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"Whatever interests is interesting." - William Hazlitt

"Great interests demand great safeguards." - Thomas Francis Meagher

"Anything simple always interests me." - David Hockney

"You will soon find that I am a bit obsessive about my work. And that is a little sad, one often feels strangely restricted, not finding time to simmer, although one actually has many interests." - Arne Jacobsen

"It could be ventured to understand obsessive compulsive neurosis as the pathological counterpart of religious development, to define neurosis as an individual religiosity; to define religion as a universal obsessive compulsive neurosis." - Sigmund Freud

"I'm kind of an obsessive-compulsive person, like, neat obsessive." - Liev Schreiber

"I pay attention to my diet to be a healthier gymnast, but I'm not obsessive over it." - Shawn Johnson

"Never worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Obsessive people make great art" - Susan Sontag

"I remember only what interests me." - Georgette Heyer

"Everything interests me, but nothing holds me." - Fernando Pessoa

"The U.S. has no friends, only interests." - John Foster Dulles

"France has no friends, only interests." - Charles De Gaulle

"If children have interests then education happens." - Arthur C Clarke

"Inexpedient: Not calculated to advance one's interests." - Ambrose Bierce

"The state is captive to vested interests." - Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

"Ideal legislators do not vote their interests." - John Rawls

"No nation has friends only interests." - Charles De Gaulle

"The friendships of nations, built on common interests, cannot survive the mutability of those interests." - Agnes Repplier

"Israeli interests are not necessarily in harmony with the American interests." - Bashar al-Assad

" serving the best interests of children, we serve the best interests of all humanity." - Carol Bellamy

"What is modernity? Is it defending foreign interests, or defending interests of our country?" - Itamar Franco

"Israeli interests are not necessarily in harmony with the American interests." - Bashar Alassad

"He's famous for being obsessive about details." - Matt Damon

"Now people are celebrated for being obsessive." - Francois Arnaud

"I become kind of obsessive about research." - James Franco

"I am an obsessive flyer, myself." - Jason Reitman

"When I'm making a film, I'm obsessive about what I do, and I get totally into it. That's all I'm eating, breathing, living at that moment." - Karan Johar

"I'm an obsessive person. I like intensity." - Mandy Patinkin

"The Prime Minister [Shindzo Abe] and I will negotiate proceeding from our national interests: the interests of Russia and the interests of Japan. We should find a compromise." - Vladimir Putin

"Power lacks moral or principles. It only has interests." - Horacio Castellanos Moya

"Democracy is always harmful to elite interests. Almost by definition." - Noam Chomsky

"As our self-interests differ, so do our feelings." - Pierre Corneille

"Men more easily renounce their interests than their tastes." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Man serves the interests of no creature except himself." - George Orwell

"I am the most concerned in my own interests." - Terence

"Photography is nothing-it's life that interests me." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

"All spiritual interests are supported by animal life." - George Santayana

"Ants are good citizens: they place group interests first." - Clarence Day

"Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others." - George Santayana

"The good is not a category that interests me." - Rem Koolhaas

"History is not written in the interests of morality." - Agnes Repplier

"Talk in terms of the other person's interests." - Dale Carnegie

"Write what you care about, what interests and intrigues you." - Hallie Ephron

"Western interests: imperialism, colonialism, exploitation, racism, and other negative -isms." - Malcolm X

"There are no permanent alliances, only permanent interests." - Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

"We have no permanent allies, only permanent interests." - Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

"I photograph what interests me. I'm not saying anything different." - Garry Winogrand

"A lot interests me - but nothing surprises me particularly." - Edward Albee

"INEXPEDIENT, adj. Not calculated to advance one's interests." - Ambrose Bierce

"America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests." - Henry Kissinger

"The interests of the state must come first." - Louis XVI of France

"Jihadists are acting against the interests of every single country." - Tariq Ramadan

"A man who limits his interests limits his life." - Vincent Price

"The cinema that interests me departs from realism." - Jacques Audiard

"Propaganda invariably serves the long-term interests of some elite." - John Berger

"Ants are good citizens, they place group interests first." - Clarence Day

"My interests are not really with television, per se." - Gale Harold

"I might have been a psychologist. It interests me." - Richie Sambora

"The Soul is the voice of the body's interests." - George Santayana

"Immortality no longer interests the weary old man at all." - Milan Kundera

"It's silly to build a wall around your interests." - Walt Disney

"It always interests me how obsessed people are about age." - Amanda Burton

"Politicians and corporations have always placed economic interests above moral interests. This is now hurting the entire planet." - Marianne Thieme

