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"A mind of the caliber of mine cannot derive its nutrient from cows." - George Bernard Shaw

"When he got loaded, the human cannonball knew there were not many men of his caliber." - George Carlin

"Sticks and stones and small caliber bullets may break my bones... Words will never, et cetera." - Jim Butcher

"Your leadership development strategy is perfectly designed to produce the caliber of leader you currently have." - Andy Stanley

"You can't measure dreams when you're a dreamer, because most often the caliber is unattainable." - Adamo Macri

"Even top caliber hospitals cannot escape medical mistakes that sometimes result in irreparable damage to patients" - Carl Levin

"Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everthing which is beyond their range." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Anger is only our friend when we know its caliber and how to aim it." - Neal Shusterman

"I should never deem a man of ordinary caliber worthy of my devotion." - Kate Chopin

"There are always ups and downs when you lose a player the caliber of Matt Ryan." - Rich Gunnell

"One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you." - Dennis A. Peer

"A mind of the caliber of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows." - George Bernard Shaw

"Getting this caliber of musicians together is almost impossible to do again." - Gloria Estefan

"In any restaurant of this caliber, the chefs are in the same position, building relationships." - Thomas Keller

"Even top caliber hospitals cannot escape medical mistakes that sometimes result in irreparable damage to patients." - Carl Levin

"Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved." - Kevin Smith

"The British were keen for 30 caliber guns, did not believe in daylight bombing. American experts said 30 caliber was not enough; we had to have 50 caliber, also said daylight bombing was right provided the planes attacked in formation, with 50 caliber guns." - Stuart Symington

"To have a Welch-caliber C.E.O. is impressive.To have a century of Welch-Caliber C.E.O.'s all grown from the inside - well, that is one key reason why G.E. is a visionary company." - James C Collins

"You can take a school like the University of Colorado, with a selective admission standard. It has a better caliber student going in, so you ought to have a better caliber coming out." - Roy Romer

"Knowledge is dangerous, which is why governments often clamp down on people who can think thoughts above a certain caliber." - Terry Pratchett

"Despite all the pressure and the caliber of accomplishment, I still can honestly say that it's not all about winning." - Bode Miller

"I've been really lucky as far as the caliber of musicians I've been able to work with each time." - Brian Warren

"Getting this caliber of musicians together [for "90 Millas" CD in September of 2007] is almost impossible to do again." - Gloria Estefan

"Yeah, I am a guy working on physics outside of academia. But I'm nowhere near Einstein's caliber." - Antony Garrett Lisi

"A business of high principle attracts high-caliber people more easily, thereby gaining a basic competitive and profit edge." - Marvin Bower

"Writing of that caliber spoils you for any other kind of writing for awhile. But that's probably good." - Mercedes Ruehl

"The breeding programs for the bulls have improved significantly. The bulls are at a much higher caliber." - Chris Ledoux

"It is probable that television drama of high caliber and produced by first-rate artists will materially raise the level of dramatic taste of the nation." - David Sarnoff

"You can easily determine the caliber of a person by the amount of opposition it takes to discourage him or her." - John C Maxwell

"Any time you're playing a playoff-caliber team, it is always good to show well, because you don't know when you'll be seeing them again." - John Lackey

"The fact Jeff Teague has never been an All-Star is puzzling to me because he's certainly an All-Star-caliber player," - Frank Vogel

"Timothy Spall - best known to mainstream audiences as Wormtail in the Harry Potter series - delivers an Oscar-caliber tour de force reminiscent of Charles Laughton" - Lou Lumenick

"That's like asking you to pick your favorite child... I do however, think Bird on a Wire was one of my finest works. Oscar caliber." - Mel Gibson

"When you look at the caliber of players in the England squad and their ability, why should we go into the tournament fearing anyone?" - Frank Lampard

"I've always loved to sing and dance, but the caliber of my talent in those areas obviously is not nearing Patti LuPone or Sutton Foster." - Emma Stone

"My skills are not of the highest caliber, but I know a thing or two, and I occasionally produce a painting that contains passages of truth and beauty." - James Howard Kunstler

"To my mind ClickThings, and John Underwood are world champion caliber, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to partner with them." - Boomer Esiason

"I grew up watching Marlon Brando, Christopher Walken, Robert de Niro, and Al Pacino and even Robert Duvall and was impressed by their caliber of work." - Cole Hauser

