – it was very important to him that we traveled, and he gave me my strong work ethic.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“Strong efforts have been made in Ohio to curb the authoritarianism of our Secretary of State, Kenneth Blackwell, as he has purged people from lists in our State in particular precincts where voters are heavily minority.”

― Marcy Kaptur

“I started to see this common theme with the songs that I was writing or co-writing, and it all had this really strong, independent point of view that I had subconsciously been craving from the music scene.”

― Maren Morris

“I have learned to love that which is meant to harm me, so that I can stand in the way of those who are less strong. I can take the bullets for those who aren’t able to.”

― Margaret Cho

“Once an organization has a strong sense of mission, leaders can focus on trying new things.”

― Margaret Hamburg

“I can only ask people to be tolerant of the fact that the… pressures of wives of politicians is very, very strong.”

― Margaret Trudeau

“My grandmothers are full of memories, smelling of soap and onions and wet clay, with veins rolling roughly over quick hands, they have many clean words to say, my grandmothers were strong.”

― Margaret Walker

“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.”

― Marge Piercy

“The best way I’ve learned to navigate pivotal moments in my career is by actively cultivating a personal board of directors. The most successful companies and nonprofits have strong boards to help guide them, so why not create our own? The needs are quite similar.”

― Margo Georgiadis

“Cultivating a strong group of personal directors takes time and commitment. For me, it took more than 10 years to find a diverse group that could give me sage advice when I needed it most.”

― Margo Georgiadis

“It is always dangerous to generalize, but the American people, while infinitely generous, are a hard and strong race and, but for the few cemeteries I have seen, I am inclined to think they never die.”

― Margot Asquith

“It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.”

― Margot Asquith

“To do all your own stunts, you have to be so strong.”

― Margot Robbie

“I have a very strong tool in competitional enforcement: To do merger control, to look into cartels, misuse of dominant position – when member states hand out favors, for instance, in terms of tax breaks. But even though that’s a strong tool, it cannot solve everything.”

― Margrethe Vestager

“I was brought up with a very strong value that you should always protect the small and the few against those who want to misuse their muscle and weight in order to get what they weren’t supposed to.”

― Margrethe Vestager

“I don’t believe there can be a poetic novel without political consciousness. I have a strong political conscience.”

― Marguerite Young

“Because America doesn’t have a strong textile industry anymore, we have to bring things like fabrics, zippers, and color tape into the U.S., and having so many elements involved in production adds to the amount of waste. You might have some things coming from Italy, a button coming from China, or lining coming from Korea; it’s just endless.”

― Maria Cornejo

“I possess a strong sense of reason.”

― Maria Lassnig

“Altogether, St. Louis is a growing place, and the West has a large hand and a strong grasp.”

― Maria Mitchell

“Temptation, if it is not to conquer, must not fall like a bomb against another bomb of instantaneous moral explosions, but against the strong walls of an impregnable fortress strongly built up, stone by stone, beginning at that distant day when the foundations were first laid.”

― Maria Montessori

“I learned that comedy is born out of strong characters. I won’t begin writing a character until I have a clear take on them.”

― Maria Semple

“I try to begin with a strong grasp of my characters. Even if it’s schematic, I need it clear in my head who these people are.”

― Maria Semple

“’Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ was surprisingly easy and fun to write because I was feeling such strong emotions.”

― Maria Semple

“If I had a religious belief, I would want it to be as strong as my belief in the theater.”

― Marian Seldes

“Unless children have strong education and strong families and strong communities and decent housing, it’s not enough to go sit in at a lunch counter.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“I do have a strong sense of God. It’s impossible to explain what I mean when I say that, of course.”

― Marianne Faithfull

“The best candidates make a strong case for themselves. They can clearly articulate why they are the best choice for the job – and they can tell me what unique qualities they bring that no one else can offer.”

― Marillyn Hewson

“Candidates need to demonstrate strategic thinking and strong problem solving skills. And, just as importantly, they need to know when and how to ask for help.”

― Marillyn Hewson

“I am invariably late for appointments – sometimes as much as two hours. I’ve tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“When our spelling is perfect, it’s invisible. But when it’s flawed, it prompts strong negative associations.”

― Marilyn vos Savant

“I think change is possible, but only for individuals who were never truly gay in the first place and who have a strong personal motivation to recover their heterosexuality.”

― Marilyn vos Savant

“I think probably one of the important things that happened to me was growing up in Idaho in the mountains, in the woods, and having a very strong presence of the wilderness around me. That never felt like emptiness. It always felt like presence.”

― Marilynne Robinson

“The question of changing the name must not be taboo. The Front National is a name that has a strong history. It represents a limit in the heads of some voters because it is still demonised.”

― Marine Le Pen

“It’s true that I have a strong social sensibility, because – bah, because I raised thre children on my own, and I know the difficulties that can represent. All of that makes it appear that there’s a difference between Jean-Marie Le Pen’s program and mine. But the big ideas are the same.”

― Marine Le Pen

“A father-son relationship is strong, like no other teammates. You could be straightforward with one another.”

― Mario Andretti

“When I decide to score, I score. I know I am strong, but I believe it is not enough yet. I can kick fine, dribble very well, but I still have to improve.”

― Mario Balotelli

“The Catholic teaching against murder, for example, is largely the same as our secular laws. But as a law, it obviously has a secular rationale at least as strong as its religious rationale.”

― Mario Cuomo

“The truth is that beginning in the 1970s, the heart of our Democratic party, America’s strong striving middle class, began drifting away from us.”

― Mario Cuomo

“For acting, if there’s a strong female role and there is that action element, for me that just feels really natural.”

― Marisa Miller

“When my body is strong, I feel stronger inside. I feel more capable of handling emotional situations. Usually I’m more of a inside-out person, but this was a great case of me from the outside in.”

― Mariska Hargitay

“I really like even numbers, and I like heavily divisible numbers. Twelve is my lucky number – I just love how divisible it is. I don’t like odd numbers, and I really don’t like primes. When I turned 37, I put on a strong face, but I was not looking forward to 37. But 37 turned out to be a pretty amazing year.”

― Marissa Mayer

“Women have been writing strong women characters for a long time – hello, Maxine Hong Kingston! – it’s just taken mainstream comics a really long while to catch up.”

― Marjorie Liu

“Part of the reason why Scandinavian crime has been so popular is the landscape. It is just so strong and alien. Although without taking anything away, you should probably also never discount the fact that blood does look particularly good against snow.”

― Mark Billingham

“Clearly, we need a strong economy to build a strong military.”

― Mark Esper

“Good alliances are made of strong, capable partners.”

― Mark Esper

“If confirmed, my overall guiding objective for our relationship with India would be to solidify an enduring strategic partnership underpinned by strong defence cooperation with an Indian military able to collaborate effectively with the United States to address shared interests.”

― Mark Esper

“The goal is to deter war, and this can only be done with a strong, modern, and ready military that has overmatch in all domains.”

― Mark Esper

“Antonio Cesaro is beyond naturally strong. He trains hard, but he’s got that strength you don’t expect him to have.”

― Mark Henry

“My sister is strong.”

― Mark Hunt

“My most memorable job was on a lobster boat. I was a pretty strong kid, and they just needed someone who could haul pots on 200 ft. of line.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“I have an increasingly strong feeling that all of us, myself included, too many times make too many statements and don’t ask enough questions.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“George W. Bush is not preoccupied with his legacy – nor with his popularity. He never has been. He has always led based on core conviction and strong principles and has believed that time and distance would allow for context.”

― Mark McKinnon

“I do believe that there are auteurs, in the sense that there are filmmakers with very strong voices and their voices are communicated on to the screen without a lot of compromise.”

― Mark Romanek

“I don’t think I really make singer-songwritery-type music – it’s not my strong point.”

― Mark Ronson

“This is what the European Union is all about. A strong market with a strong currency.”

― Mark Rutte

“It’s the unusual leading man. Most of the Hollywood leading men are powerful and capable and strong, heroes. He has this vulnerability, he’s fragile, he struggles to find a way to live from day to day that we can identify with, that we can understand.”

― Mark Rydell

“Elephants love to play around. They are very intelligent animals. They have a strong bond, at times stretching to several decades, with their mahouts.”

― Mark Shand

“For those of us in the financial world, Black Friday has a strong negative connotation, referring to a stock market catastrophe.”

― Mark Skousen

“I look at Google and think they have a strong academic culture. Elegant solutions to complex problems.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“When I moved to New York, I felt very strong emotionally and mentally. Aside from touring, I’d spent a couple of years alone and because of that, I was able to go out in the world again.”

― Marketa Irglova

“I know how strong I am mentally, how I work on myself.”

― Marko Arnautovic

“PC gaming has always been strong, and I see it surviving for quite a few more years. It will be around for at least as long as people use PCs.”

― Markus Persson

“The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.”

― Marlene Dietrich

“If you could cross a lion and a monkey, that’s what I’d be, because monkeys are funny and lions are strong.”

― Marlon Wayans

“The Spaniards are slow in their motions but strong in their attachments.”

― Marquis de Lafayette

“To me, the most interesting films are films that take very strong points of view and bang them up against each other and let sparks happen.”

― Marshall Curry

“We deify willpower and self-control – and mock its absence. People who achieve through remarkable willpower are ‘strong’ and ‘heroic.’ People who need help or structure are ‘weak.’ This is crazy – because few of us can accurately gauge or predict our willpower.”

― Marshall Goldsmith

“There’s still prejudice and that resistance regarding women, not only on female football but in various activities. Men think that women are a bit fragile to perform some types of activities or don’t have the ability and aren’t strong enough.”

― Marta

“Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.”

― Martha Graham

“I’m not supposed to say it, but I was not guilty of any crime. I became a target because I was a strong and a rich woman who had been very successful.”

― Martha Stewart

“Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.”

― Martin Farquhar Tupper

“The good news is that a competitive dollar in the global market and a strong dollar at home are compatible in both the long run and during the transition to a more competitive dollar.”

― Martin Feldstein

“If the Federal Reserve pursues a strong dollar at home while the dollar becomes more competitive in global markets, we can achieve both price stability and a more balanced path of economic growth.”

― Martin Feldstein

“I have never been in, nor have I had any strong particular desire to be in, what is termed a costume drama, but I keep forgetting to think of ‘Charles II’ as a costume drama.”

― Martin Freeman

“Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.”

― Martin Luther

“Maryland is among the nation’s most vulnerable states to the effects of sea level rise from climate change, and we are taking strong action to reduce carbon pollution.”

― Martin O’Malley

“Every child should be given a strong start to their education.”

― Martin O’Malley

“Manufacturing doesn’t just mean building cars and metal-bashing; it includes making pharmaceuticals and hi-tech electronics. A crucial part of the process is the research and development that allows better and greener products to come to market. Britain has traditionally had a strong science and engineering base.”

― Martin Rees

“There are strong reasons for believing that space goes on beyond the limits of our observational horizon. There are strong reasons because if you look in opposite directions, conditions are the same to within one part in 100,000. So if we are part of some finite structure then, if the gradient is so shallow, it is likely to go on much further.”

― Martin Rees

“High taxes on guns and strong restrictions on their availability are the only realistic hope for avoiding many more Sandy Hooks.”

― Martin Seligman

“I think that even though the characters were heightened, the ‘SCTV’ cast were all such strong actors they found a certain truth in playing them. I think that’s why the show stays fresh and timeless.”

― Martin Short

“If you are strong and fighting the weak, then if you kill your opponent then you are a scoundrel… if you let him kill you, then you are an idiot.”

― Martin Van Creveld

“If you are strong, and you are fighting the weak for any period of time, you are going to become weak yourself. If you behave like a coward, then you are going to become cowardly – it’s only a question of time.”

― Martin Van Creveld

“If you are strong and fighting the weak, then if you kill your opponent, then you are a scoundrel… if you let him kill you, then you are an idiot. So here is a dilemma which others have suffered before us, and for which as far as I can see, there is simply no escape.”

― Martin Van Creveld

“You can do almost anything with soup stock, it’s like a strong foundation. When you have the right foundation, everything tastes good.”

― Martin Yan

“My strong game was ping pong. Relentless… steady.”

― Marv Albert

“Almost 85 percent of the Latin American market is subject to net neutrality rules, and the European Parliament already favors strong ones.”

― Marvin Ammori

“The FCC sided with the public and adopted extremely strong net neutrality rules that should be a global model for Internet freedom.”

― Marvin Ammori

“But to understand what it means to be strong and courageous, Christians should look to the person of Christ.”

― Marvin Olasky

“Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail.”

― Mary Astell

“That’s so important for children when they’re growing up, to have a strong male role model.”

― Mary Badham

“I’ve always had a strong interest in how food is produced and in knowing where it comes from.”

― Mary Berry

“Being a mother comes first for me. Before my husband, before this surrogacy crusade, before myself. I don’t see myself as particularly strong.”

― Mary Beth Whitehead

“I think the U.S. economy wants to be strong. It wants to be.”

― Mary Callahan Erdoes

“Mormons… are so strong, they can handle wealth, they are confident. I think it is because they are not bogged down by rules for equality, but have a firmly defined system of relative status and responsible command.”

― Mary Douglas

“You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.”

― Mary Elizabeth Winstead

“I love playing characters that are strong, when there’s physicality involved.”

― Mary Elizabeth Winstead

“I was something of a problem kid. I was emotional, wild, rebellious at school. I’m very touched by kids who don’t have advantages; they are much more interesting than kids who have everything. They have a lot of passion and emotion, such a strong will.”

― Mary Ellen Mark

“What’s important to have is a president that’s focused on jobs, the economy, giving our children a better future and keeping our nation strong and safe.”

― Mary Fallin

“I think a lot of writing, or a lot of young writers, especially, hold themselves back unnecessarily because they’re so upset about the idea that they might be sentimental or so concerned about being criticized that way or even being that way that they just shy away from any strong expression or emotion.”

― Mary Gaitskill

“I had a strong conviction that there was something out there in the world that was wonderful.”

― Mary Gaitskill

“For a ballerina, the center of balance is everything – creating a strong center of balance begins with building strong abdominal muscles.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“Ballet Beautiful has made my pregnancy a joy. I’ve avoided back pain and swelling by keeping my core strong and body moving.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“There’s so many things that life is, and no matter how many breakthroughs, trials will exist and we’re going to get through it. Just be strong.”

― Mary J. Blige

“I look up to Tegan & Sara, obviously, Adele and Natalie Maines from the Dixie Chicks. All these artists are strong in their convictions, and they haven’t changed who they are for the music business.”

― Mary Lambert

“I’m real strong, and I’m also real feminine, and I don’t find a struggle having those two things under one roof.”

― Mary Steenburgen

“Whether we are poor among the poorest, or less poor among the wealthier, let us stand proud and noteworthy, united and strong, comforted by our belonging to the Community of the Free Nations of our Planet.”

― Mathieu Kerekou

“I felt a real strong connection and still do with Hanukkah. So it started out by doing concerts on Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights tour, and then, yeah, let’s make some Hanukkah songs. Let me make a Hanukkah song that kids can listen to, party to and get the spirituality of it, because it is not just about dreidels and having fun.”

― Matisyahu

“I’m fortunate to work for a company that supports investigative journalism with strong editors and lawyers. That’s the benefit of working for a company that’s been around for more than a century.”

― Matt Apuzzo

“The federal government needs a strategic approach that includes strong leadership and the ability to manage weather related risks. The challenge of developing such an approach is complex: It must not only encompass all levels of government but must also be developed in a bipartisan manner.”

― Matt Cartwright

“I believe a solid, really strong middle-class is the key to making the country in the best way.”

― Matt Damon

“I’m becoming far more interested in just functionality and making sure my body is as strong as it can be so I can swing my kids around and not worry about aches and pains.”

― Matt Damon

“It’s easy to have strong, visceral feelings about disrespecting America. It’s harder to get passionate about tax law.”

― Matt Gaetz

“There is certainly no one ‘type’ of writer who deliberately draws on Shakespeare. In fact, there’s a strong argument that everyone writing in the English language is influenced by Shakespeare because, to a considerable degree, he shaped that language.”

― Matt Haig

“When you have these big, strong power hitters who can hit the ball a country mile, and they’re strong for a reason and able to do that, as a pitcher you have to keep up.”

― Matt Harvey

“I mean comedy is something that’s very personal and people have strong opinions about.”

― Matt Lucas

“When I was 20 years old, if you had a $100 bill and a good idea and a strong work ethic, you could start a company.”

― Matt Rosendale

“We don’t need a strongman. But we need a strong country that is not subordinate to Europe.”

― Matteo Salvini

“There are albums that I listen to religiously just because I’m such a big fan: any Bruce Springsteen album, or old George Strait albums because the songwriting’s so strong.”

― Matthew Ramsey

“By keeping patients awake for longer, we build up a strong sleep pressure.”

― Matthew Walker

“Debenhams has a strong track record for developing exclusive designer brands.”

― Matthew Williamson

“I’m not interested in nationality. Players are neither English, French, or any nationality. They are not young or old. They are stronger or not strong.”

― Maurizio Sarri

“In Naples, I was very lucky to find my players adapted to my way of football. They were strong as players and strong from a human point of view.”

― Maurizio Sarri

“I get my voice from my mother’s side of the family. My mother and my grandmother both had strong voices.”

― Mavis Staples

“It is my strong belief that the Chinese people are just as proud as we Americans are proud.”

― Max Baucus

“I have learned some core lessons along the way. Among the most important, I have become a firm believer that a strong geopolitical relationship can be born out of a strong economic relationship, which often begins with trade.”

― Max Baucus

“We read that Adam and Methuselah lived so many centuries; at that time, it was the custom to marry in the family – marry as closely as possible – so that the tie of blood might be as strong as it could be made.”

― Max Heindel

“The power of love is a strong thing.”

― Max Minghella

“If you go to my Netflix, the sections that they recommend are ‘Thrillers with a Strong Female Lead,’ ‘Comedies With a Strong Female Lead.’”

― Max Minghella

“’Black Mirror’ obviously has its own universe, with a very strong fingerprint and strong themes, and I was intrigued on reading. It’s such a powerful piece of storytelling.”

― Max Richter

“If you are a bit weak in your head, maybe you can train your mind, but it will never be your strong point.”

― Max Verstappen

“For in 1900 all electromagnetic radiation of longer wavelengths was already known at least to the extent that one could not seek in it the more striking characteristics of X-rays such as, for example, the strong penetrating power.”

― Max von Laue

“Politics is a strong and slow boring of hard boards.”

― Max Weber

“I’m a strong black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined.”

― Maxine Waters

“I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.”

― Maya Angelou

“Strong female characters – even if they don’t necessarily make the same decisions that we might – make such great narrative material, especially when there’s an equally strong male character in the mix.”

― Meg Cabot

“I don’t have kids, but in many ways I feel I’ve had them already. I don’t want to say I raised my brothers – that sounds too strong – but actually I do feel like that a bit.”

― Meg Cabot

“When I was at university, there was such a strong delineation between city kids and those who had grown up the suburbs. City kids were so at home in the world, in a way that suburban kids take years to catch up, if indeed they ever can.”

― Meg Rosoff

“’Charlotte’s Web,’ which I read sitting on my mother’s lap, was the most emotional experience: that was when I made the leap from seeing how to untangle words to realizing how books both contain and convey strong feelings.”

― Meg Wolitzer

“I’ve been to strip clubs where the dancers have these whole routines that they create just for the wow factor and to say, ‘Look how strong and physically fit I am.’ Most women couldn’t do it, and it’s not necessarily sexual. It’s just a performance.”

― Megalyn Echikunwoke

“I am in no way a confident person – except when it comes to what I’m writing. It’s just like, this is what I can do, and I have what I think is a pretty strong voice, for better or worse. It’s the style I like to write in.”

― Megan Amram

“I’m a passionate individual, and sometimes when I have strong feelings about a subject, I feel the need to express myself.”

― Megan Fox

“We’re a pretty strong bunch, and we have pretty lofty goals. For us, the manager is very important in a lot of ways, but also, we have a job to do, and that’s to go out and win.”

― Megan Rapinoe

“Some fathers raise their daughters to be seen and not heard; they raise their daughters not to speak out. Raise strong women!”

― Meghan McCain

“The people, as much as it’s fun to hate us, they need us. They need good, strong, skeptical journalists to be covering whoever it is – whether it’s Barack Obama or President Donald Trump.”

― Megyn Kelly

“I was always a strong personality. I was never an introvert.”

― Megyn Kelly

“You know, to marry a man like Donald, you need to know who you are. You need to know who you are, and you need to be very strong and smart.”

― Melania Trump

“I guess I have a strong constitution.”

― Melanie Lynskey

“It’s really hard for me to finish a song unless I have a strong visual in my head while I’m writing it.”

― Melanie Martinez

“I knew from being pregnant that you can be very strong. You’re still very capable. Especially if it was stuff you were able to do before.”

― Melanie Scrofano

“I have unreasonably strong leg muscles.”

― Melanie Scrofano

“If I had any advice for my 16-year-old self, it would just be to stay strong, because acting is not an easy lifestyle, especially when you are starting out. That being said, it definitely makes it all worth it when it does happen.”

― Melissa Benoist

“I have a very strong opinions about health and our responsibility to our own health, and I will always say what I feel.”

― Melissa Etheridge

“I just think we tear down women in this country for all these superficial reasons, and women are so great and strong.”

― Melissa McCarthy

“I grew up in a family of predominantly female bread winners who are strong and are fierce and opinionated. There’s not enough women like that on the screen.”

― Melonie Diaz

“I was brought up in a strong working-class community by working-class parents and relations until I was 18, and that’s what I really am. Now all sorts of things have been added, but that’s what I am.”

― Melvyn Bragg

“To stay positive, you have to be very strong mentally.”

― Memphis Depay

“I have been through little situations. That makes me strong.”

― Memphis Depay

“I’m a pain in the ass to all of the costume designers with whom I work because I have very strong feelings about the subject.”

― Meryl Streep

“You just need the ear. But the ear is something, I guess, that you can’t buy. And I can’t play the piano fluently, but I feel like my ear is my strong point.”

― Metro Boomin

“The panda is a funny, lovable animal, which defends its territory well. It’s strong but calm. It suits me perfectly.”

― Metta World Peace

“There is no distinction, no echelon of actors within a company. A company is only as strong as its weakest link.”

― Michael Arden

“While loyalists and defectors overall said John Smith did a better job of standing up for Labour’s values, they put Blair ahead on representing the whole country, appealing beyond traditional Labour voters and offering strong, competent leadership; switchers to the Tories gave him a clear lead in all categories.”

― Michael Ashcroft

“The Libertarian position on the freedom of speech is a strong support of freedom of speech, and we oppose government intervention in controlling what is or is not moral.”

― Michael Badnarik

“We are strong country with weak leadership.”

― Michael Bennet

“The problem with Myspace was always that it was never as strong a product as it needed to be. It left itself vulnerable to competition. It was only a matter of time before someone created something better.”

― Michael Birch

“I’ve been a Democrat, I’ve been a Republican, and I eventually became an independent because I don’t believe either party has a monopoly on good ideas or strong leadership.”

― Michael Bloomberg

“Nuclear power is here to stay, and we need to support a strong domestic uranium industry.”

― Michael C. Burgess

“I think satire suffered under Obama, but not because of Obama. People are more sensitive now than ever, and strong satirical voices are stifled because of that. I don’t think a Clinton presidency would change that.”

― Michael Che

“Patience has never been my strong suit.”

― Michael Chiklis

“As far as characters in fiction that I really admire – it’s pretty strong to say you would wish that you had created another character – but I’ll throw out Will Graham, the protagonist in ‘Red Dragon,’ a book I’ve read several times.”

― Michael Connelly

“We adopted a focused strategy of core businesses in Citicorp that play to our unique historic strengths as a global bank that will provide strong growth and attractive returns over the long-term… And we’ve identified non-core assets we have shed.”

― Michael Corbat

“’Elementary’ is a strong show; we watch it almost religiously in our house.”

― Michael Emerson

“We are truly one nation, under God, indivisible and that we must remain so in the face of any threat to ensure our country remains strong, united and free.”

― Michael Enzi

“George Tenet was actually a very strong centralizing force. If you met George by personality, George met with the president six days out of seven: nontrivial attribute inside the federal government. And George was head of the CIA.”

― Michael Hayden

“President Obama came to office with a strong belief that America had overreached, that we had become too involved. It matched the national mood, and indeed, there was some evidence that it was true.”

― Michael Hayden

“Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted.”

― Michael Ignatieff

“What makes the United Nations an appropriate source of legitimacy for intervention is that it is the only place where the claims of the strong are put through the test of justification in front of the weak.”

― Michael Ignatieff

“I remember as a young man seeing these bigger-than-life, strong images of black manhood in the form of Jim Brown and Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly, Billy Dee Williams. All these guys were these alpha males who were smart, attractive. I said, ‘Wow, I want to be like that.’”

― Michael Jai White

“I don’t always do a lot of predicting, but, when I get a really strong feeling about something, I will tell people.”

― Michael Johnson

“I had a real strong fantasy life as a kid. But then you grow up and think about real jobs.”

― Michael Keaton

“There used to be a strong belief that if you wanted to know what was really going on in a country, the best thing to do was to go there and ask a taxi driver.”

― Michael Korda

“I come from a family that was very strong, very successful, very bizarre, and terrifically exciting. Being a Korda is something I regard as special – not wonderful, or worthy of a national monument, but special.”

― Michael Korda

“I grew up surrounded by these tough, ballsy, strong women. They were also adoring women, but they were the kind of women who would argue over what kind of pants you were wearing or the color of your nail polish.”

― Michael Kors

“I’ve made movies that are real boy movies – but I’ve had so much fun over the years working with women and getting good performances with women and with strong female characters.”

