Almost All Quotes

Almost All Quotes by David Berman, James Altucher, Andrea Leadsom, Edward Snowden, James Belushi, Dolly Parton and many others.

A lot of the Jews I met in Israel, almost all of them are secular. They get turned off by their religion, in the same way that Americans get turned off Christianity by people like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robinson.
David Berman
I loved Internet businesses, having built and sold one. And I loved the financial business, despite the fact that it was almost all a scam.
James Altucher
My Twitter feed is polluted with vitriolic personal abuse, much of it gendered. Like almost all female Members of Parliament, I have both seen and experienced inappropriate and sexist behaviour.
Andrea Leadsom
I’ve been a spy for almost all of my adult life – I don’t like being in the spotlight.
Edward Snowden
Listen, we all have to agree that there is too much litigation going on in this world. But every year it seems to multiply tenfold. Why can’t we stop it? Well, it’s because the lawmakers in Congress and the Senate are almost all lawyers, too!
James Belushi
‘9 to 5 the Musical’ is perfect for anyone that’s ever wanted to string up their boss, which is almost all of us.
Dolly Parton
Clare Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept. He and Bill Evans, and Ravel and Gil Evans, finally. You know, that’s where it really came from. Almost all of the harmony that I play can be traced to one of those four people and whoever their influences were.
Herbie Hancock
I think almost all manic depressives exhibit some kind of criminal behaviour, even if it’s something as minimal as shoplifting, but then they often go on to bigger and better things – in my case, it was fraud.
Andy Behrman
India is a groundwater civilization. Almost all Indians use groundwater, directly or indirectly, each day.
Rohini Nilekani
I have been black and blue in some spot, somewhere, almost all my life from too intimate contacts with my own furniture.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The downside to becoming a doctor, I think, is it’s a very long process; four years of medical school, three years of internship, two years of residency, umpteen years of specialization, and then finally you get to be what you have trained almost all your life for.
Jim Lee
I think of John McCain as a conservative, but he is clearly not the same kind of ‘conservative’ as, say, Rand Paul. The word is close to losing almost all meaning.
Charlie Sykes
For many Taiwanese, almost all Taiwanese, we’d like to we say we are a country, and we have a sovereignty of our own.
Tsai Ing-wen
When I was 5 years old, my mother read me ‘Gone With The Wind’ at night, before I went to bed. I remember her reading almost all year.
Pat Conroy
I make almost all the decisions on set and have to deal with all the financial aspects.
Michel Hazanavicius
One of the more difficult tasks for me as president was to decide on the issue of confirming capital punishment awarded by courts… to my surprise… almost all cases which were pending had a social and economic bias.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Almost all political campaigns involve falsity and playacting.
Rich Lowry
We have learned in recent years to translate almost all of political life in terms of conspiracy. And the spy novel, as never before, really, has come into its own.
John le Carre
The one noticeable similarity with almost all serial killer victims is their short height and low weight.
Pat Brown
I came into Chicago in winter – I’d never been so cold in my life! I was very homesick, and a poor student at that time. America seemed so different and so filled with amazing things – and almost all of them were out of my reach.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
When you look at the actual data on technological innovation, one thing you see is that what I call the ‘low-hanging fruit’ has been exhausted. So radio, flush toilets, electricity, and automobiles – a lot of very basic inventions – have spread to almost all households.
Tyler Cowen
I think the term ‘friend’ itself has lost almost all of its exclusivity. Even the term ‘good friend’ is overused. Adding the word ‘vital’ provides a clear definition of what we mean.
Tom Rath
My main problem with Norwegian Black Metal is that almost all the bands from 1992-1993 are made up of rats, who ratted each other out and blamed me for everything that went wrong in the scene. I really don’t want to be associated with them in any way.
Varg Vikernes
Having a size 9 foot is fantastic because almost all of the shoe companies do their prototyping in size 9, so if you visit a place like Nike headquarters, you can try every sort of wacky, out-there model.
Tim Ferriss
Kansas City, I would say, did more for jazz music, black music, than any other influence at all. Almost all their joints that they had there, they used black bands. Most musicians who amounted to anything, they would flock to Kansas City because that’s the place where jobs were plentiful.
