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"That [Exodus] occurred, I have no doubt." - Elie Wiesel

"I personally have no doubt that the Exodus occurred. How it occurred, I don't know." - Elie Wiesel

"Worry over what has not occurred is a serious malady." - Solomon Ibn Gabirol

"The impossible is justified by the fact that it occurred" - Honore De Balzac

"It never really occurred to me to believe in God." - David Attenborough

"It never occurred to me to say no." - Sylvia Plath

"A notable scheme has occurred to me. - Orlo" - Jack Vance

"I am the place in which something has occurred." - Claude Levi-Strauss

"Events are called inevitable only after they have occurred." - Mason Cooley

"It never occurred to me to be an actor." - John Malkovich

"Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"It has often occurred to me that a seeker after truth has to be silent." - Mahatma Gandhi

"George theThird Ought never to have occurred. One can only wonder At so grotesque a blunder." - E. C. Bentley

"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child." - Cicero

"Anticipation! It occurred to him that his anticipation was more pleasant to him than the experiencing." - Patricia Highsmith

"Life was a funny thing that occurred on the way to the grave." - Quentin Crisp

"Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?" - Adrian Rogers

"Would the Iraq War have occurred without WMD? I doubt it," - Karl Rove

"Three things are certain: Death, taxes, and lost data. Guess which has occurred." - David Dixon

"Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian." - Lee Simonson

"It occurred to me that no matter where I lived, geography could not save me." - Isabel Wilkerson

"Some events do take place but are not true; others are, although they never occurred." - Elie Wiesel

"Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"It had already occurred to him that books were stuff, and that life was stupid." - George Eliot

"Has it ever occurred to you that you can only love when you are alone?" - Anthony De Mello

"It occurred to me that eating is the only form of professionalism most people ever attain." - Don Delillo

"Has it ever occurred to you that you are seeking God with His eyes?" - Adyashanti

"Has it ever occurred to you that love is the greatest positive force in existence?" - Howard G. Hendricks

"It never occurred to me to write anything that didn't include gay characters in it." - Christopher Rice

"Errors have occurred. We won't tell you where or why. Lazy programmers." - Charlie Gibbs

"The Keynesian Revolution occurred at the moment in history when other change had made it indispensable." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"It never occurred to you that they might be flattering you, because you don't lie." - Orson Scott Card

"This could have occurred nowhere but in England, where men and sea interpenetrate, so to speak." - Joseph Conrad

"Some of the most important conversations I've ever had occurred at my family's dinner table." - Bob Ehrlich

"Originally, in the early eighties, the drug hypothesis was among the first which occurred to scientists." - Serge Lang

"It never occurred to me that I looked like a movie star." - Kitty Carlisle

"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The five warmest years over the last century occurred in the last eight years." - James Hansen

"My debut upon the world's stage occurred on February 26, 1845, in the State of Iowa." - Buffalo Bill

"I had set out to disprove quantum field theory - and the opposite occurred! I was shocked." - David Gross

"The much greater crimes of the Soviet Gulags occurred over decades and cost millions of lives." - Jean-Marie Le Pen

"The unthinkable occurred: two communist countries went to war with each other." - Neil Sheehan

"It never occurred to me that I was not going to challenge segregation." - Marian Wright Edelman

"I don't believe in societal restrictions. It wasn't a choice - conformity simply never occurred to me." - Lady Starlight

"It never occurred to me that it would be a big hit internationally and forever." - Gloria Stuart

"It never occurred to me that I'd have a dance company." - Mark Morris

"All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred." - W H Murray

"The much greater crimes of the Soviet Gulags occurred over decades and cost millions of lives." - Jeanmarie Le Pen

"It never occurred to me that anyone would name a nuclear missile "Peacekeeper". It never occurred to me that thousands of people would be killed in the name of "peace-keeping"." - Assata Shakur

"There's a bait and switch going on here because the critics want the textbooks to question whether evolution occurred. And of course they don't because scientists don't question whether evolution occurred." - Eugenie Scott

"The fact - not theory - that evolution has occurred and the Darwinian theory as to how it occurred have become so confused in popular opinion that the distinction must be stressed." - George G. Simpson

"If there are similarities, it's simply because the same thoughts that occurred to other people also occurred to me. I'd be astonished if anyone could come up with any truly original powers that were at all interesting any more." - Brad Bird

"The fact - not theory - that evolution has occurred and the Darwinian theory as to how it occurred have become so confused in popular opinion that the distinction must be stressed." - George Gaylord Simpson

"Wars such as those which have occurred in Iraq only allow hatred, violence and terror to proliferate" - Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

"With enough emotional intensity and repetition, our nervous systems experience something as real, even if it hasn't occurred yet." - Tony Robbins

"We overestimate the event and underestimate the process. Every fulfilled dream occurred because of dedication to the process." - John C Maxwell

"has it ever occurred to you that where there is no anger, there is also no love?" - Siobhan Dowd

"No substantial famine has ever occurred in any independent and democratic country with a relatively free press." - Amartya Sen