― Michael Lehmann

“The world needs a strong America.”

― Michael Mandelbaum

“One thing worse than an America that is too strong, the world will learn, is an America that is too weak.”

― Michael Mandelbaum

“Traditionally, you support your nominee for president, and so when I went to Cleveland, I gave a strong speech about Hillary Clinton and her devastating foreign policy, but also in the support of the nominee. I think that’s an obligation that we have to support the nominee.”

― Michael McCaul

“I wanted to be an explorer, but gradually found the world had been explored and that there was nowhere left, really. Once they climbed Everest in 1953, when I was 10 years old, I thought, ‘Well, that’s pretty much it now.’ But the idea of travelling and exploring and adventure was very strong.”

― Michael Palin

“Our leaders continue to say that we’re making strong headway against this problem. And I think we are not.”

― Michael Scheuer

“My libertarian beliefs have not always served me well. Like most people who hold strong ideological convictions, I find that, too often, my beliefs trump the scientific facts.”

― Michael Shermer

“I grew up as a Democrat in a very strong Democratic family, but I will tell you that the Democratic Party that exists in this country is not the Democratic Party I grew up around.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“What we have to do is we have to make sure that our country is as strong as it can be economically and from a defense standpoint.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“I believe that our country is going in the wrong direction, and I have a very strong desire to help out in any way that I can.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“The good thing is I don’t put the ball in my right hand and I’m predominantly left-handed when I’m running the ball. I just have to take care of the football and even if I have two hands that are 100 percent, I still can’t turn the ball over. It’s just something I have to mentally prepare for, and I think I’m strong enough to do that.”

― Michael Vick

“’Moesha’ is very strong in my brain. The black women on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ are very strong in my brain.”

― Michaela Coel

“When a country is strong… it accepts any dose of pessimism from its writers.”

― Michel Houellebecq

“We need a strong, bold constitutional conservative who won’t back down and who will fight for the values we believe in. That’s what we need for our nominee, whether it is me or whether it is someone else.”

― Michele Bachmann

“I think that it’s important that the American people know that Barack Obama didn’t have a mild association with Bill Ayers, he had a very strong association with Bill Ayers. Bill Ayers is not someone that the average American wants to see their president have an association with.”

― Michele Bachmann

“Being a female athlete, sometimes your clothes don’t fit right if you have a small waist and broad shoulders, or strong hips. And it’s OK to embrace that.”

― Michelle Carter

“Literary novelists who have a strong handle on plot are often characterized as good vacation reads because they manage to transport you elsewhere, away from the petty facts of ordinary life.”

― Michelle Dean

“It is no secret, of course, that people have strong feelings about fat – feelings that seem only to have been inflamed by the sense, in western countries, that there is an obesity crisis afoot. Concerns about health have mutated into a kind of panic attending any mention of fat people at all.”

― Michelle Dean

“Because I’m pushing my body so hard already, the last thing I want to do is have music that’s really too strong, in my head.”

― Michelle Kwan

“Have you ever held a snake? They are so strong. You can see why there are so many myths about them: they are unlike any other creature. It’s extraordinary how that little brain can keep everything moving in different directions.”

― Michelle Paver

“Well, I’m very stubborn. I think I have common sense; I’m probably at times a bit tunnel-visioned, but I’m strong.”

― Michelle Pfeiffer

“Whenever a female takes a strong stand for herself, the majority of the time they have to really, really narrow it down to being feminine and wearing dresses and just being lipstick chic.”

― Michelle Rodriguez

“I also love the makers of South Park, because they’re political, strong, and they’re making all of these comments that would get you shot for if you did it in a drama.”

― Michelle Rodriguez

“I have done many films across the globe and would love to be a part of Bollywood, but the script must have a strong character for me.”

― Michelle Yeoh

“We always see Aung San as a strong, tough woman. There are two stories running in parallel. You see the contradictions between the East and the West, and you see someone who does mundane and normal things – someone who’s supposed to be a housewife – and then someone who’s become important and imprisoned.”

― Michelle Yeoh

“What I’ve always lacked is a really strong band to back me up.”

― Mick Taylor

“In my family, growing up, the women were always the ones who were powerful, and they exuded this charisma of empowerment that I hold onto and always remember. I had some difficult times, but these strong women were always a constant.”

― Mickalene Thomas

“It’s like Branson. When I went to Branson there was only 4 acts in there. Now, you can’t count ’em. There’s so many theatres now, that only the strong will survive.”

― Mickey Gilley

“I love collaborating with strong women.”

― Mika

“I was a screenwriting major at Georgetown, and I was in class with some really strong writers like Jonathan Nolan, who co-wrote ‘The Dark Knight’ with Chris, his brother. He wrote ‘The Prestige,’ the story for ‘Memento.’”

― Mike Birbiglia

“I didn’t have the same biases on Trump that others had. I read his books and saw a man who had a strong mindset, a track record of succeeding, and who would make strong and sometimes offensive comments as a way to get media attention.”

― Mike Cernovich

“I believe in strong borders, including keeping out Islamic terrorists. If people think that’s inherently racist, fine – but I’m an American nationalist, not a white nationalist.”

― Mike Cernovich

“Trump… has the ‘strong father’ masculine energy.”

― Mike Cernovich

“Individuals and businesses must participate in a national discussion about a simpler tax system, one that collects sufficient revenue to meet appropriate federal responsibilities, but one resting on a broader, fairer tax base without penalizing saving and investing, the backbone of a strong, decentralized and thriving economy.”

― Mike Crapo

“I have a strong marriage, and my wife and I love each other.”

― Mike Crapo

“I think you need a really strong businessperson running the state, a person who’s used to turning negatives into positives, which is what happens in business.”

― Mike Curb

“I’m not going to get any taller, so I might as well get as strong and lean as I possibly can be.”

― Mike Daniels

“If you’re going to make a lot of films about a particular group of animals, you might as well pick one that’s fairly common. And octopus are: they live in all the oceans. They also live deep. And I can’t say octopus are responsible for my really strong interest in getting in subs and going deep, but whatever the case, I like that.”

― Mike deGruy

“But I don’t have such a strong desire to need to get away from filmmaking.”

― Mike Figgis

“I’m a strong advocate for music. I think guitars are wonderful.”

― Mike Huckabee

“I’m born, and I die, but in between that, I can do whatever I want or have a strong opinion about something.”

― Mike McCready

“During the Clinton administration, America’s image was that of a strong, confident and kind world leader.”

― Mike Medavoy

“When you come into a pre-existing situation, you gotta have your own thing going. You gotta be really strong about it, and you gotta look at the older material in an aggressive way – ‘I’m gonna make this mine somehow.’ You need to put your imprint on the situation that you’re in.”

― Mike Patton

“The conservative movement today is like that tall ship with its proud captain: strong, accomplished but veering off course into the dangerous and uncharted waters of big government republicanism.”

― Mike Pence

“We must protect the very things that make America so special – most certainly including our civil liberties. But we cannot do so without strong national security and a thoughtful and informed discourse.”

― Mike Pompeo

“Hollywood is right. A good and strong movie can have a more powerful social impact than any and all political speeches or newspaper editorials and columns.”

― Mike Royko

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

― Mike Rutherford

“When you look at a family, if you have a family that never interacts with each other, never has strong conversation with each other, never has disagreements, nine times out of ten you have a very cold family and they’re not going to be, at the end, they’re not going to be close.”

― Mike Singletary

“The fame aspect of winning the Masters… besides being married and becoming a father, that’s a strong third there.”

― Mike Weir

“Boldness doesn’t mean rude, obnoxious, loud, or disrespectful. Being bold is being firm, sure, confident, fearless, daring, strong, resilient, and not easily intimidated. It means you’re willing to go where you’ve never been, willing to try what you’ve never tried, and willing to trust what you’ve never trusted. Boldness is quiet, not noisy.”

― Mike Yaconelli

“The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization, and where this exists, there the parasitic Jewish nation – which speculates upon the labor of people – will always find the means for its existence.”

― Mikhail Bakunin

“Sleep is a regenerative process where we heal and where our neurons build strong connections. It’s like a fountain of youth that we dive into every night.”

― Mikhail Varshavski

“I’m a pretty strong believer that everything happens for a reason.”

― Miles Teller

“When preparing for a concert, I do lots of training. I work with a choreographer to create great moves and then I have to keep my voice strong with lessons.”

― Miley Cyrus

“I am a strong Ukrainian girl, that is why I work a lot.”

― Milla Jovovich

“I’d probably say I’m very strong. If somebody says something horrible, I’m like, ‘Okay, whatever.’”

― Millie Bobby Brown

“What makes me so strong in the tackle? My grandad has always said if you’re going in for a ball, you go 100% and you never go in half-hearted.”

― Millie Bright

“I think I’ve always been regarded as a mentally strong person and a tough character, but it took me a while to reach a point where I realised that internalising your emotions wasn’t doing me any good.”

― Millie Bright

“And I think that the environment is one very strong way to counterbalance the chaotic nature of our life.”

― Minoru Yamasaki

“I have learned to pare down what I do and still be effective and strong in a role.”

― Mira Sorvino

“In 2008, I moved to Lyon, one of France’s top clubs. I had some very strong team mates, and I proved to be at their level. I began training very hard and always respecting my coach’s advice.”

― Miralem Pjanic

“I really love over-the-knee boots. I think they’re super sexy and they’re fun. And they’re also very strong and empowering.”

― Miranda Kerr

“I am incredibly thankful for the strong support I have from my peers in the industry and of course my amazing fans.”

― Miranda Lambert

“My music is about being strong, even in your vulnerability.”

― Miranda Lambert

“It’s so great to come in and do something where you know how strong the format of the show is and you’re working with writers and directors who worked on the original show. It feels like you’re going into a well-run ship already. Then it’s just a matter of creating these new characters.”

― Miranda Otto

“I think that’s the kind of women that people are interested in. They’re interested in strong women characters who are stronger than the male characters sometimes, in some ways. That’s what’s interesting and attractive about women.”

― Miranda Otto

“There’s a strong melancholic streak in me.”

― Miriam Margolyes

“If we want the next generation to be born into a better world, we only have one option. And that is strong multilateralism, with the U.N. System at its core.”

― Miroslav Lajcak

“Rule number one in negotiating anything with Missy is never try and run me over. Never push me, because I am a very strong woman. I’m nice, but I’m very strong. When it gets down gritty, I can get grittier. Never, ever underestimate me.”

― Missy Elliott

“Seeing my mother become very strong and very independent had a huge impact on me.”

― Missy Elliott

“I got a mother who’s very strong after taking the whippings that she took from my father.”

― Missy Elliott

“I wouldn’t want to play a character that knew everything and knew where to go. It is much more interesting playing a character that is vulnerable trying to be strong. It makes for better TV.”

― Missy Peregrym

“I’m really inspired by playing strong women. Anything that I can be a part of like that, to be a role model for young women.”

― Missy Peregrym

“You know, out-of-touch liberals like Barack Obama say they want a strong economy, but in everything they do, they show they don’t like business very much. But the economy, of course, is simply the product of all the businesses of the nation added together. So it’s a bit like saying you like an omelet, but you don’t like eggs.”

― Mitt Romney

“Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength – a strong military, a strong economy and strong families.”

― Mitt Romney

“Free enterprise has done more to lift people out of poverty, to help build a strong middle class, to help educate our kids, and to make our lives better than all the programs of government combined.”

― Mitt Romney

“I don’t know any nation on Earth that succeeded in creating a strong middle class with rising wages based on building a stronger and bigger government.”

― Mitt Romney

“The world relies upon, and America must rely upon, a strong military.”

― Mitt Romney

“If you ask, do you like strong men or weak men, I’d say, I like who I like.”

― Miuccia Prada

“Michael Jackson had a stable vision. He had a strong message, not only pop. People just fainted at his concert.”

― Miyavi

“’Paris Is Burning’ was only just a glimpse into what was happening within the ballroom scene. The difference is that ‘Pose’ is opening the lens a little bit more, and it’s diving into the personal lives of these women who fought for their kids – who raised their kids to be strong individuals so that they can move on and have a legacy, too.”

― Mj Rodriguez

“Rwanda really did take very strong steps towards development. I mean, this place is unrecognizable. There’s a very good management of economy and resources – it’s a success story, and that’s great.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“I’m obsessed with politics, and I talk about it any chance I can get. I have strong opinions about how the world should be run.”

― Moby

“Emotionally, I depend only on myself. My strong belief in the Almighty carries me.”

― Mohammad Azharuddin

“Mentally, I am very strong; physically I am very strong. I think that keeps me going. That keeps me strong all the time.”

― Mohammad Azharuddin

“The Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated media outlets in Egypt tried to sour the ties between our two countries, but our ties are very strong. No negative stance has been taken by either side against the other. Rumors are being spread by the enemies of our two countries. We pay no attention to them.”

― Mohammad bin Salman

“I have strong interests in supporting sport, primarily football, and also in developing cultural relationships within national communities and their diasporas, with special reference to Ethiopia.”

― Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi

“God says he will never be satisfied with the infidels. In terms of worldly affairs, America is very strong. Even if it were twice as strong or twice that, it could not be strong enough to defeat us. We are confident that no one can harm us if God is with us.”

― Mohammed Omar

“In developed countries, strong rules are in place to restrict sound pollution and curb its deadly effects. As law-abiding citizens with social responsibility, we should all come together against this unhealthy trend.”

― Mohanlal

“When I ran a small IT services business in the 1990s, it had strong recurring revenues – yet I couldn’t accurately forecast cash flow for even the next few quarters. Small changes in the customer base or losing/hiring a few key employees could create massive swings in cash flow.”

― Mohnish Pabrai

“The four places I’ve called home in my life have been Lahore, London, New York and California. And I have a very strong tie to each one of those four places.”

― Mohsin Hamid

“I am a strong believer in the intertwined nature of the personal and the political; I think they move together.”

― Mohsin Hamid

“I think there’s really strong social stratification in South Asia.”

― Mohsin Hamid

“I’ve always tried to be conscious of how I represent women in my work. They don’t have to be good or strong women, but they have to be complex.”

― Molly Parker

“Authenticity has never been Barbie’s strong suit.”

― Mona Eltahawy

“When you see a silent movie, you understand everything that’s going on from the images because the images are so strong.”

― Monica Bellucci

“I don’t know Hollywood very well. I’ve never lived in Los Angeles or New York. But what I can see in Paris, where I live, is that actresses like Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Charlotte Rampling, still get the chance to play strong, sexy roles even though they’re not 20.”

― Monica Bellucci

“Sometimes when we think about femininity, we think also fragile. But I think you can be feminine and very strong. I think make-up goes with that femininity. I think it’s a natural gesture for women and one they do more for themselves than for others.”

― Monica Bellucci

“I don’t like salads: I like the strong food.”

― Monica Seles

“Since I retired, I very much enjoy watching Serena Williams play. While I was playing, she was one of the toughest players I ever faced. Her ground strokes are so solid, her serve is one of the most powerful in women’s tennis, and mentally she is just so strong.”

― Monica Seles

“I have based my life on being strong enough to do anything.”

― Montel Williams

“I believe President Trump is more reasonable than he is generally perceived. President Trump uses strong rhetoric toward North Korea, but during the election campaign, he also said he could talk over a burger with Kim Jong-un. I am for that kind of pragmatic approach to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue.”

― Moon Jae-in

“Anna Magnani, Sophia Loren, Meryl Streep – I love actresses that are strong and fragile at the same time. They bring complexity to their roles.”

― Moran Atias

“Some people have strong opinions about women with short hair. They find it very masculine and severe. Others think it’s soft and feminine and makes your features stand out. It can be an Audrey Hepburn kind of thing.”

― Morena Baccarin

“I like to write stories where young people have a strong feeling about something being fair or unfair, right or wrong, cruel or kind, and they act on the basis of that – often in the face of the prevailing limits of behaviour.”

― Morris Gleitzman

“Halfway through primary school, I realised that I was not as physically strong or fearless as many kids. So, in situations of conflict, I quickly learned that it worked better for me to get out of situations or maybe kind of, you know, prevail in a conflict situation by using humour than by trying to punch somebody out.”

― Morris Gleitzman

“Let philosophy resolutely aim to be as scientific as possible, but let her not forget her strong kinship with literature.”

― Morris Raphael Cohen

“Turing was very strong and driven and, at the same, so awkward and fragile.”

― Morten Tyldum

“We are a small nation, but strong.”

― Moshe Dayan

“I have strong sentiments toward Iran, since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people. I highly esteem Iranian music and culture.”

― Moshe Katsav

“I think the general public’s response to my projects is very strong. You can be an intellectual and say that popularity detracts from architectural quality. On the other hand, you can see in the public’s identification something very positive.”

― Moshe Safdie

“The state of Israel must, from time to time, prove clearly that it is strong, and able and willing to use force, in a devastating and highly effective way. If it does not prove this, it will be swallowed up, and perhaps wiped off the face of the earth.”

― Moshe Sharett

“Whatever role I play is a positive role; it’s a strong role. Never negative.”

― Mr. T

“My mother is a strong, wonderful woman. I could never be anything she didn’t want me to be.”

― Mr. T

“Strong characters are needed in the game.”

― MS Dhoni

“Selecting a strong team without giving the new captain appropriate time isn’t possible.”

― MS Dhoni

“I was a hardliner with regard to colonialism, which had occupied Africa and large parts of the world. We were waging an armed struggle, and therefore, one had to be strong. But now, no one asks for weapons but for economic aid, which changes your position.”

― Muammar al-Gaddafi

“The beauty of a strong, lasting commitment is often best understood by men incapable of it.”

― Murray Kempton

“It’s the least I can do, to come back with some strong music.”

― Mystikal

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

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“Private equity helps produce strong companies, promotes innovation and spurs job growth.”

― N. Robert Hammer

“I love strong female characters.”

― Nahnatchka Khan

“Live news teaches you some incredibly strong lessons: that every day is a new day, and it’s never too late to fix something.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“The directness of my mother is clearly in my voice. Her opinion is always a very strong opinion at the dining room table. I think she empowered me to have the same drive.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“Personally, I feel a strong responsibility to make sure that we have women equally represented in our executive suites and that we employ women in front of and behind the camera and in our writers’ rooms.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“With a strong foundation in scripted programming firmly established by ‘Army Wives’ and ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ Lifetime is aggressively expanding its drama series development plate with powerful programs from creative auspices who have strong pedigrees in producing stand-out programming.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“The Catholic Church is one of the oldest, largest and richest institutions on earth, with a following 1.2 billion strong, and change does not come naturally.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“Some people are born strong or stretchy, or with a tungsten will.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“Don’t say I was tough. I was strong. I had to be, because Ronnie liked everybody and sometimes didn’t see – or refused to see – what the people around him were really up to. But everything I did, I did for Ronnie. I did for love.”

― Nancy Reagan

“Our mom was a super strident, capable, and strong individual. I think because she was a military wife in the Marine Corps, she had to push back the things that she believed, and she had to really scrape and fight to have her space.”

― Nancy Wilson

“If you hold strong convictions against gay marriage, you shouldn’t apply for a job as a registrar.”

― Naomi Alderman

“In terms of Hurricane Sandy, I really do see some hopeful grassroots responses, particularly in the Rockaways, where people were very organized right from the beginning, where Occupy Sandy was very strong, where new networks emerged.”

― Naomi Klein

“Sorry, public speaking isn’t really my strong side.”

― Naomi Osaka

“’Survivor Series’ is one of my favorite pay-per-views because I’m Smackdown strong: I bleed blue. I’ve been my most successful since being on SmackDown.”

― Naomi

“It is never smart, even in a strong democracy, to declare some debate off limits. In a weakening democracy it is catastrophic.”

― Naomi Wolf

“I believe in any country, matters that relate to its territory would, of course, provoke strong sentiments amongst the people of that country.”

― Naoto Kan

“When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.”

― Napoleon Hill

“My earliest memories of rap music was mixed with my earliest memories of reggae music. They were big sounds around the way, heavy bass lines, strong messages, definitely.”

― Nas

“I still look back at the days in the early ’90s and think, ‘Boy, that confidence just came out in me strong,’ and it was fantastic, the drama and the entertainment I brought.”

― Naseem Hamed

“I’m not a political person; I’m not an activist. I’m not a guy with strong beliefs about anything. I have nothing to say to the world.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“When you ask people, ‘What’s the opposite of fragile?,’ they tend to say robust, resilient, adaptable, solid, strong. That’s not it. The opposite of fragile is something that gains from disorder.”

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“What’s really important? That I’m an individual, I guess. I am an individual – a strong one, too. I’m Natalie Cole. I gotta be me.”

― Natalie Cole

“I have a strong upper body; I’m an arms swimmer, and I always have been.”

― Natalie du Toit

“Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning. Probably that’s why we decide we’re done. It’s getting too scary. We are touching down onto something real. It is beyond the point when you think you are done that often something strong comes out.”

― Natalie Goldberg

“I think where men are credited for being strong, women are divas. I just think it’s such a cop out.”

― Natalie Imbruglia

“Being Latina for me is also being a strong woman.”

― Natalie Martinez

“Cubanas are very strong women. So don’t mess with us – don’t take us for granted!”

― Natalie Martinez

“I tend to lean toward strong female stories. I want to make things that don’t already exist out there.”

― Natalie Portman

“I always strive to set an example for my kids to work hard and develop a strong sense of work ethic.”

― Natalya Neidhart

“I love hard punch lines, and I like anything that has a strong point of view.”

― Natasha Leggero

“I’ve always had a strong start, but the start in boardercross is so important. And if you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.”

― Nate Holland

“We try to take a very strong stance against discrimination and hatred.”

― Nathan Blecharczyk

“I seem to always inspire a strong reaction one way or the other.”

― Nathan Lane

“Micropayments are great if you use them for a product or service with certain properties. It must be one where you can get away with usage-based pricing, and where there is a strong rationale for making it cheap, yet not free.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“Love is a strong, strong thing.”

― Nathan Phillips

“The ledger, the distributed database – it’s called a Blockchain – is held in the cloud by all the parties involved. It can’t be broken by any of them. It’s cryptographically too strong. You would have to compromise the entire network to take over Bitcoin.”

― Naval Ravikant

“Healthy Odisha – Happy Odisha. Let us continue our endeavour to build a prosperous and strong state.”

― Naveen Patnaik

“Our business is strong and enjoys high margins.”

― Naveen Tewari

“’Haraamkhor’ is a low budget film. We are not worried about the box office because our film is already in profit. It’s got a strong content that will reach people’s heart.”

― Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“In 2013, I started playing Fara Sherazi on ‘Homeland.’ I love playing her, not just because she’s a strong woman, but because for the first time, a Muslim woman is being portrayed on television as a regular person, rather than a cliche or collection of stereotypes.”

― Nazanin Boniadi

“Trump knows he’s facing some pretty strong criminal liability when he leaves office, one way or another. Even if a sitting president can’t be indicted, he’s got to know his future looks like it’s behind bars unless he cuts some sort of deal with the prosecutors.”

― Neal Katyal

“When we were creating Warby Parker, for us it was about having a positive impact on the world and having a strong social mission.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“I think I’d like to do a big movie with a strong female lead, whether or not she would be a superhero. I’m more interested in characters like Scarlett Johansson in ‘Lucy.’ I’m less interested in people with superpowers because I can’t identify with them.”

― Neil Marshall

“It astonished me in the early Nineties to suddenly have musicians admit that they had been inspired and influenced by us. That meant a lot at that time. But of course, being human, the… disrespect isn’t even strong enough a word, is it? The opprobrium was painful. Being popular and hated is not satisfying.”

― Neil Peart

“Because I’ve always had a strong personality, I’ve always thought I knew what was best.”

― Nell Carter

“I had a very strong desire to be successful at something.”

― Nelson DeMille

“Apart from life, a strong constitution, and an abiding connection to the Thembu royal house, the only thing my father bestowed upon me at birth was a name, Rolihlahla.”

― Nelson Mandela

“I always found very strong images for my songwriting in New York.”

― Neneh Cherry

“Fitting in is unnecessary. Embrace who you are. You will go through rough times in high school, but always stay strong, and never deny yourself!”

― Neon Hitch

“Nature is a brilliant engineer and builder. It knows how to create seashells that are twice as strong as the most resistant ceramics human beings can manufacture, and it produces silk fibers five times stronger than steel. Nature also knows how to create multipurpose forms.”

― Neri Oxman

“Not only the attackers, but the defenders – it’s on the attackers to prepare themselves to break through the strong defense.”

― Neymar

“Ultimately, I want to convey an image of a beautiful, strong, and confident woman.”

― Nia Jax

“On ‘Raw,’ I’m more of a strong, silent type because I don’t need to talk it up because I can back it up. But on ‘Total Divas,’ it’s definitely different, because I’m unapologetically myself. I speak my mind, I’m goofy, and I like to have fun.”

― Nia Jax

“You’re as strong as the actors you’re working with, your partners.”

― Nia Vardalos

“Men love strong and independent women. Always have and always will!”

― Nicholas Gonzalez

“We are keen to stress that a strong euro zone is good for a strong United Kingdom. It’s not for us to write the changes that the euro zone needs to embark on.”

― Nick Clegg

“Lots of times when I’m offered things, I can’t see how a story gets filmed. Either it’s too internal or it doesn’t have a strong spine.”

― Nick Hornby

“With ‘Brooklyn,’ I knew the story I wanted to tell, and I just had a very strong sense that if I turned the volume up a little bit, it could be something really special.”

― Nick Hornby

“There’s a strong distinction to be made between dry code smart contacts and wet code’s physical law. So law is based on our minds, our wetware – it’s based on analogy. The law is more flexible; software is more rigid. Various laws tend to be batched in jurisdictional silos. Software tends to be independent.”

