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"Glenn Gould was my hero. Glenn Gould was my idol. I loved him." - Warren Zevon

"[Jay] Gould sets up an artificial wall between the two worldviews that doesn't exist in my life." - Richard Dawkins

"I do not believe that since man was in the habit of living on this planet anyone has ever lived possessed of the impudence of Jay Gould." - Jay Gould

"Constrained optimization is the art of compromise between conflicting objectives. This is what design is all about. To find fault with biological design - as Stephen Jay Gould regularly does - because it misses some idealized optimum is therefore gratuitous. Not knowing the objectives of the designer, Gould is in no position to say whether the designer has proposed a faulty compromise among those objectives." - William A Dembski

"I consider myself an essayist and a fiction writer. In the essays, I certainly have been influenced by some of the leading science essayists. Like Loren Eiseley, Stephen Jay Gould, Lewis Thomas." - Alan Lightman

"Jay Ashby is simply a great musician!" - Paul Simon

"Jay-bird don't rob his own nes'." - Joel Chandler Harris

"I respect Jay-Z. I like him." - Paul Anka

"I want to work with Jay-Z." - Robert Wilson

"What's your name?" "Emma Gould," she said. "What's yours?" "Wanted." "By all the girls or just the law?" - Dennis Lehane

"I'm a fan of Jay-Z, I'mma always be a fan of Jay-Z." - T-Pain

"I'm a fan of Jay-Z, I'mma always be a fan of Jay-Z." - Tpain

"I'm cool with Jay-Z. Jay-Z is genuinely my friend." - Drake

"[Jay] Gould sets up an artificial wall between the two worldviews that doesn't exist in my life. Because I do believe in God's creative power in having brought it all into being in the first place, I find that studying the natural world is an opportunity to observe the majesty, the elegance, the intricacy of God's creation." - Richard Dawkins

"You don't know Jay-Z's scedule. He's a renaissance man." - Aziz Ansari

"I'm pretty sure JAY Z don't wanna rap right now." - Young Thug

"Jay Sebring cut my hair a couple of times." - Truman Capote

"In Kevin's movies I would like to stay Jay." - Jason Mewes

"The best thing Jay-Z ever taught me was patience." - Rita Ora

"For the record, I Iike Jay-Z. That's my opinion." - Noel Gallagher

"Who knew that all this time the nectar of the Gods was in my va-jay-jay." - Darynda Jones

"A jay hasn't got any more principle than a Congressman. A jay will lie, a jay will steal, a jay will deceive, a jay will betray; and four times out of five, a jay will go back on his solemnest promise." - Mark Twain

"A jay hasnt got any more principle than a Congressman. A jay will lie, a jay will steal, a jay will deceive, a jay will betray; and four times out of five, a jay will go back on his solemnest promise." - Mark Twain

"I also had Elliot Gould and Martin Short and Nasim Pedrad - let alone Zack Pearlman who is going to be a huge star, as is Seaton Smith - out there and I love writing for them and just sitting back and watching them be excellent. And when you are sitting across from Elliott Gould sharing a scene it just raises your game." - John Mulaney

"It's a real enigma why people are so averse to real free market capitalism even now. Here we are, in the century that has seen Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Castro, Pol Pot-and we're still being warned against the 'robber barons' of the 19th century. I don't know that Jay Gould or John D. Rockefeller ever killed anyone. The State has killed countless people, and yet we're always supposed to remain on guard against these 'greedy villains' of yesteryear." - Joseph Sobran

"I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it's like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z." - Kanye West

"I'm the female Jay-Z. I never compared myself to other women artists. I compared myself with the best, and the best is Jay-Z." - Estelle

"Janice Gould is one of our best poets. The music of her poetry will delight you, and her gentle courageous accounts of tribal, family, and personal history make this book unforgettable. Doubters and Dreamers is a master-piece." - Leslie Marmon Silko

"[On James Gould Cozzens' By Love Possessed:] It is a vast enterprise encompassing all sorts of love, except, naturally, those branches which extend to Jews, Negroes, and people who have lost track of their great-grandparents ..." - Dorothy Parker

"Classical musicians do this all the time. They want perfection. So they piece things together. Eight bars of this and six bars of that. Glenn Gould said that with a recording he wanted to make perfect versions of pieces." - John Abercrombie

"Jay-Z's my favorite rapper, but why can't I aspire to be better than him?" - Wale

"What part of Canada are you from, honey?" "THE LEFT PART," said Jay." - Adam Rex

