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"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down." - Jack Handey

"He has one of those heads people think about cutting off." "Yes. He does." - Charlie Huston

"He has one of those heads people think about cutting off." "Yes. He does." - Charlie Huston

"There is something fearfully strengthening about cutting free even if the ties bandage the heart itself." - Agnes De Mille

"I'm much more capable of cutting back than of expanding. I've gotten very surgical about poems." - Joan Larkin

"We should be talking about expanding Social Security benefits; not cutting them." - Elizabeth Warren

"If the grass is greener in the other fellow's yard- let him worry about cutting it." - Fred Allen

"If the grass is greener in the other fellow's yard - let him worry about cutting it." - Fred Allen

"Here's the secret to weight loss: It's all about crowding out, not cutting out." - Kathy Freston

"We should stop having a conversation about cutting Social Security a little bit or a lot." - Elizabeth Warren

"I've been really excited about some new cutting edge electronic music and technology." - Mike Shinoda

"You know, even people who talk about cutting spending and they go 'That's not the spending that I was actually talking about that you're supposed to be cutting.' Well, we have to be looking across the board." - Ben Quayle

"Sometimes you don't know if you're Caesar about to cross the Rubicon or Captain Queeg cutting your own tow line." - Anthony Kennedy

"Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out." - Hilaire Belloc

"Most diets would have you cutting things out from your diet; they are about denial and discipline." - Kathy Freston

"They are cutting medicare" - William J Clinton

"Child! Do not throw this book about; Refrain from the unholy pleasure Of cutting all the pictures out! Preserve it as your chiefest treasure." - Hilaire Belloc

"Child! do not throw this book about Refrain from the unholy pleasure Of cutting all the pictures out! Preserve it as your chiefest treasure." - Hilaire Belloc

"I regret not dancing more, just cutting loose on the dance floor. I still admire those who don't care much about what others think of them." - Neil Patrick Harris

"Frugality, quite simply, is about choosing the things you love enough to spend extravagantly on-and then cutting costs mercilessly on the things you don't love." - Ramit Sethi

"I can't stop thinking about cutting myself up. Visual bruises can be covered with make-up, but down to the core, I'm all bruises." - Majandra Delfino

"I wish adults would spend less energy freaking out about the cutting itself and work harder to understand what drives kids to self-harm." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"Frugality, quite simply, is about choosing the things you love enough to spend extravagantly on-and then cutting costs mercilessly on the things you do' love." - Ramit Sethi

"Our work in global health is about things like cutting childhood deaths, and every year we continue to make progress there." - Bill Gates

"We ought to pay down the national debt, ... The American people are tired of people who make promises about cutting taxes that they cannot keep." - John Mccain

"Men appear to prefer ruining one another's fortunes, and cutting each other's throats about a few paltry villages, to extending the grand means of human happiness." - Voltaire

"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

"Well, my plan, actually Larry Kudlow, who's a fantastic guy, I think likes my plan the most. I'm cutting taxes by about the most." - Donald Trump

"The big issue was cutting. I finally cut as much as I could, about a fourth of the story, and actually liked it." - ZZ Packer

"It's just really, really beautiful. Each scene is one long 15 minute take without cutting. My scene is with Robin Wright-Penn so I'm pretty excited about that." - Jason Isaacs

"I loved cutting together simple commercials about margarine or soft drinks - all kinds of silly products - but I tried to make the commercials different." - Renny Harlin

"We had about 60 regions in Greece and now there are only 13. It'd be like cutting down 50 states to 13 and making it more efficient." - George Papandreou

"The only thing about sanctions is that, like a lot of drone strikes, there are countless unintended victims. Cutting off aid to Uganda only increases the pain there." - Henry Rollins

"The elements of good trading are cutting losses, cutting losses, and cutting losses." - Ed Seykota

"When you talk about entitlement programs, it's not just about - it's not about cutting those programs. It is about saving those programs. Those programs are on a path of fiscal unsustainability." - Marco Rubio