― Nick Szabo

“My role is Katara: in ‘The Last Airbender,’ I’m a water bender from the southern water tribe, and my character is really strong but also loving.”

― Nicola Peltz

“The oil and gas sector in the North Sea does have a strong future if we do the right things now, but we’ve got to make sure that the infrastructure is right to support the sector, but also to support, over the next few years, diversification as well.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“The U.K. needs a strong opposition, and Labour shows no signs of being capable of being that. The SNP is filling that void and will go on seeking to do that.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“Singapore has been incredibly well-managed. It was created out of the swamp, with a strong emotional idea: a safe place for mostly Chinese, but accepting other cultures and other races.”

― Nicolas Berggruen

“If I could have been a marine biologist I would have, but I didn’t have that kind of intelligence. Numbers were never my strong point.”

― Nicolas Cage

“Even as a child I had a strong relationship with yearning and desire. And loss. Those things spoke to me.”

― Nicole Kidman

“Be sure of yourself, don’t let anyone bully you, be a strong and independent woman or boy.”

― Nicole Polizzi

“I’m a strong believer in ‘everything is meant to be for a reason.’”

― Nicole Scherzinger

“I come from a strong religious background, and I had a very conservative upbringing. So I was nervous, and confused. Here I was wanting to be Whitney Houston, so why did I have to dress in lingerie to do that? I didn’t get it.”

― Nicole Scherzinger

“I’m a huge fan of a Hillary Clinton candidacy. I think Hillary will be an incredibly strong candidate, and hopefully it will inspire my party to put up someone great.”

― Nicolle Wallace

“The two pillars of winning the presidency are being a strong leader and being someone who understands us and our problems.”

― Nicolle Wallace

“The people of Cyprus have sent a strong message… of stability, credibility and change.”

― Nicos Anastasiades

“There is a debate in Ukip as to how strong we should be on the immigration issue. I personally think we should own it.”

― Nigel Farage

“I’ve always been the outsider. I’ve always been regarded as some extraordinarily dangerous figure. I’m none of those things! I’m just a middle-class boy from Kent who likes cricket and who happened to have a strong view about a supernational government from Brussels.”

― Nigel Farage

“I think my mom is kind of this way, too. We’re just such strong women. My mom’s been through so much, so I think that’s where I got it from.”

― Nikki Bella

“I’m a strong voice by nature. I’m sometimes a bull in a china shop.”

― Nikki Haley

“Secretary Tillerson is not going anywhere. I can vouch for that. He is where he is, he continues to be strong in how he handles foreign policy, and I continue to work well with him.”

― Nikki Haley

“You can be as good an actor as you want but, if your accent is too strong, it’s going to limit you.”

― Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

“Don’t overdo it. If you’re doing a strong lip, keep the eyes simple, and the other way around.”

― Nina Agdal

“It’s become glib political conventional wisdom in Washington that a massive spending plan will provide a parachute rescue for a cliff-diving economy – landing it safely and with strong enough legs to move toward a healthy future.”

― Nina Easton

“I screamed and cried, but no one ever came. No doubt it was in one of those scream-filled nights in which my strong singer lungs and my crazy voice were born.”

― Nina Hagen

“When I first heard the ‘Urumi’ script, I was surprised, shocked, and excited. It was a strong script with a reference to the past. It had fact mixed with fiction. To incorporate facts into a film and introduce fictional characters was interesting. I loved the script.”

― Nithya Menen

“Nas’ longevity comes from him having strong lyrical value in his songs, him being more like a poet and improving over time.”

― No I.D.

“Watching her, I’ve seen the pros and cons of being in the industry, and how so many people can be so harsh – especially toward someone as talented as Miley. But I look up to her for being so strong, being able to take all of that hate and being able to deal with people who misunderstand who she is.”

― Noah Cyrus

“In the 1960s, there was a point, 1968, ’69, when there was a very strong antiwar movement against the war in Vietnam. But it’s worth remembering that the war in Vietnam started – an outright war started in 1962.”

― Noam Chomsky

“It’s true that cilantro has a strange, strong flavor. People seem to love it or not like it at all. Even I didn’t like it at first when I had it in Peru. But I got used to it – it’s hard not to in South America – and now I can’t live without it.”

― Nobu Matsuhisa

“I’ve got quite a strong drive, and that can be slightly deplorable. Struggling to become a famous comedian – there’s something weird about that.”

― Noel Fielding

“Gay people are all like Superman. You have to be quite strong to be gay – or to be different in any way. You build special muscles.”

― Noel Fielding

“All countries, big or small, strong or weak, are equal members of the United Nations.”

― Nong Duc Manh

“Unless progress with agricultural yields remains very strong, the next century will experience sheer human misery that, on a numerical scale, will exceed the worst of everything that has come before.”

― Norman Borlaug

“As far as YU faculty and students are concerned, the love for Israel is very strong. Probably about three thousand of our graduates have settled in Israel. On average, every year 650 male and female students study in Israel for a minimum of one year.”

― Norman Lamm

“We got ratings. It isn’t that they won’t quarrel with you, or say you’re always right. But as long as you stay strong and the ratings are good and you’re reasonable – I don’t think we fought unreasonably. We basically won that right.”

― Norman Lear

“Renoir had a strong feeling about his fellow soldiers. He’d never disrespect them by putting the war down.”

― Norman Lloyd

“Here in New England, the character is strong and unshakable.”

― Norman Rockwell

“What you have to become is really strong in what you do. That’s the point of building a team. You don’t know any other way – it would be absurd to do it any other way.”

― Nuno Espirito Santo

“I was strong and healthy and I was enjoying what I was doing.”

― O. Winston Link

“I get these weird divine feelings. They’re, like, so strong I can’t shake them.”

― Odell Beckham, Jr.

“Nationalism in Norway was very strong in 1905, that we must be free of Sweden. But I must say, I’m not 100 percent sure that was a wise decision. We had the war; we were occupied by Germans from 1940 to ’45. And if there had been one Scandinavian country, then it would not have been so very easy probably to go ahead with the occupation.”

― Olav Thon

“Remember before nineteen seventy two Olympic Games I was total skinny, I was small, very strong, they may be don’t like to see a gymnastics like that. I don’t know but, gymnastics, might. Nineteen seventy two supposed to be change somewhere.”

― Olga Korbut

“The American people need to tell their member of Congress that we need a strong defense to protect us and to prevent wars. We can’t get away with simply leading from behind and gutting our defenses.”

― Oliver North

“Well first of all you have to make the character strong so that people can follow that. And then hopefully that character can integrate with the background of the social situation that people can recognize.”

― Oliver Stone

“I want to be helpful to the charities I support. I think you can dilute it, the more you do. You have to be a bit strong about what you do… otherwise, you risk spreading yourself a bit thin, and you can be less useful.”

― Olivia Colman

“After an injury, I think you have to be strong mentally.”

― Olivier Giroud

“Chelsea is a strong team defensively, and they are quite efficient up front with great players, so I think I will enjoy it.”

― Olivier Giroud

“Compared to Apple, Internet companies like Google and Facebook don’t have strong perspectives on the way they want the world to work.”

― Om Malik

“I think, by nature you know, I’m very attracted and I gravitate toward the very strong girl who can watch a ballgame, but who’s also extremely feminine.”

― Omari Hardwick

“I was raised looking at women who were strong, and they weren’t really into playing race cards or playing gender cards. I didn’t grow up around women who were like, ‘Well, let the boys do that, and let the girls do that.’ I didn’t really see that in my house.”

― Omari Hardwick

“I’m not looking for a ‘yes’ woman, but a strong person who knows when to be objective and when not to be.”

― OMI

“I don’t like to make strong statements. I want to write strong novels… I keep my deep, radical things for my novels.”

― Orhan Pamuk

“When a house is being built which is to be made as strong as possible, the building takes place in fine weather and in calm, so that nothing may hinder the structure from acquiring the needed solidity.”

― Origen

“A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place. Like a locomotive he is strong on the track, but weak anywhere else.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“When God calls a man to be upright and pure and generous, he also calls him to be intelligent and skillful, and strong and brave.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“The forthputting of willpower is a means of strengthening willpower. The will becomes strong by exercise. To stick to a thing till you are master is a test of intellectual discipline and power.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“Strength of will is the test of a young man’s possibilities. Can he will strong enough and hold whatever he undertakes with an iron grip?”

― Orison Swett Marden

“The Christian church in the U.S. is still strong numerically, but it has lost its decisive influence both in American public life and in American culture as a whole, especially in the major elite institutions of society.”

― Os Guinness

“I have a strong sense that I have to educate people about disability.”

― Oscar Pistorius

“Sometimes, the supposedly weak groups turn out to be very difficult, and the supposedly strong ones are easier to take control of.”

― Ottmar Hitzfeld

“Green, red, and mixed shades of haemins are known. If magnesium is replaced by iron in chlorophyll, green haemins are obtained. Their colour is due to a strong band in the red which is already recognized in chlorophyll.”

― Otto Heinrich Warburg

“In bitter almond oil, like in a great number of other substances that previously had been counted among the ‘aromatic compounds’ on behalf of their strong smell, a derivative of benzene is present. The special properties of benzene and its derivatives are caused by the typical arrangement of their carbon atoms.”

― Otto Wallach

“We have to use every tool at our disposal and that’s why we’re trialing a badger cull. We need healthy wildlife living alongside healthy cattle. Only if we work to eradicate the reservoir of TB in our badgers, will we have the strong and prosperous dairy industry the public wishes to see.”

― Owen Paterson

“It is very important to be confident and strong even if you lose, because you know there are tournaments coming up next, and you have to be prepared for it.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“People are thrown off by someone who looks feminine, but is also strong. It’s not that pretty girls aren’t smart, it’s that women aren’t strong.”

― Padma Lakshmi

“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.”

― Pam Brown

“I need to end up with someone who is strong, intelligent, independent, someone I really admire – sensitive, sensuous, warm, a sense of humor.”

― Pam Dawber

“I want to be a strong, safe mom who my kids also want to be around.”

― Pamela Adlon

“The true meaning of feminism is this: to use your strong womanly image to gain strong results in society.”

― Pamela Anderson

“Britain’s unique success as an industrialised nation-state prompted strong imitative endeavours not only across Europe, but also in Asia. Now many people, who were once humiliated into a sense of nationality by British rule, loom larger than their former masters.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“’Stree’ is an entertaining film, but it has strong commentary about women.”

― Pankaj Tripathi

“I almost always have a strong passion about the things I do. I wouldn’t say aggressive, but I am always trying very hard to make sure that things will succeed.”

― Pansy Ho

“It is very hard to find a good defender who is strong and good with the ball. Very hard.”

― Paolo Maldini

“Even though I am not going to coach in the future, if I had to pass on a recommendation, it would be to base your game on having a strong defence.”

― Paolo Maldini

“A rookie coach must be supported by a very strong structure and not get burned.”

― Paolo Maldini

“There’s nothing new about women playing pivotal parts or title roles in films. Women in strong characters have always been accepted. It has been this way for years.”

― Parineeti Chopra

“I’m really thankful for the popularity of ‘Strong Woman Do Bong Soon,’ but I know it’s only temporary.”

― Park Bo-young

“I couldn’t stand back and watch the strong economy that my father envisioned go to ruins.”

― Park Geun-hye

“I will keep the promise I made to you to open a new era on the Korean peninsula, based on strong security and trust-based diplomacy.”

― Park Geun-hye

“Some players aren’t able to show their ability in Europe, but some players can – I think the most important quality in the successful players is that they are mentally strong.”

― Park Ji-sung

“If you have luck on your side and are strong mentally, you can succeed in Europe.”

― Park Ji-sung

“Mentally, you have to be strong, particularly in away games at the places where the fans are very passionate.”

― Park Ji-sung

“To become a good coach, it is important to be equipped with tactics and strategy. But first of all, you need to have strong leadership.”

― Park Ji-sung

“The best coaches have strong charisma to motivate the whole team while managing the relationship with the media, which can be tense.”

― Park Ji-sung

“Halsey’s so talented and her voice is so strong and it’s so addicting.”

― PartyNextDoor

“I play Sophie in ‘Koode’: a very strong and soft woman who has been through many atrocities yet holds herself together through conviction in herself.”

― Parvathy

“Williams is one of the big names in F1 with a really strong pedigree, so it is an honour to be driving for them.”

― Pastor Maldonado

“I don’t run the triathlons anymore like I used to. I do leg work on the machines and do the bike. I’m not as strong as I used to be, but I’m still good.”

― Pat Bowlen

“In my case, symptoms began to appear when I was only 57. In fact, the doctors believe early-onset Alzheimer’s has a strong genetic predictor, and that it may have been progressing for some years before I was diagnosed.”

― Pat Summitt

“I always say the Premier League is like two boxers fighting. The one who is least strong gets tired; he does down.”

― Patrice Evra

“In Europe, being fast, being strong, playing only with your quality, you are going to struggle against teams that prepare.”

― Patrice Evra

“If you play for Manchester United, you have to be strong.”

― Patrice Evra

“Players who play in the Premiership play everywhere – they are strong, quick, and have good technique. It is the best football.”

― Patrice Evra

“I just have always felt that I think we know that it’s an ensemble show, and it’s very hard to pick a show to submit when you’re nominated, because usually everyone has a very strong part in every episode.”

― Patricia Heaton

“We may be in a tough time right now, but when we are in a tough time is when our movement gets really strong.”

― Patricia Ireland

“A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.”

― Patricia Neal

“People who meet me think of Jill and transfer her strong qualities to me.”

― Patricia Richardson

“I grew up in a house full of women. I have two older sisters and my mum who is a very strong woman.”

― Patrick Dempsey

“We are descended from a people whose government was founded on liberty; our glorious forefathers of Great Britain made liberty the foundation of everything. That country is become a great, mighty, and splendid nation; not because their government is strong and energetic, but, sir, because liberty is its direct end and foundation.”

― Patrick Henry

“I believe in picking a strong ending.”

― Patrick J. Adams

“Values can set a company apart from the competition by clarifying its identity and serving as a rallying point for employees. But coming up with strong values – and sticking to them – requires real guts.”

― Patrick Lencioni

“Women are strong now. Women are dominating the charts, and women are doing it for themselves. We’re kicking butt and taking no prisoners.”

― Patti LaBelle

“I’m still standing up there tall and strong every night that I perform.”

― Patti LaBelle

“I’ve said this over and over, but I’ll say it a million more times – I’m concerned more about the death of a bee than I am about terrorism. Because we’re losing hives and bees by the millions because of such strong pesticides.”

― Patti Smith

“I like really hot coffee, not too strong.”

― Patti Smith

“I was a sickly child, not very strong physically. I wasn’t really the greatest in school. I didn’t really excel in anything particularly. But I was happy with who I was.”

― Patti Smith

“I know I’m a strong performer. I’m not an evolved musician.”

― Patti Smith

“I have a strong belief in creativity in humans. It’s our biggest strength.”

― Patty Griffin

“I think you need to have a strong vision of your own.”

― Patty Jenkins

“For the state of our union to be strong, we need to place value in Americans.”

― Patty Murray

“We shot the video for ‘Broken’ where both my parents grew up. There was always a strong sense of serving our country in the neighborhood – my father and all my uncles served, and most of them enlisted.”

― Patty Smyth

“Families survive the Terrible Twos because toddlers aren’t strong enough to kill with their hands and aren’t capable of using lethal weapons. A 2-year-old with the physical capacities of an adult would be terrifying.”

― Paul Bloom

“Strong moral arguments exist for why we should often try to ignore stereotypes or override them. But we shouldn’t assume they represent some irrational quirk of the unconscious mind. In fact, they’re largely the consequence of the mind’s attempt to make a rational decision.”

― Paul Bloom

“If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.”

― Paul Cezanne

“Only a strong America can guarantee a peaceful world.”

― Paul Cook

“Science fiction is a literary field crowded with strong opinions, and no SF novelist delivered himself more memorably of his views – on politics, sexuality, religion, and many other contentious topics – than Robert Heinlein.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“Blending consensus historical events and personages with imaginary occult forces is a strong recipe for counterfactual storytelling goodness that combines the best of two worlds: resonant history with wild-eyed fantasy.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“Wonder Woman is out there very much defending the right and being strong and being a positive role model.”

― Paul Dini

“I felt that, with ‘Zatanna,’ I had a chance to do a story about a strong, driven woman.”

― Paul Dini

“I am honored to have heard from so many voters, supporters, and local elected officials who have been pleased with the work I have done on their behalf. They want and deserve a leader who will aggressively pursue strong conservative policies and get results. That’s exactly what I have done.”

― Paul Gosar

“Modesty isn’t one of my strong suits.”

― Paul Greengard

“I’m British; I live here, and I’ve always made my films here. And we’re on a journey in British filmmaking right now. We’re attracting big films again. ‘Star Wars’ filming here will employ thousands of people. We’re world-class in so many of the craft elements, and the vibrancy of our filmmaking is strong.”

― Paul Greengrass

“By forgiving, we are training ourselves to be strong, confident, joyful, peaceful, happy, and loving. These positive attributes end up affecting every part of our lives.”

― Paul J. Meyer

“Reince Priebus is a strong supporter of Donald Trump and a good friend and supporter of Paul Ryan.”

― Paul Manafort

“Of course he’s going to work with Paul Ryan; of course he’s tried to bridge the party together with Paul Ryan, but Ryan is also running against somebody who’s not going to win but nonetheless is a strong supporter of Mr. Trump’s.”

― Paul Manafort

“The campaigns and the models in them create the fantasy around the brand. It has always been about having strong images. Without that, we could not have gone into all the categories we did. It really has been the foundation from where the house of Guess was built.”

― Paul Marciano

“I decided that the University of Sussex in Brighton was a good place for this work because it had a strong tradition in bacterial molecular genetics and an excellent reputation in biology.”

― Paul Nurse

“You’ve got to be able to finish out the season on a strong note.”

― Paul Pierce

“My dad was a very strong man, very stubborn as well.”

― Paul Pogba

“Let’s work together to make our economies strong and our climate sustainable. It can be done.”

― Paul Polman

“’That’s How Strong My Love Is’ carries a message that resonates with the broken-hearted, and most of us have been there.”

― Paul Rodgers

“I didn’t ‘join’ Queen. We played together and found a strong connection, did a TV show, and carried on – then I suddenly realised I’d been with these guys for four years. If I’d been called up and asked to join, I would have said no.”

― Paul Rodgers

“A free economy and strong communities honor the dignity of every person, rewarding effort with justice, promoting upward mobility, and building solidarity among citizens.”

― Paul Ryan

“On my mum Marie’s side, my nana was from the Republic of Ireland, and my granddad was from the north. Lots of families in Manchester have strong Irish connections, but it never occurred to me to play for anyone other than England.”

― Paul Scholes

“From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence.”

― Paul Tsongas

“I also believed that our public at home would be strong enough to survive even the present crisis.”

― Paul von Hindenburg

“I’ve always – from my very first film, ‘Shopping,’ which was Jude Law and Sadie Frost, I mean, I’ve always liked strong women characters in films.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“I want to be a role model and I want to show kids that you can be strong and overcome adversity.”

― Paula Creamer

“Starting probably with Janeane Garofalo and that era of stand-up ladies who were starting to be more brainy and strong and clever, guys started noticing those girls as sexy smart. I always called it smarxy.”

― Paula Pell

“I think it helps in any comedy room for a woman to have very strong, respected convictions, because then it opens the door up a little bit for other women to have that.”

― Paula Pell

“You can be strong and true to yourself without being rude or loud.”

― Paula Radcliffe

“To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag.”

― Pauline Hanson

“Greeks have always been very confident, very strong people. That is – that is our real, I guess, benefit, is that we are independent thinkers. We will always get up on our feet. We – we sometimes act the best when we are downtrodden.”

― Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece

“For me, the other thing is not just a strong sense of spirituality.”

― Peabo Bryson

“Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything.”

― Peggy Noonan

“As Buddhism moved to the West, one of the big characteristics was the strong place of women. That didn’t exist in the countries of origin. It’s just a sign of our culture.”

― Pema Chodron

“I have a strong personality, and I say what I think.”

― Penelope Cruz

“Britain has had some very strong and successful queens throughout history, but, since the Act of Succession in 1701, they have only been eligible to take the throne if they had no brothers. If there was a boy in the family, no matter where he came in the order of birth, he leapfrogged his sisters to take the title.”

― Penny Junor

“The women like us because we’re the first real women rappers, and the men like us because we’re strong. We’re not some soft little rappers with soft little voices. The men who see us end up going, ‘Hey! They’re kickin’ it!’”

― Pepa

“Every time I went into the studio, I always sung with my heart. If it came out as strong, as good, as powerful as that to my fans, then I was satisfied. I never slacked. I always did all the songs the same way as the first.”

― Percy Sledge

“I believe in capitalism as long as there’s a strong rule of law around it.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“I really wish that I was, like, strong enough to not go online.”

― Pete Davidson

“Newt Gingrich’s job to capture the Congress was to give Republican candidates an edge and a distinction from their Democratic opponent. That required a very high profile, some very strong language.”

― Pete du Pont

“I think that some of the greatest muckrakers and some of the greatest investigative journalists of all time had strong feelings about civil rights. There is a role for the journalist-advocate. And as long as you play your cards on the table, I think that’s a role that we should allow.”

― Pete Earley

“A lawmaker cannot be pro-sequester while also purporting to be pro-national security or supportive of a strong economy.”

― Pete Gallego

“America, at its core, is a country of strong and resilient people who are prepared to confront the challenges posed by those who seek to do us harm.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“I was born and bred a Catholic. I was brought up a very strong Catholic – I practiced in a seminary for four years, from eleven to fourteen, and trained to be a Catholic priest. So I was very steeped in all that.”

― Pete Postlethwaite

“Are you tall? Are you strong? How big are your hands? You must be honest with yourself or you will end up using the wrong bat.”

― Pete Rose

“I’m built like my dad. Stocky, strong.”

― Pete Rose

“When you’re facing an opponent over a broad front, you don’t aim for the opponent’s strong points, important though they may be. Pick a little outpost that you can capture and win. And then you find another place that you can capture and win it, and then you move slowly toward the big places.”

― Pete Seeger

“Without U.S. forces in the country, there is a strong possibility Afghanistan could host a reinvigorated Taliban allied to a reinvigorated al Qaeda.”

― Peter Bergen

“It is in American and Afghan interests for the U.S. to stay in Afghanistan so it doesn’t turn into Iraq circa 2014, with the Taliban controlling much of the country while hosting a strong presence of ISIS and al-Qaeda as well as every other jihadist group of note.”

― Peter Bergen

“When ‘Destroyer’ was first released, we got a strong backlash from our hardcore fans. After six months, the album was dead in the water. The critics didn’t think much of it, either.”

― Peter Criss

“Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments.”

― Peter Garrett

“And my interest in history was, and remains, very strong: what I wanted was to understand certain things better by understanding them psychoanalytically.”

― Peter Gay

“A lot of my nonfiction is very strong environmental stories – I was the first guy to write about the dolphin killings in Japan.”

― Peter Heller

“I wrote strong advocacy stories, and when I got to fiction, I made a deliberate effort to leave that behind and enter a country where I had no ax to grind, no advocacy issues that I was carrying with me.”

― Peter Heller

“In a supposedly free and equal country, there is no excuse for our rulers having VIP treatment. On the contrary, there is every reason for them to get what we get, hot and strong.”

― Peter Hitchens

“If you’re an only child, you spend a lot of time by yourself, and you develop a strong ability to entertain yourself, to conjure up fantasy.”

― Peter Jackson

“People sort of accuse Tolkien of not being good with female characters, and I think that Eowyn actually proves that to be wrong to some degree. Eowyn is actually a strong female character, and she’s a surprisingly modern character, considering who Tolkien actually was sort of a stuffy English professor in the 1930s and ’40s.”

― Peter Jackson

“I have gone through a period of seeking to understand what or how strong or what are the connections I have to God.”

― Peter Jennings

“I had a very strong background in journalism, so it’s my instinct to try to be as fair and accurate as possible.”

― Peter Landesman

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”

― Peter Marshall

“The mess in the world is a strong driver because, at the end of the day, it’s the increasing unacceptability of the divergences and rifts in the world economically, socially, politically, and culturally which lead everybody to say, ‘We have to do something.’”

― Peter Maurer

“We still have a strong commitment to our original mission, which is to protect and assist people who are suffering from the impact of violence, but the violence has changed its character, format, and pattern so that we are now responding year after year.”

― Peter Maurer

“It takes a very strong brain to resist the absolutes, the myths that the media and the politicians peddle – the idea that if you are too kind, where does it all end? That not to help someone is somehow a good idea.”

― Peter Mullan

“I enjoy finding a low subject and bringing it up high. I think with strong technique, you can glamorize certain things. You can make the imagery sharper, rounder, and basically better looking.”

― Peter Saul

“It’s an extraordinary thing about Mozart is that you never tire of him… he never bores me, and he doesn’t… not only bore me, that’s too strong a word.”

― Peter Shaffer

“Human decision-making is complex. On our own, our tendency to yield to short-term temptations, and even to addictions, may be too strong for our rational, long-term planning.”

― Peter Singer

“I believe that nationalism is a very strong force, but there are other forces operating; there are tendencies pushing towards a larger picture, especially in Europe, I think; but I still think nationalism is real.”

― Peter Singer

“For example, one way of giving yourself a strong incentive to reach your goal is to commit to pay money to someone if you fail. Better yet, you can specify that you will have to pay a certain sum to a cause that you detest.”

― Peter Singer

“I think if we’re going to live in this – in this world – in this technological world where information can be disseminated so quickly, we have to be serious and take firm, strong action against those who are putting American lives at risk. Because this will put people’s lives at risk.”