"After the sharp-eyed jay and the roaring lion, peace will come on dove's gentle wing." - Erin Hunter

"People don't ask Jay-Z to take his shirt off when he rhymes," - Janelle Monae

"[Moses] is obsessed with hip-hop and wanted a gold chain like his uncle Jay-Z." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"Jay Z has some of the sickest lyrics ever, but I would never buy his CD." - Young Thug

"Jay Z and President Bush have a lot in common, that same brash confidence" - Saul Williams

"Being simple and complicated at the same is what makes Jay-Z so great." - Rapsody

"Wayne's done way more for my career than Jay-Z. Wayne is the reason I'm here." - Drake

"What makes Jay Johnstone unusual is that he thinks he's normal and everyone else is nuts." - Danny Ozark

"Maybe my records might make the next Ja Rule or Jay-Z want to rap." - Mic Geronimo

"I have a lot of respect for Jay-Z, Eminem, Ludacris, Cee-Lo. They're groundbreaking." - Eyedea

"If you're not Jay-Z, a record leaking isn't going to affect you." - Bradford Cox

"Do diddle di do, Poor Jim Jay Got stuck fast In Yesterday." - Walter De La Mare

"Do diddle di do, Poor Jim Jay Got stuck fast In Yesterday." - Walter De La Mare

"NBC's priorities are Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno, and then there's me." - Carson Daly

"Jay Leno is not a guy who likes change. He eats the same food every day." - Ted Allen

"Kevin Smith is a very challenging conversationalist and Jay has many great stories." - Carrie Fisher

"Brandy is one of my favorite vocalists. Jay-Z is my favorite emcee outside of Biggie." - Rico Love

"I love Jay personally and as an artist; I think he's incredible." - Angie Martinez

"I feel very close to Maryann Plunkett and Jay O. Sanders." - Laila Robins

"What: is the jay more precious than the lark because his feathers are more beautiful?" - William Shakespeare

"Jay Z and President Bush have a lot in common, that same brash confidence." - Saul Williams

"I'd like to collaborate with Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige." - Robin Thicke

"I'm good friends with Jay Leno, good friends with Ed O'Neill, Melanie Fiona and Russell Simmons." - Kevin Hart

"Jay-Z, he knows precisely who he's going for - 14-year-old white suburban girls." - Penn Jillette

"I've hung out with Jay-Z a couple of times, and he was awesome." - Ryan Lochte

"As Stephen Jay Gould pointed out in Time, in no other Western country is the teaching of Evolution regarded as controversial. Throughout the world, one way or another, most Christian denominations have managed to reconcile belief in God with belief in the mechanisms of natural selection. A French or German or Scandinavian politician who called for students to entertain as a reasonable deduction from existing evidence the proposition that Earth is at most 10,000 years old would be bundled off to a mental hospital." - Katha Pollitt

"You're a feminist if you go to a Jay Z and Beyonce concert, and you're not like, "Mmm, I feel like Beyonce should get 23 percent less money than Jay Z.'" - Aziz Ansari

"Jay Hov about to change my name to Jay Peso/but in a meantime called me William H though/ on a platium yamaha got the engine gunnin / throwin it up like liquor on an empty stomach." - Jay-Z

"You're a feminist if you go to a Jay Z and Beyonce concert, and you're not like, 'Mmm, I feel like Beyonce should get 23 percent less money than Jay Z.'" - Aziz Ansari

"I always felt that Jay Z, if he had a different upbringing, could be on Wall Street or in politics. If you really listen to Jay Z talk, he's kind of the smartest guy in the room." - Mahershala Ali

"I'm a post-Abner Jay kind of guy mixed with Roger Corman and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers." - Anthony Braxton

"I've wanted to hit Jay Cutler so hard for so long that this move just makes sense." - Julius Peppers

"After being compared to Jay Leno for so long, you don't think of yourself in that way." - Rumer

"If Jay spent as much time studying as he does trying to be a comedian, he'd be a big star." - Jay Leno

"Jay Z got Cano a big raise, but he got him an extra 30-day vacation - and it's called October," - Pete Rose

"When the spotless ermine of the judicial robe fell on John Jay, it touched nothing less spotless than itself." - Daniel Webster

"NO I haven't read 50 Shades of Grey - I've been close enough to Jay Leno in real life." - Sarah Thyre

"Beef is not what Jay said to Nas; Beef is when the working folks can't find jobs." - Mos Def

"I'm liver than Jay, Davy, and Kathy and Regis, been on more MTV shows than Butthead and Beavis." - Nelly

