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"It's been very quiet, quite frankly. Nothing good, nothing bad." - Scott Wright

"Most science fiction, quite frankly, is silly nonsense." - Alfred Bester

"Quite frankly, Kimi Raikkonen is the fastest driver in the world" - Stirling Moss

"I don't believe any Western journalists, quite frankly. I believe they're liars until proven otherwise." - Anjem Choudary

"I, quite frankly, am grateful for every day. I don't take anything for granted." - Robin Quivers

"I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over." - Jimmy Carter

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children." - Dan Quayle

"Quite frankly, I don't miss standing in the box or standing on the field playing." - Cal Ripken Jr

"McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty, which, quite frankly, I could have done." - Jon Stewart

"If you eat like crap all the time, quite frankly, you're going to feel like crap." - Jacqueline Macinnes Wood

"I don't believe any Western journalists, quite frankly. I believe they're liars until proven otherwise." - Clarissa Ward

"Frankly, I've never considered my own figure so exceptional; until quite recently, I seldom gave it any thought at all" - Marilyn Monroe

"Quite frankly, I don't like you humans. After what you all have done, I find being 'inhuman' a compliment." - Spider Robinson

"We all know who the real number one is. Quite frankly, I'm the best in the world." - Serena Williams

"There were similarities between these two incidents. The similarity was too much success... over-confidence and complacency, quite frankly." - Alan Shepard

"I always think, quite frankly that pop culture is a lot more important than a lot of people realize." - Hugh Hefner

"I was a pin-up girl. I did it for 30 years and, quite frankly, it gets a bit boring." - Joan Collins

"I haven't made a political statement in quite a long time because, frankly, they get repeated, changed." - Tom Selleck

"Writers do draw inspiration from their own lives, which, quite frankly, might be more interesting than fiction." - Monica Johnson

"A lot of people, quite frankly, think intense attachments to animals are weird and suspect, the domain of people who can't quite handle attachments to humans." - Caroline Knapp

"There are only two kinds of people in the modern world who know what they are after. One, quite frankly, is the Communist. The other, equally frankly, is the convinced Christian. The rest of the world are amiable nonentities." - Geoffrey Fisher

"There's an awful lot of misunderstanding here about what being poor actually means. I don't think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day. I think there's some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything. It is remarkable how many misconceptions there are here about life in the developing world and I think that that knowledge gap has done a lot to contribute to the imbalance quite frankly." - Emma Thompson

"Most people don't realize that it's not just minorities who don't do well in science and engineering - quite frankly, you're talking about Americans." - Freeman A Hrabowski Iii

"I've never thought of Playboy, quite frankly, as a sex magazine. I always thought of it as a lifestyle magazine in which sex was one important ingredient." - Hugh Hefner

"And even if she says no, and really means yes, then quite frankly she's playing games and isn't worth the price of dinner." - Stephen Chbosky

"I always assume that democracy is the only good form of government, quite frankly, and democracy is always to be preferred" - Jeane Kirkpatrick

"Forgiveness, quite frankly, is the most selfish thing you can do. Because it is the greatest thing you can do for yourself." - Caroline Myss

"There are two kinds of people in the world, Notre Dame lovers and Notre Dame haters. And, quite frankly, they're both a pain in the ass." - Dan Devine

"Since I am no longer affiliated with any organization nor receiving any funding, I can speak quite frankly....As a scientist I remain skeptical." - Joanne Simpson

"The only reason I'm acting in films I direct is to get the money to make them, quite frankly, it's not what I'm interested in doing." - Denzel Washington

"I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do." - Vince Mcmahon

"There's a real danger in doing a sequel. There are some benefits, but that all hinges on how well you execute. Quite frankly, most sequels don't execute well" - Donnie Wahlberg

"Most artists look for something fresh to paint; frankly I find that quite boring. For me it is much more exciting to find fresh meaning in something familiar." - Andrew Wyeth

"I"ve never thought of Playboy, quite frankly, as a sex magazine. I always thought of it as a lifestyle magazine in which sex was one important ingredient." - Hugh Hefner

"It's crazy to see people having tattooed my lyrics on their body, and quite frankly writing is just an outlet for my voice and getting it out there." - Debby Ryan

"Quite frankly, we have seen liberal policies in cities like Chicago, like New York and others, have led to increased crime." - Chris Christie

"I shudder to think where we people of African descent would be without our allies in the international community. It's been our everything, quite frankly." - Gerald Horne