"Cutting and pasting is the essence of what hip-hop culture is all about for me. It's about drawing from what's around you, and subverting it and decontextualizing it." - DJ Shadow

"Well, I think as long as people are talking about stimulus, I think the Fed will be thinking about cutting rates because monetary policy is the better way to go because you can turn it on and turn it off." - Franklin Raines

"I did about a 100 concerts this year. All over the United States. We're cutting back next year to about 40. We generate money for an organization called Mercy Corps." - Barry Mcguire

"Look, I am not worried about Washington cutting too much spending too fast. I mean, the kinds of spending cuts we're talking about just right now are $100 billion out of a $3.7 trillion budget." - Paul Ryan

"Practice means cutting down chance and risk." - Donnie Burns

"cutting edges are always a little rough ..." - Rosalie Maggio

"I want to be cutting-edge." - Missy Elliot

"Economy: cutting down other people's wages." - J B Morton

"I want to be cutting-edge." - Missy Elliott

"Cloture is simply cutting off debate." - Ted Cruz

"Neil Hamburger writes such cutting jokes." - Natasha Leggero

"Facing yourself is a question of honesty rather than condemning yourself. Good or bad the idea is simply to face the facts. Just see the simple, straightforward truth about yourself without cutting yourself down." - Chogyam Trungpa

"We need to be careful when we talk about cutting health care costs. They are not going to be reduced - what we really want to do is do is slow the rate of increase." - David Obey

"It's about people who take their frustration out on everyone around them. I never raise my voice. Cutting myself or hurting myself is the way I deal with anger." - Richey Edwards

"When you think about it, caring for patients is 99 percent information and 1 percent intervention, so it's clear that with or without genomics, the paradigm is shifting. Bioinformatics brings a cutting edge capacity to healthcare." - Christopher G. Chute

"Cutting pain was a different flavor of hurt. It made it easier not to think about having my body and my family and my life stolen, made it easier not to care... -Wintergirls" - Laurie Halse Anderson

"The name Bowie just appealed to me when I was younger. I was into a kind of heavy philosophy thing when I was 16 years old, and I wanted a truism about cutting through the lies and all that." - David Bowie

"There is a good deal of solemn cant about the common interests of capital and labor. As matters stand, their only common interest is that of cutting each others throat." - Brooks Atkinson

"The first really important book I read about filmmaking was The Film Technique by Pudovkin. This was some time before I had ever touched a movie camera and it opened my eyes to cutting and montage." - Stanley Kubrick

"I need good coffee!" I say in horror. "It's my only luxury!" I can't live with my parents and drink bad coffee. It's not humanly possible. Becky talking about cutting back with her parents." - Sophie Kinsella

"Are you curious about cutting off your finger? Do you want to know what that feels like? To me, taking drugs is the same type of thing. In the end, all that happens is you get hurt by it." - Justin Bieber

"If they aren't hating on you, then you're not doing anything right. If women aren't jealous of you, talking about you and cutting you down, then you're a nerd, and I would never want to be that." - Heidi Montag

"If they are' hating on you, then you're not doing anything right. If women are' jealous of you, talking about you and cutting you down, then you're a nerd, and I would never want to be that." - Heidi Montag

"Power, as it is, has a whole apparatus operating that goes about cutting down, closing doors, so that protests, exercises, platforms, and organizations, such as the Zapatistas, can't grow further in the barrio." - Bocafloja

"You can't have cutthroat competition when there's no one stopping you from actually cutting each other's throats. In order to build up trust we also have to think about each other's needs and it creates an entirely different dynamic." - David Graeber

"I started cutting my teeth on "Someone To Watch Over Me" [George Gershvin] in the college. I've sung that one for a while. There's something so simple and sweet about that lyric." - Kristin Chenoweth

"There is a good deal of solemn cant about the common interests of capital and labor. As matters stand, their only common interest is that of cutting each other's throat." - Brooks Atkinson

"I think that society has to be careful not to shift all of its resources to the elderly versus the young. I get very concerned when people talk about cutting education budgets." - Bill Gates

