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By Anonym 14 Sep

Emma Goldman

The average mind is slow in grasping a truth, but when the most thoroughly organized, centralized institution, maintained at an excessive national expense, has proven a complete social failure, the dullest must begin to question its right to exist. The time is past when we can be content with our social fabric merely because it is "ordained by divine right," or by the majesty of the law.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jon Stewart

On an average day 7 minutes of news happens. Yet there are currently three full-time, 24-hour news networks.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chinua Achebe

I'm sure if one turned one's mind back from grandiose faults to what is happening to the average man or woman or child in the rural areas, we will probably find that's where the energy for development is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Robert Whitehouse

It does seem that the sea ice is returning to 'average' after the record lows of 2007 and 2008. There has been a definite recovery trend since then, so far from being a progression towards ice free summers it seems that it was a temporary dip. The recent observations do make the 2007 projections that the region would be ice free by 2013 look very unrealistic. Given what is happening only the foolish would look many years into the future and predict ice free summers now.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tom Demarco

The QSM Software Almanac is an invaluable resource. It establishes a norm for software projects, including best of class, worst of class and averages. In addition, it profiles the state of the art of software construction and enhancement. I wish I'd had this wonderful reference book years ago.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David R. Brower

I believe that the average guy in the street will give up a great deal, if he really understands the cost of not giving it up. In fact, we may find that, while we're drastically cutting our energy consumption, we're actually raising our standard of living.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Derek Walcott

If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a poem, it's going to be average.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Bruce

Now, I want to explain something to you guys. I don't have an ending joke, because I don't tell jokes. I tell real-life stories and make them funny. So, I'm not like the average comedian. They have an ending joke; they always holler Peace! I'm out of here, and walk off stage. So, basically, when I get through performing on stage, I just walk off.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Fred Brooks

Study after study shows that the very best designers produce structures that are faster, smaller, simpler, clearer, and produced with less effort. The differences between the great and the average approach an order of magnitude.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Bettany

Half of NYC's homeless populations are families.Homeless people have been ignored for too long. I'll just say this: If you are a family on the brink of eviction you are 80% less likely to get evicted if you have legal counsel. However, there is no right to legal counsel in housing court.It would cost the city $12,500 to grant that family legal counsel. Meanwhile, the average stay for a homeless family in a shelter once they have been evicted cost the city $45,000. So not only does it seem like the right thing to do morally, it's also the right thing to do fiscally.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel J. Bernstein

The average user doesn't give a damn what happens, as long as (1) it works and (2) it's fast.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leni Riefenstahl

I can simply say that I feel spontaneously attracted by everything that is beautiful... It comes from the unconscious and not from my knowledge... Whatever is purely realistic, slice of life, which is average, quotidian, doesn't interest me... I am fascinated by what is beautiful, strong, healthy, what is living. I seek harmony.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jeff Cooper

The trouble with democracy is that 50 percent of the voters are below average.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

Don’t be retarded; excellence is “status quo discarded”. Look ahead and don’t see the little things you do now as the final products to ever stand out of your personal actions!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard G. Wilkinson

The average well-being of our societies is not dependent any longer on national income and economic growth. ... But the differences between us and where we are in relation to each other now matter very much.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Slattery

Let's face it, making movies is all risk. Most of the time, batting average-wise, the reward does not outweigh the risk.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Simon Sinek

If you look at the average age of a company on the Dow Jones index, it's something like 35 years or younger. In other words... success is no indication of longevity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jack Welch

Not surprisingly, work-life moaners tend to be a phenomenon of below-average performers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barry Ritholtz

Unlike cheap stocks, inexpensive asset classes have a lower chance of big drawdowns (broad asset classes don't go to zero) and a higher probability of average or better returns.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Ogilvy

On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andrew Tobias

Hay fever suffers tend to be above average in intelligence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mary Schmich

On an average day, we allow ourselves the fiction that we own a piece of our workplace. That's part of what it takes to get the job done. Deeper down, we know it's all on loan.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saul Bass

For the average audience, the credits tell them there's only three minutes left to eat popcorn. I take this ‘dead’ period and try to do more than simply get rid of names that filmgoers aren't interested in. I aim to set up the audience for what's coming; make them expectant.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Gilbert