Jesse Stone
For some students, especially in the sciences, the knowledge gained in college may be directly relevant to graduate study. For almost all students, a liberal arts education works in subtle ways to create a web of knowledge that will illumine problems and enlighten judgment on innumerable occasions in later life.
Derek Bok
Vellimoonga’ has been a game-changer and I have handled comedy in almost all the films I did after that.
Biju Menon
By definition, big data cannot yield complicated descriptions of causality. Especially in healthcare. Almost all of our diseases occur in the intersections of systems in the body.
Clayton M. Christensen
Most ideas don’t work out. Almost all ideas don’t work out. So it’s okay if yours didn’t work out.
Astro Teller
Almost all human beings have the capacity for empathy. Everyone has the potential to be at least troubled, or feel genuine anguish, about the suffering of other human beings.
Owen Jones
We know that almost all Americans are avid consumers of technology, but many lack the opportunity to do the creative work that fuels our digital economy.
Ro Khanna
To the Kenyan families, school doesn’t really matter because none of them are going on to college. Almost all of drop out of school and so, they’re spending their time learning things that are important to them.
Robert Sternberg
I can’t pick a favorite animal; I love so many! But I guess if I have to choose, I pick bees! There’s this brilliant documentary called ‘Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?’ I think it’s important for people to be educated about bees – they pollinate almost all the food we eat. They are amazing!
Isabel Lucas
We went from a world where almost nobody knew anything about computers to a world where almost all of us are computer geeks for a huge fraction of our day. And I’d like to see that happen with the digital world of biological molecules, too.
George M. Church
I mean, first, almost all writers these days teach because they don’t make enough money publishing to live on, to support themselves – people like Tobias Wolff, Anne Beattie, Amy Hempel, Stuart Dybek; a lot of short story writers, for one thing.
Chad Harbach
The lowest and most level land areas show us, especially when we dig there to very great depths, nothing but horizontal layers of material more or less varied, which almost all contain innumerable products of the sea.
Georges Cuvier
If you look at history of athletics in the country almost all champions have hailed from the villages.
Milkha Singh
Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure.
John Stuart Mill
First of all, you want to do the soaking with almost all of the larger beans because that will take care of the gas, and second of all… they want to be seasoned and flavored.
Crescent Dragonwagon
The recipe for a human doesn’t fill up a shopping list as you may suspect. Just twenty-two elements can describe almost all of the molecules that are, at this moment, you.
Kyle Hill
I see all kinds of people work hard all over the world, and some of them are barely making it. I don’t just mean subsistence farmers. I mean people in the developed world who work multiple jobs, and because the cost of health care and child care eats up almost all of the living they make.
Stewart Butterfield
I write almost all my songs on an acoustic guitar, even if they turn into rock songs, hard rock songs, metal songs, heavy metal songs, really heavy songs… I love writing on an acoustic because I can hear what every string is doing; the vibrations haven’t been combined in a collision of distortion or effects yet.
Corey Taylor
I’ve been in a competitive situation almost all my life. I’ve been having a competition with myself and trying to be the best I could be.
Judith Jamison
No one could seriously dispute that almost all of sub-Saharan Africa, all of North Africa except Morocco, all of the Middle East except Israel and Jordan and most of the oil-rich states, and the entire former British Indian Empire were better governed by Europeans.
Conrad Black
And I was the only black kid in my school for almost all of my childhood, until I was a teenager. So imagine, if you will, being 6 feet tall by third grade, so essentially being a living maypole.
Aisha Tyler
I have kissed in almost all the films except in ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.’ I’m not sure if my kissing on screen has anything to do with the success of a film, but producers make sure to put a kissing scene or two. They feel my kissing scenes are my lucky streak.
Emraan Hashmi
There are days where I’m at the facility almost all day long. It’s definitely demanding mentally and physically.
Zack Steffen
Well, I’ve known Elizabeth almost all of her life and almost all of my life. And I love her with all of my heart and she’s always been there for me. She’s a wonderful, wonderful dame. She’s a great lady.
Liza Minnelli
One does not set out with the idea that I’ve just had a great idea and now I’m going to go and carry it out. Almost all art that’s made like that doesn’t go anywhere.
