Quotation Explorer - 'Interested'

Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject. - George Santayana
Some of us read the Bible to quote God’s words back to Him so as to get Him to make us live a discomfort free life. The reason is not far-fetched God is not interested in your comfort. He is more interested in your purpose. - Sunday Adelaja
I have never seen a wrestling match or prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him. - Hedy Lamarr
...I am not, however, militant in my atheism. The great English theoretical physicist is a militant atheist. I suppose he is interested in arguing about the existence of God. I am not. It was once quipped that there is no God and Dirac is his prophet. Linus Pauling - Paul Dirac
It places value on experience versus intellectual understanding. I saw a lot of people contemplating things but it didn't seem to lead to too many places. I got very interested in people who had discovered something more significant than an intellectual, abstract understanding. - Steve Jobs
Understand now, I'm purely a fiction writer and do not profess to be an earnest student of political science, but I believe strongly that such a law as one prohibiting liquor is foolish, and all the writers, keenly interested in human welfare whom I know, laugh at the prohibition law. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
See, you think I give a shit. Wrong. In fact, while you talk, I'm thinking; How can I give less of shit? That's why I look interested. - Justin Halpern
It doesn't matter if people are interested. It's about you taking your stuff and shouting out into the void. - Jadelr and Cristina Cordova
The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes, because God is interested in good craftsmanship. - Martin Luther
Maybe I did hurt him, but I don’t think I could have hurt him much. He was one of the best-protected human beings who ever lives. People couldn’t get at him because he just wasn’t interested in people. - Kurt Vonnegut
Most people are too silly to be truly interested in any thing. They herd together like cattle, and do not know what is good for them. - Frank R. Stockton
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her. - Agatha Christie
God is not interested in your art, but your heart. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Despite our disapproval with what God allows us to endure, he still remains the same God that is not interested in our convenience, as much as our character. - Shannon L. Alder
I find no importance in showing others that I am happy; it's not important to me that they know or think that I am happy but what is important to me is that I am happy. I am interested in being happy, not in making others think or know that I am. - C. JoyBell C.
Oh, man. I’m not interested to driving the Lamborghini. I’m more interested in making Lamborghini. That’s what creativity means to me. - Seong pill kon
That conversation with the taxi driver suddenly made clear to me the essence of the writer's occupation. We write books because our children aren't interested in us. We address ourselves to an anonymous world because our wives plug their ears when we speak to them. - Milan Kundera
We are not interested in those stupid crimes you have committed. The Party is not interested in the overt act: the thought is all we care about. - George Orwell
If you are interested in stories with happy endings you would be better off reading some other book.
Writers more interested in literature than the truth ensure that they never come out with either thing one reason that the word literature today sounds so fake, as if you were to insist on saying cuisine every time you meant food. Food, as in sustenance, is more like what we have in mind. - The editors n+1
Utopias bore me. I'm interested in constructing messy, complicated societies that are full of flaws and then saying, ooh, this is interesting, let's see what happens if I poke it here. And concurrently with this and the previous point, I'm interested in making up cultures that are different - Marie Brennan
Do you have to do murder?Do we have to do murder? Sure we have to do murder. There are only two subjects--a woman's chastity, and murder. Nobody's interested in chastity any more. Murder's all we got to write stories about. - Leslie Ford
Anyone who calls it "sexual intercourse" can't possibly be interested in actually doing it. You might as well announce you're ready for lunch by proclaiming, "I'd like to do some masticating and enzyme secreting. - Allan Sherman
I'm not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful. - Marilyn Monroe
I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living. - Robert Henri
I could go and buy one of the islands in theBahamas and turn it into my personal fiefdom, but I am much more interested in trying to build andcreate a new company. - Elon Musk
So I am not at all interested in this whole 'she-shed' thing, I love my 'man-cave' - after all, cave is much more sturdy than a shed and there is always a chance that it's the entrance to Batman's secret hideout. - C.S. Woolley
Now we're in the middle of a three-sided vampire war. Which would be an awesome video game, but I'm really not interested in playing for real. I like my reset buttons. - Rachel Caine
The minds of small children are more interested in clockwork trains, jumping in puddles and other important childhood endeavours. - Maxwell Grantly
When I was very young, before I could read, I remember being very interested in comic books. - Nathan Fillion