― Peter T. King

“In everything I’ve written, the crime has always just been an occasion to write about other things. I don’t have a picture of myself as writing crime novels. I like fairly strong narratives, but it’s a way of getting a plot moving.”

― Peter Temple

“Once the surgeon said the skull is strong enough with the helmet on, I decided to return to training with the team.”

― Petr Cech

“I really wanted to feel strong, I wanted my subjects to feel strong, but I didn’t know how to do that. It’s really hard for, I guess, every woman to not internalize misogyny. I just learned as I went on how to best capture my subjects without objectifying them.”

― Petra Collins

“From the U.S., we need strong political support for the Ukrainian peace plan – the Minsk agreement.”

― Petro Poroshenko

“Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan had tremendous influence on generations of American because, even if people disagreed with them, they admired them because they made very strong commitments to things they believed in.”

― Phil Crane

“I believe I was sent to Washington to fight for and defend our traditional values of smaller government, lower taxes, a strong national defense, and the lives of the unborn.”

― Phil Gingrey

“This sport has given me so much. It has taught me to be strong emotionally and physically.”

― Phil Heath

“Political novels are full of pitfalls, particularly for a novelist with strong political leanings.”

― Phil Klay

“The hardship of living in a refugee camp made me psychologically strong.”

― Philip Emeagwali

“My father died when I was five, but I grew up in a strong family.”

― Philip Levine

“I like to come to the set with very strong ideas and strong opinions about how to do things. And I like also dealing with somebody who’s like that.”

― Philip Seymour Hoffman

“It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.”

― Philip Sidney

“Whoever incites anger has a strong insurance against indifference.”

― Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“And, I think, as a kid, I had a strong motivation to do something of my life. And, I think that’s the strongest motivation I really got. And, that came obviously from my parents and my grandparents.”

― Philippe Perrin

“I suppose the cult of the strong woman character on TV has probably been misinterpreted in so many different ways, meaning that a woman can’t be emotionally complicated or want things or can’t be weak in moments.”

― Phoebe Waller-Bridge

“My love for dance was so strong.”

― Phyllis Smith

“And I like the way Cain writes his women. Very strong. They’re kind of lusty, they know what they want, they’re full of conviction. Cain’s women are sexual.”

― Pia Zadora

“My knee is as strong as it was before, if not stronger, and it’s a matter of getting my leg strong. I lost six years of strength in about six month’s time, so it’s going to take another year or two to get that leg back up to full strength, but I’m good to go so far.”

― Picabo Street

“The Australians have a scientific approach and a very strong professionalism, a passion to do the best. Theirs is the best wool. And Loro Piana wants the best.”

― Pier Luigi Loro Piana

“I’m one of those guys who believes that you need a strong woman in your life.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“I held the generous, strong, beautiful hand of my first wife Cassie as ovarian cancer took her life much too soon.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“Some people think my singing is superb. But they’re mainly on strong medication and not allowed out much.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“Certainly I was a bully. I’m not ashamed of it at all. The hostility of the establishment to what you were able to do in the Forties and Fifties was very strong. Sometimes you have to fight against your society.”

― Pierre Boulez

“In our view the Olympic idea involves a strong physical culture supplemented on the one hand by mobility, what is so aptly called ‘fair play’, and on the other hand by aesthetics, that is the cultivation of what is beautiful and graceful.”

― Pierre de Coubertin

“Lewandowski is very complete. He can hold on to the ball and build play; he can dribble. He can score goals from anywhere. He is fast, strong in the air.”

― Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

“A common danger tends to concord. Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak. In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence.”

― Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

“Communism is inequality, but not as property is. Property is exploitation of the weak by the strong. Communism is exploitation of the strong by the weak.”

― Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

“When I think about strong innovations in term of automation, robotics, cognitive computing, and artificial intelligence, they are coming a lot from the Philippines and from India as well.”

― Pierre Nanterme

“Canada has always been a strong supporter of China’s accession to the WTO… We look forward to playing a constructive role in helping complete China’s accession.”

― Pierre Pettigrew

“Canada will be a strong country when Canadians of all provinces feel at home in all parts of the country, and when they feel that all Canada belongs to them.”

― Pierre Trudeau

“I like feeling strong. It keeps my mental floor higher.”

― Pink

“When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.”

― Plutarch

“Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“Unrestrained liberalism only makes the strong stronger and the weak weaker and excludes the most excluded.”

― Pope Francis

“Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground.”

― Pope Paul VI

“Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.”

― Pope Paul VI

“These are the days for strong men to courageously expose wrong.”

― Powell Clayton

“I have my strong faith, respect, and belief in Rajamouli sir. The fact that he believed I could play ‘Baahubali’ was huge for me.”

― Prabhas

“Having a strong race lens means you understand racism is threaded through and institutionalized in all of our systems and our very perceptions, threaded through how someone looks at you, treats you, thinks about you and your potential.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“My message to women – including women of color – stand strong. Refuse to be minimized or patronized. Let all the small guys out there be intimidated by you.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“Our foremost priority is the removal of poverty, hunger and malnutrition, disease and illiteracy. All social welfare programmes must be implemented efficiently. Agencies involved in the delivery of services should have a strong sense of duty and work in a transparent, corruption-free, time-bound and accountable manner.”

― Pratibha Patil

“India is known for its sobriety and wisdom, balanced and sensible thinking. We need strong institutions and we need good governance in the country.”

― Pratibha Patil

“We must maintain strong defenses, military and spiritual.”

― Prescott Bush

“A strong spirit transcends rules.”

― Prince

“Strong encryption enables commerce and protects us online.”

― Priti Patel

“When the world faces its biggest challenges, it looks to Britain to show the strong leadership needed to overcome them.”

― Priti Patel

“As the great advocates of trade and liberal markets, Conservatives should guide our country through the transition from being one of twenty-eight in the E.U. to a strong, sovereign and independent country.”

― Priti Patel

“A strong sense of purpose drives businesses to take the long view and invest for growth.”

― Punit Renjen

“Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.”

― Pythagoras

“I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants.”

― Queen Latifah

“In my life, I wanted to feel tall. I wanted to be somebody. I wanted to be tall as the Sears Tower. I wanted to be on top of the Sears Tower. I wanted to be as strong as the Sears Tower feels.”

― R. Kelly

“I’ve done some wonderful performance on TV even better than films. But once people watch it, they just forget it. The impact is not strong. So, films and TV are different.”

― R. Madhavan

“I do have strong feelings about the aristocracy: they serve a purpose, but it’s a sort of insular strand of society.”

― Rachael Stirling

“The definition of a musical is that the emotion is so strong that you can’t talk anymore, you have to sing. The emotion isn’t strong enough when you’re just like, ‘Let’s take a second to sing about lamps!’”

― Rachel Bloom

“A strong, durable Puerto Rican economy will leave the island better prepared to handle future natural disasters.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“The Seventies seemed like this really open time. There were a lot of strong women characters deciding what kind of artists they wanted to be.”

― Rachel Kushner

“With any project I work on – not just ‘True Detective’ – I don’t feel the need just to play a strong woman. I don’t want the audience to say, ‘Oh, she was so strong.’ I want to play characters that are flawed and interesting.”

― Rachel McAdams

“The beautiful 1940s women were a strong influence for me.”

― Rachel Roy

“I think that women can tend to look so feminine so easily. So it’s interesting to see how we can look masculine and strong, too.”

― Rachel Roy

“Dad could speak with a strong voice. And luckily, he was very good at lip-reading, so he was able to disguise his deafness well. He tried various hearing aids but would find them fiddly and uncomfortable, and worse, they often made horrible high-pitched noises.”

― Rachel Shenton

“Of course the shrieking desire for the scoop can get really strong, but so is the desire to safeguard connections and keep everyone happy.”

― Rachel Sklar

“A strong and enthusiastic niche audience can push a topic into mainstream consciousness with speed and force.”

― Rachel Sklar

“You would never say to a man, ‘do you like playing strong men?’ You just wouldn’t say that.”

― Rachel Weisz

“I saw ‘Star Wars’ for the first time when I was four years old. Sure, I thought Princess Leia was awesome. But the character I identified with most was Luke Skywalker. I left the theater certain the Force was strong with me, that I could train to be a Jedi and wield a lightsaber just like Luke.”

― Rae Carson

“I wish that they had the freedoms like the Japanese and the Koreans and the Mexicans and everybody else that has that freedom to come over here and play the game, because I know Cuba has a very strong baseball history.”

― Rafael Palmeiro

“The American political scientist Francis Fukuyama has argued that liberal democracies, with their political freedom and economic success, have three important pillars: a strong government, the rule of law, and democratic accountability. I would add a fourth: free markets.”

― Raghuram Rajan

“If you’ve got a fast and strong defender, on the left, I feel like I can give him trouble going down the line, coming inside, or making runs in behind.”

― Raheem Sterling

“A strong economy depends on a strong middle class, but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole, and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole with George Bush’s shovel.”

― Rahm Emanuel

“Experimentally, we now have demonstrated that Einstein’s theory is right in strong gravitational fields. That’s important to a lot of people.”

― Rainer Weiss

“I have strong differences with Mr. Trump on a woman’s right to choose and what kind of justices belong on the Supreme Court.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“Strong automotive and enterprise sales and the positive impact of our expanded license agreement with Microsoft more than offset the loss of revenue from the former devices and services business.”

― Rajeev Suri

“I am quite positive about business in India, and 2014 was a strong year here. We announced deals with Vodafone, Tata, Bharti.”

― Rajeev Suri

“If we want to make India strong, we need cooperation of every citizen and develop capability of all Indians.”

― Rajnath Singh

“’Winner’ is a commercial family entertainer with a strong emotional core. Teju couldn’t hold back his tears after watching the movie. The horse race portions were mostly shot in Turkey.”

― Rakul Preet Singh

“When I was growing up, officers in uniform were very impressive to me. They were doing a job. They were protecting our country; they were heroes. When you wear an old military jacket, there’s some sort of connection to those qualities – to being strong, to being tough, to being a warrior.”

― Ralph Lauren

“Men’s actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Stars work because of familiarity. They fill theatres because audiences know who they are. There is a brand equity. But there are films strong enough to not need stars, or films that should not be made with stars at all, where only fresh faces will do. So I make the decisions accordingly.”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“We have a strong government and are a nuclear state. Even if our government was completely destroyed, our nuclear missiles would be automatically deployed.”

― Ramzan Kadyrov

“America is not really a strong enough state for us to regard it as an enemy of Russia.”

― Ramzan Kadyrov

“We have a very strong politician of global stature, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. There is no one like him on the world stage.”

― Ramzan Kadyrov

“Genetically, I am built big and strong.”

― Rana Daggubati

“Of strong importance to me is the defense of minority rights, not just racial minorities, but ideological and religious minorities.”

― Rand Paul

“I don’t think that bands that make it on their first album are as strong as bands that don’t: there is nowhere to go but down.”

― Randy Bachman

“Although housing sales and starts have cooled to more typical levels, the housing market remains strong and sound. Without the expansion of homeownership and the strength of our housing market, our nation would not have the economic growth we are experiencing today.”

― Randy Neugebauer

“Border security is a complex issue and will remain a top priority during the 2007 legislative year. As Congress works to fix this problem, I will continue to push for strong measures that beef up security at our borders.”

― Randy Neugebauer

“Big E, he’s a strong dude. Ryback’s a strong dude. But if you put Batista next to those guys, he was 6’6”, 320 lbs. Those guys are pushing 6’1”-6’2”. But Batista was wide. He was a big old dude. Those guys could beat him in a bench press contest, but I’d rather look like Dave.”

― Randy Orton

“There are few relationships that give as unconditionally as food. I have opened and shut down restaurants and slept on the streets, but I have always bounced back because my belief in the relationship has been strong.”

― Ranveer Brar

“My composition often goes toward the black middle class or the black super-wealthy or strong historical black figures.”

― Rashid Johnson

“Growing up in Chicago, there was a very particular type of home that would display the black Jesus figure. It wasn’t a radical home. You wouldn’t find these in a Black Panther house. There’s still a strong allegiance to Christianity.”

― Rashid Johnson

“I think the personal satisfaction of doing good in the community and increasing value and holding true to the Hippocratic oath and being able to provide services to those that are in need is very strong moral reason to provide services for the underserved.”

― Raul Ruiz

“I think the reason my stories have been so successful is that I have a strong sense of metaphor.”

― Ray Bradbury

“There is a strong tendency to get used to and accept very bad things that would be shocking if seen with fresh eyes.”

― Ray Dalio

“I have a strong sense of self, but that’s not a negative thing.”

― Ray LaMontagne

“Being a strong woman is very important to me. But doing it all on my own is not.”

― Reba McEntire

“You have to be really strong in the music industry, and I’m naturally very timid. That was really hard for me. You have to be tough. You have to make decisions and be a businesswoman.”

― Rebecca Ferguson

“My mum is a lovely woman, so strong but so kind and compassionate. She brought us up to be proud, loving and forgiving.”

― Rebecca Ferguson

“People in China have a range of strong views about how children should be protected when they go online and whether the responsibility should be with the government, with parents, or somebody else.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“It takes a strong stomach and a thick skin to be a female activist fighting online censorship in Pakistan.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“I’ve always said that sexy is having a really strong sense of yourself and never taking yourself too seriously.”

― Rebecca Romijn

“Every country needs a strong leader in order to progress.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“Strong families lead to strong nations.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“A country without a strong leader will go down.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“I love strong women like Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, and Charlize Theron.”

― Reed Morano

“There are many legendary DPs that I admire, some of whom have a very strong signature, but I’m not sure I want to be the DP where you see my work and say ‘Oh, Reed shot that.’”

― Reed Morano

“It takes a strong character for a person to say, ‘I can’t do it.’”

― Reese Hoffa

“My whole drive to be an actor was finding roles that I really believed represent modern women, the struggles that we deal with. Women who are strong and capable and in control of their own lives.”

― Reese Witherspoon

“It’s amazing to be able to play the sport that I grew up loving so much and that I have a strong passion for. I’m just having a ball. There’s a lot of pressure that comes with being in the spotlight and being a superstar and a role model, but I’m enjoying it.”

― Reggie Bush

“For the Nintendo Switch, we were very deliberate in wanting to make sure, from a Nintendo publish standpoint, that we had a steady cadence of great games in addition to strong titles at launch.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“During my tenure with Nintendo, we’ve pushed back development a number of times on key games – in the end, it’s always worth it – because our focus on quality is so strong.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“We do think deeply about the sequencing of our games, but having said that, Nintendo is well-known that if a game isn’t ready, we will push out the development in order to make sure that it is as strong as possible when the game launches.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“My mother was a single mom, and most of the women I know are strong.”

― Regina King

“I only came to Paris with the intention of showing what I thought was strong and beautiful. It just so happened that my notion was different from everybody else’s.”

― Rei Kawakubo

“’Flying Jatt’ is a superhero movie, and the villain needs to be really strong.”

― Remo D’Souza

“Although I liked especially physics and mathematics for which I had considerable talent, I decided to study medicine. This profession had for me a strong emotional appeal, which was reinforced by having an uncle who was an excellent surgeon.”

― Renato Dulbecco

“I want my soldiers – I mean artists – to be young and strong, with tireless energy performing impossible feats of cunning and bravura.”

― Rene Ricard

“I loved ‘Tin Cup’ because even though that character had her own career and was strong, she was pretty confused. I think she was my favorite character because she was well-rounded. She didn’t have it all together.”

― Rene Russo

“Is the investment community critical to our economic success? Yes. Free markets, innovation, access to credit, venture capital, and strong labor rights – these have been the underpinnings of our economic vitality, from laying railways to broadband lines.”

― Reshma Saujani

“I have a strong moral sense – by my standards.”

― Rex Stout

“Kids who enter ‘adulthood’ without any strong attachments to people who know and care about them have a rough road ahead, to say the least.”

― Rhea Perlman

“Children are resilient and strong with powerful spirits.”

― Rhea Perlman

“With ‘Brick’ there was the Dashiell Hammett influence, and with ‘Brothers Bloom’ there was a really strong Fellini influence – both those movies wore that on their sleeve.”

― Rian Johnson

“Well, our economy is very strong and growing. We have created 5.4 million new jobs in the last 3 years. Our unemployment rate is better than the average unemployment rate of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.”

― Ric Keller

“I rise today in strong support of the Children’s Safety and Violent Crime Reduction Act, because it is a commonsense way to protect our schoolchildren from pedophiles.”

― Ric Keller

“I found enormous opposition to my religion. It’s like if you want to strengthen your biceps, you lift heavy weight, as heavy as you can handle, and work your muscles against resistance until it grows strong. I had to do that with my religion.”

― Ricardo Montalban

“Bill Gore from Goretex was a very strong influence because he was one of the first larger companies to experiment with freedom in the workplace.”

― Ricardo Semler

“I don’t know that the United States is ‘God’s Country,’ but the church has been so strong here, and because of its influence, we hold life to be sacred and we believe that individuals have dignity. This is part of our legacy.”

― Rich Mullins

“I usually listen to my body and train the body parts that I feel are strong for that particular day.”

― Rich Piana

“I’m a strong person, but every man has his limits.”

― Richard Ashcroft

“Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.”

― Richard Bach

“The jet stream is a very strong force and pushing a balloon into it is like pushing up against a brick wall, but once we got into it, we found that, remarkably, the balloon went whatever speed the wind went.”

― Richard Branson

“I want to be strong enough to cope with the roles, but I don’t want to be cast as the guy that takes his shirt off.”

― Richard C. Armitage

“There’s a very strong force in Tolkien’s characters.”

― Richard C. Armitage

“If consumers are strong, if consumers are protected, if they can trust the marketplace and feel confident that they’re not being cheated here and there, then consumers can drive this economy forward.”

― Richard Cordray

“When the consumer is strong, the American economy will be strong, so consumer protection actually serves economic growth and economic progress.”

― Richard Cordray

“I’ve always had this strong sense that I know best.”

― Richard Coyle

“I have a strong feeling that the subject of evolution is beautiful without the excuse of creationists needing to be bashed.”

― Richard Dawkins

“The best tech companies are led by founders with entrepreneurial zeal and strong egos. They consistently deliver what we want and what we need, at prices that decrease over time. The Wall Street firm is a long-standing institution with a more established hierarchy.”

― Richard Edelman

“The past is there, but life is circular. I have a strong sense of the circularity of time.”

― Richard Flanagan

“When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it’s because of karma, some past connection.”

― Richard Gere

“Presidents and cabinet officials could send a strong message of accountability if they held senior appointees responsible for their performance.”

― Richard Grenell

“The Anthropologie brand continues to succeed in emotionally engaging its customers while delivering strong financial results.”

― Richard Hayne

“Terrain has seen a strong uptick in brand awareness and direct-to-consumer traffic from their inclusion in the Anthropologie Group.”

― Richard Hayne

“We have built brands that resonate deeply with our customers. Our strategy to grow these brands is clear, and we have strong teams in place to execute this strategy. That is our formula for success.”

― Richard Hayne

“Each brand leader is focused on ensuring that the brand relationship with its customer is strong and differentiated. To accomplish this differentiation, we plan to offer her even more unique product and talk with her in new and exciting ways.”

― Richard Hayne

“Strong people make as many mistakes as weak people. Difference is that strong people admit their mistakes, laugh at them, learn from them. That is how they become strong.”

― Richard J. Needham

“Strong, smart, self-reliant women who don’t need men to define them only crop up in the human myth-base in one guise – the Wicked Witch.”

― Richard K. Morgan

“A nation can’t get strong on political pablum.”

― Richard Lamm

“Baptists are very strong believers that the civil magistrate is ordained by God to punish those who do evil.”

― Richard Land

“What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance.”

― Richard M. Nixon

“My strong point, if I have a strong point, is performance. I always do more than I say. I always produce more than I promise.”

― Richard M. Nixon

“Americans, for their part, must accept that a strong Europe will not be content to simply do America’s bidding.”

― Richard N. Haass

“The second part of the Mueller report lays out a very clear case against Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. The facts are very strong.”

― Richard Painter

“Our funding is based on our support of ideas like limited government, individual rights and a strong defense.”

― Richard Scaife

“I was born in Akron, Ohio, on June 6, 1943, one year to the day before D-Day, the allied invasion at Normandy. The youngest of four children, I was brought up in a wonderfully stable, loving family of strong Midwestern values.”

― Richard Smalley

“I really don’t feel any strong allegiance to any country.”

― Rick Allen

“For the past several years, the Meth Caucus has worked to engage the Office of National Drug Control Policy on this issue. We have tried to get their attention that meth requires a strong, comprehensive Federal policy.”

― Rick Larsen

“The fact is that the Democratic Party in modern times has always had a conservative wing, one frequently as strong or stronger than its liberal wing, and as such, when progressives speak of the party as a vehicle that naturally belongs to them, as if by right – until conservatives stole it from them – they weaken progressivism.”

― Rick Perlstein

“Home ownership is the cornerstone of a strong community.”

― Rick Renzi

“If you ask anyone on any street corner in the world what the Soviet Union looks like, they would probably have very strong opinions. And they probably would be wrong.”

― Rick Smolan

“You can, of course, be a sexy, strong female and be a good role model.”

― Ricki-Lee Coulter

“We try and give as much diversity to our show as possible. That’s something that’s very strong in our show: there are so many strong female leads in ‘The 100.’”

― Ricky Whittle

“It’s hard to be dainty and la la la when you’re also supposed to be strong.”

― Rico Nasty

“One of my strong suits is finding and creating transitions between moves, then stringing combinations into series.”

― Ricochet

“I became a lesbian because of women, because women are beautiful, strong, and compassionate.”

― Rita Mae Brown

“Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful.”

― Rita Mae Brown

“I just love details; I love trying to make the reader smell what I was smelling at the time and see what I was seeing. Textures, too – all that kind of stuff is probably my strong suit as far as my writing goes, I would say.”

― Rita Moreno

“When I do feature films, I usually have a very strong sense of what I want to do. I have topics and subjects, so I go for it. I even know technically what I want to. But in the case of documentary, the story comes to me.”

― Rithy Panh

“A country cannot develop without a strong identity.”

― Rithy Panh

“Rock guitar has been around for decades now, and there are so many strong traditions, and so much of it is just burned into my fingers. So, nine times out of 10, when I pick up the guitar to jam something, it sounds pretty cliche.”

― Rivers Cuomo

“The bonds you make with those records when you’re 14, 15 and 16, they’ll never be broken, and nothing will ever be as strong as that.”

― Rivers Cuomo

“When I went to Le Havre, I wasn’t physically ready. I was skinny and not strong enough to play in a tough league. They told me to go back to the second team. I was very disappointed, but maybe that helped me to be the way I am now.”

― Riyad Mahrez

“Swords appear strong, but they’re actually quite weak. Jesus appears weak, but he’s actually quite strong.”

― Rob Bell

“In the late ’90s, the magazine formerly known as ‘The Wizard’ came after me strong and hard. I was the brunt of jokes for an entire staff of angry fanboys; as much as can be poured on was poured on. But I kept focus, as anyone in that situation should.”

― Rob Liefeld

“I think theater communities in cities can form really strong foundations.”

― Rob McClure

“I’ve been so willing to stay strong and stick to my guns for so long when it comes to my beliefs.”

― Rob Van Dam

“I’m a strong believer in modern medicine. I think it has its use in society. I think it adds longevity to our life expectancy.”

― Rob Van Dam

“I’m so confusing to wrestling promoters, and I’m used to that, but because I stayed in ECW and learned how to express myself the way, ah, that I could connect with my fans, it made my strong Rob Van Dam character uncompromising… and I owe that to ECW.”

― Rob Van Dam

“Drew McFedries was the hardest hitter I’ve ever been around. A big, strong, athletic guy with power. He didn’t have to hit you with a hard shot or load up – even the little short shots could hurt you.”

― Robbie Lawler

“One of the things I feel very strong about is the achievement of the Band really being a complete band.”

― Robbie Robertson

“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors… and miss.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

“Teaching is too strong a word for whatever it was I did at Northeastern University.”

― Robert B. Parker

“It’s an honor to be able to get in the fray and be a strong, mature voice for Coloradans, a voice uncensored and uncontrolled by the permanent political class in Washington.”

― Robert Blaha

“My strong personal view, which I believe is shared by millions of Americans, is that our party should make a strong statement in its platform that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which should be protected.”

― Robert Casey

“Everything that is strong in me has gone into my art work.”

― Robert Crumb

“Terrorism can go anywhere where there is not strong government, or government that cannot control its hinterlands.”

― Robert D. Kaplan

“Dwight Eisenhower, the Republican nominee in 1952, made a strong public commitment to ending the war in Korea, where fighting had reached a stalemate.”

― Robert Dallek

“I’m not particularly tall, strong, fast, or aggressive.”

― Robert Downey, Jr.

“There’s no point pretending that all of Martha Graham’s pieces are equally strong.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“Ballet Hispanico is far from Irish, and, though it has strong dancers, its Spanishness has always left me unconvinced.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“Ballet Hispanico is a mixture of ethnic, ballet, social, jazz – you name it, it’s doing it. The company has been going strong for more than 20 years, and you can see why: It may not be refined, but it’s full of beans.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“Growing up in the icy isolation of Hibbing, Minn., Dylan, who was still Robert Allen Zimmerman then, found comfort in the country, blues, and early rock ‘n’ roll that he heard at night on a Louisiana radio station whose signal came in strong and clear.”

― Robert Hilburn

“Back when I got in the league, it wasn’t a sexy game. It was more of a ‘beat you down’ game – you know, make sure you were strong.”

― Robert Horry

“We have very strong environmental laws in the United States and elsewhere around the world. The problem is that they’re seldom enforced.”

― Robert Kennedy, Jr.

“In my judgment, physical fitness is basic to all forms of excellence and to a strong, confident nation.”