"The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done. The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album." - Charlie Daniels

"We are cutting things kids like-music, art, and gym classes; stuff that kept me in school. This country can't survive without you kids. It's all about you kids." - Tony Danza

"We need to be careful when we talk about cutting health care costs. They are not going to be reduced - what we really want to do is do is slow the rate of increase." - Dave Obey

"There are a lot of complaints by the older generation about the lack of action in this generation. My retort: give these people something to be engaged in. Cutting a check is not engaging." - Ben Rattray

"Most small business owners are not particularly sophisticated business people. That's not a criticism; they're passionate about cutting hair or cooking food, and that's why they got in the business, not because they have an MBA." - Andrew Mason

"We are worried about the size of the deficit, which is why the president is pleased that the House and Senate have followed his lead in cutting the deficit in half over the next five years." - Ken Mehlman

"Ending poverty calls for humility, honesty, freedom from ideology and refusal to accept cruel simplicities about anyone's human potential. It requires listening to the wisdom and cutting the nonsense from both the Right and the Left." - Donella Meadows

"If we want America to stay on the cutting edge, we need young Americans to master the tools and technology that will change the way we do just about everything." - Barack Obama

"I didn't feel good about cutting out parts of very famous speeches, ... You think you somehow need all of it or you get none of it, but that's not true." - Tom Stoppard

"I thought that I'd never be able to work in films or TV. Another girl would be cutting her nose to be an actress. I was always very sure about myself." - Elena Roger

"Normally, when politicians talk about 'cutting the budget,' they really mean reducing the amount of increase. Actual spending goes up while the politicians claim to have 'cut the budget.'" - Mark Mckinnon

"Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don't care to make." - Debra Winger

"'The Knick' is set in New York during the 1990s, and it takes place around a hospital called The Knickerbocker. It's about a team of surgeons and nurses who are on the cutting edge of medicine." - Andre Holland

"It seems that the small movies are a little more risky and cutting-edge. You've got your big commerce and you've got your small films that you're more passionate about." - Robert Patrick

"I don't really get attached to anything. I'm pretty brutal about cutting stuff. With each successful movie, I've discovered anything that's not connected to the immediate story is going to be cut out of it." - Judd Apatow

"That's the trouble with playing a cutting-edge narcotics detective - you've got to wear what's topical at the moment. My kids tease me about outfits I was wearing last week, let alone in the eighties." - Clark Johnson

"Cutting out bad habits is far more effective than cutting out organs." - Herbert M. Shelton

"You can't do anything interesting with cutting-edge technology except not make it cutting-edge." - Brian Eno

"It's not easy cutting welfare bills. It's not easy cutting the deficit." - George Osborne

"It's dark and it's divisive - deporting 11 million people, talking about law and order, calling every group of people in America names, talking about cutting taxes on the wealthy, feeling like Donald Trump can bring more nuclear weapons into the world - I mean, everything he's talked about is a form of change." - Hillary Clinton

"The elements of good trading are: 1, cutting losses. 2, cutting losses. And 3, cutting losses. If you can follow these three rules, you may have a chance." - Ed Seykota

"I may film scenes I had no intention of filming; things suggest themselves on location, and we improvise. I try not to think about it too much. Then, in the cutting room, I take the film and start to put it together, and only then do I begin to get an idea of what it is about." - Michelangelo Antonioni

"There's nothing wrong with the Democratic Party that talks more about - and more loudly about - jobs, and cutting red tape, and bureaucracy, making it easier for entrepreneurs to start jobs, making it easier for businesses to grow and create more jobs. That has historically been the wheelhouse of the Democratic Party." - John Hickenlooper

"I'm blessed by God. Cutting edge? I am. I'm leading a movement, leading a broadcast revolution on AM radio. I'm very confident about myself, and I don't mind telling people the things I like about myself. I don't believe in false humility - and, by the way, we in talk radio have this thing called polarization. It's not required that everybody love us." - Rush Limbaugh

