The most important aspect of the relationship between the president and the secretary of state is that they both understand who is president.
– Dean Acheson
I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship.
– Ben Affleck
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
– Barbara de Angelis
When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.
– Barbara de Angelis
– Robert Anthony
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.
– W. H. Auden
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
I was always in trouble from an early age. I had a fraught relationship with my parents, who were very traditional. Doing plays at school was a joyous release.
– Naveen Andrews
– Joan Baez
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If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.
– James A. Baldwin
– Dave Barry
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It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him.
– Kate Beckinsale
– Pearl S. Buck
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You don't have to buy from anyone. You don't have to work at any particular job. You don't have to participate in any given relationship. You can choose.
– Harry Browne
When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.
– Joseph Campbell
American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted.
– Bill Clinton
I'd think,'In a relationship, we should never have his kind of fight.' Then, instead of figuring out how to make it work, I looked for a way to get out of it. The truth is, you shouldn't be married if your that kind of person.
– George Clooney
The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
– Quentin Crisp
I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single.
– Penelope Cruz
– Anthony J. D'Angelo
I've never been Romeo who meets a girl and falls for her immediately. It's been a much slower process for me each time I've gone into a relationship.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I do not think that Mulder trusts any one other than Scully. He s very solitary. She is the only one who takes him seriously. I don t know if they re in love. In a way, their relationship is deeper than that, because they cannot live without each other.
– David Duchovny
– Wayne Dyer
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The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities. . . . A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship.
– Henry Ellis
Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values.
– Ralph Ellison
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
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It takes a lot of experience of life to see why some relationships last and others do not. But we do not have to wait for a crisis to get an idea of the future of a particular relationship. Our behavior in little every incidents tells us a great deal.
– Eknath Easwaran
We are a nation in which freedom is alive in the squares and streets, in the daily work of the communications media, in the open relationship between the governing and the governed.
– Vicente Fox
The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
– Erich Fromm
Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization.
– Harold S. Geneen
Certain people in the United States are driving nails into this structure of our relationship, then cutting off the heads. So the Soviets must use their teeth to pull them out.
– Mikhail Gorbachev
One should never be sexually involved with anyone one genuinely cares for. A sexual relationship guarantees a loss.
– Mary Gordon
The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.
– Milton Glaser
A durable, long-term U.S.-China strategic relationship is even more important now than in previous decades. The relationship will continue to grow and prosper to the mutual benefit of all peoples.
– Alexander Haig
It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
– Hermann Hesse
I don't think it's necessarily healthy to go into relationships as a needy person. Better to go in with a full deck.
– Anjelica Huston
My relationship to reality has been so utterly skewed for so long that I don't even notice it any more. It's just my reality.
– Ethan Hawke
People here in Los Angeles are disgusted now about a sex scandal involving Arnold Schwarzenegger. Apparently for seven years, he carried on a sexual relationship with his own wife.
– Craig Kilborn
– Ben Kingsley
The closer and more confidential our relationship with someone, the less we are entitled to ask about what we are not voluntarily told.
– Louis Kronenberger
The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
– Martin Luther
The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
– Rollo May
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Syria and Iran have always had a pretty tight relationship, and it looks to me like they just cooked up a press release to put out to sort of restate the obvious. They're both problem countries; we know that. And this doesn't change anything.
– Mitch McConnell
The close relationship between railroad expansion and the genera development and prosperity of the country is nowhere brought more distinctly into relief than in connection with the construction of the Pacific railroads.
– John Moody
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– Iris Murdoch
In a movie like this, the relationship between the two guys is crucial. It sinks or swims on how these two guys are together. I think we did a good job.
– Eddie Murphy
When you're rich and famous you are the dominant force in a relationship, even if you try hard not to be. I've talked of sacrificing everything for Fleetwood Mac, but I realize now that it is simply the only thing I've ever wanted to do.
– Stevie Nicks
The relationship between a manufacturer and his advertising agency is almost as intimate as the relationship between a patient and his doctor. Make sure that you can life happily with your prospective client before you accept his account.
– David M. Ogilvy
I spend a great deal of time with the President. We have a very close, personal, loyal relationship. I'm not, as they say, a potted plant in these meetings.
– Dan Quayle
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I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.
– Julia Roberts
Sometimes I think the world is divided into those who have a comfortable relationship with power and those who have a naturally adversarial relationship with power.
– Arundhati Roy
I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don't know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I'll break up with someone on purpose.
– Rita Rudner
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
– John Ruskin
As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher's mound. It was as if I'd been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.
– Babe Ruth
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It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet.
– Uma Thurman
– Justin Timberlake
We feel unsatisfied until we know ourselves akin even with that greatness which made the spots on which it rested hallowed; and until, by our own lives, and by converse with the thoughts they have bequeathed us, we feel that union and relationship of the spirit which we seek.
– Jones Very
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It's grown into a personal relationship, yeah. I'm crazy about Jerry. I think he's a unique character.
– Jon Voight
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Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.
– Denis Waitley
– Andy Warhol
I have absolutely no empathy for camels. I didn't care for being abused in the Middle East by those horrible, horrible, horrible creatures. They don't like people. It's not at all like the relationship between horses and humans.