"No man could be actively nonviolent and not rise against social injustice, no matter where it occurred." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Pausing a few beats allows the spectators time to savor the experience of the miracle that has just occurred." - Roberto Giobbi

"And what a plan! This vast operation is undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever occurred." - Winston Churchill

"History is one of the most remarkable things in our lives. The mere fact it occurred makes it remarkable." - Anonymous

"Historian's Rule: Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian." - Lee Simonson

"It occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility." - Joseph Conrad

"What the Photograph reproduces to infinity has occurred only once: the Photograph mechanically repeats what could never be repeated existentially." - Roland Barthes

"I think it is very important to view life in terms of winning and losing until complete enlightenment has occurred." - Frederick Lenz

"If every event which occurred could be given a name, there would be no need for stories." - John Berger

"It never occurred to any Enlightenment figure in the eighteenth century that law was not preferable to man." - Gore Vidal

"Never had it occurred to me that the things that had happened to me...might be a kind of trauma." - Jennifer Sky

"It occurred to me that if I did not handle the crash correctly, there would be no survivors." - Richard Leakey

"It occurred to me that there wouldn't be world hunger, if you people would MOVE WHERE THE FOOD IS!!!" - Sam Kinison

"The truth about your own life is not always easy to accept, and sometimes hasn't even occurred to you." - Anna Quindlen

"I think you learn more from looking at how things occurred and what happened afterward, not just at the event" - John Turturro

"It had never occurred to me that our lives, which had been so closely interwoven, could unravel with such speed." - Kazuo Ishiguro

"In short, it occurred to me that perhaps the only possible avant garde is the avant garden." - Hakim Bey

"The housing and financial crisis could not have occurred in the absence of government housing and monetary policies." - Sheldon Richman

"I worry about what Trump will inspire in Canada, especially given incidents that have already occurred here since the election." - Vivek Shraya

"A situation has occurred wherein a premium is put on any work qualifying for the term progressive." - Patrick Swift

"Predict, v.t. To relate an event that has not occurred, is not occurring, and will not occur." - Ambrose Bierce

"Wars such as those which have occurred in Iraq only allow hatred, violence and terror to proliferate." - Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

"George the Third Ought never to have occurred. One can only wonder At so grotesque a blunder." - Edmund Clerihew Bentley

"It occurred to me that if my friends were loathsome, perhaps I needed to learn from my enemies." - Orson Scott Card

"George the Third Ought never to have occurred One can only wonder At so grotesque a blunder." - George Iii

"And it occurred to me that friendship was a lot more dependable, not to mention long-lasting, than love." - Lisa Kleypas

"It occurred to me that if Africa needed us, sometimes we needed Africa a great deal more." - Helen Fielding

"We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others." - Blaise Pascal

"I never really liked my short hair; it never occurred to me that people would want it." - Dorothy Hamill

"When I started in films, it never really occurred to me that I could make a career out of acting." - Sam Neill

"While no one can change events that occurred in the past, everyone can change attitudes and beliefs about them." - Philip Zimbardo

"Wars such as those which have occurred in Iraq only allow hatred, violence and terror to proliferate." - Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapat

"It never occurred to me that I could live in California. Now I can't imagine living anywhere else." - George Cukor

"I was devastated by the loss of my job in March, although I can understand why it occurred." - Steven Hatfill

"I'm not saying it never occurred to me to want to write a masterpiece, but I really doubt I could." - Lucy Hawking

"The most spectacular anti-lava effort in history occurred on the Icelandic island of Heimaey in 1973." - Brendan I Koerner

"The majority of U.S. high school students don't know within 50 years when the Civil War occurred." - Jim Leach

"I speak to you in one tongue/ but every moment that ever mattered to me/ occurred in another language." - Marvin Bell

"At the moment of birth you are the product of everything that has occurred in every lifetime you've had." - Frederick Lenz

"Very large scale disasters, especially those that have occurred in the developing world, have very long recovery periods." - Irwin Redlener

"The Vatican's recognition of the State of Israel in 1997 could not have occurred without John Paul's leadership." - David Novak

"'Kukla, Fran and Ollie' occurred in real time and was a benign and bewitching example of pure television." - Tom Shales

"I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I'd become famous." - Danielle Steel

"For years it never occurred to me to question the judgment of those in charge at the studio." - Gene Tierney

"I think you learn more from looking at how things occurred and what happened afterward, not just at the event." - John Turturro

"I spent one night in the hospital in my life. I was past 75 when that occurred." - Gordon B Hinckley

"The idea of being a professional actor never occurred to anybody, including myself, for a long time." - William Shatner

"Karen is like RuPaul - she's a character. It never occurred to me until now, but she is!" - Megan Mullally

"My dream was I was going to be an actor. Racism occurred to me. It dawned on me that I would not be an actor. It occurred to me that I was not white. It occurred to me that being what they call colored, being a Negro, was some kind of a disadvantage." - Ruby Dee

"We must not forget that all great revolutions and reformations would look mean and meagre if examined in detail as they occurred at the time." - Lydia M Child

