Cecile McLorin Salvant
I never wanted to sound clean and pretty. I always wanted to have kind of a certain natural quality to my voice, and I wish it were more rough than it is.
The United States of America provides the freedom, I should say permits, allows, does not constrain the freedom that we're all born with that allows each of us to pursue whatever it is that we define as a quality of life. Access to quality-of-life services, access to quality-of-life products is unparalleled in the United States of America.
When The Muppet Show ended, we all sat around and said, what kind of television show would we like to do. We felt the need these days are for some quality children's programming.
Music is an essential part of everything we do. Like puppetry, music has an abstract quality which speaks to a worldwide audience in a wonderful way that nourishes the soul.
We must infer that all things are produced more plentifully and easily and of a better quality when one man does one thing which is natural to him and does it at the right time, and leaves other things.
The qualities of number appear to lead to the apprehension of truth.
The qualities which a man seeks in his beloved are those characteristics of his own soul, whether he knows it or not.
Like simplicity and candor, and other much-commented qualities, enthusiasm is charming until we meet it face to face, and cannot escape from its charm.
to be civilized is to be incapable of giving unnecessary offense, it is to have some quality of consideration for all who cross our path.
No rural community, no suburban community, can ever possess the distinctive qualities that city dwellers have for centuries given to the world.
Wit is as infinite as love, and a deal more lasting in its qualities.
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Legislation is about three fundamental things - affordability, access, and quality. That's what the American people want.
We need a cost-effective, high-quality health care system, guaranteeing health care to all of our people as a right.
Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right.
Let's provide family leave that is paid and access to affordable, high-quality childcare.
I think it's a false trade-off to say quality time versus quantity - you have to have both.
It is important to recognize the limited ability of the legal system to prescribe and enforce the quality of social arrangements.
Paradox is an overrated threat. There is...a quality similar to inertia at work. Once an event has occurred, there is an extremely strong tendency for that event to occur. The larger, more significant, or more energetic the event, the more it tends to remain as it originally happened, despite any interference." I frowned. "There's...a law of conservation of history?
A tendency toward the abstract is inherent in linear expression: graphic imagery being confined to outlines has a fairy-like quality and at the same time can achieve great precision.
In fact, sometimes traveling the world is a way of not writing a poem, but it's the quality of experience. It's being able to experience something and when you begin to write about it be able to apply the tools that you need for writing.
Bill Murray I always liked. I'm not as good as him, but there's a quality in him that I like. And then there's DeNiro, I'll never be that.
After a good quality dinner one will be able to forgive anybody, still one's own relations.
We think that we are generous because we credit our neighbor with those virtues that are likely to benefit ourselves. We praise the banker that we may overdraw our account, and find good qualities in the highwayman in the hope that he may spare our pockets.
The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Change is the one quality we can predicate of it.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
True faith takes its character and quality from its object. Its strength therefore depends on the character of Christ. Even those of us who have weak faith have the same strong Christ as others!
Time is measured by the quality and not the quanity of sensations it contains.
Precision is not one of the qualities that comes out in my work.
If I had one quality that really ruined me and at the same time helped me, it was the fact that I never stopped looking, and by that time I was really working at it.
Katherine Cecil Thurston
Enthusiasm is ever a gracious, pardonable thing, because in its essentials are youth and zeal and all high, white-hot qualities whose roots strike not in the base earth.
Study depends on the goodwill of the student, a quality that cannot be secured by compulsion.