"You know, [congressmen] can talk about sequester, they can talk about all of the different things that they've - they're doing. But this isn't like we have a choice. This is something where - and we're gonna be cutting elements of government certainly." - Donald Trump

"I have a record as governor. I have a record of cutting spending. And I talked yesterday not only about we ought to cut spending, I talked about how we've cut spending in Mississippi and how if you did the same things in the federal government, you would save tens of billions of dollars a year." - Haley Barbour

"The pencil-stroke is like cutting into the heart." - Gunter Brus

"During weight cutting your mind plays tricks on you." - Dorian Yates

"Keep your tax-cutting, greedy hands off our medicare" - Edward Kennedy

"Success is cutting off all of your options for failure." - Tony Robbins

"You're like a dull knife, it just ain't cutting." - James Brown

"What's the difference between obsolete and cutting edge? Obsolete works." - Nicholas Negroponte

"Cut defense spending as part of cutting all federal spending." - Rand Paul

"I'm composing more than before. I'm cutting down on conducting." - Esa-Pekka Salonen

"Budgets are for cutting, that's why you set them." - Laurence Buckman

"I find cutting myself attractive ... I find it sexual." - Richey Edwards

"Nicknames are potent ways of cutting people down to size." - Doris Lessing

"Cutting benefits & raising retirement age are wrong answers." - Barack Obama

"I believe in the cutting off of heads." - Jean-Paul Marat

"Knowledge is not for knowing: knowledge is for cutting." - Michel Foucault

"Cutting edge, breakthrough, television. That's what we want to do." - Anthony Michael Hall

"Our party's committed to tackling failing schools and cutting crime." - Francis Maude

"Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving." - Henri Matisse

"I'm not good at cutting off from work." - Trinny Woodall

"The hand is the cutting edge of the mind." - Jacob Bronowski

"We always need to be prepared and work hard in practice so we can be just like the farmer who has put that fourth cutting of hay in the barn. After he does that, he can feel good about what is going to happen the rest of the winter." - Don Meyer

"Well, President-elect Barack Obama and his family are gonna spend the holidays in his home state of Hawaii. And you know who couldn't be more thrilled with this? The press, the reporters who follow the president. Well, think about it. After eight years of spending every holiday cutting brush in Crawford, Texas, they get to go to Hawaii!" - Jay Leno

"Success is not necessarily about connections, or cutting corners, or chamba - the three Cs of bad business. Call it trite, but believe me: success can be achieved through hard work, frugality, integrity, responsiveness to change, and most of all, boldness to dream." - John Gokongwei

"Every Republican will tell you they are for school choice, shrinking government, cutting the government workforce and getting rid of Common Core. But talk is cheap. Talk is just talk. I haven't just talked about these things. I've actually done these things." - Bobby Jindal

"This is what I find most magnetic about successful givers: they get to the top without cutting others down, finding ways of expanding the pie that benefit themselves and the people around them. Whereas success is zero-sum in a group of takers, in groups of givers, it may be true that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts." - Adam Grant

"He could still see the dragon just fine. It was about sixty feet long, snout to tail, its body made of interlocking bronze plates. Its claws were the size of butcher knives, and its mouth was lined with hundreds of dagger-sharp metal teeth. Steam came out of its nostrils. It snarled like a chain saw cutting through a tree." - Rick Riordan

"That's the thing about being a former fat camp champ: when asked if I'd change my past if I could, I always answer no. The pain of being an overweight kid, the humiliation, make you think twice before ever cutting anyone else down." - Stephanie Klein

"There are things about classic liberalism that obviously I'm drawn to and I bet all of you are as well. Those are things like liberty, freedom, the Bill of Rights. But the reason that I reject the label is that I grew up cutting my teeth against the liberals." - Bill Ayers

"There's nothing cutting edge about what I'm trying to do. I'm not creating a new sound. I'm not like Bjork, who's an alien from another world. I'm of the earth. You could extract any measure of music out of anything I've ever done and you could find its affiliations in music history." - Sufjan Stevens