"Character actors are becoming a thing of the past. They're just going by the wayside. They're just cutting through that caliber of acting." - Matthew Lillard

"The caliber of actors I'm getting to work with and learn from on a daily basis is phenomenal for me as a developing actor." - Graham Phillips

"The most successful people I've worked with, like the Rolling Stones - people of a different, kind of legendary caliber - have such great, warm energy." - Christina Aguilera

"The caliber of play suffered and attendance declined year by year. Interest in college football was exploding, and there was this new game called basketball." - John Thorn

"People of small caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding." - Van Wyck Brooks

"I want to collaborate with me 'cause I've done so many collaborations that after a certain point unless you're really working with a certain caliber of an artist, there's no point [to collaborate]." - Mariah Carey

"The history says quarterbacks get paid more than running backs, but I think it depends on the caliber of the player - what you're getting, not just what the position is." - Reggie Bush

"I don't abuse my body, I've been off 10 months, I still train and I'm always thinking about boxing, so I felt like I would be fine and I just wanted to challenge myself against another top caliber fighter." - Andre Ward

"When one gets reports from scientists, engineers and technicians whose credibility by all common standards is high and whose moral caliber seems to preclude a hoax, one can do no less than hear them out, in all seriousness." - J. Allen Hynek

"Where there is no style, there is in effect no point of view. There is, essentially, no anger, no conviction, no self. Style is opinion, hung washing, the caliber of a bullet, teething beads." - Alexander Theroux

"A man is judged by the company he keeps, and a company is judged by the men it keeps, and the people of Democratic nations are judged by the type and caliber of officers they elect." - William J H Boetcker

"I'm a perfectionist, so doing a high quality, high caliber television show with great actors makes me feel like there's this whole world of television that I've never experienced." - Vinessa Shaw

"It's kind of glorious to say, "Oh man, this guy had his career cut short." I'm not calling myself Sandy Koufax by any means. I'm not in that caliber at all, but sometimes it has to end different." - Prince Fielder

"One of the big takeaways from that experience [in Blue Jasmin] was just what a thrill it was to act with somebody like Cate Blanchett operating on that caliber. Because what she was doing was very powerful. T" - Alden Ehrenreich

"I'm the music guy, I get to wear the music hat, but being able to be that guy in the room is a thrill at this level and caliber." - Lin-Manuel Miranda

"Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me." - Abdul Kalam

"Just enough sense to stick with something-a chore, task, project, until its completed pays off much better than idle intelligence, even if idle intelligence be of genius caliber." - David J. Schwartz

"Dwayne's bad chemicals made him take a loaded thirty-eight caliber revolver from under his pillow and stick it in his mouth. This was a tool whose only purpose was to make holes in human beings." - Kurt Vonnegut

"I've never met anyone who has convinced me to say, "No, I'm not gonna take the next Spielberg film, I think I'll stay here and have a baby." I've never met anyone of that caliber." - Stephanie Zimbalist

"I don't think I'm a great singer myself. I'm all right. I've worked with different writers, different producers... I've just been blessed with the caliber of people I've been able to work with." - Melanie Chisholm

"To encourage more top-caliber students to choose teaching, teachers should be paid a lot more, with starting salaries more in the range of $60,000 and potential earnings of as much as $150,000." - Arne Duncan

"Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank. I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds. We shoot a helicopter out of the sky. That's the only fight I'm in." - Anthony Anderson

"When you keep the caliber of musicians very high in the band, people are going to come and go. Some of them will be people who have to try various things, it's natural." - Kathy Mattea

"Personally, I think I am much calmer under incredibly stressful situations, and I've learned to deal with pressure and nerves, which is key to being a performer of any caliber." - James Wolpert

"I think I failed miserably on NewsRadio. I was very nervous because of the caliber of the cast - especially Dave Foley - so I think I did a terrible job." - Janeane Garofalo

"You know I grew up on the Batman movies, and they had some terrific actors in, but you know a lot of the other ones - it wasn't always the case that you had people the caliber of Jeff Bridges or Robert Downey, so to kind of show up and work with Jeremy Renner or Robert or with Mark Ruffalo, any of them, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, the caliber of people you're acting with, to me, is really fun. From the first day I started doing scenes with Robert, it's been one of the funnest experiences I've ever had." - Clark Gregg

"I started The Runaways with Sandy West. We shared the dream of girls playing rock and roll. Sandy was an exuberant and powerful drummer. So underrated, she was the caliber of John Bonham. I am overcome from the loss of my friend. I always told her, we changed the world." - Joan Jett