Most of us appear to believe that we are more athletic, intelligent, organized, ethical, logical, interesting, open-minded, and healthy-not to mention more attractive-than the average person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fred Allen

Father Time is the make-up man responsible for the physical changes that determine the parts the average actor is to play.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corin Nemec

I had the benefit of experiencing a hundred times more than the average kid. I don't look back with regret at all. It was the best life ever.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Douglas Sirk

My idea at this time, which was slowly developing, was to create a comedie humaine with little people, average people - samples from every period in American life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bertrand Russell

The average man's opinions are much less foolish than they would be if he thought for himself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dan Rather

Very big business is in bed with very big government in Washington, and has more to do with what the average person sees, hears and reads than most people know.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charlie Norwood

Average Americans are going to win this, not me. And not just your organization, not just the providers of health care, but the American people are going to cause this to happen. But they have to keep sending those cards and letters.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oliver Goldsmith

To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Wilson Mizner

The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Hamilton

If the proposed ordinance is adopted it will hurt small women- and minority-owned businesses the most, the majority of which are already struggling mightily to do business in this city of higher-than average costs of doing business.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Icke

Humanity is mind-controlled and only slightly more conscious than your average zombie.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

Youth is fleeting and life is short, you might as well strike hard. Anything else is just average.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Leiter

We're not going to have a perfect batting average and it's important that Americans understand that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean-claude Van Damme

But on average, I go to the gym about four or five times a week. Today, I'm so experienced in training - I'm actually listening to my body now. My body needs freedom. When I train I create serenity and I produce oxygen in my blood. It helps me to think better and relax. By training, you accentuate the problem.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen Gaghan

The average development time for a Hollywood movie is nine years. Nine years for a studio film. And a lot of what you do is abstract.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Parker

I'm just the average guy, I fooled around a little on the side.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Schumer

I think, the left makes a mistake. If you look particularly at the state levels, violent repeat criminals are not punished enough. The average murderer is sentenced to 17 1/2 years but serves six. The average rapist is sentenced to 10 years but serves about three and a half. The average mugger is sentenced to five years and serves little more than one.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Julie Bishop

Today it has been estimated that the average 70 year old has four chronic conditions and consumes an average of 35 PBS scripts per year for those conditions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Truman Capote

The average personality re-shapes frequently, every few years even our bodies undergo a complete overhaul-desirable or not, it is a natural thing that we should change.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John F Kennedy

By the age of six the average child will have completed the basic American education.... From television, the child will have learned how to pick a lock, commit a fairly elaborate bank holdup, prevent wetness all day long, get the laundry twice as white, and kill people with a variety of sophisticated armaments.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert W. Firestone

The average person is unaware that he or she is living out a negative destiny according to his or her past (childhood) programming, preserving his or her familiar identity, and, in the process, pushing love away. On an unconscious level, many people sense that if they did not push love away, the whole world, as they have experienced it, would be shattered and they would not know who they were.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Friedman

We are entering a hyperconnected world where every boss now has more access, cheap access to cheap labor, cheap genius, cheap robot, cheap software, and then this world averages over. There is only one answer to that, and that is to get everyone as close as possible to some form of post-secondary education, it could be vocational, it can be liberal arts, it can be science and technology.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Bernstein

A decade ago, I really did believe that the average investor could do it himself. I was wrong. I've come to the sad conclusion that only a tiny minority, at most one percent, are capable of pulling it off. Heck, if Helen Young Hayes, Robert Sanborn, Julian Robertson, and the nation's largest pension funds can't get it right, what chance does John Q. Investor have?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Homer

The information superhighway showed the average person what some nerd thinks about Star Trek.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lee Clow

An incredible advertising career is not about creating an incredibly amazing ad, it's about making an incredible amazing ad every single day of your career, it's about getting those adds killed, and resurrecting them over and over again. It's about your season average not that occasional home-run.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Rahal

In 1982 when I showed up, the average age of the drivers in the series was something like 40, 41. The crowds were small. There was not much prize money. The competition wasn't very tight.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pharrell Williams

Sometimes when you're listening to a neuroscientist, they have a tendency to use a particular type of jargon that works in their world perfectly but that would lose the average layman.