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"Valid criticism does you a favor." - Carl Sagan

"That's a valid argument. I just don't think it's valid enough. :-)" - Larry Wall

"No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid." - Lupita Nyong'o

"Making it a valid law to learn by suffering." - Aeschylus

"But the proclamation, as law, either is valid, or is not valid. If it is not valid, it needs no retraction. If it is valid, it can not be retracted, any more than the dead can be brought to life." - Abraham Lincoln

"A moral system valid for all is basically immoral." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"All techniques of comedy are valid and interesting to me." - Mike Birbiglia

"Hillary Clinton rubs people the wrong way, for valid reasons." - Gene Weingarten

"The only valid excuse for not exercising is paralysis." - Moira Nordholt

"All ideas are valid in the context they were created." - Carlos Gershenson

"Any excuse, no matter how valid, only weakens the character." - Thomas S Monson

"It's a perfectly valid position to not like Shakespeare." - Ted Rall

"I think the materialist conception of history is valid." - Christopher Hitchens

"Perhaps this is the most important thing for me to take back from beach-living: simply the memory that each cycle of the tide is valid; each cycle of the wave is valid; each cycle of a relationship is valid." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a "failed experiment." Any test that yields valid data is a valid test." - Adam Savage

"Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man's expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid." - Salvatore Quasimodo

"In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a 'failed experiment.' Any test that yields valid data is a valid test." - Adam Savage

"Lots of people will give you advice... and depending upon how well they know you, the advice might be valid or not so valid." - Abigail Johnson

"Unless thought is valid we have no reason to believe in the real universe." - C S Lewis

"A crude mind could easily think: something is valid, therefore it is true." - Johan Huizinga

"The only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead, and lead vigorously." - John F Kennedy

"There has always been excuses for wars, but NONE of them have been good or valid." - Cindy Sheehan

"The only valid voice of one's reputation is that spoken by one's conscience." - Wes Fesler

"If there's only one nation in the sky, shouldn't all passports be valid for it?" - Yann Martel

"In the reality - TV era, unstable behavior become a valid career choice." - James Poniewozik

"Confidence by itself, unless it has a valid basis, can get us into trouble." - Peter Schiff

"I hold that any religion that satisfies the individual urge is valid for that person." - Zora Neale Hurston

"Without knowing the Knower, all the knowledge that one gathers cannot be valid." - Ramana Maharshi

"If the marriage were valid, she'd be your sister-in-law." - Cassandra Clare

"For when one's proofs are aptly chosen, Four are as valid as four down." - Matthew Prior

"When you have a valid opinion around, it takes a lot of the pressure off." - Drake

"You have a right to your thoughts and feelings. Your feelings are always valid." - Iyanla Vanzant

"You have to have something to put your work in otherwise it's not valid" - Grace Coddington

"My approach works not by making valid predictions but by allowing me to correct false ones." - George Soros

"An erection at will is the moral equivalent of a valid credit card." - Alex Comfort

"It serves the purpose of not serving a purpose, surely quite a valid one." - Peter Greenaway

"Trying to prove something to someone is never a valid reason for doing anything." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Disharmony that comes from circumstances that are valid has tension, poignancy, quality, and beauty." - Robert Venturi

"Everything in modern civilization is based on this concept of time which is not really valid." - Jose Arguelles

"Whether you're eighteen or sixty, in a certain way, whatever you know is valid." - George Saunders

"Any way that you can get the end result is valid, whatever it takes." - Chris Cornell

"Human rights are universally valid and indivisible, regardless of culture and religion." - Alice Schwarzer

"A non-standard dialect is as valid communication system as the standard" - Kate Burridge

"There is only one valid definition of a business purpose: to create a customer." - Peter Drucker

"Sadness, discomfort, frustration - they are all valid human emotions. Why would we want to suppress them?" - Magda Gerber

"Any excuse for non-performance, no matter how valid, weakens character." - Spencer W. Kimball

"Rule: Start by looking for what is valid in every man." - Albert Camus

"It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better." - Gianni Versace

"HGH testing is happening in Olympics. The science is there. It is a valid test." - Roger Goodell

"In art as in life the valid sacrifices are those that bring no income." - Jean Rostand

"The valid research for the future is on the inner side, on the spiritual side." - Peace Pilgrim

"I enjoy the work I do in comedies. It's a valid test of your creative abilities." - Ben Stiller

"There are proofs that date back to the Greeks that are still valid today." - Andrew Wiles

"If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience." - William James

"The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen." - Tommy Smothers

"The restraining grace of common sense is the mark of all valid minds." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you feel you have a film that's valid, you stick your ass on the line." - Nick Nolte

"I don't think there should be a hierarchy of what is valid in the arts." - Seth Numrich

"A valid scientific theory is predictive, verifiable, and replicable. To me, that's beautiful." - Dean Ornish

"Requiring valid, photographic identification is a common sense step to ensure voter integrity and sound elections." - Sonny Perdue

"Seek to learn on earth those truths which will remain ever valid in Heaven" - St Jerome