– Rachel Weisz
Once you accept the existence of God-however you define him, however you explain your relationship to him-then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things.
– Morris West
– Henry Winkler
Your relationship with an agent has got to be mutually beneficial. If you can't help their careers, then they're not going to be interested.
– David Steinberg
You've got to honor your relationship with your audience - that they sit down because they want to be entertained. And that doesn't mean you can't provoke them and antagonize them and challenge them in the course of the entertainment as long as you keep the entertainment part of the equation alive.
– David E. Kelley
You'll be dedicated and that's what you should want to be in anything in life - whether it's sports or academics or your relationship. It all stems from finding that fun, that thrill, that excitement.
– Brandi Chastain
You know, women are as promiscuous as men and yet, of course, people are inhibited from having an affair or a relationship because the real-world consequences are a drag.
– Lee Child
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You know, we're each the hero of our own story and we perceive what's going on around us, and especially in a relationship, from the kind of viewpoint of, 'Well, this is my story, and I'm the hero of that, and I justify what I do around it.'
– Michael Sheen
You know, sex is actually not so original as the way people love or the stories behind each relationship, which is what you remember. Sex is sex in the end.
– Jane Campion
You know, it's possible for two humans to be in a relationship without there needing to be some public reason for that relationship.
– Chris Martin
You know, I think that President Obama is a person who has a great relationship with a number of people. Colin Powell does, too. I think Colin Powell is a fine American, a great leader and sees things in President Obama that he agrees with. He's entitled to have his opinion.
– Pete Sessions
You know when you have a good relationship with someone when you are just perfectly happy to be quiet and just hang out and do nothing.
– Victoria Justice
You know when you get into that thing where people want to discuss the relationship? I'd rather discuss what was on telly, avoid the issue, discuss anything other than the relationship.
– Jarvis Cocker
You know what's funny is that I have this ongoing relationship with the city of Washington D.C. I went to George Washington University, and my nickname was K-Dub - based on G-Dub - and I'm now on the board of trustees at George Washington University.
– Kerry Washington
You have a strange relationship with calamity when you're a writer: you write about it as an artist, you objectify and fetishize it. You render life into material, and that's a creepy thing to do.
– Tony Kushner
– Tila Tequila
You don't repair that relationship by sitting down and talking about trust or making promises. Actually, what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently - and I think that is what is going to make the difference.
– Patricia Hewitt
You can't have a relationship when you're shooting a 14-hour day and your husband is shooting a 14-hour day in the same city. It's a time thing and it's a together thing.
– Eva Longoria
You can't be a casual observer of something humorous - you have to engage, you have to find it funny for the relationship between actor and audience to work.
– Brendan Coyle
You can only really open yourself up so far to someone that you don't truly love - you keep something back when you know somewhere in your gut that this relationship is going to be forever.
– Piper Perabo
Yes, I was in love with my husband at first sight and still am. We have the most solid relationship.
– Catherine Zeta-Jones
Yes, I think it's really important to acknowledge that Dr. King, precisely at the moment of his assassination, was re-conceptualizing the civil rights movement and moving toward a sort of coalitional relationship with the trade union movement.
– Angela Davis
Yes, I don't believe that the inter-Korean relationship has, quote, 'deteriorated' since I assumed office. Rather I believe that the relationship between the two Koreas is entering into a new phase - a time of transition. And so I think that the North Koreans are trying to see what they can build with this, with my new administration.
– Lee Myung-bak
Yeah, we pretty much had a form and a shape by that time - a style - and I think one of the advantages of not having any relationship to any other puppeteer was that it gave me a reason to put those together myself for the needs of television.
– Jim Henson
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Writing is my obsession, my passion. My relationship with it is one of the most complex and agonizing and richly vexing that I have in my life.
– Julianna Baggott
Women have demanded and gotten better jobs and more power. But the one thing we deserve is a better relationship with ourselves.
– Ann Curry
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With public figures involved in a relationship it seems that there is a machine behind their love so oftentimes.
– Joaquin Phoenix
With Hitchcock I had little relationship. I was called to replace Bernard Herrmann, his favorite composer, in Torn Curtain, after the bitter fight between them.
– Maurice Jarre
Why should a great and powerful nation like the United States allow its relationship with more than a billion Muslims around the world to be defined by the narrow hatred and nihilistic actions of an exceptionally small minority of Muslims?
– John O. Brennan
– Lauren Graham
While I don't often use the word, the technically precise term for my orientation is bisexual. I believe bisexuality is not a choice, it is a fact. What I have 'chosen' is to be in a gay relationship.
– Cynthia Nixon
Whether you're keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it's the same thing. What's important is you're having a relationship with your mind.
– Natalie Goldberg
When you're in a relationship with somebody who is also a public personality, then it doubles the attention from the media.
– Michelle Williams
When you're in a relationship you want it to work. My parents did, I did. But we are not taught how to make it work.
– Erykah Badu
When you think about it, we actors are kind of prostitutes. We get paid to feign attraction and love. Other people are paying to watch us kissing someone, touching someone, doing things people in a normal monogamous relationship would never do with anyone who's not their partner. It's really kind of gross.
– Megan Fox
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