"I don't think Democrats are ever going to get excited about cutting Medicaid to pay for tax cuts to wealthy people. I just don't think that's the direction we should be going in our country. The 1 percent's doing very well in America. They don't need more help. But Medicaid does." - Claire Mccaskill

"Being vegan or vegetarian isn't just about compassion for animals. Most of the destruction of the planet is the result of all the clear-cutting, groundwater contamination, grain production, fuel consumption, greenhouse gas, viral proliferation - the direct result of livestock production." - William Mcnamara

"I don't read or write SF for cutting edge ideas; I read and write it for the storytelling, and every story is new. So have I brought anything new to it? Only in so far as no-one before has written about the characters I've invented in their particular situation." - Erica Brown

"Of course, I was a little concerned about it being over two hours [in "Aquarius" ]. "Neighboring Sounds" was two hours and eleven minutes. This is two hours and twenty-five minutes, and I did try bringing it down. For instance, I considered cutting out the sequence with the family looking at pictures." - Sonia Braga

"While there are differences, there are similarities in terms of cost-cutting and many other things, but you also have to be talking about heart. You need heart. You can't do the same things in government that you do in a company." - Donald Trump

"It's definitely about the rhythm of the words and how they sound together, writing one sentence and then another and another and cutting something immediately if it doesn't feel true. I come from a family of musicians and - while I have no musical abilities of my own - I think I inherited a good ear." - Mary J. Miller

"Even now, hearing the debates about Medicaid, the suggestion that somehow we could save money by cutting Medicaid strikes a chord in me personally. It seems there are some other ways we can save money rather than making it harder for people like my aunt to get health care." - Josh Earnest

"The economy is very sick. We're losing our jobs to China to Japan to every country. We're making horrible trade deals. We are losing jobs in this country. Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of jobs are being lost. And part of the reason is our taxes are so high in this country. I'm also cutting, you know they don't talk about that." - Donald Trump

"I was a very good student until about sophomore year, and that's when I just became so disillusioned with the whole thing that I just became an awful student. I was still making good grades. But I was cutting class three days a week and faking papers that I got off the internet." - Zach Condon

"Why do they do it? whispered Horeb. Their eyes, you mean? said Rek. Yes. How can a man put out his own eyes? Damned if I know. They say it aids their visions. Sounds about as sensible as cutting off your staff in order to aid your sex life." - David Gemmell

"What does it mean when Republicans and Democrats alike warn us about the 'pain' involved in cutting government spending - in their spending less of our money? For the average citizen, what pain is there in his keeping more of his money to invest it the way he wants? Taxes cost people. Tax cuts do not cost government." - Theodore J Forstmann

"I'll immediately gain, like, 5 pounds even just by thinking about cutting out dessert. It's a nightmare. I decided, for me, the healthiest thing was to eat what I want and just exercise. Some women can watch what they eat, but I just can't do that." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"The correct way to punctuate a sentence that states: "Of course it is none of my business, but - " is to place a period after the word "but." Don't use excessive force in supplying such a moron with a period. Cutting his throat is only a momentary pleasure and is bound to get you talked about." - Robert A Heinlein

"I lose tons of stuff on the cutting room floor. For Scary Movie 3, for example, we had a lot of Matrix spoofs, a Hulk scene, and some of that stuff just doesn't hold up - it's too much plot, audiences just didn't want to hear about it." - David Zucker

"I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories." - Kevin J Anderson

"These days, my subjects are murder and mayhem and other terrible things that happen to people - things that are even worse than cutting yourself shaving. And these are not the sorts of things you feel the need to experience before you write about them." - Linwood Barclay

"It's like the code of living by yourself. People who are single know what I'm talking about. You eat standing up, reading the paper. Or you say to yourself, this isn't even cutting it, I'm taking a TV dinner and I'm getting in bed here." - Mary Chapin Carpenter