"There is only one valid species of voyage, which is walk towards the men." - Ella Maillart

"It is only the cynicism that is born of success that is penetrating and valid." - George Jean Nathan

"Not to discount my music, but I'm always suspicious of the music that I make on some level, as to how valid it is. Or maybe not "valid," but how important." - Ryan Adams

"Any truth, no matter how valid, if emphasized to the exclusion of other truths of equal importance, is practical error." - Kathryn Kuhlman

"Emotion seemed more valid than experience, for I had so much of the former and so little of the latter." - Helen Van Slyke

"The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions." - Henry Kissinger

"What is a valid reason for someone to love someone else? Since apparently I'm doing it wrong." - Stephenie Meyer

"Christ, having sacrificed himself once, is to eternity a certain and valid sacrifice for the sins of all faithful." - Huldrych Zwingli

"The future is in the hands of those who can give tomorrow's generations valid reasons to live and hope." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"No concept man forms is valid unless he integrates it without contradiction into the sum of his knowledge." - Ayn Rand

"What is a valid reason for someone to love someone else? Since apparently I'm doing it wrong." - Stephenie Meyer

"It follows from the assumption of a universally valid ideology, just as night follows day, that other positions are heresy." - Paul Watzlawick

"Don't ask the mind to confirm what is beyond the mind. Direct experience is the only valid confirmation." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Clearly much that seemed valid seemed so only because he had been taught it from earliest youth." - W Somerset Maugham

"The death penalty symbolizes whom we fear and don't fear, whom we care about and whose lives are not valid." - Bryan Stevenson

"Nobody ever wrote a good book simply by collecting a number of accurate facts and valid ideas." - Rebecca West

"Knowledge, like experience, is valid in fiction only after it has dissolved and filtered down through the imagination into reality." - Ellen Glasgow

"Things good in themselves ... perfectly valid in the integrity of their origins, become fetters if they cannot alter." - Freya Stark

"All possible knowledge, then, depends on the validity of reasoning...Unless human reasoning is valid no science can be true." - C S Lewis

"Animal Farm has seen off all the opposition. It's as valid today as it was fifty years ago." - Ralph Steadman

"He burst into the house and ate Grandma, an entirely valid course of action for a carnivore such as himself." - James Finn Garner

"There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books." - Charlie Chaplin

"Power positions do not yield to arguments, however rationally and morally valid, but only to superior power." - Hans Morgenthau

"The most probable assumption is that no currently working 'business theory' will be valid 10 years hence." - Peter Drucker

"The only valid political system is one that can handle an imbecile in power without suffering from it" - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"I wanted my anger to be valid, and the only way to do that is to be fairly attractive." - Courtney Love

"The Monkees are to the Beatles what 'Star Trek' is to NASA. They are both totally valid in their contexts." - Micky Dolenz

"Business enterprise is an organ of society. There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer." - Peter Drucker

"The patriarchal society has made women believe, first of all, you're only valid and valuable when you're young." - Karla Souza

"The only valid rule about the proper length of a statement is that it achieve its purpose effectively." - Laurence J Peter

"As a means of expression, painting must deliver universally valid statements, make allegorical reflections on life, and create new mythologies." - Stefan Szczesny

"Religion is, by definition, interpretation; and by definition, all interpretations are valid. However, some interpretations are more reasonable than others." - Reza Aslan

"Certainly no valid answer is ever gained by excluding any factors of the problem; that was the Puritans' error." - Tim Powers

"Kids' views are often just as valid as the teachers'. The best teachers are the ones that know that." - Morley Safer

"No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now." - Alan Watts

"Schools don't really allow failure and yet it's a valid part of any endeavour, not just writing." - Roddy Doyle

"Manic depressive people often have incredible energy and a slightly skewed, but nonetheless valid, way of looking at things." - Kathryn Lasky

"Argentina wouldn't exist if not for self-determination, and this can't be valid for some but not for others." - Pepe Eliaschev

"I find it valid to understand man as an animal before I am prepared to know him as a man." - John Steinbeck

"I am a person who thinks about the music first in trying to achieve something musically valid." - Sonny Rollins

"We assert that the subject is crucial and only that subject matter is valid which is tragic and timeless." - Mark Rothko

"You can get along very well in this world by simply coming up with a quantity of reasonably valid statements." - B F Skinner

"Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them." - Susan Sontag

"Laws are important and valuable in the exact natural sciences, in the measure that those sciences are universally valid." - Max Weber

"The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions." - Henry A Kissinger

"The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them." - Jerry B Jenkins

"Some artists want to confront. Some want to invoke thought. They're all necessary and they're all valid." - Maya Lin

"One problem with ideas, however valid, is that they are static and impersonal, whereas a person is active and dynamic." - William Hull

"The Internet seems like a safe house for the opposite mentality, for cynics and for jerks and for people who want to lash out. And it's a valid thing. It's a valid forum and I'm not going say that they aren't valid feelings. But it's sad. Considering the potential that something like the Internet, that connects so many people, has for good. I think it's sad that it's used so often for nothing but unfounded, overzealous negativity..." - Chris Gethard