"I don't know what all the controversy is about, quite frankly. I've met Eminem, I met him backstage, and he's really gay." - Jon Stewart

"There's a real danger in doing a sequel. There are some benefits, but that all hinges on how well you execute. Quite frankly, most sequels don't execute well." - Donnie Wahlberg

"I always assume that democracy is the only good form of government, quite frankly, and democracy is always to be preferred." - Jeane Kirkpatrick

"Quite frankly, the financial community has to improve its image. The financial community has to be much more transparent than it is." - Henry Kravis

"It's important to hold something back, though, because quite frankly my personal life is pretty dull and I don't want to bore people with it." - Matt Lucas

"I make mistakes. I say stupid things. I do idiotic things. And, quite frankly, I'm proud of them. Why not make mistakes?" - Mika

"I don't believe that we should limit waterboarding - or, quite frankly, any other alternative torture technique - if it means saving Americans' lives." - Aaron Schock

"Fear is that thing that keeps you up there on that other plateau. Fear is that thing that just keeps you closed down, and quite frankly, alone." - Andrew Shue

"Quite frankly, there is no answer to climate change without substantially, dramatically, increasing the amount of renewable energy in the global energy system." - Christiana Figueres

"You transfix me quite." - Charlotte Bronte

"I'm actually quite conservative." - Peta Wilson

"I quite like androgyny." - Bat For Lashes

"Frankly that's what makes such a big difference between President Obama on one hand and Mitt Romney on the other. Gov. Romney has not walked in those shoes of the ordinary Americans and frankly I don't think he has the capacity to quite understand the struggle that the 98 percent of Americans go through every single day." - Ken Salazar

"Some guys are more worried about their Vegas trip at the end of the season than playing the games, than playing every minute of the games. Quite frankly, I don't care about your Vegas trip right now." - Jean-Sebastien Giguere

"It's been a hard lesson for me , but contrary quite frankly to what is a common practice in politics, I can tell from my own experience, it is better to stay away from personalities." - George W Bush

"I think the people can bash Catholics because they know Catholics won't kill them. Quite frankly, there's some religions out there, you bash and they're going to kill you." - Dennis Miller

"I'm glad I don't have a lot of money in the market. And quite frankly, you'd be better off giving your money to a colorblind roulette addict than put it in the stock market." - Dennis Miller

"Whether Canada ends up as one national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion." - Stephen Harper

"Kids are intimidated by the way science and technology is presented. It's made, frankly, quite boring and it becomes part of a curriculum that chases particularly women and minorities away." - Dean Kamen

"George W. Bush in 2000 went to private financing for the nomination, but he accepted public funding in the general. And, quite frankly, so did - it was broken in 2008, when Barack Obama decided he wasn't going to do that." - Mark Shields

"Quite frankly, I am not very comfortable in chitchat. When I go to board meetings, I arrive two minutes before and leave when it's over. I don't stay for lunch or go early and have coffee." - Lou Gerstner

"Quite frankly, even if the choice of C were to do *nothing* but keep the C++ programmers out, that in itself would be a huge reason to use C." - Linus Torvalds

"That's not me. I wouldn't [take paternity leave.] Quite frankly, I would have said C-section before the season starts. I need to be at Opening Day. I'm sorry." - Boomer Esiason

"That's not me. I would' [take paternity leave.] Quite frankly, I would have said C-section before the season starts. I need to be at Opening Day. I'm sorry." - Boomer Esiason

"One has to learn from history. Quite frankly, it is almost impossible to have a sense of vision without a sense of history. If history is learned, then it doesn't have to repeat itself over generations." - Kofi Annan

"Donald Trump wants to look at this situation [with immigrants] and deal with it in a humane way, and quite frankly, you know, I think this is the kind of thing people expect from a president of the United States." - Chris Christie

"It was something that came sort of matter-of-factually. Because there - it's like really - real honest engagement with the people around me and just like really honestly being a little bit confused, quite frankly, about Harlem." - Kehinde Wiley

"Quite frankly, we wouldn't have the problems that we have in America right now if somebody did a better job - if our politicians did a better job standing up for our country." - Eric Trump

"Donald Trump's fought, quite frankly, the entire mainstream media, who is always, you know, who's always counted him out, never thought he could do this, who's always put him down." - Eric Trump

"I have friends with deals, both major and indie, and the ones on majors never seem as happy, and quite frankly aren't making music as strong as those on independents." - Raheem Jarbo