― Robert Kennedy

“I do not run for the presidency merely to oppose any man, but to propose new policies. I run because I am convinced that this country is on a perilous course and because I have such strong feelings about what must be done, and I feel that I’m obliged to do all I can.”

― Robert Kennedy

“I’m a pretty strong person.”

― Robert Kraft

“Conservative statesmen from Alexander Hamilton to Ronald Reagan sometimes supported protectionism, and at other times, they leaned toward lowering barriers. But they always understood that trade policy was merely a tool for building a strong and independent country with a prosperous middle class.”

― Robert Lighthizer

“To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

“I’ve spent my entire adult life with the United States as a superpower and one that had no compunction about spending what it took to sustain that position. And it didn’t have to look over its shoulder because our economy was so strong.”

― Robert M. Gates

“I am passionate. I am political about my country, about what it is, how strong it is, how strong it remains.”

― Robert Redford

“The Right has such antiquated ideas – if they took charge, I think they’d want to close the parks, open the land up for development. It’s an ongoing battle to keep the parks strong.”

― Robert Redford

“People form strong attachments to their properties.”

― Robert Rinder

“I do like strong women in my movies. I have five sisters, so I’ve just grown up with that model.”

― Robert Rodriguez

“It had run as a column – I had worked at the paper since 1976, but the column had been running for 13 years, and I think it was a strong column, criticizing the war when the paper was supporting it.”

― Robert Scheer

“What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?”

― Robert Southey

“The impact of the magazine was very strong. As I said, it portrayed dinosaurs as part of the geological history, part of the story of life on earth. It struck that paleontology was the career for me.”

― Robert T. Bakker

“While the President leads his potential adversaries in almost every state, his support is soft. He is seen as honest, sincere, just, and friendly but gets mediocre or relatively poor ratings being competent strong, intelligent, and a forceful leader.”

― Robert Teeter

“I like that Metallica has found a way to have these non-pedestrian arrangements but then the vocal melody is strong and intense. I’ve always appreciated that as a fan.”

― Robert Trujillo

“The female characters in ‘Peep Show’ are not ‘strong’: they are idiots. As idiotic as the men.”

― Robert Webb

“Pretty much all my mother’s side is Kiwi, and we have a strong Maori heritage.”

― Robert Whittaker

“It is possible that strong levels of belief in God, gods, spirits or the supernatural might have given our ancestors considerable comforts and advantages.”

― Robert Winston

“There were never any doctors in my family. But my grandparents and my mother had a strong social conscience that was formative.”

― Robert Winston

“Following Rice, I went to Caltech for a Ph.D in physics, without any strong idea of what I wanted to do for a thesis topic.”

― Robert Woodrow Wilson

“Putting aside for the moment the question of whether human industrial CO2 emissions are having an effect on climate, it is quite clear that they are raising atmospheric CO2 levels. As a result, they are having a strong and markedly positive effect on plant growth worldwide. There is no doubt about this.”

― Robert Zubrin

“The problem with Russia is not that it has laws restricting promotion of the gay lifestyle. The problem with Russia is that it has no laws that effectively constrain the strong or protect the weak.”

― Robert Zubrin

“Making strong infrastructural reforms, particularly in the area of social security, that’s not an appealing prospect for any country or for any political structure. But that’s a reality.”

― Roberto Azevedo

“I have a very strong connection with my master, Daisaku Ikeda. I know his principles, I know his values, and I stick to them – that is the most important thing to me.”

― Roberto Baggio

“You can win with strong players, but you cannot win with angels.”

― Roberto Mancini

“If Celtic were to build a team strong enough to regularly compete in the Champions League, I might decide to manage them one day.”

― Roberto Mancini

“When you have a team that has won for 20 years, the mentality is strong. When you don’t play well, you still know you are a strong team.”

― Roberto Mancini

“In every city where there are two teams, the rivalry is very intense. Rome, Milan, everywhere – it’s very strong.”

― Roberto Mancini

“Anyone can show exceptional leadership ability in easy times. When all’s going to plan, anyone can be inspirational/excellent/innovative and strong. The real question is how do you show up when everything’s falling apart?”

― Robin S. Sharma

“I think when I feel fear, that’s often a cue that I should do something. If I begin to feel fear, that’s a strong sign, psychologically, that something has its hooks in me somewhere deep.”

― Robin Weigert

“Kaka is fantastic and has so much ability. He is strong, intelligent, and fast.”

― Robinho

“The Premier League is very strong, physical football, and I am not a strong player.”

― Robinho

“Rio Ferdinand is the hardest opponent I have faced – strong and quick. He didn’t kick you. He was so classy. I could do all my step-overs, but he would watch the ball and tackle so immaculately. He only got the ball.”

― Robinho

“He is strong and pain is worse to the strong, incapacity is worse.”

― Robinson Jeffers

“There’s no need to make any film. The word ‘need’ is pretty strong. But if there’s a purpose behind making the film, there can be a justification for it.”

― Rod Lurie

“Many people who say they have no religion are simply saying they have no official religious affiliation. They may actually have strong personal beliefs.”

― Rodney Stark

“No leader, however strong, can succeed at anything of national importance or significance unless he has the support and cooperation of the people he is tasked to lead and sworn to serve.”

― Rodrigo Duterte

“We have seen a strong increase in oil prices and up to this year we see that the world has been able to absorb that.”

― Rodrigo Rato

“I joined the Royal Shakespeare Co. with no experience whatsoever – I’d never been to a drama school or anything. But I was strong and could lift things, I could move scenery about.”

― Roger Rees

“I’m very fast, I’m very strong, and I work a lot.”

― Romelu Lukaku

“When younger, I was tall but very skinny. When I was 14, I grew and started gaining muscles. So I started doing sit-ups, abs work, press-ups, strengthening my core. I’d do 100-150 reps each day. I knew if my core was strong enough, I would get fewer muscle injuries.”

― Romelu Lukaku

“I was brought up with a very strong sense of what can happen if your society starts to chip away at the small victories women have won for themselves.”

― Romola Garai

“I have a very strong sense of who I am as a Jew and a strong sense of belonging.”

― Ron Ben-Israel

“I have developed a very strong partiality for the dead: they don’t talk back, they don’t sue, and they don’t have angry relatives.”

― Ron Chernow

“One side of the American psyche wants smaller government, lower taxes, and more choices for individuals, even if those choices increase risk. The other wants a strong social safety net to protect the weakest among us, even if it costs more to minimize risk.”

― Ron Fournier

“The regrets I have are strong enough that I wouldn’t share ’em. I think that you can’t live without suffering some.”

― Ron Howard

“Today’s vote ensures that coal will continue to be an important part of our nation’s energy policy, with strong parameters to make it cleaner and more efficient.”

― Ron Lewis

“There’s nothing wrong with being a Conservative and coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy where we have a strong national defense and we don’t go to war so carelessly.”

― Ron Paul

“My opening acts are always really strong because I need a guy who can take on a big, big crowd. Which is not that easy to do.”

― Ron White

“I think if progressives stay at this, continue at the grassroots level to make the case that all Americans should have choice, all Americans ought to be able to hold insurance companies accountable, I think we will have 60 votes in the United States Senate for a strong bill.”

― Ron Wyden

“It took a little over a decade to build a coalition strong enough to beat the insurance companies, but in 1990, then Senator Tom Daschle and I passed a law regulating the private market for supplemental Medicare insurance policies.”

― Ron Wyden

“The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he’s got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.”

― Rona Barrett

“As a writer, you need a strong sense of self-belief. And when it comes to writing, I’ve always had that.”

― Ronald Frame

“The reality is that I surround myself with very smart, very strong people – including my ex-wives.”

― Ronald Perelman

“Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.”

― Ronald Reagan

“If we can find a way to enforce our laws and keep people from coming into our country illegally while maintaining a strong legal immigration system, I think that’s going to benefit everyone. If you come here illegally, and you commit a crime, you’re not going to be able to stay in our country.”

― Ronna McDaniel

“The Southern Progress Fund will bring much-needed resources into multiple Southern states where Democrats must identify up-and-coming leaders and build a bench of strong potential candidates up and down the ballot.”

― Ronnie Musgrove

“Both Othello and Iago seem a bit cracked. If you spend 15 years being responsible for death and destruction, that sense of suppressed horror is strong.”

― Rory Kinnear

“I found that Scottishness and Englishness are actually strong, instinctive things, whatever the historical reasons. Even the accent changes – just two inches across the border.”

― Rory Stewart

“Throughout human history, people have developed strong loyalties to traditions, rituals, and symbols. In the most effective organizations, they are not only respected but celebrated. It is no coincidence that the most highly admired corporations are also among the most profitable.”

― Rosabeth Moss Kanter

“Tribalism reflects strong ethnic or cultural identities that separate members of one group from another, making them loyal to people like them and suspicious of outsiders, which undermines efforts to forge common cause across groups.”

― Rosabeth Moss Kanter

“When you can make a good, strong musical connection with people, that’s always there. That’s not often that that happens.”

― Roscoe Mitchell

“I personally have been drawn to female roles who are incredibly strong; females who are dominant and know their own mind; who are feisty in their own way without being annoying. I like it when she has a dark side, but she also has a playful side.”

― Rose Leslie

“I wish I were as tough and strong as the women that I’m lucky enough to portray.”

― Rose Leslie

“But every time the workers come out in the only way they know to protest against conditions which are unbearable the strong hand of the law is allowed to press down heavily upon us.”

― Rose Schneiderman

“I can’t talk fellowship to you who are gathered here. Too much blood has been spilled. I know from my experience it is up to the working people to save themselves. The only way they can save themselves is by a strong working-class movement.”

― Rose Schneiderman

“Women of this planet need some essential resources: wells, seeds and roads. That is primarily all we have ever needed. Added to that, women need righteous and strong men who will help us to use our most cherished gifts: the ability to multitask and problem solve.”

― Roseanne Barr

“People make me out to be this super strong woman, but I have my tough days just like anyone else.”

― Rosie Perez

“Russians really needed a product that would be not as strong as vodka and not as feminine as cheap sparkling wine, so Martini was a good solution.”

― Roustam Tariko

“The only warning I’d give is – make sure you are strong enough and committed enough in your business pursuits. It is commitment and belief, not just the bottom line, that should drive you.”

― Roustam Tariko

“I would love to do anything involving a good strong character, whether it’s in film, TV or theatre. My dream role’s already been taken by Keira Knightley in ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ Growing up, I really wanted to be Lizzie Bennett.”

― Roxanne McKee

“I continue to be a strong believer in the life-saving importance of early detection, and I encourage everyone to be proactive about their preventive screenings.”

― Roy Blunt

“In Georgia it’s a little different because of the East Cobb program. It’s such a strong program that we see a lot of kids that come through here on a lot of different teams from across the country that come here to play in tournaments.”

― Roy Clark

“I’m not claiming to be anything out of the ordinary. I am not especially big or strong or brave or intrepid.”

― Roz Savage

“I learned that having great sensitivity is important. But being strong is just as important.”

― Ruby Dee

“There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“The Western media has depicted the Afghan woman as a helpless, weak individual. I have said it before, and I shall repeat it: The Afghan woman is strong. The Afghan woman is resourceful. The Afghan woman is resilient.”

― Rula Ghani

“In Afghanistan, we have had a history of very strong women, and we need to reclaim that history and talk about it.”

― Rula Ghani

“You can’t build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own.”

― Rupert Murdoch

“My gut is so strong. I feel like I have a lot of books in me, and they’re going to come out because I said so. It’s going to happen.”

― Rupi Kaur

“The last thing they want is a revitalized economy now. I’m not saying the Democrats don’t want a strong economy. Don’t misunderstand. They just don’t want it now.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Jokes apart, I, like many other, am looking for strong and stable government. I don’t want any chaotic political situation where the elected government is being toppled frequently.”

― Ruskin Bond

“It takes a strong effort on the part of each American Indian not to become Europeanized. The strength for this effort can only come from the traditional ways, the traditional values that our elders retain.”

― Russell Means

“I’m a very strong believer in listening and learning from others.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women.”

― Ruth Benedict

“There is strong mentoring of women in the academy. Corporations appear more willing to resist affirmative action to advance women, and boards and shareholders are more tolerant of this approach.”

― Ruth J. Simmons

“I don’t really know how strong someone is if they’re compelled to a life of violence. Is that strong? No. That’s damaged.”

― Ruth Negga

“Canada has always been a great place for literature. It’s strong and growing stronger, and there will always be reading, and there will always be great writers.”

― Ruth Ozeki

“Definitely the Korean culture is very strong to me, and I grew up in Hawaii where Asian-Americans are the dominant culture, but I never thought of myself as the minority.”

― Ruthie Ann Miles

“We Dutch, we like to have an opinion, a strong opinion. We think we know everything better.”

― Ruud Gullit

“Hollywood usually doesn’t have strong woman in films like that, and it’s stupid, so for the most part they’re usually being directed and written by men.”

― Ryan Gosling

“I think the soft underbelly of Russia is – what’s driving their ability to be aggressive is their energy. If you take the energy out of their economy, Russia is not so strong.”

― Ryan Zinke

“I have always been a strong supporter of public lands and have voted against the transfer or sale of public lands. My position is known and well-established.”

― Ryan Zinke

“All it takes to play baseball is a strong arm, good speed, and the coordination to hit the ball. That’s it.”

― Ryne Sandberg

“Beyond Greek mythology, history just didn’t have a strong resonation with me.”

― Rza

“I’m a strong believer in God. It could be because of my upbringing and my family environment.”

― S. Sreesanth

“When I was growing up, I didn’t feel strong. I felt weak. I felt like a scared little kid. So I naturally turned to books to deal with that feeling, and I really turned to fantasy. That’s really what influenced my decision to write a fantasy novel.”

― Sabaa Tahir

“I want to do a little bit of everything. I love sci-fi. I think it’s more the characters that draw me towards things. I like strong women. I’m very interested in futuristic stuff, anything.”

― Sabrina Lloyd

“I had strong legs that would have made me a good sumo wrestler and I used that to my advantage, but my home runs were achieved by technique.”

― Sadaharu Oh

“I’m playing a very strong character, it’s the story of the woman Polish Jews out of the Warsaw ghetto. I’ve just begun my weapons training and the SAS type training that’s getting me fit.”

― Sadie Frost

“I’m a strong woman.”

― Sadie Frost

“We are Liverpool, we are strong, and we can beat any team in the world.”

― Sadio Mane

“When we are faced with adversity, when we are tested on who we are and what we stand for, we always pull together. We stand strong for our values and our way of life. We always have, and I know we always will.”

― Sadiq Khan

“I’ve always been a strong feminist and felt that the image of models was detrimental to women. That whole thing really bothered me. I would think about quitting about once a week.”

― Saffron Burrows

“The fact is that our business is fundamentally really strong. We have a platform and a depth that no one in the tech industry has. This means we have competitors at every layer.”

― Safra A. Catz

“Typically, when someone gets a choke on me, I have a pretty strong neck. It’s usually hard to choke me.”

― Sage Northcutt

“When I read the script of ‘Karu,’ there was a spark within, and I instantly connected with the story. I was emotionally attached to the story. After we finished shooting, I was so attached to the kid who played my daughter, I wanted to adopt her. That’s how strong my emotional attachment was with the role and the story.”

― Sai Pallavi

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.”

― Saint Francis de Sales

“My decision to appoint an inspector is not taken lightly. I hope it sends a strong signal that robust processes are in place to investigate allegations of failures in financial management and governance in local government.”

― Sajid Javid

“I want to send a very strong signal to people who do think about making this journey – we will do everything we can to make sure it is not a success in the sense that I don’t want people to think that if they leave a safe country like France that they can get to Britain and just get to stay.”

― Sajid Javid

“My personal narrative – I was lucky early on in my career to have some really strong mentors. I didn’t realize it at the time, but that’s what really built me up.”

― Sal Khan

“The one thing that’s going to get you through this business is having strong roots, being grounded and knowing what is true.”

― Sally Hawkins

“People have really strong images of what church is, and it’s almost certainly not the same as mine.”

― Sally Phillips

“I’m a Ronald Reagan conservative, I’m an economic conservative, I’m strong military. But I also voice and speak and work hard on the social issues.”

― Sam Brownback

“There’s such a strong community element in country – it’s like a family. So I don’t want to do anything that can come off, even if I’m not intentionally doing it, as giving the perception that I’m trying to abandon that family.”

― Sam Hunt

“Atoms consist of a positive nucleus and negative electrons flying around outside it. Electrons closest to the nucleus feel a strong negative-on-positive tug, and the bigger atoms get, the bigger the tug. In really big atoms, electrons whip around at speeds close to the speed of light.”

― Sam Kean

“To me, a strong sense of self isn’t believing in a lot.”

― Sam Shepard

“I don’t understand why there aren’t more powerful female directors. I don’t have the answers, but I hope that things may start to shift and that studios will employ more women to handle strong and interesting material.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“If there’s any business that instructs you in the strong hand of fate, it’s show business. You can plan and plan, but it’s what happens to you that really determines what your career will be like.”

― Sam Waterston

“I wanted to get a taste of what it would feel like to be a mum. I’ve always had a strong maternal instinct and ideally I would love one of my own.”

― Samantha Fox

“The sense of one’s past is so strong and forms our sense of self so strongly, it will always fascinate, elude and confuse me.”

― Samantha Harvey

“There aren’t a lot of roles written for women who are strong willed.”

― Samantha Mathis

“In 2011, I did an internship in Seven Dials, a junction in London where seven roads come together. I’d given up on writing after multiple rejections for my first novel, and I was starting to consider a career in publishing instead, but Seven Dials gave me such a strong idea for a setting that I couldn’t resist picking up my pen again.”

― Samantha Shannon

“Tactically, Italians are very strong. They are a lot into tactics: how to defend, when you lose the ball, where will you be?”

― Samir Nasri

“I’d learned a lot in the Army. I knew that above all things in the world I had to become so big, so strong that people and their hatred could never touch me.”

― Sammy Davis, Jr.

“Not a lot of people get into Brock Lesnar like I did. Brock is every bit as intimidating as you’d imagine he would be times two. No, I mean, he’s a shaved gorilla. It’s just, he’s stronger than strong. I don’t even think he even realizes how strong he is.”

― Samoa Joe

“The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation, so that they readily acquire mechanic arts. They have a great talent for music, and all their external senses are remarkably acute.”

― Samuel George Morton

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”

― Samuel Johnson

“It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot, and all that we would not, see.”

― Samuel Johnson

“The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.”

― Samuel Johnson

“Being strong can be also feminine. I don’t think feminine equals being weak. Being strong is very sexy.”

― Sanaa Lathan

“You have to stand for the things that you believe in. You have to stay strong inside.”

― Sandi Toksvig

“Our family makes us who we are, defines us totally. When you go to a therapist or have analysis, whatever reason you go in for, they will always bring you back to your family. We’re strong or weak according to what family we have. You might have left them long ago, might not even talk to them, but something lingers; we have no choice.”

― Sandrine Bonnaire

“I’m very comfortable in having a strong team. I’m very comfortable in sharing the limelight with the team.”

― Sanjay Kumar

“I think it’s important that we have strong, female characters in movies now, which can really leave an impression on people – especially young people – and that they’re not ‘sexy’ or ‘cool.’”

― Saoirse Ronan

“There are a lot of people who say, ‘Yeah yeah, I’m a feminist,’ and they’re not, actually. I wouldn’t want to throw that word around, because it’s a very strong thing.”

― Saoirse Ronan

“All the women in my family are extremely strong.”

― Sara Paxton

“He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor.”

― Sarah Bernhardt

“The links between the British and the Dutch royal families are strong – Queen Beatrix’s grandmother, Queen Wilhelmina, was evacuated to Britain during the Second World War. But that doesn’t mean they share the same attitudes.”

― Sarah Bradford

“One thing I think is really important is chemistry, and if actors have chemistry, audiences will pick up on that. Audiences will root for characters that don’t even exist as a couple because the actors’ chemistry is so strong.”

― Sarah Brown

“I think when you work with really wonderful directors who have a really strong vision, it lets you as an artist set the tone for your own career.”

― Sarah Gadon

“We have a strong tradition in Toronto of really great film writers, and growing up in that climate is a big reason I pursued cinema studies.”

― Sarah Gadon

“Short stories are often strong meat. Reading them, even listening to them, can be challenging, by which I do not mean hard work, simply that a certain amount of nerve and maturity is required.”

― Sarah Hall

“My parents told me any and every fairy-tale from all around the world. I usually gravitated towards ones with interesting, strong heroines.”

― Sarah J. Maas

“I developed a really strong work ethic, and I don’t take anything for granted.”

― Sarah Jessica Parker

“We didn’t have a lot when I was growing up, and it’s the best thing that happened to me because I appreciate everything. I developed a strong work ethic, and I don’t take anything for granted.”

― Sarah Jessica Parker

“When you’ve played Buffy – who’s such a strong female role model – it’s really hard for another female character to compare to her.”

― Sarah Michelle Gellar

“What you learn from studying acting is that you have to have the courage to just make strong choices.”

― Sarah Rafferty

“Kate Winslet is incredible. She’s so lovely and so flexible, and she’s got three kids, and she’s flying internationally to work. It’s amazing to see strong women doing what they want to do and doing it well.”

― Sarah Snook

“I’ve really been trying to go back to when I was 18 and rediscover the things that drove me, and my passions. How do I get back to being that strong? Because I feel like as I get older, I’m not as fearless as I was when I was 18.”

― Sasha Grey

“I have learned to be as strong and confident as the women I represent in photographs.”

― Sasha Pivovarova

“When the economy is strong, people tend to buy three things from the top of their wish list. But when things are bad, people often buy only the first thing on their list.”

― Satoru Iwata

“Most people have a very strong sense of organizational ownership, but I think what people have to own is an innovation agenda, and everything is shared in terms of the implementation.”

― Satya Nadella

“When his nomination comes before the United States Senate, Timothy Batten can count on my strong support… He is the right person for the job.”

― Saxby Chambliss

“I just want to keep laying down really great, strong characters, and the more I go unrecognized, the better job I feel I’m doing.”

― Scoot McNairy

“Men should have rough hands and be strong.”

― Scott Caan

“Someone asked me what part of the body is the most important to be strong – it’s the big toe. The big toe especially, and the inner front-third of your feet, are what give you balance and will make you infinitely better at any sport, any physical activity and, as you get older, will keep you from falling.”

― Scott Glenn

“Anthrax, it’s something that gets you sick, it’s horrible, strong. It’s a heavy-metal band name if there ever was one.”

― Scott Ian

“I don’t think I would be getting any of these movies without that show, and that’s a strong show, a great fan base and it’s helped me out a lot. It took me out of Canada and brought me down to the states and gave me my career basically.”

― Scott Speedman

“Balance has never been my strong suit.”

― Scott Speedman

“I have no problem with commenters stating strong opinions, except for my usual annoyance with people who don’t agree with me.”

― Scott Westerfeld

“I wanted to have more songs with religious backgrounds. The Christmas record has strong, traditional hymns, but it also has a song called ‘Christmas in Heaven’ about missing someone that you love that’s passed on, and wondering what’s going on up there on Christmas.”

― Scotty McCreery

“Hal Holbrook was in one of my first television movies when I was about 18 or 19. He’d made such a strong impression on me and a lasting one in terms of what being an actor was.”

― Sean Penn

“I am a very spiritual person: I could say a Catholic with a strong underpinning of Zen.”

― Sean Scully

“I’m a safety – I play free, strong, whatever you ask me to play.”

― Sean Taylor

“Since the break-up of the 1990s, Russia has not had winter sports facilities. All the winter sport venues were effectively located in countries that are no longer part of the federation. There is a strong argument for saying Sochi’s legacy will be this country will have winter sports facilities it did not have before.”

― Sebastian Coe

“Austria can only be strong if we are not just members of the European Union but also actively help to strengthen the European Union.”

― Sebastian Kurz

“I grew up surrounded by strong women, and that was a very strong influence.”

― Sebastian Lelio

“I was Danny Zuko in ‘Grease,’ and I was in the musical ‘Sweet Charity’ and then in the musical ‘On the Twentieth Century.’ They were great. I mean, singing isn’t really my strong suit, but I just really enjoyed it.”

― Sebastian Stan

“I have a strong disrespect for authority and for rules. Including gravity. Gravity sucks.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“If we call ourselves the preeminent wealth management firm globally, then it would be impossible not to be a strong player in the biggest market in the world, the Americas.”

― Sergio Ermotti

“We have a very competitive and profitable investment bank and strong asset management capabilities. We want to continue to build on all those businesses organically.”

― Sergio Ermotti

“Without strong health systems in place, the higher the population density, the more difficult it becomes to prevent and control outbreaks, and not just because of the increased risk of contagion.”

― Seth Berkley

“The nice thing about anger is that, as an emotion, it’s strong enough to unplug me from the comedian’s mind for a minute and just be a frustrated member of the citizenry.”

― Seth Meyers

“As a member of the House Pro-Choice Caucus and a strong defender of a woman’s right to choose, my bottom line here is this: women have a constitutional right to access abortion.”

― Seth Moulton

“Some of the issues with identity politics are critical moral issues. But we’ve got to show America that we don’t have a plan just on these so-called identity politics issues, but that we have a plan for the economy, that we know how to provide for a strong national defense.”

― Seth Moulton

“Rather than play politics with funding our government, pitting one group against another, we should make strong investments in our future.”

― Seth Moulton

“If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?”

― Seymour Cray

“The Police, they were the guys that were like the gateway to the mainstream. In England, there was a very strong reggae movement that was going on. Anything that was happening in reggae happened out of England. They were brilliant. They could spot a sound that was cool, the ‘it’ sound.”

― Shaggy

“My lyrics are for strong, independent women who are both smart and fashionable.”