Anish Kapoor
Vijay Sethupati has been a part of almost all my films. He trusts me blindly, and I feel the same trust in his abilities each time.
Karthik Subbaraj
Belgium is half French-speaking and half Flemish, and I was born on the French side. So we spoke it a lot – like, in kindergarten, it was almost all French. But then I moved to New Zealand when I was 10, where we obviously spoke English all the time, so I lost the French a little bit.
Stella Maxwell
If it didn’t happen in your life before, then you’re not paying attention you don’t think it’s possible. But almost all important events never happen in your life before.
Ray Dalio
Almost all politicians are able to have a great one-on-one meeting. But I’m not interested in the candidate who can have a great meeting. I’m interested in the person who can make the right decisions.
Kenneth C. Griffin
I’ve seen almost all of Rajinikanth sir’s movies, at least the ones that have come to Mumbai, since I don’t understand Tamil. I loved him in the movie ‘Hum’ as well.
Karishma Tanna
I do almost all my movies in French. I dub them.
Jodie Foster
The people I grew up around, almost all of them had been born and raised in the South. And, you know, they didn’t always go to church, but they lived their lives as if God were watching everything they did.
Edward P. Jones
It’s going to sound terribly glib and cliched but the more I learn about animals, the more convinced I am that almost all the fears we have about them are unfounded.
Steve Backshall
In almost all city governments in America, the small group of people who don’t want change are able to block change.
Alex Steffen
Vast volumes of mixed media surround us, from music to games and videos. Yet almost all of our online actions still begin and end with writing: text messages, status updates, typed search queries, comments and responses, screens packed with verbal exchanges and, underpinning it all, countless billions of words.
Tom Chatfield
Astonishingly, in spite of decades of research, there is no agreed theory of cancer, no explanation for why, inside almost all healthy cells, there lurks a highly efficient cancer subroutine that can be activated by a variety of agents – radiation, chemicals, inflammation and infection.
Paul Davies
But, right now, the situation is that almost all of my writing is out of print.
Peter Sotos
Almost all of my favorite shows are limited series. It just seems to be the better way to go.
Aaron Stanford
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
Samuel Johnson
Almost all these hotspots around the world, most have been destroyed to the point where there is no wildlife and very little of the natural world left.
Jim Fowler
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Evelyn Waugh
Promoting dependency is the Democratic Party’s vocation. It knows that almost all entitlements are forever, and those that are not – e.g., the lifetime eligibility for welfare, repealed in 1996 – are not for the middle class.
George Will
Almost all the Disney villain witches are gay icons.
Jinkx Monsoon
In almost all my work, I try to re-invent Christian images and stories and themes. You’d be amazed by the letters I get from young Christians who recognise this and enjoy it.
Chuck Palahniuk
Turning back the inequality revolution may be difficult. But that would certainly help more families – at almost all income levels – than turning back the gender revolution.
Stephanie Coontz
Almost all analysis of politics and government considers relatively surface phenomena.
Dominic Cummings
I went to almost all of the agencies in New York when I first visited. A lot of them wanted to sign me but also kind of indirectly were telling me that I needed to change in some way. Some directly told me that I wouldn’t be a model unless I changed the way that my body looked.
Gigi Hadid
On ‘Angel’ I got to work a lot with Mike Massa, who was David Boreanaz’ stunt double, and Mike would let me do most of my stuff by myself. I did almost all my fight scenes by myself.
Christian Kane
Cancer is something that, tragically, affects almost all of our lives.
Abbey Clancy
Almost all institutions own a lot more art than they can ever show, much of it revealing for its timeliness, genius, or sheer weirdness.
Jerry Saltz
I’m hard-pressed to think of companies that don’t need venture capital that are going after big opportunities. I think, in almost all cases, if they’re going after big opportunities, they are going to need to raise quite a bit of money.
Aneel Bhusri
What I read, I read thoroughly and retain almost all of it.
Philip Schultz
You should bear in mind that almost all my documentaries are feature films in disguise.
Werner Herzog
Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven’t had our coffee, in which case we feel 107.
Martha Beck
I wear sunglasses almost all the time outside – not because I think I’m really, really cool, but because of the rays.
