Quotation Explorer - 'Basically'

By now, they rank people by income level or wages roughly the same: The bottom seventy per cent or so are virtually disenfranchised; they have almost no influence on policy, and as you move up the scale you get more influence. At the very top, you basically run the show. - Noam Chomsky
All American cars are basically Chevrolets. - Herb Caen
What, exactly, is the Internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a modem can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo. - Dave Barry
Basically there can be no categories such as 'religious' art and 'secular' art, because all true art is incarnational, and therefore 'religious. - Madeleine L'Engle
People with a scientific mindset are analytical, open-minded, flexible and have the capacity to answer questions. They are basically focused on what they do not know, and only exceptionally on what they do know. - Eraldo Banovac
[I]f the writer does his job right, what he basically does is remind the reader of how smart the reader is. - David Foster Wallace
Basically, that's why I wrote: to save my ass, to save my ass from the madhouse, from the streets, from myself. - Charles Bukowski
Basically, writers write because they have something to say...Everyone has a story in them, writers merely decide to share it with the world... - Virginia Alison
real life nightmares kills me as an old man trying to escape from bad guilty memories who basically lives in the present. - Sil Vereecken
Don't be sad if people thinks you are a crazy psycoDon't mind may be you really are and peoples are right 'bout youHence, FuckOff Basically. - Jaiendra Puri
Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels. - Frank Sinatra
Basically all the religions,sciences and powers of the world boil down to a simple truth. The Best Story Teller will win in the end! - Stanley Victor Paskavich
I believe in people getting what's coming to them but don't hold grudges either. We all hurt people, fail & hopefully grow from adversity. Basically, eat shit & thrive - Dane Cook
In certain circumstances, basically shit ones, it’s fight or flight. With Tommy it’s always fright and flight. - Terry Weible Murphy
If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever. - Woody Allen
For the first year of marriage I had basically a bad attitude. I tended to place my wife underneath a pedestal - Woody Allen
On going to war over religion: You're basically killing each other to prove who's got the better imaginary friend.
Engineers are all basically high-functioning autistics who have no idea how normal people do stuff. - Cory Doctorow
You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend. - Richard Jeni
The world's theologyThe world's theology is easy to define. It is the view . . . that human beings are basically good, that no one is really lost, that belief in Jesus Christ is not necessary for salvation."Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." Romans 1:22 - James Montgomery Boice
It is really exhausting to live in a dictatorship of 'Me', which is basically a tyranny of others. - Stefan Molyneux
Everyone basically has one aria to sing over their entire life. - Donna Tartt
I didn't want to come off arrogant or conceited, or basically how I've been acting the past year, year and a half ... although what's happened in the past has happened, I just want to ... be kind and loving and gentle and soft. - Justin Bieber
A threat is basically a means for establishing a bargaining position by inducing fear in the subject. When a threat is used, it should always be implied that the subject himself is to blame by using words such as "You leave me no other choice but to..."
The sign of a good conscience is for a man to be in support of basically everything that Westboro Baptist isn't. - Luke Myer
[Performance with purpose is] basically PepsiCo saying that companies can no longer perform and toss costs to society. We believe that the new future is public-private partnerships, where companies feel responsible for society at large. - Indra Nooyi
I kept thinking how they were all names of dead people, and how names are basically the only thing dead people keep. - Jonathan Safran Foer
So here is another law, one of my favourite If I become famous the stupidy will end one for all. It's basically a jail for mankind stupidy! - Deyth Banger
Some churches, sects, cults, or religious movements are basically collective egoic entities, as rigidly identified with their mental positions as the followers of any political ideology that is closed to any alternative interpretation of reality. - Eckhart Tolle
People unfit for freedom - who cannot do much with it - are hungry for power. The desire for freedom is an attribute of a "have" type of self. It says: leave me alone and I shall grow, learn, and realize my capacities. The desire for power is basically an attribute of a "have not" type of self. - Eric Hoffer
I started thinking about little kids putting a cylindrical peg through a circular hole, and how they do it over and over again for months when they figure it out, and how basketball was basically just a slightly more aerobic version of that same exercise.
If it turns out that there is a God...the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever. - Woody Allen
If I had to give you a proper description, I would say a camel cricket is basically a cross between a grasshopper and a dragon and that its natural habitat is the nightmares of men. - Chris Gethard
And is not peace, in the last analysis, basically a matter of human rights -- the right to live out our lives without fear of devastation the right to breathe air as nature provided it -- the right of future generations to a healthy existence?" (, June 10, 1963, American University speech) - John F. Kennedy
We've got this weird dysgenic situation where we're basically just paying idiots to breed and taxing intelligent people to stay away from each other with anything remotely resembling fertility. - Stefan Molyneux
I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts. - John Steinbeck
I do have a funny perception of mine I'd like to share. Being basically a lifetime poet. I've had many people say "I don't like poetry" But they'll listen to song after song that rhymes on the end in couplets Just a thought... - Stanley Victor Paskavich
There are, basically, three kinds of people: the unsuccessful, the temporarily successful, and those who become and remain successful. The difference is character. - Jon Hunstman
Once Trump got his hands around this promising idea, he basically strangled it. - Joe Nocera
A moral system valid for all is basically immoral. - Friedrich Nietzsche
There are basically two kinds of people: those who have empathy and care about others and those who don't. The ones who don't are creating most of the problems in the world. - Laurence Overmire
I hear preached in our charismatic churches, which basically borders on sowing and reaping, giving and receiving. I thought there must be a different format to that message - Sunday Adelaja
It's not "jalan-jalan" nor "liburan". It's just something we do naturally. Like breathing and eating. It's basically living. - Riana Ambarsari
The creative person basically has two kinds of jobs: One is the sexy, creative kind. Second is the kind that pays the bills. Sometimes the task in hand covers both bases, but not often. This tense duality will always play center stage. It will never be transcended. - Hugh Macleod
Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in my bath and she'd come in and sink my boats. - Woody Allen
So Basically I'm the Antichrist , and the whole world is fucked because of me" - Jordon Hanson. - Barry James
Basically, if you're not a utopianist, you're a schmuck. - Jonathan Feldman
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