"I really truly worry that the debt is one of the single biggest threat to the United States of America, that we're talking about a problem that is multi-trillion in its depth and I think we ought to be cutting more." - Jason Chaffetz

"On the one hand, we're constantly told about recycling and cutting back, and on the other hand we have to buy the next gadget that comes along three weeks after the last one you bought. It's absolutely insane. We've been suckered into buying and buying and upgrading and upgrading. We're being given two very different mantras at the moment, I think." - Martin Freeman

"I grew up playing about 15 instruments and the way that I was able to accomplish that was by cutting my classes, hanging out in the band room all day, and going from one instrument to the next to the next, until I learned how to play everything by ear." - Flavor Flav

"I like to challenge myself not to be negative, because it's easy to take comedy to a negative place and criticize the outside world. Trying to praise something through comedy or be appreciative and making jokes about it is more challenging than cutting things down." - Kyle Kinane

"I don't take off as many days as most other producers and songwriters, so I'm working every single day, and I do songs every day. So it's just about finding time, scheduling, getting in and cutting the records. I make it happen and that's the name of the game. It's no excuses - you gotta figure it out." - Rico Love

"I think about all my scenes. I do so much revising as I go along; I wonder how I could write books if I hadn't grown up in the computer age. I think I'd be a very different writer. I find myself cutting and pasting, changing things around, and deleting whole paragraphs constantly." - Megan Mccafferty

"I have mixed feelings about 'Car 54, Where Are You?' Because we shot it as a musical and whoever the studio head was at Orion, or whoever the powers that be were, cut all but, like, two musical numbers out of it. That is the same as cutting the musical numbers out of 'The Wizard Of Oz'; it wouldn't be that interesting." - John C Mcginley

"The reason people talk about cable cutting is they imagine the price burden will get so high that people won't be able to pay it. They're missing something: that the actual price of the electronic package is going down. They've got their Internet, phone, TV, all of it. Now people are using more and more stuff for less." - Jeffrey Bewkes

"It took me a while to warm to the '20s costumes on 'Downton.' I love it when women accentuate their curves, and that era was all about hiding them. The shapes they wore then were in tune with female empowerment. Cutting off their hair and hiding their busts was a way of saying, 'We're equal to men!'" - Lily James

"You talk all the time about being connected, being a unit, believing in each other. But if you have unnamed sources, people out there cutting you down, and then you find out it's the person calling the plays - that would be really hard to deal with, to look at him the same way." - Aaron Rodgers

"Once the cry and the cause of a generation of progressives to make America safer, fairer and cleaner, 'regulation' is now a dirty word in our politics. Even Democrats are quick to talk about cutting regulations; Republicans hate them with - how to put it? - evangelical fervor." - Jon Meacham

"Well, I think it's kind of interesting how the Osmond name has been really seen on both sides of the pendulum. There's obviously the bubblegum side, but for people who really know about music, it's clear on the other side. As a matter of fact, I find it quite ironic that Metallica used to cover 'Crazy Horses.' It was a cutting-edge album." - Donny Osmond

"I had to drop a boulder to wake people up about the A.R.T. We've done that, and now we have audiences again who want cutting-edge work, who want to be challenged, but who also won't be falling asleep at the theater." - Diane Paulus

"In practice, downsizing is too often about cutting your work force while keeping your business the same, and doing so not by investments in productivity-enhancing technology, but by making people pull 80-hour weeks and bringing in temps to fill the gap." - James Surowiecki

"My room is like an antique shop, full of junk, and weird stuff. There's a big sword in there. And a taxidermy bird, and a couple of birdcages. And a lot of newspaper cuttings. I used to have a weird thing about cutting out morbid headlines from newspapers, and collecting them. I was fascinated with drowning, which is kind of strange." - Florence Welch

"As the 2012 elections approach the finish line, the chatter among columnists and political reporters is about upcoming books that take readers inside the campaigns, cutting-edge efforts to micro-target voters on Internet social applications, the enormous money flowing through super-PACs, and extreme political polarization." - Juan Williams



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