"Quite frankly, the bible is filled with advice that you'd never, want to follow. "Don't cut your hair on a rainy Thursday because locusts will eat your farm" kind of thing." - David O Russell

"Quite frankly, several of the people who contributed to the article should be banned from coming near a keyboard until they have learned to engage in proper encyclopedia writing." - Jimmy Wales

"I felt quite frankly having been raised during the depression and looking back at the roaring twenties, the jazz age, which was a very magic timer in my mind because it was something that I had missed." - Hugh Hefner

"I hope, Cecily, I shall not offend you if I state quite frankly and openly that you seem to me to be in every way the visible personification of absolute perfection." - Oscar Wilde

"I'm arguing for progressive positions on behalf of a progressive administration in front of a court who, before Justice [Antonin] Scalia's death, had a conservative majority that was quite conservative, frankly." - Donald Verrilli Jr.

"One of the sad things, I think, about the younger generation, quite frankly, is they have less sense of yesterday. And if you don't know who you were, you don't really know who you are." - Hugh Hefner

"I enjoy personal injury cases. I've tried quite a few of those. And, frankly, any kind of litigation that is trouble-shooting, whether it's equities, suits and injunctions, or whatever." - F Lee Bailey

"You can't imagine a world, quite frankly, without a safe and secure aviation system. And so our job is to really focus on that, and what we need to do to keep it safe and secure." - Janet Napolitano

"Quite frankly, having an uninformed populace works extremely well, particularly when you have a media that doesn't understand its responsibility and feels more like it's an arm of a political party. They can really take advantage of an uninformed populace." - Benjamin Carson

"Quite frankly, I am not very comfortable in chitchat. When I go to board meetings, I arrive two minutes before and leave when it's over. I don't stay for lunch or go early and have coffee." - Louis V Gerstner Jr

"Quite frankly, I think nothing could do more to immediately bolster national security then enabling us to produce more oil and gas here at home at a price consumers could afford." - Phil Gramm

"I'm aggressive, quite frankly, because Staten Island gets screwed all the time. And if I'm not aggressive, then I won't be successful. That's not being a bad boy. That's doing my job." - Michael Grimm

"We're not going to pay attention to the silliness and the petty comments. And quite frankly, women have joined me in this effort, and so it's not about appearances. It's about effectiveness." - Katherine Harris

"Quite frankly, I didn't become an actor to become a movie star. I have never dreamed about being the most famous person on the planet. I just want to do really good work." - Anne Hathaway

"If you told me when I was a teen that I would end up being a teacher, I would have said you're out of your mind, because quite frankly I hated school." - Tim Gunn

"My instincts tell me that you will spiral into a very unhealthy place if you start pondering about how other people think about you and, quite frankly, I don't want to go there." - Jodhi May

"Quite frankly, I'm a member of the investigative committee, one of the senior members of the panel. I don't take our investigative facts and information from a magazine or some article." - John Mica

"Quite frankly, Russian aggression in Ukraine and its illegal occupation of Crimea remind us that we still have a good deal more work to do to guarantee the strategic vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace." - Joe Biden

"The truth of the matter is, when you think about it, we all make mistakes. And, quite frankly, we all screw up... But I am truly a big believer in forgiveness and second chances." - Judy Smith

"Adoptive parents are taking on enormous responsibility, both emotionally and financially. Quite frankly, they need as much disclosure as possible about the child's background and health to assure the best fit and be prepared." - Pat Robertson

"Quite frankly, I've always listened to the black side of the radio dial. Where I grew up, there was a lot of it and there was a lot of live music around." - Boz Scaggs

"And I think more than anything else, I know when I go to bed that no one's working harder doing what I'm doing, and I think, quite frankly, simply that hard work at some point was gonna pay off." - Ryan Seacrest

"I'd been told that when you first put your feet on African ground, you'll be hit by a feeling of overwhelming understanding, like you've returned home and suddenly belong. Quite frankly, I didn't feel that." - Jill Scott

"It is remarkable how many misconceptions there are here about life in the developing world and I think that that knowledge gap has done a lot to contribute to the imbalance quite frankly." - Emma Thompson

"Whether Canada ends up as o-ne national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion." - Stephen Harper

"The Government has to stop borrowing as much money; if we don't, quite frankly New Zealand will be downgraded and interest rates will go up for all New Zealanders." - John Key