"When a highly successful leader retires after a long career, it is very unlikely that his successor will be of comparable caliber. Anyone of similar ability and drive would have gone somewhere else, instead of waiting in the wings for years for a chance to show his own leadership." - Thomas Sowell

"One of my favorite writers is short story writer/essayist Jorge Luis Borges, who was blind. I'm not claiming to be anything remotely resembling a talent of Borges' caliber, but he is an inspiration and a proof that one can be a meaningful and successful writer while blind." - Larry Howes

"I would just like to see hip-hop journalism in general take a step up and match the artistry. There have been great writers in music who are the caliber of artist as a writer as the people that they're covering." - Brother Ali

"I don't ever want it to be a question whether I'm a Pro Bowl-caliber player, I believe I'm the best at what I do, and it's my responsibility to play like I'm capable of playing and help this defense as much as possible." - Derrick Thomas

"By the definite science of meditation known for millenniums to the yogis and sages of India, and to Jesus, any seeker of God can enlarge the caliber of his consciousness to omniscience to receive within himself the Universal Intelligence of God." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"We all have our tastes and our type...[But] for me to say 'You're beautiful', I can only say that to my girlfriend. The word 'beautiful' has such a different caliber than any other word out there, like sexy, hot, cute." - Kellan Lutz

"As an actor, you always look for things that will stretch you and that are different than you are, so that you can surprise yourself, and you want to surround yourself with the highest caliber of people that will make you look good." - Emmy Rossum

"Also, there's the caliber of actors that we keep getting. Lorraine Bracco plays my mom and Chazz Palminteri plays my father, and Brian Dennehy and Donnie Wahlberg have been on the show. And, we've got Billy Burke from Twilight. We've gotten all kinds of fantastic actors. That speaks for itself." - Angie Harmon

"We're all pretty proud of it, and we're also standing around, scratching our heads and going, "Wow, this is really good." With the caliber of actors that we have, you really can't got wrong. Not only is it fun, but it's good. It's been really, really great, in that aspect. I totally get what they're doing." - Angie Harmon

"The caliber of play in professional football compared to college is better and everybody knows it. They don't realize how much better. What a giant leap forward in the ability of talent level, the speed, and even the grasp of what you are trying to do. There is no other distractions before the players." - Marv Levy

"The man of leadership caliber will work while others waste time, study while others sleep, pray while others play. There will be no place for loose or lazy habits in word or thought, deed or dress. He will observe a soldierly discipline, diet and deportment, so that he may wage a good warfare." - J. Oswald Sanders

"Doing [a relationship comedy] with Sam [L. Jackson] was exciting. I've done a lot of comedies with a lot of comedy people. My peers. I've never worked with anybody of the kind of dramatic caliber of movie actor that Sam is. It was a little bit intimidating for the first day. Or two... Or the first week. Other than that, it was a joy." - Samuel L Jackson

"Every day, every scene, you were like, "My god. I'm doing a scene with Brian Cox today and then I'm onto a scene with Stephen Rea." For us young actors, I think we were all very, very star-struck and impressed by the caliber of everyone who came out." - James Norton

"I would never say no to that [marriage] . It hasn't been my path up to this point. I think it would be nice to look forward to that. Meeting somebody of that caliber of "Yes, I want to spend my life with you." Of course, why not. I love the fact that that is legal in every state." - Dave Koz

"I think that almost every scene was an exploration - it was never going to be just what's on the page. So I know I was very lucky - we all were - to work with a cast of this caliber. These are extremely experienced and intelligent actors, who are also deeply emotional and - as you say - are also engaged in the world." - Oren Moverman

"What I have noticed which I'm not nuts about that the trend that a lot of shows are hiring the American Idol type of talent without real training and real technique and I think that audiences are smart and sometimes seeing that things are not as high caliber as they were before." - Hugh Panaro

"Multiple studies, including from the Justice Department, have shown that the guns used in homicides, including the killing of police officers, overwhelmingly tend to be small-caliber handguns. Moreover, gun ownership has increased over the past 20 years - the same period in which both the violent crime rate and the killing of police officers have been in decline." - Radley Balko

"That's a problem. I mean, like any sort of growing startup organization, we are sort of overwhelmed by our growth. And that means we're getting enormous quantity of whistleblower disclosures of a very high caliber, but don't have enough people to actually process and vet this information." - Julian Assange