"If lyrics sold then truth be told/I'd probably be just as rich and famous as Jay-Z." - Talib Kweli

"I never tried to be Jay Z or Big Poppa, I'm underground like them dead children buried in Gaza" - Immortal Technique

"I don't really know what's wrong with Jay Leno. I don't have the training to make a professional diagnosis." - Andy Kindler

"I listen to 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Stereophonics, Arctic Monkeys; also the musical Oliver - I can sing every tune." - Wayne Rooney

"Jay-Z is a dude that can give you a hundred 'Simpsons' quotes, like, 'What you know about the monorail?'" - Questlove

"Jay Z got Cano a big raise, but he got him an extra 30-day vacation - and it's called October," - Pete Rose

"Jay wondered how they'd feel the morning they all woke up and realized that somehow Camelot had turned into Mordor." - George R R Martin

"No rapper in the world from Jay-Z to Tupac to Biggie has 100 percent love on everything they do." - J Cole

"Sometimes in golf I've got 10,000 people watching me. Cameras are easy. Doing the Jay Leno show was easy." - Matt Kuchar

"Jay Cutler, he's a fine quarterback, but I think at times he gets a little nicked up." - Gale Sayers

"I've performed on 'The Tonight Show' with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, but not at the same time." - Thomas F Wilson

"I have been a fan of Versace for so long, watching people like Biggie, Puff, Jay-Z." - French Montana

"I've been on 'Jay Leno,' and everyone likes Jay, but being on that show is a really boring afternoon. I sincerely like Jay, but I wouldn't want his job, because I'd have to interview Kathy Ireland, and there's nothing there I'd want to know." - Henry Rollins

"It's a beautiful city, and the waterfront area is fantastic. I haven't had time to visit the theatre, but I find it remarkable that Toronto has the third-largest English-speaking theatre district in the world, after New York and London. I once noticed a fellow sitting on a bench, then I realized it was a statue of Glenn Gould. It's very realistic." - Donald Trump

"Jay-Z is more naturally gifted. He didn't depend as much as 50 did on his personal story. Jay-Z has a great story, he came from a pretty rough background. But 50's early success was so much fueled on the story and where he came from. With Jay-Z, I feel he has a more natural gift for language and for music itself. 50 really had to study and work at it much harder." - Robert Greene

"The most amazing thing I've ever seen was Jay Johnstone, in uniform, in line at a concession stand in Dodger Stadium after the game had already started." - Fred Claire

"You can try to change New York, but it's like Jay-Z says: Concrete bunghole where dreams are made up, there's nothing you can do." - LIZ

"What do you think of that? It's stopped raining." I'm glad Jay." Her throat, full of aching, grieving beauty, told only of her unexpected joy." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"I heard a bird congratulating itself all day for being a jay. Nobody cared. But it was glad all over again, and said so, again." - William Stafford

"I just want to say to the kids out there watching: You can do anything you want in life. Unless Jay Leno wants to do it too." - Conan O'Brien

"SHADOW KNIGHT'S MATE is a compelling story, extremely well-written and alarmingly plausible. Jay Brandon does for politics what Dan Brown did for religion." - Sharyn McCrumb

"I'm just a person, just Jay Park, but people expect me to be the best dancer or a man with the perfect personality. That's not me." - Jay Park

"One thing Jay z told me that always sticks with me, is that, the album is never how you viewed it to be." - Wale

"Long before there was Marilyn Manson, long before there was Alice Cooper, way before Ozzy Osbourne, there was Screamin' Jay Hawkins" - Reverend Billy C. Wirtz

"We're ready for a real black President - someone like Jay-Z. Obama's fine, just not all black. He's our gateway Negro." - Christopher Titus

"Jay Leno's the only guy on earth who could have a bobble head made of him that would bobble less than his actual head." - Frank Caliendo

"Speaking of Quarterback nicknames, you hear they're calling Jay Cutler 50 cent? Because you only get two quarters out of him." - Frank Caliendo

"SHADOW KNIGHT'S MATE is a compelling story, extremely well-written and alarmingly plausible. Jay Brandon does for politics what Dan Brown did for religion." - Sharyn McCrumb

"I'm just a person, just Jay Park, but people expect me to be the best dancer or a man with the perfect personality. That's not me." - Jay Park

"But in my mind I've always been a solo artist- I've just been working with a lot of great people like Kanye and Alicia Keys and Jay-Z." - John Legend