Ronda Rousey
The old handbook on writing is ‘Write what you know.’ I come from an autobiographical starting place almost all of the time, but it would be a mistake to presume that I’m not using fiction to extend the narrative.
Rodney Crowell
All the English speakers, or almost all, have difficulties with the gender of words.
Bernard Pivot
When I lecture, under almost all circumstances, I write a new lecture for the occasion. It helps me think. It helps me make demands of myself that I would not otherwise make.
Marilynne Robinson
In general, liberals fear conservative judges far too much. In almost all areas, in fact, they dramatically overstate the stakes.
Benjamin Wittes
Almost all our suffering is the product of our thoughts. We spend nearly every moment of our lives lost in thought, and hostage to the character of those thoughts. You can break this spell, but it takes training just like it takes training to defend yourself against a physical assault.
Sam Harris
We became friends as we became a band. Our friendship evolved as the band evolved. It had its ups and downs, but it was mostly ups for the four of us. We got along well almost all of the time. Hey! We liked each other and we still do.
Dave Blood
Ants are the dominant insects of the world, and they’ve had a great impact on habitats almost all over the land surface of the world for more than 50-million years.
E. O. Wilson
One of the things people think about me is that I don’t do deadlines. But if you look at all the books I’ve ever done, they’re all sequential every month. There might have been glitches along the way. But almost all of my books appeared sequentially.
Neal Adams
I can count on one hand the number of people who wrote me a thank you letter after having an interview, and I gave almost all of them a job.
Kate Reardon
Private-sector firms are increasingly active in the prison industry and they and the militantly unionized correctional officers, almost all unskilled labor, constantly lead public demands for more criminal statutes and more draconian penalties.
Conrad Black
The biggest problem almost all comics face is not piracy or demographics or any of that nonsense: it’s obscurity.
Antony Johnston
Almost all the things you can do online can be enhanced by the social structure of MySpace.
Tom Anderson
The truth is, none of us is OK, not really. The best, most dear, most thoughtful and engaged and open and feminist men in my life have occasionally come out with some statement that’s made me gasp. Then again, so have almost all the women.
Naomi Alderman
A great deal has been written in recent years about the purported lack of motivation in the children of the Negro ghettos. Little in my experience supports this, yet the phrase has been repeated endlessly, and the blame in almost all cases is placed somewhere outside the classroom.
Jonathan Kozol
It did occur to me that certainly African-Americans are not underserved in picture books, but those books are almost all about specifically black experiences.
Chris Van Allsburg
Most people are dead. Did you know that? It’s true, out of all the people that ever were, almost all of them are dead.
Louis C. K.
No one knows how Donald came to be who he is better than his own family. Unfortunately, almost all of them remain silent out of loyalty or fear. I’m not hindered by either of those.
Mary L. Trump
The fact is, that with the creation of the Jewish state in 1948, hundreds of thousands of Jews fled Arab countries, almost all of whom left behind all their property for which compensation was never paid.
Meir Kahane
As the president of Estonia, I represent the only truly digital society which actually has a state; almost all our citizens’ interactions with the government, including voting, can be done securely online, and our ‘e-residents’ can incorporate and run their businesses in Estonia without ever having to set foot here.
Kersti Kaljulaid
The exit polls suggest that after a relatively disappointing first term, Obama managed to reassemble almost all of his 2008 electorate.
John Podhoretz
Writing is a discipline: it’s almost all about holding back.
Rachel Cusk
I think almost all strategic problems could at least be improved upon if people would do more careful game-theoretic analysis. The reason game theory works in predicting is because people intuit how to behave game-theoretically.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
‘My Struggle’ came from a place of questioning and feelings of inauthenticity and frustration, and almost all of that is gone.
Karl Ove Knausgard
The U.K. and almost all of Europe have erred in terms of believing that austerity, fiscal austerity in the short term, is the way to produce real growth. It is not. You’ve got to spend money.
Bill Gross
My poems are almost all written as Diane. I don’t have any problems with that, and if other women choose to identify with this, I think that’s terrific.
Diane Wakoski
Almost all words do have color, and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone’s eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her, too.
Gladys Taber
I am forever indebted to the ANC, the liberation movement I have served almost all my life.