"In wartime we identify ourselves with the nation, and its interests are the interests of our primal selves." - George H. Mead

"Everybody says that they're against the special interests. I'm the only one the special interests don't give any money to." - John Mccain

"If you have any interests you can gain a wider audience for those interests while the goldfish bowl is yours!" - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Love is counting someone else's needs and interests as more important than your own needs or interests or comfort." - Timothy Keller

"We have allowed the interests of capital to outweigh the interests of human beings and our Earth." - Desmond Tutu

"Advertising is the place where the selfish interests of the manufacturer coincide with the interests of society." - David Ogilvy

"Love is counting someone else's needs and interests as more important than your own needs or interests or comfort." - Timothy Keller

"A lot of my colleagues have been people with broad interests in economics, not just narrowly focused interests." - Lars Peter Hansen

"Good things come to obsessive compulsives who fixate." - Kieran Culkin

"love is a mental illness, an obsessive-compulsive disorder romanticized!" - Eric Jerome Dickey

"Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage." - Karl Bowman

"No, I don't think they're obsessive, they're just dedicated." - Alyson Hannigan

"I'm as obsessive with health as I was with destruction." - Dave Navarro

"I think so much about everything. I'm obsessive." - Rob Zombie

"I become quite obsessive when I get into something." - Victoria Beckham

"I am not obsessive about anything except my health." - Linda Gray

"When you're making movies you've got to get obsessive." - Daniel Craig

"I know I have an eccentric, obsessive-compulsive side." - Demi Moore

"I get a little too obsessive with work." - Eli Roth

"We work crazy hours in Silicon Valley; my wife says we're all kind of diseased in some way. We're totally obsessive compulsive - when we see an idea, we're like, 'let me in, it's so much fun.'" - Tony Fadell

"Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage." - Phil Spector

"The movers and shakers have always been obsessive nuts." - Theodore Sturgeon

"I love working with people who are inspired and obsessive." - Nicole Kidman

"My interests still are my interests. That doesn't make me a bad mother. I think that makes me a really good mother, because when I go and creatively satisfy myself and those interests, I come home satisfied." - Charlize Theron

"What we have to do is to find a solution that the interests of the national teams are respecting the interests of the clubs. And also the clubs they shall respect the interests and the aspirations of national teams." - Sepp Blatter

"Racists violate the principle of equality by giving greater weight to the interests of members of their own race when there is a clash between their interests and the interests of those of another race. Sexists violate the principle of equality by favoring the interests of their own sex. Similarly, speciesists allow the interests of their own species to override the greater interests of members of other species. The pattern is identical in each case." - Peter Singer

"We have not eternal allies and we have not perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and peretual and those interests it is out duty to follow." - Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

"It is a luxury to put our interests first. It is an honor to put the interests of others before our own." - Simon Sinek

"Guilt can prevent us from setting the boundaries that would be in our best interests, and in other peoples best interests." - Melody Beattie

"When I have to choose between voting for the people or the special interests, I always stick with the special interests. They remember. The people forget." - Henry Fountain Ashurst

"The interests of the IMF represent the big international interests that today seem to be established and concentrated in Wall Street." - Che Guevara

"Sanctification costs to the extent of "an intense narrowing of all our interests on earth and an immense broadening of all our interests in God." - Oswald Chambers

"It's the sort of subject that always interests me: jealousy and the language of suspicion and guilt. I think it interests people." - Adrian Lyne

"I am a great fan of the universe, which I take literally: as one. All of it interests me, and it interests me in detail." - Diane Ackerman

"Treat all economic questions from the viewpoint of the consumer, for the interests of the consumer are the interests of the human race." - Frederic Bastiat

"When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us, and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them, which we refused." - Bashar al-Assad

"Relationships of trust depend on our willingness to look not only to our own interests, but also the interests of others." - Peter Remnant

"You cannot trust the interests of any class entirely to another class; and you cannot trust the interests of any sex to another sex." - David Lloyd George

"No Marxist can deny that the interests of socialism are higher than the interests of the right of nations to self-determination." - Vladimir Lenin

"Well I'm not convinced that expanding uranium mining is in the best interests of the country and the best interests of its environment." - Peter Garrett

"I'm not a fan in a rock concert, you see. I am a political leader in a great nation of the world. What interests me are France's interests." - Marine Le Pen

"Politics is mainly about interests. As Muslim citizens, we understand these interests but we should put principles and dignity beyond everything." - Tariq Ramadan