"Maybe with "Californication" the character was partly based on Rick Moody. I read him and Jay McInerney, the templates for this bad boy novelist." - David Duchovny

"As far as business moguls, I'm always a fan of how Jay Z moves. He was just always very strategic ever since he came into the game." - Tyga

"Jay Abraham's client sent him $50,000 a month for a long time for writing one headline. That's what people who understand communication can do." - Eben Pagan

"A lot of solo directors have a really strong creative producer with them. Jay and I have less of a need for that because we have each other." - Mark Duplass

"I saw an interview with Jay-Z where he said he didn't write down any of his lyrics, so I tried that." - Travis Morrison

"I made the record, and I sent it over to Jay Brown, who was working on Rihanna's album. He was like, "Send me that record for Rihanna."" - Bryce Wilson

"Fine. Your oatmeal spread in the fridge would go too, but it's already been opened. That stuff was disgusting. Jay, thats my facial scrub." - Rob Payne

"Like when Jay Leno made jokes about Koreans eating dog, but the hidden messages, our invisibility, is more harmful to us than any of those fools on board." - Margaret Cho

"If you're havin' girl problems I feel bad for you son / I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one. - Ice-T's, not Jay-Z's" - Jay-Z

"House, rap, R&B, disco rock, they are all part of hip-hop culture. Why you ain't playing Kraftwerk along with Jay-Z? That's hip-hop." - Afrika Bambaataa

"House, rap, R&B, disco rock, they are all part of hip-hop culture. Why you ain't playing Kraftwerk along with Jay-Z? That's hip-hop." - Afrika Bambaataa

"I always go to my Kanye [West], Jay-Z. I go back to alot of the stuff that I know for sure that I like." - Jhene Aiko

"What do you think of that? It's stopped raining." I'm glad Jay." Her throat, full of aching, grieving beauty, told only of her unexpected joy." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"She's Beyonce, and I'm [Jay-Z's] new protegee. When we see each other we say hi. We're not enemies, but we're not friends friends." - Rihanna

"If I could have anybody I haven't had, I'd want to interview somebody like Jay-Z or Puff Daddy, pick their minds a little bit." - Shaun Alexander

"To get the adrenaline pumping between events - or to help me switch off, Jay Z, the Roots and Drake are on my playlist." - Jessica Ennis

"I'm not cool enough to hang out with any rock stars. Jay-Z doesn't come over to my house. I don't hang out with Ted Nugent." - Ted Cruz

"I'll let you in on a secret: I can't stand Jay Ward. I hate being compared to Rocky and Bullwinkle. It's just a different style of humor." - John Kricfalusi

"I listen to Jay-Z, Nelly, Nas, Ludacris and all the young kids out there. I listen to them, and I have mad respect for them." - Stephanie Mills

"The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing." - Eric Berne

"Jay Leno is wonderful and a good friend, but it will always be the Carson show to a lot of people." - Burt Reynolds

"I am a closet birdwatcher. I can identify Southern African species, but it irks me I can barely tell a jay from a blackbird in the U.K." - Wilbur Smith

"I watch Jay. I watch 'Letterman'. I flip back and forth between 'Conan' and 'Letterman', especially the top of the show for those guys." - Wanda Sykes

"House, rap, R&B, disco rock, they are all part of hip-hop culture. Why you ain't playing Kraftwerk along with Jay-Z? That's hip-hop." - Afrika Bambaataa

"I like Rick Ross as a person. I like Jay-Z and Kanye West as people. But I hate the companies that they record for." - Chuck D

"To be truthful, Jay-Z wouldn't have a quarter of the records sold today if it wasn't for the white people buying his records." - Vanilla Ice

"My general impression about people like Steve Gould and Carl Sagan and so on is that when they disappear as individuals and are no longer appearing on the stage and they are no longer writing, that their lifetime of acknowledgement by the general reading public is not very long.There were many people in the 19th century who were equally famous people who gave working man's lectures, supporters of Darwin, we as scholars know their names but the general public never heard of them." - Richard Lewontin

"So here is one of my theories on happiness: we cannot know if we have lived a truly happy life until the very end. This view of life and death was reinforced by my close witnessing of the buildup to the death of Philip Gould. Philip was without doubt my closest friend in politics. When he died, I felt like I had lost a limb." - Alastair Campbell

"Woman is an incarnation of 'Shakti'- the goddess of power. If she is bestowed with education, Gujarat's strength will double. Let the campaign of 'Kanya Kelavni' be spread in every home. Let the lamp of educating daughters be lit up in every heart. Then only the vision of 'Jay Jay Garvi Gujarat' will be realized." - Narendra Modi