"I did a film which was considered an independent movie with Dustin Hoffman and Andy Garcia called Confidence, and that's the type of film I was willing to take a chance on that because of the caliber of people involved with the film." - Morris Chestnut

"The dream would be to work with my two favorite actors, Daniel Day Lewis and Cate Blanchett. Or playing Joaquin Phoenix's brother in a film. Basically anything where I get to act opposite actors like these; ones who bring a certain caliber to their work and literally morph into the character they are playing." - Drew Fuller

"There's this certain caliber of dancing I was striving for when I was younger, and it's very hard for me to go back and just do it for fun. But I take all other kinds of classes: I take jazz classes, modern classes, and I love doing that instead of going to the gym. The gym is not very much fun." - Summer Glau

"Sometimes I don't go into the studio for quite a while because I haven't found enough good songs. They have to have a certain caliber and connect with me because I'm going to be playing them for the rest of my life. I start off with a circle of friends whose songs I love anyway." - Bonnie Raitt

"I've been to a number of places and seen for myself the caliber of people who are in the Navy today - in all the services for that matter. This is an altogether different bunch. These people of today are really bright, young, good people." - Ernest Borgnine

"We are very excited with the roster of skaters that are coming. It's the first time New Jersey has been awarded an event of this caliber in the skating world. It's definitely important to the area because we hear all the time that there are not enough major sporting events in South Jersey. It's a great opportunity to have such an event." - Susan Ward

"Such an experiment without actual conditions of war to support it is a foolish waste of time. . . . I once saw a man kill a lion with a 30-30 caliber rifle under certain conditions, but that doesn't mean that a 30-30 rifle is a lion gun." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Quality of life is the sum total of the fairness of our tax structure; the caliber of our homes; the cleanliness of our air and water; and the provision of affirmative assistance to those who cannot assist themselves. True quality is absent if we allow social suffering to abide in an otherwise pristine environment." - Tom Mccall

"I can walk into a gun store in my town and buy military-grade weapons. You'd be shocked by the amount of firepower you can buy - 50 caliber sniper rifles and the same shotguns the Marines carry in Iraq or Afghanistan. It doesn't matter whether I know how to use these things - I can just walk into a store and buy them." - Jonathan Gottschall

"I am humble. It was an honor, and I cried the first time I saw the film His Way. Because to have people of that caliber, like Julia Roberts, take the time to sit down and give a day or two of their lives to a film about me, that they're not getting paid for, is pretty extraordinary." - Jerry Weintraub

"I enjoy doing drama, and I enjoy doing comedy equally. They're both amazing to me, and it's such an honor to be recognized for both genres, and to have the opportunity to work on shows of such great caliber in both genres. So, you know, it's easy to do both." - Alison Brie

"Let him [the President] once win the admiration and confidence of the country, and no other single force can withstand him, no combination of forces will easily overpower him.... If he rightly interpret the national thought and boldly insist upon it, he is irresistible; and the country never feels the zest of action so much as when the President is of such insight and caliber." - Woodrow Wilson

"I grew up watching my Dad, Uncles Ciaran Murray and Brendan Murray, and cousin, Aedin Murray, who were all national caliber Gaelic football players in Ireland. I try to watch as much Gaelic football as I can, it is my first love. I bleed Green, White, and Orange. Gaelic football players do' get paid to play, you play to represent your county that is more important than earning money." - Patrick Murray

"Most people never feel secure because they are always worried that they will lose their job, lose the money they already have, lose their spouse, lose their health, and so on. The only true security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way, that you are increasing the caliber of who you are and that you are valuable to your company, your friends, and your family." - Anthony Robbins

"We are specifically keeping the best and brightest out. It is the dumb and dumbest that we are letting in. Let me rephrase that: It is the ill-educated and the uneducated that we are letting in. The VCs, college graduates, PhDs, you name it, from all over the world, they are limited. The number of people of that caliber - severely limited and tightly controlled." - Rush Limbaugh

"How delightful is the company of generous people, who overlook trifles and keep their minds instinctively fixed on whatever is good and positive in the world about them. People of small caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding. But magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And what is more, they find it everywhere." - Van Wyck Brooks

"I grew up watching my Dad, Uncles Ciaran Murray and Brendan Murray, and cousin, Aedin Murray, who were all national caliber Gaelic football players in Ireland. I try to watch as much Gaelic football as I can, it is my first love. I bleed Green, White, and Orange. Gaelic football players don't get paid to play, you play to represent your county that is more important than earning money." - Patrick Murray