I am not particularly interested insaving time; I prefer to enjoy it. - Eduardo Galeano
Respect is more valuable then the amount of times guys flirt with you.It's better to have one trustworthy real man then any amount of boys interested in you. The "cool" guys may not notice or date you but the right one will marry you. - Rachel Hamilton
A tried and true way to get your children interested in books and reading is to read to them when they are young. - Soraya Diase Coffelt
Art tends toward balance, order, judgment of relative values, the laws of growth, the economy of living very good things for anyone to be interested in. - Robert Henri
She thinks, I'm telling him who I am. He's interested in who I am. That is true, but I am curious about who she is because I want to fuck her. - Philip Roth
I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful. - Marilyn Monroe
I'm not interested in the reviews by critics over the age of 15. - Mark A. Cooper
I'm simply interested in what is going to happen next. I don't think I can control my life or my writing. Every other writer I know feels he is steering himself, and I don't have that feeling. I don't have that sort of control. I'm simply becoming. I'm startled that I became a writer. - Kurt Vonnegut
There are a lot of reasons why everyone in the known universe has a boyfriend except for me. I can list the top five on command, just in case anyone’s ever interested. No one ever has been, but that’s no reason not to be prepared. - J.J. Howard
Faith can be interested in results only, for a truth once recognized as such puts an end to the believer's thinking. - Wilhelm von Humboldt
You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you. - Leon Trotsky
In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways. - Edith Wharton
Entering a cell, penetrating deep as a flying saucer to find a new galaxy would be an honorable task for a new scientist interested more in the inner state of the soul than in outer space. - Dejan Stojanovic
nothing is interesting if you are not interested. - Anonymous
You can make more friends in two months by being interested in other people than in two years of trying to get people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie
You don’t have to say everything to be a light. Sometimes a fire built on a hill will bring interested people to your campfire. - Shannon L. Alder
God is not interested in your art but, your heart. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
If you are only moved by color relationships, you are missing the point. I am interested in expressing the big emotions - tragedy, ecstasy, doom. - Mark Rothko
Eventually everything connects people, ideas, objects...the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se...I don't believe in this 'gifted few' concept, just in people doing things they are really interested in doing. They have a way of getting good at whatever it is. - Charles Eames
Love someone because their soul inspires you, not because you’re interested in the relief from loneliness and companionship they can provide. Anybody can do that. Not just anybody can show you to yourself. - Brianna Wiest
Forget scientists. The next space launch we should send up painters, poets and musicians. I’d be more interested in what they discover than anything that takes place in a test tube. - James Rozoff
Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here. - Leo Tolstoy
God is not all that interested in your grammar. He is interested in the meaning of your grammar! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
When ready to settle down: women are more interested in where the man is going; men are more interested in where the woman has been. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul - Karl Lagerfeld
It is necessary for the future scientists interested in the field of Neurotheology, to have a bit naïve approach towards the whole idea of God and religion beyond the conventional labels of religion and atheism. - Abhijit Naskar
Have you met a banker, who is not interested in money? He loves the game, not the cash! You should bet on him. - Csaba Gabor-B.
Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can't buy what is popular and do well. - Warren Buffett
Even the most ambitious among us know to work from the shadows. We’re not interested in another war between Light and Dark. Not until the power balance has shifted, anyway. That’s where you come in. –Aedus Butler - Zechariah Barrett
I am not interested in living in a city where there isn't a production by Samuel Beckett running. - Edward Albee
I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be otherwise he would simply shoot himself. - Arthur C. Clarke
I write pre-apocalyptic fiction. In other words, I’m not interested in a future where everything is blown to hell, I’d rather write something that helps to prevent it from happening. - James Rozoff
I'm interested in the way in which the past affects the present and I think that if we understand a good deal more about history, we automatically understand a great more about contemporary life. - Toni Morrison
Some people are more interested in making good on a promise—rather than in doing what they promised. - Clifford Cohen
If you are not interested in yourself, then nobody is. But there is no reason to be self-obsessed. - Amit K Ghosh
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights. - Desmond Tutu
Nobody's interested in sweetness and light.