"People are not impressed by watching interviewees cry. People recognize chat shows with personalities as the trivial things that they are. They're not designed to be deep. Quite frankly, people in show business don't stand up to in-depth scrutiny." - Terry Wogan

"I'm not picky, quite honestly." - Daniel Day-Lewis

"I'm quite dyslexic in school." - Georgia Jagger

"I quite enjoy science fiction." - Lexa Doig

"I'm quite a chauvinistic person." - Gordon Ramsay

"All art is quite useless." - Oscar Wilde

"Frankly, I don't like publicity." - Randolph Scott

"Quite frankly, I have to admit that with regard to the enormous financial assets and funds of Russian leaders in Western banks and on stock markets, the chances for the West to exert influence on Russia are quite low. I doubt that Western leaders are willing to exert pressure. I would not exclude an intervention in case of a crisis." - Garry Kasparov

"I feel quite grounded, which is great." - Tom Weston-Jones

"Plato was right, but not quite right." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Always sailing, sailing, sailing...never quite reaching." - Cressida Cowell

"Angels are quite ample cause to cry..." - Nick Gordon

"It is quite a three-pipe problem." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"Ain't nothing quite as beautiful as music." - Eyedea

"Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget..." - John Keats

"Well, I'm quite a self-deprecating person." - PJ Harvey

"Angels are quite ample cause to cry..." - Nicholas Gordon

"Those quite useless articles called kisses." - Lewis Carroll

"A handsome man is not quite poor." - Proverbs

"I'm quite sexy - if you like gingers." - Jason Flemyng

"I curate my T.V.-watching quite carefully." - Gaby Hoffmann

"I'm quite an advocate of free trade." - Najib Razak

"My life has been quite interesting professionally." - Elliott Erwitt

"I've played quite a few good guys." - Luke Evans

"Not being boring is quite a challenge." - Ian Mcewan

"Brussels sprouts are really quite versatile." - Yotam Ottolenghi

"My stories are never quite good enough." - Anne Tyler

"I am quite prehistoric, absolutely prehistoric." - Eduardo Galeano

"I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don't see much of a distinction - beyond that." - Joe Biden

"Magnus got to his feet. "I do believe that's my cue to leave as well," he said. Clary noticed he was avoiding looking at Alec. "I'd say it's been nice meeting you all, but, in fact, it hasn't. It's been quite awkward, and frankly, the next time I see a single one of you will be far too soon." - Cassandra Clare

"I know you've all heard the advice, "Show, don't tell." The best writers don't tell you, and quite frankly they don't just show you - they make you feel it, live it, taste it, touch it. Storytelling is about being in the moment with the characters." - Josh Lanyon

"I don't believe there is such a thing as a 'born' soccer player. Perhaps you are born with certain skills and talents, but quite frankly it seems impossible to me that one is actually born to be an ace soccer player" - Pele

"How dare you little jabroni come onto The Rock shows Smackdown and run your mouth about how your the game, well The Rock says, if you are the game then you quite frankly you need to go back to the drawing board cause your game absolutely sucks!" - Dwayne Johnson

"I'd like to discover life. Quite frankly I don't know how to be happy. I have not a clue. I only serve - and I don't say that with any grandeur. I just serve others through entertaining. That's when I am happy. I'm not just delighted with myself when I'm entertaining, but I'm happier than when I'm not." - Elaine Stritch

"The irony is that the best thing we can do is, well one option, is to quit job we don't like. You don't always have to quit, and quite frankly, option two is to try to help others solve the problem that you are struggling with." - Simon Sinek

"I'm all news, all the time. Full power, tall tower. I want to break in when news breaks out. That's my agenda. Now, respectfully, when you start talking about a liberal agenda and all the, quote, 'liberal bias' in the media, I quite frankly, and I say this respectfully but candidly to you, I don't know what you're talking about." - Dan Rather

"My hope is to gain a fresh hearing for Jesus, especially among those who believe they already understand him. In his case, quite frankly, presumed familiarity has led to unfamiliarity, unfamiliarity has led to contempt, and contempt has led to profound ignorance." - Dallas Willard

"I"d like to discover life. Quite frankly I do' know how to be happy. I have not a clue. I only serve - and I do' say that with any grandeur. I just serve others through entertaining. That's when I am happy. I'm not just delighted with myself when I'm entertaining, but I'm happier than when I'm not." - Elaine Stritch

"The president of the United States is the commander in chief, and the people who work with him at the National Security Council are his arm in working with the Defense Department. And, quite frankly, they have responsibility for all of the government. We are one component of the government." - Chuck Hagel