"Historical! Must it be historical to catch your attention? Even though historicity, like notoriety, denotes nothing more than thatsomething has occurred." - Franz Grillparzer

"It's always been my philosophy to try to make art out of the everyday and ordinary...it never occurred to me to leave home to make art." - Sally Mann

"It occurred to me that everyone's story matters to themselves, so the more I listened, the more she wanted to talk." - Miranda July

"It had occurred to him that if the undead don't realize that they are dead, he might easily be one of them himself." - Dan Chaon

"[My study of the universe] leaves little doubt that life has occurred on other planets. I doubt if the human race is the most intelligent form of life." - Harold Urey

"One thing I congratulate everyone on is the great explosion which has occurred in Washington's Black House and the very important scandal which has gripped leaders of America." - Ayatollah Khomeini

"Workers have kept faith in American institutions. Most of the conflicts which have occurred have been when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied." - John L Lewis

"Yet there's something ominous about turning sixty-five. Suddenly old age is not a phenomenon which will occur; it has occurred." - Colleen Mccullough

"When I started understanding how science works, it occurred to me that there just is no evidence that there is a God." - Ben Bova

"Movement always helps. A world of thoughts occurred to her whenever she rode a train, and a lesser world whenever she went for a walk." - Elizabeth Hay

"Has it ever occurred to you,' he said, 'that the whole history of English poetry has been de-termined by the fact that the English language lacks rhymes?" - George Orwell

"One thing I have no worry about is whether God exists. But it has occurred to me that God has Alzheimer's and has forgotten we exist." - Jane Wagner

"...and it occurred to me, with the forcefulness of a thought experienced in 360 degrees, that that's really what history mostly is: masses of people doing ordinary things." - Bill Bryson

"I thought how strange it had never occurred to me before that I was only purely happy until I was nine years old." - Sylvia Plath

"It occurred to her suddenly, sharply, that she wanted to be in love... She wanted not to feel so damned alone in the world." - Kristin Hannah

"Idiotically, it occurred to me that my pink underwear didn't match my purple bra, as if boys even notice such things." - John Green

"My drawings have been described as pre-internationalist, meaning that they were finished before the ideas for them had occurred to me. I shall not argue the point." - James Thurber

"I used to tolerate repeated shots of inconsideration except in cases of malice. Then it occurred to me that bullets pierce skin whether fired carelessly or intentionally." - Alan Robert Neal

"It occurred to me that everyone's story matters to themselves, so the more I listened, the more she wanted to talk." - Miranda July

"when she thought it over afterwards it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural" - Lewis Carroll

"What would have to occur or to have occurred to constitute for you a disproof of the love of, or the existence of, God?" - Antony Flew

"It occurred to me that I was standing face to face with the hero of a love story nearly as dramatic as my own." - Richelle Mead

"When teams are truly learning, not only are they producing extraordinary results, but the individual members are growing more rapidly than could have occurred otherwise." - Peter Senge

"Has it ever occurred to you that there might be a difference between having an open mind and having holes in one's head?" - Richard Schultz

"In geology the effects to be explained have almost all occurred already, whereas in these other sciences effects actually taking place have to be explained." - James Croll

"We need to stop telling girls they can be anything they want when they grow up. Because it would have never occurred to them that they couldn't." - Sarah Silverman

"Has it ever occurred to you that how we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life?" - William Shatner

"The Atonement of Christ is the most transcendental event that has ever occurred or that will ever occur, since the sunrise of creation to all ages of eternity" - Bruce R. McConkie

"People call me the painter of dancing girls. It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes." - Edgar Degas

"It had never occurred to us that the Kremlin's new anti-booze campaign would apply to journalists. Now, that's a human-rights violation." - P. J. O'Rourke

"I can remember the very spot in the road, whilst in my carriage, when to my joy the solution occurred to me." - Charles Darwin

"It's never occurred to me that the stars are still up there shining even in the daytime when we can't see them." - Jandy Nelson

"It occurred to me that we live in a lunatic world where the only way to maintain peace is to have an enormous war-making machine." - Ilka Chase

"I learned that the interior of life was as rewarding as the exterior of life, and that my richest moments occurred when I was absolutely still." - Richard Bode

"Most successful people can identify one minute, one moment, where their lives changed, and it usually occurred in times of adversity." - Willie Jolley

"It occurred to me then that I was the opposite of my father. Because I was very, very good at destroying things." - Maggie Stiefvater

"It occurred to me then that a lot of life was either about wanting and not having, or having and not wanting." - Deb Caletti

"I kept looking for a logic that would explain life. It never occurred to me that instead love is the vital synthesis." - Jane Roberts

"The extinctions ongoing worldwide promise to be at least as great as the mass extinction that occurred at the end of the age of dinosaurs." - E O Wilson

"I was very lucky. My parents raised me in such a way that it never occurred to me that I wasn't equal" - Victoria Principal

"It never occurred to me that I couldn't change things that needed changing or couldn't have what I wanted if I worked hard enough and was good enough" - Kathleen Turner

"I was never one of those people who thought, 'What I really want to do is direct.' It never occurred to me" - Joey Lauren Adams



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