. . .everyone took an interest in the conversation, for each one was interested in what he or she said. - Anatole France
A man is not for you when all he knows is to slam your back on the bed and ram into you like a wild fool. The interested ones are the ones so interested that they become very interested in only interesting things about you. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I am less interested in ghosts than in people who see ghosts. - Graham Joyce
I like you but you mightn't feel the same way about me, and I wouldn't blame you. To save us both from any awkward moments I've figured out an easy way to do this. Nod if you're even slightly interested in getting to know me. Write a ten page explanation if you're not. - Bill Condon
From my experience with God, and what I read from his Holy Book. I sometimes think that he is more interested in our discomfort than in our comfort. - Sunday Adelaja
Leave mystery in your life. Give them a little and keep them wondering. If you reveal everything about yourself, people will lose interest. For as humans, we are curious creatures. We are more interested in the things lurking in the shadows than the things that are brought into the light. - Imania Margria
Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me. - Ambrose Bierce
We're interested in the mass-merchandising of anything. If there was a market in mass-produced portable nuclear weapons, we'd market them too - Alan Sugar
Measures are too often decided, not accord­ing to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority. - James Madison, the tenth Federalist Paper
There have been men before now who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing for God Himself. As if the Good Lord had nothing better to do than exist! - C.S. Lewis
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie
God is not interested in your ability. He isinterested in your availability. When you availyour ability to God, you become a faithful leader. - Israelmore Ayivor
Identity politics divides us; fiction connects. One is interested in sweeping generalizations, the other in nuances. One draws boundaries, the other recognizes no frontiers. Identity politics is made of solid bricks; fiction is flowing water. - Elif Shafak
I’m less interested in proselytizing or a bigger tent for its own sake than in issues of human flourishing. What are the best conditions in which people live and flourish? It’s more the, How do we get along? What does it mean for living now? - Karen L. King
Atheism is not synonymous with anti-theism and not all atheists are 'active.' There are many non-believers who aren’t activists, who don’t oppose religion at all, or who are simply not all are interested in discussing belief or lack thereof. - David G. McAfee
You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie
If we weren't all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting we couldn't endure it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. - George Santayana
Bitter people are not interested in what you say, but what you hide. - Shannon L. Alder
Poets are interested primarily in death and commas. - Carolyn Kizer
I am interested in the homeless, but they're a symptom. You're treating a symptom and the disease rages on and consumes the human race. I'm talking about an overhaul of the system: putting power in different hands.
Parents often ask - how do I get my child interested in books and reading? One tried and true way that my late husband and I used was paying them to read. For each book that my sons read, we paid them $1. They soon developed a love for reading and forgot all about the money. Amazing but true! - Soraya Diase Coffelt
So I had nothing to distract me from my books and their other worlds that swallowed me whole, from Narnia to the Wisconsin woods, from a small town in Sweden to the red earth of Prince Edward Island. Nothing and no one interested me as much as my books. - Luisa Weiss
My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything. - Susan Sontag
The novelist defines the story with the following example: If you are told that the king died and then the queen died, that is a sequence of events. If you were told that the king died and then the queen died of grief, that is a story that he was interested. - E.M. Forster
i know it all ends the same, but i was interested in seeing how you would break my heart. - Ava
Where are they, the American fiction writers whose works are interested in the question What do these people have to do with us? and What are we doing out there in the world? - Kamila Shamsie
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.
I am not interested in having freedom from burdens. I don't need any authority to free me from responsibility.I am not interested in having freedoms within an authoritarian's parameters. I am only interested in self-determination.I have only respect for liberty as I am a libertarian. - A.E. Samaan
Any child who can spend an hour or two a day, or more if he wants, with adults that he likes, who are interested in the world and like to talk about it, will on most days learn far more from their talk than he would learn in a week of school. - John Holt
I don't think I'm essentially interested in children's books. I'm interested in writing, and in pictures. I'm interested in people and in children because they are people. - Margaret Wise Brown
i know it all ends the same,but i was interested in seeinghow you would break my heart. - AVA.