― Shameik Moore

“Being culturally ambiguous and having to deal with bullying made me strong and independent.”

― Shanina Shaik

“I want to do a little bit of everything. I want to play a good, strong female character.”

― Shannon Elizabeth

“You can still be strong and be feminine.”

― Shannon Tweed

“I want to be strong, dominant. Like Wilt Chamberlain.”

― Shaquille O’Neal

“I have been worried about the future of Mumbai. It is the financial capital, an economic powerhouse that earlier had the highest air traffic, high port traffic, and strong industrial and manufacturing sectors.”

― Sharad Pawar

“Globalization has much potential. It could be the answer to many of the world’s seemingly intractable problems. But this requires strong democratic foundations based on a political will to ensure equity and justice.”

― Sharan Burrow

“I’m attracted to strong female roles: females that aren’t necessarily defined by their relationships with men.”

― Shari Sebbens

“I enjoy receiving and giving realistic fiction, for both children and adults, with strong characters, beautiful language, and humane visions.”

― Sharon Creech

“I start with an idea or a problem or a conflict, or even a situation that might be pertinent to the lives of young people, then the characters grow from that point. I try to make strong characters that change and develop and learn from their mistakes.”

― Sharon Draper

“I do my best to build a strong factual foundation for each of my novels and rely upon my author’s notes to keep my conscience clear.”

― Sharon Kay Penman

“We are taught that revenge is strong and compassion is weak. We are taught that power is more important than love.”

― Sharon Salzberg

“If we have a very strong commitment, so that we can trust ourselves and be beacons of trust for others no matter what the circumstance, then we’re protected from suffering the consequences of many actions. We can be protected from that pain.”

― Sharon Salzberg

“I’m a really strong person. I’ve no regrets in my life.”

― Sharon Van Etten

“I believe my songs are strong enough to stand on their own – even way back then when they were recorded badly and minimally.”

― Sharon Van Etten

“I will stand strong to defend people even if I don’t agree with them.”

― Sharron Angle

“It’s good for a story to have a strong style.”

― Shaun Evans

“Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice.”

― Shawn Johnson

“I’m being more physical and aggressive while, at the same time, I’m not being overwhelmed by strong fighters like Sara McMann.”

― Shayna Baszler

“The thing about me and Cesaro is that we both have strong individual personalities.”

― Sheamus

“There is a strong need for constructing low income houses in the province, for which the Punjab government has planned a programme of providing houses to low income strata.”

― Shehbaz Sharif

“The sacrifices in the war against terrorism reflect complete and strong determination of Pakistan against terrorism.”

― Shehbaz Sharif

“String theory has had a long and wonderful history. It originated as a technique to try to understand the strong force. It was a calculational mechanism, a way of approaching a mathematical problem that was too difficult, and it was a promising way, but it was only a technique. It was a mathematical technique rather than a theory in itself.”

― Sheldon Lee Glashow

“In 1956, when I began doing theoretical physics, the study of elementary particles was like a patchwork quilt. Electrodynamics, weak interactions, and strong interactions were clearly separate disciplines, separately taught and separately studied. There was no coherent theory that described them all.”

― Sheldon Lee Glashow

“When I was sworn in, we had Republican-sponsored climate-change bills all over the place. You had John McCain running for President in 2008 on a strong climate platform. You could see American democracy actually starting to work at solving a difficult problem.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“Democrats need to stand strong against any efforts to cut benefits to Social Security and Medicare.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“It’s pretty clear that Americans have a strong interest in knowing who’s trying to influence their vote in elections.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“Climate change may not be the most important issue to every American, but strong majorities do consider it a major problem, and they aren’t likely to take seriously a candidate who denies the science and who is plainly in the pocket of the polluters.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“I’m very strong and very confident.”

― Sherilyn Fenn

“I’ve always been a strong believer that you were born with the hair you’ve got, but have the ability to get the hair you want.”

― Sherri Shepherd

“I see something different in Hillary Clinton. She wants a trade prosecutor. She’s going after currency. She’s going stand up strong on keeping China designated as a non-market economy.”

― Sherrod Brown

“If anything, one would think we learn from Brexit is we need a strong, stable banking system, not one to repeal the consumer bureau and repeal Dodd-Frank and give Wall Street what it wants. That would be the worst kind of response.”

― Sherrod Brown

“I only like songs with strong lyrics.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“The most important thing is to keep our basics strong in both batting and bowling.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“Strong style is a philosophy for Japanese wrestling fans that was created by New Japan Pro Wrestling founder Antonio Inoki. He wanted you to show every motion and show real technique in the ring. It’s important to use real techniques from real life and real martial arts. The detail is important.”

― Shinsuke Nakamura

“Antonio Inoki majored in strong style. He showed real emotion with real technique in the ring. Hard shots that look like hard shots. But the important steps is the real technique from the real martial arts. It means detail is important.”

― Shinsuke Nakamura

“A lot of people misunderstand what is Strong Style. Hard hits? Stiff? I don’t think so. Strong Style is a kind of philosophy.”

― Shinsuke Nakamura

“I will aim to restore the Japan-U.S. alliance and Japan’s strong diplomatic capabilities. Japan can’t pursue a strong foreign policy without strengthening its alliance with the United States.”

― Shinzo Abe

“The Senkaku islands are inherently Japanese territory. I want to show my strong determination to prevent this from changing.”

― Shinzo Abe

“I’m not going to do the story any service if my acting isn’t strong.”

― Shiri Appleby

“I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough.”

― Shirley Bassey

“At the end of the day, though, the band members have to be strong. It’s down to the individuals in the unit. Listen to me, I’m talking like I’m in the army and this is my squadron.”

― Shirley Manson

“Re-skilling has to be much wider with a strong foundation.”

― Shiv Nadar

“I’ve never considered myself a feminist, but I’m happy that I’ve been raised as a strong, independent woman.”

― Shruti Haasan

“My philosophy is to be strong and work hard.”

― Shruti Haasan

“Though the characters I have played are all very different, they are all strong, interesting women.”

― Shruti Haasan

“The songs that work best are broad lyrically and have one strong concept in the metaphor.”

― Sia

“I think it’s so hard to get really, really strong parts where the actress can act. It’s rare.”

― Sibel Kekilli

“A strong intuition is much more powerful than a weal test. Normals teach us rules; outliers teach us laws. For every perfect medical experiment, there is a perfect human bias.”

― Siddhartha Mukherjee

“If a man made himself an expert in any particular branch of human activity, there would result the strong tendency that a peculiar aptitude towards the same branch would be found among some of his descendants.”

― Sidney Lanier

“The fact that my female characters have strong personalities but are also physically attractive probably reflects the women I’ve known in my life.”

― Sidney Sheldon

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”

― Sigmund Freud

“Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.”

― Sigmund Freud

“For me, acting is like a holiday. When you’re directing, you have a strong sense of responsibility for others. It’s exciting but exhausting, especially when you’re like me: always wanting to break the rules.”

― Simon McBurney

“Spending too much time focused on others’ strengths leaves us feeling weak. Focusing on our own strengths is what, in fact, makes us strong.”

― Simon Sinek

“A sour corporate culture can actually make an entire society unhappy. This means that a strong corporate culture can have a positive impact on a society.”

― Simon Sinek

“I’m not very strong.”

― Simona Halep

“I’m always trying to push myself to the limit to see what I can do. It’s my strong will that I’ve always had since I was a kid.”

― Simone Biles

“Men are strong, women are smart, but no matter how smart, their bellies are always there to betray women and that’s their downfall.”

― Simone Schwarz-Bart

“There are some strong female performers out there. But the industry’s pre-occupation with the packaging of how a woman looks has gone completely the other way, back to almost the 60s, early 70s.”

― Siouxsie Sioux

“You have to be strong for people when you don’t wanna be strong. You have to be clean-showered, clean, clean-cut for people. You have to set an example.”

― Ski Mask the Slump God

“That was probably the stamp that went into my mind, because I worked in television for many years, doing that kind of music, so that really was my strong forte.”

― Skitch Henderson

“When I was young, my voice was so strong, and I would annoy people because I had such a loud little voice. And then it changed, and I thought I wouldn’t be able to sing again, because I thought you had to sing like Christina Aguilera to be a singer.”

― Skylar Grey

“I do consider myself British. I have very strong feelings about my British heritage.”

― Slash

“The country needs fiscal discipline to build a strong economy and for social justice.”

― Smriti Irani

“Acting has always been a strong force in my life, but it was hard to change direction. I didn’t make a paycheck for two years.”

― Sofia Boutella

“It is good to play strong teams.”

― Son Heung-min

“I was over-confident while growing up. I think when you look a certain way, you try and compensate by something else. I was always a strong child, was always confident, but looks never mattered to me.”

― Sonakshi Sinha

“My parents are naive in their morality of things, and so, without realising it, I landed up being ethical and having strong opinions.”

― Sonali Bendre

“As a contemporary Indian woman who has been handling so many things, I think she can be a very strong woman, a very strong working woman. We need more and more working women in our country.”

― Sonali Bendre

“I’m a socially concerned citizen of India. I have strong views on issues of social and political relevance. But it’s very difficult to voice it in an intelligent manner without it sounding contrived. Because people think you’re saying or doing all this as a PR exercise, not from your heart.”

― Sonam Kapoor

“I am the mother, and the emotional chord with my children is naturally strong. So there are times when I might get sleepless nights because I am worried.”

― Soni Razdan

“Alia doesn’t need my guidance regarding the kind of films she should do. Rather, she is quite a sorted individual who follows a strong instinct. And this seems to have worked in her favour.”

― Soni Razdan

“With any minority group, it takes a strong presence in the public eye to make a change because everything nowadays is social media.”

― Sonya Deville

“If there’s a common denominator in all of the parts I’ve played, they are all strong women in tough situations.”

― Sonya Walger

“I’m really a strong advocate of ageing because the messages that the media and advertising give to women infuriate me: ie that it’s a bad thing to get old.”

― Sophia Myles

“I am actually incredibly contented and jolly. But, and I have no idea why this is, I have a really strong empathy with all kinds of warped and destructive modes of thinking. I don’t know why, but those things co-exist.”

― Sophie Hannah

“Everything is personal – the poems and the crime novels. I have never been involved in any murders, but there are strong autobiographical elements in each.”

― Sophie Hannah

“In a lot of TV shows out there, the women are the weak ones, and the men are the strong ones.”

― Sophie Turner

“Root for the girls who wear dresses and are intellectually very strong.”

― Sophie Turner

“In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.”

― Sophocles

“If we don’t do our job well, then there’s no doubt that big, strong companies like Amazon will look into whether they can do better themselves.”

― Soren Skou

“A strong India is very, very important for world cricket.”

― Sourav Ganguly

“The demand for electricity to have a strong, growing economy is too great to be simply offset by more conservation.”

― Spencer Abraham

“Metaphysical thinking will always no doubt be a strong element in her mentality, and it is to be hoped that she will never lose her great, her sovereign powers in that direction.”

― Sri Aurobindo

“Once we decided to be in this industry, we have to be ready for everything. You have to be strong but hard working. No pain, no gain.”

― Sridevi

“I like a strong male, a strong man. I like strong men.”

― Stacey Dash

“I was influenced by big, strong voices – writers like Elizabeth Bowen, Virginia Woolf, Jane Bowles; gay writers like Ed White, Michael Cunningham, Allen Hollinghurst; and contemporary lesbian writers, like Dorothy Allison.”

― Stacey D’Erasmo

“You have to have a strong idea for a hit movie, a strong core idea that resonates emotionally. It also has to technically achieve its goal – it’s got to be well-written, well-paced, and interestingly told.”

― Stacey Snider

“TaskRabbit is making life better for both consumers and Taskers. In the communities in which we operate, TaskRabbit provides strong economic impact.”

― Stacy Brown-Philpot

“Don’t use tap water to make your colloidal silver. Use pure distilled water only. And don’t take very large dosages or strong concentrations for long periods of time.”

― Stan Jones

“We need a strong civil society where the connection between different people and groups is firm and vibrant, not brittle and divided.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“President Obama had voiced strong support for the effort in Afghanistan during his campaign, pledging to add two brigades, which he did. But since the inauguration… the administration had signaled that the U.S. commitment needed careful assessment, and we needed to recalibrate the strategy and objectives.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“When I first started working with Victoria’s Secret, I wanted to get stronger. That was something I wanted to build on and really be as strong and powerful as I could be. Working with Victoria’s Secret, I started really thinking about my body and my muscles.”

― Stella Maxwell

“People think I’m strong, but actually I wanted to crawl away. I thought, I’m going to live in the country with my horse and I’ll get a nine-to-five; I don’t need this.”

― Stella McCartney

“With myself, Mario Balotelli, Robinho, Alessandro Matri, Giampaolo Pazzini, and now Kaka, we will be too strong.”

― Stephan El Shaarawy

“I wish for you all, each of you, to have your own motive for indignation. This is precious. When something outrages you as I was outraged by Nazism, then people become militant, strong, and involved.”

― Stephane Hessel

“I come from a long line of strong and confident women out of New Orleans. My grandmother and great-grandmother were women who ran their homes and were leaders in their communities. I was never taught that there was anything that I couldn’t do, and I believed that.”

― Stephanie Allain

“Joanna is a strong female character, and I love playing her. But one of the things about her is that she always says exactly what she’s thinking.”

― Stephanie Corneliussen

“The most disappointing thing this week is that Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan, because he was the intellectual leader of the Republican Party. Because Paul Ryan decided to join Mitt Romney’s ticket, he is completely reversed himself on some of the issues he has been very strong on, like the $716 billion in savings that are in two of his budgets.”

― Stephanie Cutter

“When a woman stands up and is strong and commanding, she’s called bossy. When a man does the same thing, people say, ‘They’re strong.’”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“I think, anytime there is a strong intellectual connection and people have shared interest, where they enjoy bantering with each other, there is always potential for a romantic spark. That is inherent.”

― Stephanie Savage

“Aaron is not at all what his image might indicate. He’s fiercly loyal and a true and total gentleman. He’s very shy but has very strong opinions. He’s into everything, wardrobe, hair, script, casting.”

― Stephen Collins

“We need to have business leaders who live by deep, strong principles.”

― Stephen Covey

“There’s strong data that, within companies, the No. 1 reason for ethical violations is the pressure to meet expectations, sometimes unrealistic expectations.”

― Stephen Covey

“In an automobile, if you think about the navigation system – of all the cars in the world, four out of five cars in the world if they have a navigation system have something from Nokia inside that car – the data, the platform, something. So we play a very strong role there.”

― Stephen Elop

“I always thought a very strong anti-drug policy was a good thing for my union members.”

― Stephen F. Lynch

“The crowd could be tough to deal with at times, but I learned to use them and the way they behaved towards me as strong motivation.”

― Stephen Hendry

“The trade deficit always goes up when the economy is strong and plummets when the economy sinks, as it did during both the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession of 2008-09.”

― Stephen Moore

“The Fed’s job is not to stall growth or to prevent economic ‘overheating.’ It is to keep prices stable and the dollar a strong and reliable currency.”

― Stephen Moore

“I would say my hardest opponent that I have to face has to be probably Rod Strickland. He’s very strong. He’s a guy who gets to the basket, and when his jump shot is on, it’s really hard to stop him.”

― Stephon Marbury

“Great companies have high cultures of accountability, it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before, and I think our culture is strong on that.”

― Steve Ballmer

“Microsoft’s culture is very strong.”

― Steve Ballmer

“I think strong countries and strong nationalist movements in countries make strong neighbors. And that is really the building blocks that built Western Europe and the United States, and I think it’s what can see us forward.”

― Steve Bannon

“Our nation has kept faith with its veterans. Funding for veterans healthcare and benefits is strong, and has increased more than 75 percent in the last decade.”

― Steve Buyer

“There is a strong ethical dimension to the best comedy. Not only does it avoid reinforcing prejudices, it actively challenges them.”

― Steve Coogan

“Many people have strong views on McDonald’s.”

― Steve Easterbrook

“When Ronald Reagan was elected president for his first term in 1980, he received strong support from the so-called Sagebrush Rebels. The Rebels wanted lands owned by the federal government to be transferred to state governments.”

― Steve Hanke

“We’ve demonstrated a strong track record of being very disciplined with the use of our cash. We don’t let it burn a hole in our pocket, we don’t allow it to motivate us to do stupid acquisitions. And so I think that we’d like to continue to keep our powder dry, because we do feel that there are one or more strategic opportunities in the future.”

― Steve Jobs

“From time to time, an excessively strong dollar may have negative short-term implications on the economy.”

― Steve Mnuchin

“I will maintain the position that, long-term, a strong and dependable dollar is in the best interests of the United States while recognizing that, at times over the long-term, that may not be the case.”

― Steve Mnuchin

“When building a strong team, you need a strong leader.”

― Steve Scalise

“I think I’ve got an outstanding defensive assistant staff that’s really going to help us have consistent, strong defenses. And offensively, we have an excellent staff. We’ve got some younger guys on offense, but that’s what I coach and have my entire coaching career.”

― Steve Spurrier

“Music has always been and will always be a strong gateway to connect with consumers in an emotional hot state.”

― Steve Stoute

“Steve Jobs had very strong feelings about what makes a company great, what makes products great. He more or less chose Tim Cook to be in that role, in that position.”

― Steve Wozniak

“What’s the most fetching thing that provokes people? A volcano? Fountains that dance? A pirate ship that sinks? Some other animated device or presentation? Is that as strong as mystery? Allure, intrigue, is much more powerful… It taunts you.”

― Steve Wynn

“Keep a strong balance sheet, don’t get over-leveraged, and try to protect the security of your employees.”

― Steve Wynn

“I’m surprised how easily Don Imus came back. He was off the air for a little while after the ‘nappy-headed’ comment in 2007, and then he’s back as strong as ever.”

― Steven Gaines

“Is the Justice Department incapable of regulating itself? Without strong regulation, the privileges we give them to investigate us, to conduct their normal anti-crime things, can spiral out of control.”

― Steven Hatfill

“Right now the producers of ‘Modern Family’ have no idea how many people watch our show each week on all platforms, and nobody seems to want to tell us. If a disproportionate number of any show’s viewers watch in alternative ways, then, under the current system, that show may not appear to be as strong as it actually is.”

― Steven Levitan

“The Japanese had a very strong belief in Bushido, death before dishonour. They were fighting for their country; they were the aggressors in World War II.”

― Steven Spielberg

“My work during the 1970s has been mainly concerned with the implications of the unified theory of weak and electromagnetic interactions, with the development of the related theory of strong interactions known as quantum chromodynamics, and with steps toward the unification of all interactions.”

― Steven Weinberg

“My Ph.D. thesis, with Sam Treiman as adviser, was on the application of renormalization theory to the effects of strong interactions in weak interaction processes.”

― Steven Weinberg

“All poetry has to do is to make a strong communication. All the poet has to do is listen. The poet is not an important fellow. There will also be another poet.”

― Stevie Smith

“There was a lot of dialogue between the people who were developing Flickr and their users to get feedback on how they wanted Flickr to develop. That interaction made the initial community very strong, and then that seed was there for new people who joined to make the community experience strong for them, too.”

― Stewart Butterfield

“One of the advantages of something like Slack is that I tap on the app icon, and it’s just the people at my company and just the people I work with. There’s a strong boundary there which aids in comprehension. It’s one less molecule of glucose in my brain to manage it all.”

― Stewart Butterfield

“You have to be a strong advocate of the shows you believe in. Sometimes those skills are very similar to agenting.”

― Sue Naegle

“I fought tall fighters, short fighters, strong fighters, slow fighters, sluggers and boxers. It was either learn or get knocked off.”

― Sugar Ray Leonard

“I embrace the PKI because it is a revolutionary force. PKI go forward. PKI never retreat. PKI grow. PKI be strong. Onward.”

― Sukarno

“Upbuilding is necessary for the uplifting of our soul… Indonesia must be a strong country packed with factories. This is our utopia.”

― Sukarno

“I’m quite strong for a girl. I studied karate growing up – I’m a brown belt – and me and my sister used to beat the crap out of each other.”

― Suki Waterhouse

“Our position is extremely perilous; if we do not earnestly promote nationalism and weld together our four hundred millions into a strong nation, we face a tragedy – the loss of our country and the destruction of our race. To ward off this danger, we must espouse nationalism and employ the national spirit to save the country.”

― Sun Yat-sen

“I am keenly aware that the wealth and power of the European nations are the result not only of their having ships and powerful guns, strong fortresses and formidable troops but also because their people can fully employ their talents, their land can be fully utilized, their natural resources can be fully tapped, and their goods can freely flow.”

― Sun Yat-sen

“When the nation can act freely, then China may be called strong. To make the nation free, we must each sacrifice his freedom.”

― Sun Yat-sen

“At present, England, America, France, Italy, and Japan constitute the so-called ‘Big Five.’ Even with the rise of Germany and Soviet Russia, the world has only seven Powers. When China becomes strong, she can easily win first place in the Council of Nations.”

― Sun Yat-sen

“There’s a strong working-class work ethic in my family, which makes us strong.”

― Suranne Jones

“Al Gore didn’t need to distance himself from Bill Clinton when he ran for president in 2000 because, when he ran, the country was in very good shape: strong economically and not at war. He did it anyway, and it was, in many people’s estimate, mine included, one of the reasons he lost.”

― Susan Estrich

“The system of heroism depends on women to be weak so men can be strong.”

― Susan Faludi

“I was recently looking at what they can actually do to reduce consumption of petrol. It would be quite possible to build automobiles out of carbon fibre that would be just as strong, weigh 10 times less and consume 10 times less petrol.”

― Susan George

“I do crunches to keep those abs going strong and flat. I’m not a sedentary person.”

― Susan Lucci

“The ‘All My Children’ studio was near Lincoln Center, and I used to see all the ballerinas and the dancers, and I thought, I don’t want to bulk up; I want to have long, lean, toned muscles. And I found out that through Pilates, you can achieve those strong, lean dancer muscles.”

― Susan Lucci

“I think I’m an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist.”

― Susan Sarandon

“The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons.”

― Susan Sontag

“When I was nine, my great grandfather, a landscape painter, taught me to mix colors. With his strong hand surrounding my small one, he guided the brush until a calla lily appeared as if by magic on a page of textured watercolor paper.”

― Susan Vreeland

“I made my personal discovery of Emily Carr while visiting Victoria in 1981 to write a travel article. Immediately, her strong colors attracted me; her spunk fascinated me. Her down-to-earth voice in her writing appealed to me as authentic and original.”

― Susan Vreeland

“Romantic fiction, in the broader sense, can be any novel that has a love story somewhere in it. It can be a mystery or a historical novel, as long as it has this very strong romantic thread running through it.”

― Susanna Kearsley

“I think that being Jewish has generated an extremely strong sense of the importance of family. If I look at my Scandinavian colleagues, they don’t have that urgency about family. All my movies are about that.”

― Susanne Bier

“The only strong opinion that I have about myself is that I don’t have any opinions.”

― Sushant Singh Rajput

“I have been blessed with strong leg muscles, and dancing really exercises one’s legs.”

― Sushant Singh Rajput

“I am a personal advocate of strong ties between India and Israel, so I am very happy to see that our relations are progressing so well in all fields of our engagement.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“I come from a RSS family. My father was a strong supporter of the RSS, and he was a swayamsewak of the Palwal Shakha.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“The United States and Israel have always had a unique and strong bond that can never be broken.”

― Suzan DelBene

“I know how businesses work and what government can do to help lay a strong foundation for the private sector.”

― Suzan DelBene

“Strong, enforceable environmental protections will not only help protect our planet for future generations, it will also level the playing field for small-and-medium-sized U.S. businesses by raising environmental standards.”

― Suzan DelBene

“As I have said all along, for any trade promotion authority bill to gain my support, it must require strong, enforceable environmental and labor protections.”

― Suzan DelBene

“I have always advocated doing everything possible to pay off credit card balances; it’s good financial management and the ticket to a strong FICO credit score.”

― Suze Orman

“Rich always wanted to be so close that it freaked me out. I always thought it was weak of him that he liked me so much, but then I realized that he was strong to put up with me and stay with me when I kept trying to push him away.”

― Suzy Shuster

“No book about Soviet sacrifice was as strong as the women’s stories I heard as a child.”

― Svetlana Alexievich

“The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.”

― Swami Vivekananda

“To get to know someone so different from myself as an octopus, and to know that the individual recognised me and even enjoyed my company, was an enormous privilege. The octopuses I came to know were strong but gentle, and the suction of their suckers tasting my skin pulled me like an alien’s kiss.”

― Sy Montgomery

“A lot of guys have muscles. A lot of strong men in this world. I think it’s important to show that even under all this strength there’s a fragile side, a side that can be affected.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“The Exxon Valdez spill triggered a swift and strong response that changed policies about shipping, about double-hulled construction. A number of laws came into place.”

― Sylvia Earle

“I have a strong sense of injustice and not admitting things just because that is the way someone says it should be. I need to understand. I need to agree.”

― Sylvie Guillem

“I have a really strong gluten allergy, and I’m pretty lactose-intolerant, like, in a big way, but I love cheese.”

― SZA

“We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive.”

― T. D. Jakes

“If you learn how to forgive others for not being strong, then people can learn how to forgive you for your own issues.”

― T. D. Jakes

“Those who get stuck doing the same things for too long are bound to get left behind the strong who press on and re-invent themselves.”

― T-Pain

“The symbolic power of Barack Obama’s presidency – that whiteness was no longer strong enough to prevent peons taking up residence in the castle – assaulted the most deeply rooted notions of white supremacy and instilled fear in its adherents and beneficiaries.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I think being strong is something that resonates with my personality. It’s on my face.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“In 2011, when we launched TransferWise, it was our frustration with banks not giving us what we wanted or needed as customers. The motivation was a strong desire to solve a problem and not just fix something that was broken but create a better alternative and a new system for doing things.”