"It is a test (a positive test, I do not assert that it is always valid negatively), that genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood." - T S Eliot

"To test a perfect theory with imperfect instruments did not impress the Greek philosophers as a valid way to gain knowledge." - Isaac Asimov

"As a student of American culture, I am willing to argue that the Twist is a valid manifestation of the Age of Anxiety." - Marshall Fishwick

"We can deduce, often, from one part of physics like the law of gravitation, a principle which turns out to be much more valid than the derivation." - Richard P Feynman

"Consumption is the death of capital, and the only valid arguments in favor of consumption are arguments in favor of death itself." - Kenneth E. Boulding

"Anger is a valid emotion. It's only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don't want to do." - Ellen Hopkins

"Love is the supreme value around which all moral values can be integrated into one ethical system valid for the whole of humanity." - Pitirim Sorokin

"Our whole life is an attempt to discover when our spontaneity is whimsical, sentimental irresponsibility and when it is a valid expression of our deepest desires and values." - Helen Lynd

"No apparent, perceived, or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the Scriptural record," - Ken Ham

"Acknowledgement and celebration are essential to fueling passion, making people feel valid and valuable, and giving the team a real sense of progress that makes it all worthwhile." - Dwight Frindt

"Examples I could cite you more; But be contented with these four; For when one's proofs are aptly chosen Four are as valid as four dozen." - Matthew Prior

"I'm a false icon! The media collaborate in promoting my superficial lifestyle as somehow more valid, more worthy of attention than your real lives! - Gideon Stargrave" - Grant Morrison

"I'm a false icon! The media collaborate in promoting my superficial lifestyle as somehow more valid, more worthy of attention than your real lives! - Gideon Stargrave" - Grant Morrison

"It is the mark of the mind untrained to take its own processes as valid for all men, and its own judgments for absolute truth." - Aleister Crowley

"I can't describe reality; at the most, I can try to capture things that seem to be valid, the way I see them." - Anders Petersen

"I feel that the surrealists have created a series of valid external landscapes which have their direct correspondences within our own minds." - J G Ballard

"Every legislative limitation upon utterance, however valid, may in a particular case serve as an inroad upon the freedom of speech which the Constitution protects." - Stanley Forman Reed

"If he can give his readers no reason why they should read his book, except that the events happened to him, it is not a valid book." - Ayn Rand

"Ideas are invented only as correctives to the past. Through repeated rectification of this kind one may hope to disengage an idea that is valid." - Gaston Bachelard

"You might say that science operates pragmatically and religion by divine guidance. If valid, they would reach the same conclusions but science would take a lot longer." - Peace Pilgrim

"Where you see valid achievements or virtue being attacked, it's by someone viewing them as a mirror of their own inadequacy instead of an inspiring beacon for excellence." - Vanna Bonta

"I came from a traditional immigrant family where education meant there were only a few valid paths: doctor or lawyer - and I didnt want to be either one." - Suheir Hammad

"You can't simply redefine Jerusalem. The Palestinian claim is based on legality, on the international recognition that the situation created by the war in '67 is not valid." - Hanan Ashrawi

"If television viewing choices serve as a valid measure of our society, they who choose evil surely are more numerous than they who choose good." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"The idea that we should be open to all ideas, is very different from the supposition that all ideas are equally valid." - Lawrence Summers

"I feel my characters are valid, my characters are people, my characters have hope. Hope is the thing that'll take us through." - Jack Kirby

"I'm less interested in what people think think and more interested in how they came to think it and how they maintain it as valid." - Peter Joseph

"Every effort to confine Americanism to a single pattern, to constrain it to a single formula, is disloyalty to everything that is valid in Americanism." - Henry Steele Commager

"I ca' describe reality; at the most, I can try to capture things that seem to be valid, the way I see them." - Anders Petersen

"I'm not ashamed of being a bubbly, funny person. I think that's as valid as being the dark, brooding, tortured Oscar-nominated one." - Cameron Diaz

"But the valid issue is the extent to which man knows how to form and master the material at his command." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Common sense religion emphasizes the human contributions that are supposed to move the deity. Valid worship always begins with recognition of what God has already done." - Max Anders

"There is a mystery in all great writing and that mystery does not dissect out. It continues and is always valid." - Ernest Hemingway

"Consequentialist theories begin with a very simple and undoubtedly valid point: Every action aims at a future end, and is seen as a means to it." - Allen W. Wood

"The only valid starting point is to understand what we all share - we have to find what we can all agree on." - Gugu Mbatha-Raw

"If the show encourages an audience to ask the question, "Is this character's emotional response to this situation valid?," then that's a really good question to ask." - Charlie Cox

"At a time when experimentation expresses itself in all forms of life, search becomes the only valid expression of the spirit" - Mark Tobey

"I am not concerned about the 80 BMP consistency law of popular music. I'm concerned with other things, and they're very valid." - Doseone

"I absolutely think that hand-drawn animation is valid and I actually hope to do one in the future with a large budget." - Brad Bird

"More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic." - Uta Hagen