Jacob Zuma
We were a Seuss family. As a child, I read almost all of his books, but the one I loved best was ‘The Lorax.’
Lydia Millet
I’m not saying Obama is right on everything. Of course not. He may be wrong on a number of things. But what I do know is that he behaves like a very, very sane man almost all the time.
John Cleese
And these two elements are at odds with one another because Freud is utterly adversary to almost all the ways of structuring the human experience found in Western religions. No Western religion can countenance Freud’s view of man.
Chaim Potok
I still drive my 1977 Honda Accord. The paint is almost all worn off. It’s still running.
Larry Wall
Three things about water affect almost all of cooking. First are the hydrogen bonds, which is why it has an incredibly high boiling point. Another is that it’s a polar molecule, so that it dissolves a lot of things, and there are things that won’t mix with it. And then there’s how much energy it takes to heat water.
Nathan Myhrvold
It never ceases to amaze me that every second of every day, more than 6,000 billion neutrinos coming from nuclear reactions inside the sun whiz through my body, almost all of which will travel right through the earth without interruption.
Lawrence M. Krauss
When I open many books, or most leading women’s magazines, or see almost all TV shows, I don’t find myself at all. I am completely anonymous. My value system is not there.
Jan Karon
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
Winston Churchill
I have acted in more than 100 films so far. And I have worked with almost all top stars and leading directors.
Almost all of my jobs have been on locations. And I think you can be that person who says, ‘I have a job that forces me to travel and I’m just going to go ahead and do it and pray for my next flight home.’ Or ‘this is where I am, this is my life, let me see a part of this world I now live in.’
Erin Cummings
‘Blithe Spirit’ is played almost all over Britain somewhere at all times because it is such a unique and ridiculously funny show. But it’s also, in fact, under those layers of humor, a very serious show. It’s quite misogynistic.
Angela Lansbury
The Bush administration got a lot of things horribly wrong in its disaster response to the New Orleans flood, and it deserves almost all of the bitter recriminations hurled its way.
Timothy Noah
You know, I love stop-motion. I’ve done almost all the styles of animation: I was a 2D animator. I’ve done cutout animation. I did a CG short a few years ago, ‘Moongirl,’ for young kids. Stop-motion is what I keep coming back to, because it has a primal nature. It can never be perfect.
Henry Selick
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Almost all first ladies have had tremendous power on personnel issues, whether the public realized it or not, whether it was Barbara Bush or Nancy Reagan or whoever.
Dee Dee Myers
What is true and what most folks think is that there is no sound in space. From almost all recollections, I would agree.
Sunita Williams
In the past, we had several dog butcher shops in Cheongnyangni, but I closed almost all of them down through various measures.
Park Won-soon
I think that, in almost all human beings, there is buried a profound tribal instinct that makes us very susceptible to being aroused to patriotic fervour.
Adam Hochschild
I’m exhausted almost all the time.
Emily VanCamp
If we could take one of my skin cells and turn it into an embryo-like cell and turn it back into a skin cell, it has reset almost all of the developmental indications of age.
George M. Church
Almost all the early Christian Fathers were opposed to the death penalty, even though it was of course standard practice across the ancient world.
N. T. Wright
Almost all of the Marshall Islands’ 72,000 residents live within seven feet of sea level. If the climate continues to change at its current pace, ocean acidification could destroy its resources and rising oceans could flood large parts of the islands.
Brian Deese
I have a lot of blurring between fiction and non-fiction in so many of my works. For example, my first novel, ‘When Nietzsche Wept,’ has a great deal of non-fiction in it. I didn’t create many characters at all. Almost all of them are historical characters that actually existed.
Irvin D. Yalom
I’m a mother myself, and sometimes mothers get a bad rap just because they’ve tried to do their job. Some people have more of a knack for it than others do, but almost all of it falls to, ‘My mother’s suffocating me.’ Whatever.
Annie Potts
I learned this lesson very quickly when I came into the NBA: Almost all the media and accolades go to the No. 1 guy. But if you’re building a team, the most important player is the No. 2 guy. Because if the No. 2 guy wants to be the No. 1 guy, you have a major problem.
B. J. Armstrong