― Taavet Hinrikus

“The U.S.A. is a huge market which has a large immigrant population from Europe, India, from all around the world; lots of them have, still, strong ties to home, so move lots of money.”

― Taavet Hinrikus

“I am keen on doing the regular Hindi film, but I want strong, meaningful roles in my repertoire, which I get down South. I can devote equal time and attention to both, so I don’t see the clash.”

― Tabu

“At the core of my dad is, he has a very strong faith. He believes very firmly in loving God.”

― Tagg Romney

“Companies that have strong graphic identities have built them through years of use.”

― Tahl Raz

“My grandparents on my father’s side came to this country from the Caribbean with a strong connection to Africa and no shame about it.”

― Taj Mahal

“Reaper of enemies; strong of grip; One kind with his fathers.”

― Taliesin

“I’m fortunate enough to pull off glamorous as well as strong, character-driven roles.”

― Tamannaah

“I read the script for ‘Guncrazy’ in 1985 and loved it because it was one of the few scripts I’d come across that revolved around a strong female character.”

― Tamra Davis

“I love Rihanna. She represents that strong, independent woman that you cannot keep down.”

― Tamron Hall

“Kicks are my forte. I’ve got strong legs and high kicks. And I’ve got very good reach, obviously.”

― Tamsin Egerton

“Jane Austen’s characters for women are always very strong, opinionated and elegantly written, so they’re always great for an actress to have a chance to do.”

― Tamsin Egerton

“I would have done anything to keep my family together, but it wasn’t to be. I do feel pretty strong.”

― Tamzin Outhwaite

“Inspired by Alex Haley’s ‘Roots,’ at the age of 11 I began a handwritten Middle Passage story called ‘Lawdy, Lawdy, Make Us Free.’ I was raised by civil rights activists with a very strong sense of racial history and consciousness.”

― Tananarive Due

“I like writing about women, weak and strong, pathetic and heroic. I like writing about men, ditto. And all the variants of men and women, beasts and demons.”

― Tanith Lee

“Young men and women of color get told ‘no’ by so many people. But just listen to your inner voice. Amplify it. Make it strong!”

― Tanya Saracho

“The cinematic language and interior destiny of each Iranian film-maker is different. The international influences on them vary from Rossellini to Fellini, Akira Kurosawa to Hou Hsiao-hsien, but there is a strong sense of solidarity.”

― Tariq Ali

“The goal of the EU is to form a region of freedom, security and justice. Freedom in this connection cannot be just the freedom of the strong, but it must be combined with fraternity and equality.”

― Tarja Halonen

“The blessing is that my kids have a lot of strong men and strong marriages around them, so I feel like they are getting what they need as far as role modeling. So I don’t feel the pressure for them.”

― Taya Kyle

“You don’t realize how strong you are until you have to help someone else stand up.”

― Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Sometimes you are strong, sometimes you are weak.”

― Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Well, I think again, the worst part of it was just leading up to it, before we got on set, at least for me… dreading this idea that I was just going to suck and I really had strong feelings about that. I just didn’t want to be that weak link.”

― Tea Leoni

“I don’t really want to do movies, but I tried. I don’t feel like acting is my thing; I think music is my strong area.”

― Tech N9ne

“A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.”

― Tecumseh

“What I think is at stake in 2012, is whether the five or six strong conservatives elected to the Senate in 2010 become 10 or 12. And if that happens, it will fundamentally shift the character of the Senate. It will shift the balance.”

― Ted Cruz

“President George Herbert Walker Bush ran as a strong conservative, ran to continue the third term of Ronald Reagan, continue the Ronald Reagan revolution. Then he raised taxes and in ’92 ran as an establishment moderate – same candidate, two very different campaigns.”

― Ted Cruz

“My first seven novels were contemporary spiritual novels, my next nine had strong elements of fantasy, and now I’m writing thrillers, more as a choice to spread my wings than anything. Writers, like good wine, should mature with age.”

― Ted Dekker

“I’m really excited about the prospect of deepening what is already a really strong relationship that I have with the people of Broward.”

― Ted Deutch

“Social Security is fundamentally strong.”

― Ted Deutch

“Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach.”

― Ted Koppel

“A healthy environment is essential to a livable Oregon and a strong economy.”

― Ted Kulongoski

“The auto industry is standing today. The middle class is standing today. Ohio is standing today. America is standing strong today.”

― Ted Strickland

“When foreign assistance has a clear mission, buy-in from the aid-recipient country, and explicit metrics for implementation, the United States will be able to transition aid-recipient nations into strong trading partners. One of the greatest examples of this successful transition is South Korea.”

― Ted Yoho

“I’m incredibly humbled that the leader of the modern liberty movement and strong conservative leader Congressman Ron Paul is backing our campaign.”

― Ted Yoho

“We are convinced that universal health coverage, with strong primary care and essential financial protection, is the key to achieving the ambitious health targets of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and to avoiding impoverishment from exorbitant out-of-pocket health expenses.”

― Tedros Adhanom

“Strong health and disease surveillance systems halt epidemics that take lives, disrupt economies, and pose global health security threats.”

― Tedros Adhanom

“Strong leadership is essential in the face of health crises. Complex public health emergencies demand a collective response with high-level political and diplomatic engagement at both the national and global levels.”

― Tedros Adhanom

“The biggest challenge is to not be affected by praise because a lot of it is not from the heart. Being true to yourself about your strengths and weaknesses, when everyone out there has a strong opinion and wants to give advice, is another challenge.”

― Tena Desae

“I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.”

― Tennessee Williams

“As a writer, I’ve tried to avoid strong opinions about morality. You just want to present things as they are and let the viewer come to their own conclusion.”

― Terence Winter

“Pittsburgh was the first chance to be in a classroom with other writers, to have conversations with other writers. In fact, after graduate school, I lived in Japan, Ohio and New Orleans, and only upon leaving Pittsburgh did I see what a special community it was for poets, so I was eager to come back. It’s a strong arts community across the board.”

― Terrance Hayes

“My mom still lives in Denver and some of my brothers are still in the area, so I still have strong ties there.”

― Terrell Davis

“To get someone who is sensitive yet strong… Steve was that.”

― Terri Irwin

“I have had a very physical acting career, but on ‘Newsroom,’ it’s not about physicality, but it’s about presence. I get to just be. Strong, sensitive, quiet strength can be much more intimidating than the screaming loud guy, and I’m so glad to get to show this side of me, which, to be honest, is a lot like who I really am.”

― Terry Crews

“God chose what is weakest in the world to shame the strong.”

― Terry Eagleton

“I think in any organization you want your manager to have a strong opinion. You don’t want them to just say, ‘Yes, sir’ to things they don’t believe in.”

― Terry Francona

“We are, of course, now against any other group burning Qurans. We would right now ask no one to burn Qurans. We are absolutely strong on that. It is not the time to do it.”

― Terry Jones

“I take very seriously our responsibility to keep a strong economy.”

― Terry Sanford

“Yahoo is all about content. Deep reservoirs of important content in many, many strong areas.”

― Terry Semel

“And I sense it was a rather constructed, almost half narrative fiction film in some ways. A lot of it was staged and manipulated to get those things in there that I knew to be strong.”

― Terry Zwigoff

“The first scene I ever shot for ‘Louie Bluie,’ on that first day, I had never seen the camera before. I didn’t know where to put it. I just knew what was strong about these guys and what I wanted to capture, so I tried to work backward from there and figure it out. Trial and error. Hopefully I got a little bit better at it.”

― Terry Zwigoff

“Everywhere I go, the styles are different. When you wrestle in Japan, it’s more strong style. When I go to Mexico, it’s definitely more high-flying. And in my matches I’ve had with Taya in Impact, it’s been a lot more ground-based.”

― Tessa Blanchard

“Even while I’m really interested in playing female characters that are varied and interesting and dynamic, I’m not of the mind that you always want to play strong female characters. I think I just want to play characters that are interesting, and not all people are ‘strong.’”

― Tessa Thompson

“There’s an unfair position that women are sometimes put in, in the context of superhero movies and action movies, where at once they have to be very strong and fierce but also sexy.”

― Tessa Thompson

“I’m a very strong woman.”

― Thalia

“There are stereotypes – it’s like an invisible line, but somehow you have to find the energy to be strong, to be super-confident, no matter if you are in front of the president of the U.S. or anyone else.”

― Thalia

“I do a lot of jivamukti yoga; it keeps me supple, strong and focused.”

― Thandie Newton

“We’re in a world where masculinity, especially with these big spectacle movies, is often pushed by rippling six packs and forcing an image down someone’s throat trying to prove masculinity. Whereas I think true masculinity comes from having a strong sense of self.”

― Theo James

“It’s frustrating we still don’t see more movies featuring strong women.”

― Theo James

“Sertorius was far from being strong enough to renew the gigantic enterprise of Hannibal. He was lost if he left Spain, where all his successes were bound up with the peculiarities of the country and the people; and even there, he was more and more compelled to renounce the offensive.”

― Theodor Mommsen

“All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.”

― Theodore Bikel

“Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.”

― Theodore Parker

“For Buffon, I hear he trains less on the field, and he is more focused on keeping his muscles strong.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“When I saw Iker play at the beginning, what most caught my attention is that a goalkeeper of 18 could stand the pressure of the Bernabeu. He had to be very strong.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“If the coach on the sidelines is not that strong, transmitting the kind of spirit he has, players won’t always handle it well. Life becomes difficult. But, with Mourinho, everything is good. He knows when to be among his players, as ‘one of us’ making jokes as a friend, and when to be strong and distant, even severe.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“When I arrived at Atletico, at that point they were not so strong.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“I like the idea of men’s tailoring on girls. It’s very strong and sexy in a non-overt way.”

― Thom Browne

“Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak but they show what he is.”

― Thomas a Kempis

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“The glory of the old Irish nation, which in our hour will grow young and strong again. Should we fail, the country will not be worth more than it is now. The sword of famine is less sparing than the bayonet of the soldier.”

― Thomas Francis Meagher

“One can construct a strong legal and ethical argument for minimizing the fees that are paid to world sanctioning organizations in conjunction with championship bouts. It’s not uncommon for skilled fighters to be denied championship opportunities while less-talented but better-connected boxers fight for belts.”

― Thomas Hauser

“I have a strong sense that every project is an invention, which is not a word I hear being used in architecture courses.”

― Thomas Heatherwick

“Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“The cry comes from the friends of the school-room, from those who would give the State a strong, great, noble citizenship, for protection from the curse of drunkenness. This cry should be heard and answered by every lover of his fellow-men, no matter where his home may be.”

― Thomas Jordan Jarvis

“So I remember both medicine, because I frequently sick, particularly with asthma for which there was no proper treatment then, and in religion I had a strong sense of there being a patriarchy.”

― Thomas Keneally

“In California, there is a strong tension between north and south.”

― Thomas Mars

“Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership.”

― Thomas Menino

“My fellow citizens, the state of our city is strong.”

― Thomas Menino

“Losing makes you strong.”

― Thomas Newman

“Some Western demographers have posited, due to the female shortage created by the one-child policy, that China will be forced to field a vast force – as in tens of millions strong – of wifeless men who’ll gladly wage wars around the planet to burn off all those unrequited hormones.”

― Thomas P.M. Barnett

“I intend to be a strong Speaker. I hope to make some imaginative changes around here.”

― Thomas P. O’Neill

“Many years ago, it was my opportunity to serve as president of the Canadian Mission. There we had a branch with very limited priesthood. We always had a missionary presiding over the branch. I received a strong impression that we needed to have a member of the branch preside there.”

― Thomas S. Monson

“Facts are not liberals’ strong suit. Rhetoric is.”

― Thomas Sowell

“Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data.”

― Thomas Sowell

“Pogba is an incredible player. He has wonderful qualities; he is extremely strong.”

― Thomas Tuchel

“Le Championnat is very balanced and of high quality. There are teams like Monaco, Marseille, and Lyon but also Lille, Nice, and Toulouse, who are strong.”

― Thomas Tuchel

“A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain, and so lost. He has everything and he is able to use nothing.”

― Thomas Wolfe

“The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.”

― Thucydides

“Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman and was one of the first female superheroes. It gives me more of an encouragement that we can be strong and can do whatever a guy can do.”

― Thuy Trang

“Society tends to always make multiples – whether it’s twins or triplets or whatever – one person. And it’s not always fair. I encourage multiples to embrace their individual uniqueness because, just as you are an amazing unit together, that can only happen when you are strong individually.”

― Tia Mowry

“It’s true, some senior Hungarian writers are not known for their laughter. There is a strong Germanic influence – an attitude that if it’s enjoyable it can’t possibly be literature.”

― Tibor Fischer

“I grew up listening to such strong female solo artists. I love Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears.”

― Tiffany Hwang

“We like music that’s strong and upbeat.”

― Tiffany Hwang

“I want to better myself with every film. My goal is to be at the highest level someday, and I know I will get there, too. I have strong work ethics.”

― Tiger Shroff

“When I had decided to become an actor, I did a lot of soul-searching to figure out how I could be different. What could I bring to the table that others or my father couldn’t have? That’s when I worked on my strong points, namely action and dancing.”

― Tiger Shroff

“I’m a huge Marvel fan, and the fact that they take the liberties that they do in filmmaking – I think, if anything, that it dignifies the comics, and it says, ‘Yeah. This is a strong enough, robust enough source. We can bend it; it’s elastic. It’s bouncy.’”

― Tilda Swinton

“You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.”

― Tilman J. Fertitta

“As a personal beneficiary of the service that Amtrak provides and as someone who represents a congressional district that counts on safe, reliable rail service, I am a strong supporter of providing this vital industry the funding necessary to continue operations.”

― Tim Bishop

“I think two people with strong points of view can appreciate each other even more.”

― Tim Cook

“I don’t view Apple or myself as an activist. What we do is for some things where we think we have deep knowledge, or think we do, or a strong point of view, we’re not shy. We’ll stand up, speak out – even when our voice shakes.”

― Tim Cook

“If you take a strong stance and have a clear opinion or statement on any subject online, you’re going to polarize people. And without that polarity, there’s no discussion. Discussion is what I want, which means that I’m fine with the consequences.”

― Tim Ferriss

“I respect Sen. Elliott and expect that she will be a strong opponent.”

― Tim Griffin

“One of the things we wrestle with nationally is, ‘If we want the economy to be strong, what should we do?’ Why not learn some lessons from Virginia?”

― Tim Kaine

“McCain is completely against the sequester. It was one thing when we had a Democratic chair who was against it – all the Democrats were against it. But to have a Republican chair who is outspoken and strong against the sequester, who has the credentials in military issues – who is going to challenge him?”

― Tim Kaine

“I work on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees to keep us safe at home and strong in the world.”

― Tim Kaine

“For Donald Trump, Latinos are second-class citizens. We believe we are all Americans. We believe we are strong together. There is a big difference in this sense between the two parties and the candidates.”

― Tim Kaine

“I have a traditional Catholic personal position, but I am very strongly supportive that women should make these decisions and government shouldn’t intrude. I’m a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade and women being able to make these decisions. In government, we have enough things to worry about.”

― Tim Kaine

“But, yea, I grew up in a strong Baptist background.”

― Tim McGraw

“A strong dollar reflects a strong country and a strong economy, and we need to make sure that we get the – stop the practice of devaluing the dollar.”

― Tim Pawlenty

“I believe Americans have a strong work ethic.”

― Tim Scott

“We all remember the tech bubble of the late ’90s, but companies like Amazon survived. Wherever there’s strong, enduring value, it can last through that kind of turmoil.”

― Tim Sweeney

“Talk radio is an asset to our nation because it encourages strong and healthy debate about public policy, and there is no reason to affect that debate with government legislation.”

― Tim Walberg

“I make a strong commitment to my body.”

― Timothy F. Cahill

“I think the research evidence on the benefits of early childhood programs for the local economy is extremely strong. However, the moral and political choice is still up to us, as citizens and as voters.”

― Timothy J. Bartik

“I feel like New York built me – it made my mindset really strong. I give props to New York for making that happen.”

― Timothy Weah

“I think British journalists do well in America because the newspaper culture there is so strong – telling stories and presenting them readably is in their DNA. British newspapers get a terrible rap, but they are brilliant in their presentation, most of them, so full of vitality and literary wit.”

― Tina Brown

“My mother was a very amazing woman. She was a very strong, remarkable woman.”

― Tina Knowles

“Just because one of your films does well at the box office, that doesn’t make you a good person. It doesn’t make you strong, smart, or secure, either.”

― Tina Majorino

“If somebody is strong and showing good performances and perfect in the thing you are doing, there are people who want to disturb you.”

― Tina Maze

“I have always been surrounded by strong women and thoughtful men.”

― Tina Smith

“Senator Franken was a strong voice for Minnesota and I’m also a strong voice for Minnesota.”

― Tina Smith

“I didn’t have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.”

― Tina Turner

“I believe in prayer and in strong belief.”

― Tina Turner

“I had to be extremely strong to fight off Mr Hitchcock. He was so insistent and obsessive, but I was an extremely strong young woman, and there was no way he was going to get the better of me.”

― Tippi Hedren

“I have a strong Lutheran background, and my parents instilled in me strong morals.”

― Tippi Hedren

“I grew up in Sweden. It’s a profoundly Americanized country. We have a strong tradition of Americana and always had non-dubbed American television, and embracing American culture a lot, so I always knew that I wanted to go to America.”

― Tobias Forge

“My strong suits, coming from poetry, will naturally be description, which I love doing. It comes very easily, and possibly structure, up to a point.”

― Tobias Hill

“It is my strong belief that computer literacy should be part of our educational system’s core curriculum.”

― Tobias Lutke

“The thing about Hitchcock which is quite extraordinary for a director of that time, he had a very strong sense of his own image and publicizing himself. Just a very strong sense of himself as the character of Hitchcock.”

― Toby Jones

“I’m drawn to female characters; not all of them are strong characters.”

― Todd Haynes

“The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience.”

― Tokugawa Ieyasu

“My hope is that we would begin to have a dialogue in this country about the importance of civility. We can have strong differences, but it does seem to me that most of the country believes it’s gone to critical mass in what I would call the professional class across the political spectrum – left and right.”

― Tom Brokaw

“My own strong feeling was that the gay liberation movement really got national attraction in the truest sense of the word later in the ’70s, in the ’80s, and especially in the ’90s.”

― Tom Brokaw

“Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case. I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way.”

― Tom Brokaw

“Probably 99 percent of Nuba are subsistence farmers. They have maybe two or three cattle, a few goats. Now there are food shortages, so they’re very thin. But traditionally, they are very strong and muscular. They grow sorghum, okra, a bit of corn, some peanuts. If they need money, they’ll sell one of their animals or sell some sorghum.”

― Tom Catena

“Let there be no doubt: the state of our union is strong – stronger than the terrorists who seek to harm us and stronger than the challenges that confront us. At the same time, we know that our union can be stronger still.”

― Tom Daschle

“Catfish’s mild taste adapts well to a wide array of flavors, especially strong assertive ones, which is why you used to see it ‘blackened’ Cajun style on so many restaurant menus – a trick which soon became a tired cliche.”

― Tom Douglas

“There aren’t many strong or charismatic candidates today, because many people can’t withstand the scrutiny.”

― Tom Ford

“I’m confident that Senate Republicans will put up a very strong and valiant effort to continue doing what we’re united around.”

― Tom Graves

“I do sometimes talk about my cancer because that’s something people relate to a lot, as we’re all going to die. Because I’ve been close to death and won, I have strong opinions about it, and I’ve learned how to discuss it and keep the energy high in the show.”

― Tom Green

“Take away winning, and you take away everything that is strong about America.”

― Tom Landry

“I think one of the big issues with, you know, people who have strong faith in addition to competing is that conflict between accepting things the way they are, and wanting to compete and get better, and at what point are you in the right balance.”

― Tom Lehman

“Community colleges provide higher education where people live, helping to build strong ladders of opportunity that allow people to secure a foothold in the middle class.”

― Tom Perez

“We are indeed a nation of immigrants. People who choose to come to America have always been one of our greatest sources of national vitality. They keep our economy strong and our communities dynamic. They are some of our greatest patriots.”

― Tom Perez

“From the outset, the Obama administration has recognized that building a robust skills infrastructure means building strong partnerships with community colleges.”

― Tom Perez

“To fulfill the promise of economic opportunity, we must remain true to the principle that collective bargaining is a cornerstone of a free society and indispensable to a strong middle class.”

― Tom Perez

“Apprenticeships are a particularly effective way to create career pathways with upward mobility and strong earning potential. Because apprentices receive a paycheck, it’s a great option for those with families to support, including many veterans.”

― Tom Perez

“Music doesn’t have to have lyrics; it doesn’t have to be a particular type of music – it has the ability to bring out really strong and hopefully good emotional reactions in people.”

― Tom Scholz

“I had a strong, really good upbringing, not puritanical.”

― Tom Selleck

“I’m not a theoretician about playwriting, but I have a strong sense that plays have to be pitched – the scene, the line, the word – at the exact point where the audience has just the right amount of information. It’s like Occam’s razor.”

― Tom Stoppard

“My career may look bizarre to some, but I have very strong reasons for doing every single job I’ve done.”

― Tom Sturridge

“Quality, affordable housing is a key element of a strong and secure Iowa.”

― Tom Vilsack

“To keep farmers on the farm we must maintain a strong farm safety net, but we will also have to build a thriving companion economy to compliment production agriculture in rural America.”

― Tom Vilsack

“In rock climbing, people get strong enough, and then they pick goals they can do with their strengths at that moment.”

― Tommy Caldwell

“The mind is a very strong thing.”

― Tommy Morrison

“The fact that there’s never been a single documented case in the history of this planet of anyone ever contracting HIV in the ring seems to me like a leg perfectly strong enough to stand on in terms of a lawsuit.”

― Tommy Morrison

“The Bundesliga is a strong league and a good place to go. One can only recommend the Bundesliga.”

― Toni Kroos

“I am on the right wing of the middle of the road and with a strong radical bias.”

― Tony Benn

“A strong case can be made for religious leaders to speak out on political issues.”

― Tony Campolo

“I’m a strong believer that you practice like you play, little things make big things happen.”

― Tony Dorsett

“I believe that the key to building a strong economy in Wisconsin starts with education. Every single kid in our state deserves access to a good public education, no matter their zip code.”

― Tony Evers

“The main thing for me is I really like strong endings. If there’s a strong ending, you can take more time in the beginning, your first act can be really quite different.”

― Tony Gilroy

“I can still boss people around. I can still write. I can still read. I can still eat, and I can still have very strong views.”

― Tony Judt

“I think the game is so mental. If you sit around and you’re mentally strong, you’re ready.”

― Tony La Russa

“Many of us in the jockeys’ room are wasting to ride many pounds below our natural weight, but all the while you are doing that, you also want to ensure that you are as strong as possible so that you can give your mount every possible chance in a race.”

― Tony McCoy

“We have a pretty tough schedule coming up. We have to stay strong mentally and must focus on getting better.”

― Tony Parker

“There’s only one thing worse than a man who doesn’t have strong likes and dislikes, and that’s a man who has strong likes and dislikes without the courage to voice them.”

― Tony Randall

“And if I have a strong point, it’s that I like to believe it’s not cheap or schmaltzy sentimentality.”

― Toots Thielemans

“I train my entire body to be strong. To be a professional athlete, we need every part to be strong – the core, the legs, arms.”

― Tori Bowie

“In my late 20s, I realized that I had a very clear social conscience and strong opinions about things like diversity, equality, and education, and while I tried to become more politically literate, I just couldn’t catch on. It felt like I had walked into a movie that had already started, and no one would explain what had happened.”

― Tracee Ellis Ross

“Do you need to train two hours a day? Probably not. The reason why my celebrity clients have to train two hours a day is because their endurance level is so strong. For Madonna to get results and keep results, it’s like a professional athlete training – she has to push harder.”

― Tracy Anderson

“I have snakes, three sharks, moray eels, piranhas, five scorpions and a bird spider. All of them are predators. They are dangerous but it’s cool to have strong and powerful pets.”

― Tracy Morgan

“If you’re operating from strong principles, you can compromise when the person on the other side is operating from principles you respect.”

― Travis Kalanick

“What I like to say when you get into something that feels like a bubble or, at least, feels irrational is that you still want to build a company that has a strong discipline, business-building culture.”

― Travis Kalanick

“It’s a strong country, but Mr. Obama seems to be doing everything he can to hold it back.”

― Trent Franks

“Mullets are still going strong in the south and places like St Louis or the Carolinas.”

― Trevor Dunn

“I used to steal my father’s cologne, and it was so strong. My mother would always know when I did because it was so intrusive. That’s why I like Evolution – it’s a strong yet subtle scent.”

― Trey Songz

“I had a strong faith that I would, eventually, have a baby.”

― Trinny Woodall

“I went on Accutane, which is very strong. Your sebaceous glands dry up, you can’t exercise, and you have very dry lips. But it was a miracle, and it worked.”

― Trinny Woodall

“I’ve had a strong will power to become one of the best. And I’m not gonna let nothing stop me from going to my dream.”

― Trombone Shorty

“The core is the most important muscle group in your body. If your core is not strong, the rest of your body is weakened, too.”

― Trudie Styler

“If your home market is strong, you can be a strong global player because you have scale and can bring down the cost of production and remain competitive globally. When we started, our home market wasn’t strong, so we had to do more business globally.”

― Tulsi Tanti

“There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.”

― Tupac Shakur

“I grew up in a bustling household of women with my mom, granny, and aunts. Seeing all these strong women taking charge of their lives and living it to the fullest was a great inspiration while growing up.”