"Most people never feel secure because they are always worried that they will lose their job, lose the money they already have, lose their spouse, lose their health, and so on. The only true security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way, that you are increasing the caliber of who you are and that you are valuable to your company, your friends, and your family." - Tony Robbins

"How come Mom is crazy and I'm not? Well, it's possible my mom could stand up in front of this many people and talk about all the crap in her life and those people could have sat around and laughed with her, it would've meant nothing and she could have moved on cool. It's also possible she could have taken out the whole front row with a large-caliber weapon." - Christopher Titus

"Any photographer worth his/her salt - that is, any photographer of professional caliber, in control of the craft, regardless of imagistic bent - can make virtually anything look good. Which means, of course, that she or he can make virtually anything look bad - or look just about any way at all. After all, that is the real work of photography: making things look, deciding how a thing is to appear in the image." - A. D. Coleman

"All I ever hoped for was freedom of choice and to not have to just do work because I needed to pay the bills. If you can, weave your way into a studio in a situation where it's supportive of the other work you wanna do. Also, there is caliber and weight in studio films, and I think the ideal is to get that balance right: Do a studio film, go away and do something that is smaller." - Annabelle Wallis

"I grew up watching my Dad, Uncles Ciaran Murray and Brendan Murray, and cousin, Aedin Murray, who were all national caliber Gaelic football players in Ireland. I try to watch as much Gaelic football as I can, it is my first love. I bleed Green, White, and Orange. Gaelic football players don't get paid to play, you play to represent your county that is more important than earning money." - Patrick Murray

"The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster cruel vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging three headed beast like god one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes fools and hypocrites." - Thomas Jefferson

"You know, I always say musicians, they can do it on their own. They can practice their violin on their own. A painter can paint by himself. A writer can write by himself. But an actor needs a group, and the hardest thing about expanding your ability and your craft is to have a group to do it with that is of a caliber where you can grow even more." - Anne Archer

"As a little kid, not only is my dad Jo-Jo White, but M. L. Carr is involved in the family, Red Auerbach is my godfather, and my stepmother was an Olympic-caliber sprinter. Athletes were all around. I happened to be a natural athlete. If I wasn't, it might have been hell. But I never got any pressure from my mom and dad to be an athlete." - Brian J White

"A big part of my book deals with the caliber of journalism. Our journalism in general is deplorable, and on elections in particular it's very ineffectual. There are a lot of problems, a lot of them having to do with to problems within the professional code of journalism, which defines its role as the regurgitation of what people in power say. Another big problem is that we allow people with money to basically buy what's talked about in campaigns through running TV ads." - Robert Waterman McChesney

"The people at the very top could fall by and grace you with their presence and give you a little largesse, and you'd be "Oh, I'm so beloved." In a way, it was kind of like flattery. The middle managers didn't quite have that cachet, but at the same time, they had to seem like they were of that caliber. So there's a little bit of loneliness at the heart of those with a little bit of power." - Joshua Ferris

"Russell... I love you. I thank you so much man. You made me better. You know, Your work ethic. I always wanted to compete with you. I always wanted to pull up into the parking lot of the practice facility, And if you beat me there, I was always upset. I always wanted to outwork you. And you set the bar. You set the tone. And thank you so much man. Thank you. You had a big piece of this MVP trophy. You're an MVP caliber player It's a blessing to play with you man." - Kevin Durant

"The business with high ethical standards has three primary advantages over competitors whose standards are lower: - A business of high principle generates greater drive and effectiveness because people know they can do the right thing decisively and with confidence. - A business of high principle attracts high-caliber people more easily, thereby gaining a basic competitive and profit edge. - A business of high principle develops better and more profitable relations with customers, competitors , and the general public, because it can be counted on to do the right thing at all times. By the consistently ethical character of its actions, it builds a favorable image." - Marvin Bower

"People who think of themselves as tough-minded and realistic, among them influential political leaders and businessmen as well as go-getters and hustlers of smaller caliber, tend to take it for granted that human nature is selfish and that life is a struggle in which only the fittest may survive. According to this philosophy, the basic law by which man must live, in spite of his surface veneer of civilization, is the law of the jungle. The "fittest" are those who can bring to the struggle superior force, superior cunning, and superior ruthlessness." - S I Hayakawa



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