"I used to wanna rap like Jay-Z, Now I feel I could run laps around Jay-Z, Nas ain't seen nothing this nasty, B.I.G. & Pac got it coming when I pass too. You got the mic, I ain't the one you wanna pass to" - Ab-Soul

"Can I see some ID?" "WE DON'T HAVE ID," said Jay, loudly. "'CAUSE WE'RE CANADIAN. WE DON'T USE ID...THERE. AND THAT'S WHY WE LOOK SO YOUNG. 'CAUSE WE'RE CANADIAN." Doug stiffened. Jay sounded crazy. Doug tried looking extra sane to even things out." - Adam Rex

"Some years later, long after he and Megadeth parted company, Jay Jones was stabbed to death with a butter knife during-rumor has it-a fight over a bolonga sandwich. That's not funny, of course. But, if you knew Jay, neither is it particularly suprising." - Dave Mustaine

"I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it's like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z." - Kanye West

"I would hope with all my heart, that Jay Z not take personally what was said... I would like to take this opportunity to say to Jay Z and Beyonce: I'm wide open, my heart is filled with nothing but hope and the promise that we can sit and have a one-on-one to understand each other." - Harry Belafonte

"One of the most painful things for me was Jay Leno, Jay Leno going back on the air and saying to people that it was a choice between his writing staff and his crew, I think that really hurt a lot of show runners, because it was never a choice between our writers and our crew." - Edward Allen Bernero

"Jay was intimidating to the point where I was totally intimidated before I even got to the booth. But I was like, this is going to be a test of my mettle. In the South, I'm regarded as the guy who, quote unquote, out-rapped Jay-Z." - Bun B

"I would hope with all my heart, that Jay Z not take personally what was said... I would like to take this opportunity to say to Jay Z and Beyonce: I'm wide open, my heart is filled with nothing but hope and the promise that we can sit and have a one-on-one to understand each other." - Harry Belafonte

"Jay Lethal doing that Black Machsimo character, as good as that was, it was fantastic and so entertaining. But now Jay Lethal has turned himself into this very formidable, dominant world champion, who is having some of the best matches in the entire world. So it's really cool." - Adam Cole

"Jay Z in many ways is a rock artist. In the sense that they've used hard rock, punk rock, psychedelic rock aesthetics and influences in their music. When you see Kanye West, he has a full band playing. Jay Z has a full band playing with Marshalls." - Ian Astbury

"Jay-Z called me onstage during my song that I produced for 'Watch the Throne?' That was surreal, man. One of those situations I'll never forget. I'll be able to show my kids the footage of when Jay-Z brought me onstage." - Hitboy

"I'm so excited. Jay Leno is on the show tonight. He brought some really funny jokes and some great stories. Although I'm a little concerned he also brought his old desk and Kevin Eubanks. I just want Jay to be comfortable, but not too comfortable." - Jimmy Fallon

"People think because I've got some success, I've made it, but in my eyes it's like, 'How long has Jay Z been in the business? How many albums has he got?' Not that I'm trying to be Jay Z, but I am trying to be around for a long time." - J Cole

"What's important is that people realize that I can't be put into a box musically. I've studied all forms of music; I know probably more Jay-Z songs than the biggest Jay-Z fan. I've studied R. Kelly to the Isley Brothers to Stevie Wonder to Sting and Sade. You don't have one personality every day. You don't have one mood." - Trey Songz

""Hear! hear!" screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, "winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it."" - Henry David Thoreau

"I said Yo Jay, I can rap. And I spit this rap that said I'm killin' ya'll *****s on this lyrical sh*t, mayonnaise colored benz, I push miracle whips." - Kanye West

"The very uprightness of the pines and maples asserts the ancient rectitude and vigor of nature. Our lives need the relief of such a background, where the pine flourishes and the jay still screams." - Henry David Thoreau

"I don't necessarily put on an act when I go on Jay Leno or dress differently in public than I do in private. I'd like to think I'm the same person, more or less." - Mila Kunis

"I rang up Jay Kay, who's got one, and said: 'Can we borrow yours?' and he said, 'Yeah, if I can borrow your daughter, because it amounts to the same thing.'" - Jeremy Clarkson

"Is the jay more precious than the lark because his feathers are more beautiful? Or is the adder better than the eel because his painted skin contents the eye?" - William Shakespeare



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