"I think people who work and being alive and paying your bills and feeding your kids is hard. It's hard to have the space. Quite frankly, I'm in a privileged position to think about things, to read about things and to educate myself about things. A lot of people just don't have the time." - Ellen Page

"I'm struck by how very few people outside a rarefied world of true believers understand what you mean when you say human rights - that includes development experts and economists who are very keen to implement the UN Millennium Development Goals. They've told me quite frankly, that they don't know exactly what a human rights approach is." - Mary Robinson

"In fact, Native American Rights Fund has a project called the Supreme Court Project. And quite frankly, it's focused on trying to keep cases out of the Supreme Court. This Supreme Court, Justice John Glover Roberts is actually, hard to believe, was probably worse than the Rehnquist Court. If you look at the few decisions that it's issued." - Robert A. Williams, Jr.

"If I was in government and running government, I think I would use the government data, because I wouldn't know where else to look, quite frankly. And if I didn't like that data, I would work hard to make sure it got better and better and better, whether it was at the state or local or federal level." - Steve Ballmer

"There is no question that I would be the better president. But as for the campaign, are Americans ready for a general election in which both major party candidates are ADD? Quite frankly, it could provide an opening for a third party candidate, maybe someone backed by the evil Koch brothers." - Joe Biden

"If I dare to tear up or shed a tear, then I'm criticized for that as well! It's a horrible double standard, but quite frankly, I don't have time enough to fight that battle and fight crime. I chose to fight crime and ignore the rest. I just keep going to the best I can." - Nancy Grace

"I am righteous and righteously indignant, the Tea Party is righteously indignant, and our goal is to not just save the country, but quite frankly, if America goes, so goes the world, so in our desire to save the country, we are trying to save the world." - Andrew Breitbart

"People have invoked the ghost of Hemingway quite a few times in writing about the book. I could get into sticky territory here if I let myself go on about this subject. The more I hear it, the more it rankles, frankly." - Ron Currie Jr.

"Guys, I haven't been doing this for a long time, it's a fluke! I'm gonna share this BAFTA award with all the young dreamers who are determined, who are hard working, who are quite frankly amazing. This is also for you. Blessings for your path and God bless." - John Boyega

"I don't want to toot all of our horns, but the entire design team and this department really pioneered a bunch of things that have never been done before. I think it's a beautiful look. I think it deserves recognition quite frankly." - Christine Bieselin Clark

"I have a loose blueprint of where I want the show to go. I stress, quite frankly to remind myself, that I hold onto that vision very loosely, so that I can be moving towards something, but I don't ever want to feel like I'm in a box that'll stop me from exploring a potential new direction." - Kurt Sutter

"At the end of a long campaign, I believe I know the people of our state as well as anyone. Based on this knowledge of Georgians North and South, Rural and Urban, liberal and conservative, I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over." - Jimmy Carter

"I shall not survive this cruel misfortune. The consequences will be worse than defeat itself. I have no resources left, and, to speak quite frankly I believe everything is lost. I shall not outlive the downfall of my country. Farewell, forever!" - Frederick II of Prussia

"You can get a much better fee - I tell you as auditors quite frankly - it's much easier to get a great deal of money out of somebody who's on a down spiral into becoming MEST than it is to get money out of somebody who is going on an up spiral toward becoming theta." - L Ron Hubbard

"My presence in the social media and on the Internet is much bigger than many of the other candidates, including Mitt Romney. So, when you take the social media and you take the Tea Party citizens movement, you have a combination there that, quite frankly, 10 years ago, I wouldn't have had a chance." - Herman Cain

"We've overmedicated kids. Quite frankly, some of the overmedication of kids are because welfare moms want to get additional benefits, and if they can put them on SSI through maintenance drugs, they can also put them on Social Security disability and get a separate check. That is wrong on every single level." - James Lankford

"Now, a lot of what we are doing right now, quite frankly, is because of what happened on Christmas. Many of the things were kind of in the works. We were already planning, for example, the purchase and deployment of advanced imaging technology. You call them body scanners. We call them AITs (Advanced Imaging Technologies)." - Janet Napolitano

"I will be the Vampire Lestat for all to see. A symbol, a freak of nature - something loved, something despised all of those things. I tell you I can't give it up. I can't miss. And quite frankly I am not in the least afraid." - Lestat, The Vampire Lestat, p. 532" - Anne Rice



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