"Let's remember that the reason we are there is that we have vital interests in Afghanistan, hugely important national interests, as do the other countries involved." - David Petraeus

"India claimed to have intervened in Sri Lanka to secure Tamil interests. In actual fact, India came to secure its own interests." - Velupillai Prabhakaran

"As policy makers, our interest isn't necessarily the narrow interests of specific corporations but the national security interests of the United States." - Carlos Curbelo

"At every step of the way, George W. Bush has put the narrow interests of the few ahead of the interests of most Americans." - John Kerry

"We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow." - Henry John Temple Palmerston

"Economic interdependence does promote shared interests, but it also creates shared vulnerabilities. ... In an adversial context, shared interests provide opportunities for exploitation, not mutual gain." - Charles A. Kupchan

"The state itself becomes more and more identified with the interests of those who run things than with the interests of the people in general." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"It is in the national interest to have the Flying Kangaroo. It's in the interests of our tourism industry. It's in the interests of jobs here in Australia." - Anthony Albanese

"When I have to choose between voting for the people or the special interests, I always stick with the special interests. They remember. The people forget." - Henry F Ashurst

"Guilt can prevent us from setting the boundaries that would be in our best interests, and in other people's best interests." - Melody Beattie

"I'm still going to do television. I'm just not going to do morning television. I would like to do some things that satisfy interests, private interests." - Bryant Gumbel

"The U.S. has strategic and economic interests in Southeast Asia that must be secured. Holding Indochina is essential to securing these interests. Therefore, we must hold Indochina." - Noam Chomsky

"There are no conditions in which we subordinate the interests of the class as a whole to the interests of any sect, any chapel, any separate organization." - Ernest Mandel

"It's a libel to say that I use my newspapers to support my other business interests. The fact is, I haven't got any other business interests." - Rupert Murdoch

"An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others." - George Soros

"Some musicians play blues, others classical jazz or bluegrass. I like to play political roles because I can merge my political interests with my creative interests." - Jeffrey Wright

"Teacher unions are an interest group that acts in defense of their own interests, which means the union bosses' interests, not the members." - Peter Brimelow

"A world of vested interests is not a world which welcomes the disruptive force of candor." - Agnes Repplier

"Fascism accepts the individual only insofar as his interests coincide with the state's." - Benito Mussolini

"Treaties are observed as long as they are in harmony with interests." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Each day can be one of triumph if you keep up your interests." - George Matthew Adams

"Death is half disarmed when the pleasures and interests of the flesh are first denied." - Richard Baxter

"True friends... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals." - C S Lewis

"Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the interests hatreds." - Antoine Rivarol

"People are much more fascinated by your interests than they are by your opinions." - Arlene Francis

"When you start attacking cronyism and peoples political interests, it gets nasty." - Charles Koch

"Everywhere you turn you see Americans sacrifice their long-term interests for a short-term reward." - Michael Lewis

"Paralysis of leadership is due in part to the unseen grip of the special interests." - John W Gardner

"I don't have hobbies; hobbies cost money. Interests are quite free." - George Carlin

"I try to take my interests and make them my work." - George A Tice

"The ongoing war in Afghanistan is being imposed on us, and Afghans are being sacrificed in it for someone else's interests. We are not blocking the interests of the United States or other major powers. But we are demanding that if you consider Afghanistan the place from which to advance your interests, then you should also pay attention to Afghanistan's interests." - Hamid Karzai

"Poverty makes people do reckless things, but [the rich] do worse to protect their [interests]" - Immortal Technique

"Most men are so thoroughly subjective that nothing really interests them but themselves." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Little does the sick man consult his own interests, who makes his physician his heir." - Publilius Syrus

"Only talent interests me in paintings and books. Not general ideas, but the individual contribution." - Vladimir Nabokov

"To have acted otherwise ... would have been the betrayal of the interests of the United States." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Corporate and government surveillance aren't separate; they're an alliance of interests." - Bruce Schneier

"People are largely ignorant of the interests of the human species." - Ibn Khaldun

"I"ve been round the world several times and now only banality still interests me," - Chris Marker

"Your deep interests should always have a dog-eared place on your nightstand." - Douglas Wilson

"As you read, allow your reading to cluster around your interests." - Douglas Wilson

"What seems generosity is often disguised ambition, that despises small to run after greater interests." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Extreme violence has a way of preventing us from seeing the interests it serves." - Naomi Klein

"You just don't invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests!" - John F Kerry

"We must recognize that every nation determines its policies in terms of its own interests." - John F Kennedy



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