― Twinkle Khanna

“I look for dancers who have all the technique in the world. But they must be dancers who are open-minded, who are willing to forget that they know anything. They also have to be gorgeous; they must have a clear image of themselves and strong personalities.”

― Twyla Tharp

“My mother wasn’t strong like my aunt. She was just very passive.”

― Tyler Perry

“Hate is a strong word. It’s also very destructive, so no – I don’t hate Mark Zuckerberg.”

― Tyler Winklevoss

“I went through an obsession with eyebrows. I used to paint my eyebrows really, really strong. I look back now, and some were a little bit strong.”

― Tyra Banks

“As leaders, we in Israel must take into account the concerns of diaspora Jewry. Israel is strong enough to take criticism from within the family of Jews who say, ‘OK, we disapprove of Israeli policy, but we stand firm for Israel.’”

― Tzipi Livni

“Without strong Arab backing, it will be hard, if not impossible, for a Palestinian leader to reach peace with Israel.”

― Tzipi Livni

“Culture is about the mindset of people, and we are very happy to have a strong combined mindset of people.”

― Uday Kotak

“We are going to position ourselves as a world-class financial institution. We want to do things that are comparable to the best in the world. At the same time, we want to have very strong human qualities.”

― Uday Kotak

“Mike Brown is a big guy; he’s very durable. He’s extremely strong and very well-rounded.”

― Urijah Faber

“There will always be divergence of views on the output gap, as it is unobservable in a rigorous direct sense. There are only estimates. How can there be a strong consensus on that?”

― Urjit Patel

“There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.”

― Usain Bolt

“But if I keep my core and back strong, the scoliosis doesn’t really bother me.”

― Usain Bolt

“In The Name of the King is the right title. To be honest, I don’t know who had the final idea for the title but I liked it and it has a strong connection to the movie’s story.”

― Uwe Boll

“When I learnt to write I became my own master, I became very strong, and that strength is with me to this very day.”

― V. S. Naipaul

“We need to be investing in manufacturing and small businesses. We need to be creating a workforce where Americans can compete in a global marketplace because they have the necessary skills. And we need fairness, and we need a sustainable, strong economy that’s durable for the future.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“There’s a strong body of evidence that shows that the more diligent we are in ensuring that guns are in the appropriate hands, the safer our communities will be.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“The United States is a strong and ardent ally of Israel. The fact of the matter is that friends can disagree. I think what’s important is that world leaders are able to sit down with one another, have frank conversations and move forward.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“Regarding Wikileaks, I have profound ambivalent feelings about it. I am a firm believer in a strong intelligence service. There’s a need for classified information.”

― Valerie Plame

“I think Finns in general, we are quite calm and I think we’re mentally in general quite strong, and we don’t mind to be alone. We are lonely wolves, a lot of us.”

― Valtteri Bottas

“I love and really respect strong women. I’m obsessed with Scarlett Johansson and Drew Barrymore and Penelope Cruz. They are just really incredibly strong-willed, intelligent females in the industry.”

― Vanessa Hudgens

“But I still think it’s mind over matter in the sense that if you’re strong, you can combat anything.”

― Vanessa Mae

“My constant endeavour is to offer something new to the audience. Every movie I pick, including ‘Loafer’, which offers a strong mother sentiment, tries to give the audiences a sense of watching something different.”

― Varun Tej

“And since my father started training me, he always explained to me how important footwork is and how strong your legs have to be.”

― Vasyl Lomachenko

“Of course I want to look well and fit – and as an athlete, I want to look strong.”

― Venus Williams

“I want my opponents to look at me across the net and just not want to play me because I look so fit and amazing and strong. So that’s always my goal.”

― Venus Williams

“A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.”

― Vernon Howard

“It is not the strong who are dangerous to the world and to themselves. It is the weak and the inadequate who threaten – and sometimes destroy – mankind’s peace and prosperity.”

― Vernon Howard

“I was able to promote a strong defense budget when it could have been cut a lot more severely.”

― Vicky Hartzler

“I have such strong beliefs. No money or anything could change that.”

― Vicky Krieps

“I think women are strong, and they have never been weak.”

― Vicky Krieps

“Yes, I certainly look for strong characters – whether that means they’re strong in their vulnerability or strong in the way they might be attractive to lots of blokes.”

― Vicky McClure

“I’m strong. I like to mother people, look after people. I lead the gang.”

― Vicky McClure

“I’d like to do something where there’s a strong female character and some action. I’ve done a few stunts in the past.”

― Vicky McClure

“The application of a strong magnetic field enables the measurement of the energy of the most penetrating particles to be carried out, and the method may be capable of still further extension and improvement.”

― Victor Francis Hess

“That’s why, when Alias came along, I knew I’d be OK if the show was on for five or six years because the writing was so good and the creative team was so strong.”

― Victor Garber

“Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.”

― Victor Hugo

“The little people must be sacred to the big ones, and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised.”

― Victor Hugo

“China needs a powerful Europe, but Europe can only be strong if each and every one of its members attains rapid economic development.”

― Victor Ponta

“Strong women, that’s who I really respect.”

― Victoria Beckham

“I think the voice is an underrated instrument these days and it’s easy to make up for lack of ability with effects. I think sometimes people are more wowed with effects than core craftsmanship. Strong voices are not as common as they used to be.”

― Victoria Legrand

“I just think that is so important to keep a strong support system, to keep yourself encouraged.”

― Victoria Osteen

“It’s a very unique feeling – to be that strong and unbreakable. But I’m working towards it.”

― Victoria Pendleton

“A lot of women in sport tend to take on a very masculine, aggressive look. They want to be perceived as being strong and powerful. I never lost that sense of wanting to retain my femininity.”

― Victoria Pendleton

“In the beginning, people think vulnerability will make you weak, but it does the opposite. It shows you’re strong enough to care.”

― Victoria Pratt

“Women are blessed with energy – a power which is unique. I have been very fortunate to have played strong women and explored their strengths through my films.”

― Vidya Balan

“In a lot of places in the United States and certainly even more places around the world, the image of the cowboy has become, for some people, a negative one. The word ‘cowboy’ implies a strong, stubborn individual whose individualism depends on pulling down other people’s individualism.”

― Viggo Mortensen

“My lesson from history is that if there is a strong moderate centrist party which can lead the country, there is no room for extremists from the right or left.”

― Viktor Orban

“The difference between men is in energy, in the strong will, in the settled purpose and in the invincible determination.”

― Vince Lombardi

“My body is strong, and I have a strong will.”

― Vincent Janssen

“I’ve always felt a strong urge to prove myself.”

― Vincent Janssen

“I’m a strong striker, two-footed, and I can score goals.”

― Vincent Janssen

“I think, mainly, you always look to keep your strong points in the team.”

― Vincent Kompany

“Connections and relationships are important everywhere, anywhere – of course in China, because the rule of law it is not as strong as in the West, so a lot would rely on personal relationships.”

― Vincent Lo

“We love serious technology innovations, and there is a strong bias towards large technology innovations that are sort of disruptive to the current market.”

― Vinod Khosla

“The most important thing for any athlete is to know his ability. If you know your ability and have even a little bit of a strong mindset, you can get success, because your ability takes you to success.”

― Virender Sehwag

“You can look at Lil Uzi and know he has a strong opinion about his aesthetic.”

― Virgil Abloh

“History is my passion. So I write what I love to read. I find that if I combine history with a strong, sensual romance, it is like a one-two punch. The reader doesn’t want the history without the romance, and of course the heavier the history, the more it has to be leavened with a sensual, all-consuming love story.”

― Virginia Henley

“Traditional PCs face competition from specialty products like Palm Pilots and from the servers that provide the nodes in computer networks. Microsoft’s Windows CE hasn’t done too well in the specialty-device market, and its Windows NT faces strong competition for server customers.”

― Virginia Postrel

“If you have a strong opponent, a competition is stimulating. I am generally most open to ideas when I have had a bad result. In chess, too, players specialise. This specialty then becomes an entry barrier.”

― Viswanathan Anand

“I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong.”

― Vita Sackville-West

“Ukraine has been a strong partner to the United States on international initiatives and a committed ally in fighting the War on Terrorism.”

― Vito Fossella

“I have an interesting life, and I’m strong.”

― Vittoria Ceretti

“There was an angry wave in the ’70s, a strong feminist angry wave. I remember thinking – oh my God – I thought it was the beginning of something, and it all went quiet.”

― Viv Albertine

“A key to achieving success is to assemble a strong and stable management team.”

― Vivek Wadhwa

“For me, I usually play the kick -butt, strong business type.”

― Vivica A. Fox

“At last, Russia has returned to the world arena as a strong state – a country that others heed and that can stand up for itself.”

― Vladimir Putin

“I believe the U.S. already understands and will understand more and more that only a strong Russia will respond to the genuine interests of the United States.”

― Vladimir Putin

“Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism.”

― Vladimir Putin

“When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven’t developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don’t know how to eliminate them effectively.”

― W. Clement Stone

“’Narcos’ was a very strong experience, not only artistically and politically, but as a human being.”

― Wagner Moura

“The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.”

― Walter Bagehot

“I have no doubt the Japanese leadership and most Japanese see the importance of a strong U.S.-Japan relationship. I certainly have no doubt that the American view is the same.”

― Walter F. Mondale

“The strong desire to include every vital component of life instead of excluding part of them for the sake of too narrow and dogmatic an approach has characterized my whole life.”

― Walter Gropius

“I think that Benjamin Franklin felt very strongly in foreign policy in this world, that you needed to at least show some humility, especially when you were strong.”

― Walter Isaacson

“I have a strong emotional respect for Steve.”

― Walter Isaacson

“On another level, I want to mention that I have a strong Jewish identity and – over the years – have been involved in several Jewish projects, such as the establishment of a strong program of Judaic Studies at the University of California in San Diego.”

― Walter Kohn

“I am extremely left brain dominant, probably 95%-5%. The feeling side of my brain is not really strong.”

― Walter O’Brien

“On the contrary, I’m a strong believer in the necessity of imperfection coming into the film.”

― Walter Salles

“The U.S., especially Hollywood, is so strong for film production.”

― Wang Jianlin

“I was born in a family with a strong military background, so I chose to be a soldier.”

― Wang Jianlin

“Chinese people today have strong demand for culture, but we need effective supply, and China needs innovative cultural products.”

― Wang Jianlin

“Hamas, the opponents of Arafat, the opponents of peace, urged a boycott of the election, and yet there was an 85 percent turnout where Hamas is supposed to be strong. Isn’t that really quite incredible?”

― Warren Christopher

“We see considerable strain in Russia, and that’s obviously a matter of concern to us. It’s in the very strong self-interest of Russia to continue on the reform path.”

― Warren Christopher

“The entire making of ‘Within and Without’ was a series of experiments and trial by error. When I started writing, I didn’t have a strong idea of what the record was going to end up like.”

― Washed Out

“There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.”

― Washington Irving

“Strong emotions such as passion and bliss are indications that you’re connected to Spirit, or ‘inspired,’ if you will. When you’re inspired, you activate dormant forces, and the abundance you seek in any form comes streaming into your life.”

― Wayne Dyer

“I am mentally strong.”

― Wayne Rooney

“We know that a smarter Australia means a stronger Australia. An Australia able to grasp the opportunities of the Asian Century. A skilled workforce and a strong, productive and resilient economy. We know we’ll only win the economic race in the Asian Century if we win the education race.”

― Wayne Swan

“When you’re serving at the local level, you have to build strong personal relationships to get things done.”

― Wendy Davis

“It’s my strong belief that when people love each other and are desirous of creating a committed relationship with each other that they should be allowed to marry, regardless of their sexual orientation.”

― Wendy Davis

“New York is a place where people have strong convictions.”

― Wendy Long

“I’ve got a strong face, a strong body. I’m 5’11.”

― Wendy Williams

“It’s always a pleasure when you can compose guitar parts from a strong vocal and not just put the melody on top of guitar riffs.”

― Wes Borland

“A big part of directing is being strong in certain circumstances and taking the gamble and hope you don’t get fired.”

― Wes Craven

“’Nightmare on Elm Street’ wasn’t that big. Over a long period of time it did very well, but this was different. ‘Scream’ didn’t have a strong first weekend, and it went down the second, but then it kept going up.”

― Wes Craven

“Without strong encryption, you will be spied on systematically by lots of people.”

― Whitfield Diffie

“It’s simply unrealistic to depend on secrecy for security in computer software. You may be able to keep the exact workings of the program out of general circulation, but can you prevent the code from being reverse-engineered by serious opponents? Probably not. The secret to strong security: less reliance on secrets.”

― Whitfield Diffie

“I think that we’re in a really amazing time, where there are really a lot of really fantastic female actresses and comedians. I imagine there’s just a lot of opportunity for women to have powerful roles. Or it’s just that there’s more women writing TV. Women tend to maybe write strong women.”

― Whitney Cummings

“Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.”

― Whitney M. Young

“I was always extremely creative. I was very artistic and never strong with numbers or science. I wanted to be an artist or a fashion designer. I wanted to be something that allowed for a lot of imagination.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“During the Vietnam era, more than 30,000 draft dodgers and deserters sought harbor in cities like Montreal and Toronto, where public opposition to the war was strong and most residents didn’t question their motives.”

― Wil S. Hylton

“And just as there was something of every Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh so there is something of Ho Chi Minh in almost every present-day Vietnamese, so strong is his imprint on the Vietnamese nation.”

― Wilfred Burchett

“I’m always going to go up against movies with bigger muscle and money, so I need to have a strong grass-roots game.”

― Will Packer

“The will to challenge myself is strong, but I think that’s growing, the desire to stretch myself and make it hard.”

― Will Poulter

“It would seem that I, who never could make much sense of physics when I was at school, have now gained a strong sense of Einsteinian space-time. I am free of the nimbyism of now, and feel a strong kinship with both the dead and the unborn.”

― Will Self

“When I give over to somebody’s vision rather than have an idea of what I need to do, it takes me to places I wouldn’t have got to by myself. I’m always attracted to a strong director.”

― Willem Dafoe

“A strong economy causes an increase in the demand for housing; the increased demand for housing drives real-estate prices and rentals through the roof. And then affordable housing becomes completely inaccessible.”

― William Baldwin

“The weak in courage is strong in cunning.”

― William Blake

“Adventure Bay is a convenient and safe place for any number of ships to take in wood and water during the summer months: but in the winter, when the southerly winds are strong, the surf, on all parts of the shore, makes the landing exceedingly troublesome.”

― William Bligh

“One cannot find a healthy economy anywhere in the world that does not have a strong industrial base, period.”

― William Clay Ford, Jr.

“You can take weight out of a car and truck and still make it very strong.”

― William Clay Ford, Jr.

“In numbers warmly pure and sweetly strong.”

― William Collins

“Generally, I have a strong interest in trying to help people who are maybe not as lucky as I am. I’ve been well rewarded in this world. I’m more worried about the next one.”

― William E. Conway, Jr.

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”

― William Ellery Channing

“I have real strong feelings about our troops and support them.”

― William Fichtner

“I can’t imagine writing a book without some strong female characters, unless that was a demand of the setting.”

― William Gibson

“If he who employs coercion against me could mould me to his purposes by argument, no doubt he would. He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong; but he really punishes me because his argument is weak.”

― William Godwin

“Great comforts do, indeed, bear witness to the truth of thy grace, but not to the degree of it; the weak child is oftener in the lap than the strong one.”

― William Gurnall

“It’s really necessary for the United States to continue to give strong leadership to the Middle East peace process, supported by European countries at the same time.”

― William Hague

“As far as I’m aware, everybody in the shadow cabinet accepts that there’s a compelling case on climate change and a strong scientific case.”

― William Hague

“There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.”

― William Hazlitt

“No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.”

― William Howard Taft

“If you don’t exercise, you don’t stay strong. I like to work with talented people.”

― William Hurt

“Better to be a strong man with a weak point, than to be a weak man without a strong point. A diamond with a flaw is more valuable that a brick without a flaw.”

― William J. H. Boetcker

“You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.”

― William J. H. Boetcker

“An important aspect of the current situation is the strong social reaction against suggestions that the home language of African American children be used in the first steps of learning to read and write.”

― William Labov

“Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.”

― William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

“Faith is not a notion, but a real strong essential hunger, an attracting or magnetic desire of Christ, which as it proceeds from a seed of the divine nature in us, so it attracts and unites with its like.”

― William Law

“The Microsoft actions announced today are exactly the kinds of industry initiatives we need. Microsoft is using its resources to bring real privacy protection to Internet users by creating incentives for more websites to provide strong privacy protection.”

― William M. Daley

“Follow your honest convictions and be strong.”

― William Makepeace Thackeray

“Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin.”

― William Robertson Smith

“This, it may be said, is no more than a hypothesis… only of that force of precedent which in all times has been so strong to keep alive religious forms of which the original meaning is lost.”

― William Robertson Smith

“I started to write in about 1950; I was thirty-five at the time; there didn’t seem to be any strong motivation. I simply was endeavoring to put down in a more or less straightforward journalistic style something about my experiences with addiction and addicts.”

― William S. Burroughs

“Another very strong image from the first day was giving my initial press conference in the morning – going down and finding out that everything I had said, the essence of what I had said, was wrong.”

― William Scranton

“At Harvard I majored in chemistry with a strong inclination toward math.”

― William Standish Knowles

“I have a strong work ethic.”

― Willie Aames

“’Sex and The City’ had very strong gag orders as to what we could say and not say.”

― Willie Garson

“The Cuban people have an amazingly strong and unbroken spirit.”

― Wim Wenders

“Global growth and development that is strong, sustainable, and inclusive requires the challenges of inequality to be met head-on.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“That a country has a strong civil society is, I believe, particularly necessary for good development.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“I’m like thousands of women in South Africa who lost their men to cities and prisons… I stand defiant, tall and strong.”

― Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.”

― Winston Churchill

“Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.”

― Winston Churchill

“I would love more stories with strong characters of color who don’t always fit the mold that Hollywood has created in the past.”

― Winston Duke

“You can train your mental strength just like you train your body. If your body looks fit or ripped, it looks strong, and you can flex your muscles. So, physically, you have a certain strength. Mentally, it’s the same thing. You can train your psychological strength.”

― Wladimir Klitschko

“See, even despite pious statements to the contrary, much of the industrialized world has not yet come to terms with the recognition of the fallacy of what I call the strong man syndrome.”

― Wole Soyinka

“I have strong feelings about cookbooks because I am a lover of them and student of them and devourer of them and collect them. I find them to be a great source of inspiration. When I was a cook and not making much money, I always used to spend most of what I had on cookbooks.”

― Wylie Dufresne

“I never minded giving my opinions. They are just opinions, and I had studied music and I had strong feelings. I was happy for my opinions to join all the other opinions. But you have to be prepared for what comes back, especially if you don’t agree with the dominant mythology.”

― Wynton Marsalis

“I grew up a lot as a professional and as a person in Liverpool, and I have very strong links to the club and the city.”

― Xabi Alonso

“California is a very important state. As goes California, so goes the nation. We need to have strong leadership. Someone who can hit the ground running.”

― Xavier Becerra

“Personally, I have invested in around ten U.S. companies and will continue to do so. That doesn’t give me a strong experience in the American market. But I have an understanding of the public.”

― Xavier Niel

“For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water, but was agreeable to those who were used to it. They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim.”

― Xenophon

“I have always wanted to play in the Premier League because I am a fast, strong player, and I think it will suit me.”

― Xherdan Shaqiri

“If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony.”

― Xun Kuang

“I wanted to be like my mum: as strong as her. She was my role model.”

― Yalitza Aparicio

“You have to be very strong and headstrong to make your place. You have to know how to say no. Patience is very important.”

― Yami Gautam

“I had a list of 10 rules when we started ‘Strong Island,’ and one of them was, ‘Yance will never appear on camera with sync sound.’”

― Yance Ford

“What ‘Strong Island’ does is bring a historical perspective and help people understand that what we’re treating as a modern-day phenomenon is actually not modern. It’s actually quite old.”

― Yance Ford

“’Strong Island’ is slang for Long Island, New York. And it really grew out of – what may surprise people, it really grew out of the very vibrant hip-hop scene that, you know, is located and still generates artists out of Long Island.”

― Yance Ford

“Black lives are too easy to take in America because we don’t want to question why people are so afraid of black and brown people to begin with. And that’s what I want ‘Strong Island’ to do.”

― Yance Ford

“’Strong Island’ is not your typical true-crime film. It’s not actually about the uncovering of evidence or following leads that hadn’t been seen before or any of that stuff.”

― Yance Ford

“I think sometimes women who are supposed to be strong are also written as mean and vindictive.”

― Yancy Butler

“I’ve always played strong women who are doing their own thing.”

― Yancy Butler

“When I imagine feminine characters in my songs, they’re often bold, strong, passionate, militant, witty, sensual, dangerous. I see those characters as skillful witnesses, figures of change and awakening.”

― Yasmine Hamdan

“I was raised by strong women, and the role models I had in music and cinema were strong, too – liberated and provocative.”

― Yasmine Hamdan

“All of the Arabic women I grew up listening to or watching had a very strong character.”

― Yasmine Hamdan

“The most important thing is that we are on the right path, and we will not deviate from it, even in the face of strong temptation to choose temporary gains over long-term benefits.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“Only the change on the international scene, the crisis in the gulf, and the strong, firm position of the United States against aggression between two Arab countries created realities that led to the Madrid Peace Conference.”

― Yitzhak Rabin

“My will power has always been very strong. If I want something, I’ll get it. I’ve had no trouble keeping my head on my shoulders, nor do I have any chips on there.”

― Yngwie Malmsteen

“Due to Modi ji’s leadership, people’s participation in building a base for inclusive growth and a strong country became possible.”

― Yogi Adityanath

“I am extremely rebellious. I have this strong, defiant spirit.”

― Yoko Ono

“Anyone that was raised with a Germanic language will agree that our tone is strong, especially once translated into English.”

― Yolanda Hadid

“It is my strong hope that an environment will be created in which both of our countries can cooperate for the realization of a world without nuclear weapons.”

― Yoshiro Mori

“Living in Israel is similar to living in an island. It’s a very small and isolated place. It’s a very strong place in terms of the culture and the conditioning that you go through.”

― Yossi Ghinsberg

“Apart from its famous healing properties, manuka has a strong, woody flavour.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“We will fight and defend my good name in the European court. We have to be strong and defend Ukraine from this authoritarianism.”

― Yulia Tymoshenko

“I came from a strong jazz/ singer-songwriter/folk influence, but in L.A., I learned how to have a balance between all these genres and R&B music and hip-hop, mixing them all together.”

― Yuna

“People are scared to have a strong opinion because, with social media, almost everyone lives the life of a celebrity.”

― Yungblud

“For painting, I like strong lines, powerful pieces.”

― Yusaku Maezawa

“Cipla has a strong professional management team, and we take team decisions. My brother has been working at Cipla since 1973.”

― Yusuf Hamied

“As strong as we are, we have our moments. My mama is an African woman who had four kids and was a nurse for 25 years, and she had her moments. I’ve seen her cry.”

― Yvonne Orji

“I don’t know who I’ll end up with, but whoever he is must have a strong religious commitment, must be someone who loves God.”

― Yvonne Orji

“You turn ‘Insecure’ on, and you see a sea of brown. You see at the core of it a strong friendship between two brown-skinned girls.”

― Yvonne Orji

“I have a strong dance background. I danced from age five until 18, and that helps a lot. Doing a fight routine is like doing a dance routine.”

― Yvonne Strahovski

“Sarah is very strong. She’s really intelligent and she’s very physically capable. I like to put that into my own life as well.”

― Yvonne Strahovski

“I could just go to the horse races and take lovely holidays, but I have some strong views, and I want to make a difference.”

― Zac Goldsmith

“If you’re able to build something on a strong foundation, you’re not going to be easily swayed.”

― Zach Ertz

“I believe the National Park Service has demonstrated strong partnerships geared towards respecting the private property of citizens in its administering of the current Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and will continue to do so upon the addition of the routes.”

― Zach Wamp

“With any success, a lot of voices come out, and you start hearing a lot more opinions on the matter. We’ve provoked very strong reactions in both directions since day one.”

― Zacky Vengeance

“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized my true models are my parents. My mom is like a sheroe. My dad is so strong.”

― Zendaya

“How can we make sure that Confucianism is to be practiced? One must enforce it with power, and to have power, one must have a strong army.”

― Zhang Zhidong

“My father, my Rastafari culture, has a tight link to the Jewish culture. We have a strong connection from when I was a young boy and read the Bible, the Old Testament.”

― Ziggy Marley

“The Rastafari culture has a very strong connection to Haile Selassie, a descendant of King Solomon.”

― Ziggy Marley

“My father, we bumped heads when I was younger, much younger… I had different ideas that I shared with him. He didn’t like them as much. He gets upset or whatever. I guess I had a strong opinion from when I was a little boy.”

― Ziggy Marley

“Now my goal is to be strong. I get two classes in a week, and they’ll be either barre or reformer Pilates.”

― Zoe Foster Blake

“I thought I’d have the baby, and get super fit and strong straight away.”

― Zoe Foster Blake

“The No. 1 thing I’ve seen actually help with online abuse is when the person has a good community or a strong support network that’s savvy and that can help them.”

― Zoe Quinn

“I don’t like things like little sandals that look fragile. I like to look strong and commanding.”

― Zoe Saldana

“I like to look strong and commanding.”

― Zoe Saldana

“My mother was adorable, a great giggler. My father was very strong and could be quite frightening.”

― Zoe Wanamaker

“I have strong views about South African politics and I still don’t feel I need to make public statements.”

― Zola Budd

“If the nation is rich but people are poor, the country cannot be strong, and society will be unstable.”

― Zong Qinghou

“In China, you have to have a strong leader for a business to get anything done.”

― Zong Qinghou
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