I didn't expect to love being online as much as I do. I've met some wonderful people and discovered that however arcane some of my interests that there are people out there who are interested too. - Sara Sheridan
I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them. - Henry James
Men don’t realize that if we’re sleeping with them on the first date, we’re probably not interested in seeing them again either. - Chelsea Handler
If you truly love someone, you should be more interested in keeping them happy than in being right. - Stephen Richards
I'm thinking about past events. I'm interested in recall, exact recall, of what was said, who said it and to whom. I want to know the truth, undistorted by time and revision and wishes and regrets. - Dana Spiotta
Though it may be interesting to know how many hairs there are on the human head, or how the giant red spot on the surface of Jupiter was formed, the real truths we are interested in are those about ourselves. - Stephen Richards
Leopold, like most men of power and prestige, was not so much interested in listening to what others had to say as he was in having an audience. - Jeremy Robinson
My weakness has always been to prefer the large intention of an unskilful artist to the trivial intention of an accomplished one: in other words, I am more interested in the high ideas of a feeble executant than in the high execution of a feeble thinker. - Thomas Hardy
Some of us fast so that we can have less discomfort in life. The reason is not far-fetched God is not interested in your comfort. He is more interested in your purpose. - Sunday Adelaja
The glance embroiders in joy, knits in pain, and sews in boredom.When indifferent, the eye takes stills, when interested, movies.Laughter is regional: a smile extends over the whole face. - Malcolm de Chazal
Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting. - Edward de Bono
[T]he vast majority of human beings are not interested in reason or satisfied with what it teaches. - Aldous Huxley
I never fell in love with another woman. I cannot have a relationship with a woman if I'm not in love...I'm a very particular person, I'm not very much interested in short adventures with women or girls. I have to fall in love with someone in order to have a realtionship with her. - Omar Sharif
The world is not interested in titles and positions, all it wants is your creative mind and the genuinity of the work of your hands. - Euginia Herlihy
Historians are interested in ideas not only because they influence societies, but because they reveal the societies that give rise to them. - Christopher Hill
I am a passionate reader.New interested books keep adding on my reading list. My wildest dream is to complete reading all the books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The one surefire way to get me not to hire you is to send me your resume, especially if you've already got a good job. I won't be interested, because in a couple years, you'll be doing the same thing to me that you're doing to your current boss: looking for a better deal. - Bo Schembechler
Whatever you choose to do with your time on earth, do it passionately, follow the voice of your soul and don't focus some much on being interested in life, but being the interesting one full of life. - Nikki Rowe
I'm more interested in arousing enthusiasm in kids than in teaching the facts. The facts may change, but that enthusiasm for exploring the world will remain with them the rest of their lives. - Seymour Simon
Like all bitter men, Flint knew less than half the story and was more interested in unloading his own peppery feelings than in learning the truth. - John Cheever
I’m not interested in blind optimism, but I’m very interested in optimism that is hard-won, that takes on darkness and then says, ‘This is not enough.’ But it takes time, more time than we can sometimes imagine, to get there. And sometimes we don’t. - Colum McCann
One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else. - Eleanor Roosevelt
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace. - Elbert Hubbard
The poet…is the man of metaphor: while the philosopher is interested only in the truth of meaning, beyond even signs and names, and the sophist manipulates empty signs…the poet plays on the multiplicity of signifieds. - Jacques Derrida
I'm not as interested in dispensing knowledge on how to make a living ass I am in helping young people learn how to make a life... - D. Bruce Lockerbie
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel. - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
I'm not an abstractionist. I'm not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on. - Mark Rothko
The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well. - Horace Walpole
I’m not interested in external ego but internal satisfaction. I’m not interested just in easy glory but in constructing something….together we are trying to build a project that is not just short term - manuel pellegrini
I think women are sexy when they got some clothes on. And if later they take them off then you've triumphed. Somebody once said it's what you dont see you're interested in, and this is true. - Groucho Marx
Why does it seem that the church is more interested in people involvement rather than people engagement. - Todd Stocker
I don't want to express alienation. It isn't what I feel. I'm interested in various kinds of passionate engagement. All my work says be serious, be passionate, wake up. - Susan Sontag
God is not merely interestd in the freedom of brown men, yellow men, red men and black men.He is interested in the freedom of the whole human race. - Martin Luther King Jr.
The world is not interested in titles and positions, all it wants is your creative mind and the genuinity of the work your hands. - Euginia Herlihy
I think, to be happy is to be interested and engaged. - Aimee Mann
I'm interested in the moment when two objects collide and generate a third. The third object is where the interesting work is. - Bruce Mau
When I was young and I was forced to watch Disney films, I would fast forward the good guys, wasn't interested in princes and princesses, only by the villains. - Nuno Roque
The proud wish God would agree with them. They are not interested in changing their opinions to agree with God's. - Ezra Taft Benson
Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving themselves.
Politicians are interested in people. Not that this is a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs. - P. J. O'Rourke
Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It's the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, 'This is me, and I'm interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not. - Ashton Kutcher
I won't explain why. If you're interested, you'll find out who I am. One clue, I'm a ghost. - Eka Prasetyani
People interested in change and personal development need larger and larger environments in which to live. Their views expand. Their perspectives broaden. Their interests change. They seek bigger challenges. And they need people in their lives who will make room for their growth. - Steve Goodier
Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time. - George Carlin
We pray because of that, to have less discomfort in life. This prayer is left unanswered for some reasons. The reason is not far-fetched God is not interested in your comfort. He is more interested in your purpose. - Sunday Adelaja
I am simply not interested, at this point, in creating narrative scenes between characters. - Lydia Davis
I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her. - Arthur C. Clarke
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