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+ 675 The real secret of success is enthusiasm. Walter Chrysler


+ 320 Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm. Bryant H. McGill


+ 318 Gentlemen of the Convention, your present temper may not mark the healthful pulse of our people. When your enthusiasm has passed, when the emotions of this hour have subsided, we shall find below the storm and passion that calm level of public opinion from which the thoughts of a mighty people are to be measured, and by which final action will be determined. James A. Garfield


+ 393 The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. The millions who are in want will not stand by silently forever while the things to satisfy their needs are within easy reach. We need enthusiasm, imagination and the ability to face facts, even unpleasant ones, bravely. We need to correct, by drastic means if necessary, the faults in our economic system from which we now suffer. We need the courage of the young. Yours is not the task of making your way in the world, but the task of remaking the world which you will find before you. May every one of us be granted the courage, the faith and the vision to give the best that is in us to that remaking! Franklin D. Roosevelt


+ 204 Enthusiasm moves the world. Arthur Balfour


+ 273 Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill


+ 234 Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. Ralph Waldo Emerson


+ 237 I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win. Michael Jordan


+ 245 Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson


+ 220 None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. Henry David Thoreau


+ 231 Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Samuel Ullman


+ 253 Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. Ralph Waldo Emerson


+ 238 Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson


+ 195 None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. Henry David Thoreau


+ 264 Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Samuel Ullman


+ 219 The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm. Aldous Huxley


+ 245 If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. Vince Lombardi


+ 267 Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. Dale Carnegie


+ 278 Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. Henry Ford


+ 254 Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. Dale Carnegie


+ 247 There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. Norman Vincent Peale


+ 234 Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted. Edgar Allan Poe


+ 230 If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind. Norman Vincent Peale


+ 244 How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it. Jim Valvano


+ 251 Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur. Henry Miller


+ 285 I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students. Carl Sagan


+ 307 Don't let negativity affect your vision. A lot of people have said harsh things, but I don't let it affect me. If anything it gives me more enthusiasm and pushes me to do better in my career so I can prove them wrong. Nicole Polizzi


+ 267 A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. John Muir


+ 262 I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message. Steve Irwin


+ 212 Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. Bo Bennett


+ 215 Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks. James A. Baldwin


+ 279 When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. W. Clement Stone


+ 216 Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason. Blaise Pascal


+ 216 Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. Benjamin Disraeli


+ 220 There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. Alexander Hamilton


+ 233 I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. Anatole France


+ 300 I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me. H. P. Lovecraft


+ 275 While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love. Bo Bennett


+ 280 Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience. Ambrose Bierce


+ 332 To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again. David Viscott


+ 264 Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm. Murray Gell-Mann


+ 217 If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. Bruce Barton


+ 278 You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it. Emil Zatopek


+ 222 Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. Adam Smith


+ 202 Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm. Earl Nightingale


+ 233 A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. Mary Kay Ash


+ 168 Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life. Tennessee Williams


+ 249 Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting - it is bad acting with the intent to deceive. Bo Bennett


+ 215 Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment. William Howard Taft


+ 192 Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel


+ 210 You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


+ 198 There are very few good examples of effective, nurturing leadership that unlocks people's potential or even enthusiasm. Deepak Chopra


+ 255 Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice. Arnold J. Toynbee


+ 201 Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted. Washington Irving


+ 251 Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind. Bryant H. McGill


+ 209 I just have an enthusiasm for life. Lou Holtz


+ 250 It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


+ 254 The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. James Whitcomb Riley


+ 239 There's a great enthusiasm for good country music all over the world. Willie Nelson


+ 286 It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth. Arthur Balfour


+ 274 Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument. George Sand


+ 258 Enthusiasm is not the same as just being excited. One gets excited about going on a roller coaster. One becomes enthusiastic about creating and building a roller coaster. Bo Bennett


+ 253 Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised. Christian Nestell Bovee


+ 226 Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


+ 278 Then there is a still higher type of courage - the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead. Howard Cosell


+ 305 A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions. Augustus Hare


+ 286 I'm not really looking for theater work. But if somebody approaches me with enthusiasm, I might respond. David Hockney


+ 317 I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together. Queen Elizabeth II


+ 261 The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm. Thomas J. Watson


+ 235 Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach. Moby


+ 213 Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm. Samuel Taylor Coleridge


+ 225 Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm. Robert Schumann


+ 247 If you have enthusiasm, you have a very dynamic, effective companion to travel with you on the road to Somewhere. Loretta Young


+ 206 True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it. Charlotte Bronte


+ 255 Young people, you need the wisdom of age, just as some of us older ones need your enthusiasm for life. Ezra Taft Benson


+ 206 I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy. George Sand


+ 269 I learned a good deal about economics, and about America, from the author of the Reagan tax reforms - the great Jack Kemp. What gave Jack that incredible enthusiasm was his belief in the possibilities of free people, in the power of free enterprise and strong communities to overcome poverty and despair. We need that same optimism right now. Paul Ryan


+ 268 In life, if you have an enthusiasm for what they call 'good manners,' sometimes people don't quite believe you. I've had that once or twice before, where they assume you can't be for real. Bill Nighy


+ 237 I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. Charles Schwab


+ 287 Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel


+ 208 I must have good genes from my parents because I feel no slowdown of energy, enthusiasm or even memory. Nancy Pelosi


+ 230 Enthusiasm glows, radiates, permeates and immediately captures everyone's interest. Paul J. Meyer


+ 292 If you are not bored by life, and your primary motto is enthusiasm and if you like your friends, family around you, it all translates into your designs. That's what keeps the creativity alive. Christian Louboutin


+ 244 It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself. Walter Annenberg


+ 261 I'd like to learn to meditate with more enthusiasm. I can sit down and get quiet for 20 minutes, but it just has not been a part of my Christianity at all. Anne Lamott


+ 253 I can't tell you how many people say they were turned off from science because of a science teacher that completely sucked out all the inspiration and enthusiasm they had for the course. Neil deGrasse Tyson


+ 235 Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone. E. W. Howe


+ 193 Enthusiasm is something so positive. Carine Roitfeld


+ 261 The professional world was much more unpleasant than I thought. I was always wishing I could get back that enthusiasm I had when I was doing shows at college. Francis Ford Coppola


+ 287 If you don't love what you're doing with unbridled passion and enthusiasm, you're not going to succeed when you hit obstacles. Howard Schultz


+ 283 My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife. Steve Irwin


+ 367 Meditation is to dive all the way within, beyond thought, to the source of thought and pure consciousness. It enlarges the container, every time you transcend. When you come out, you come out refreshed, filled with energy and enthusiasm for life. David Lynch


+ 221 It has been said that people never do evil with more enthusiasm than when they do it in the name of God. Tony Campolo


+ 266 Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action. Samuel Smiles


+ 220 I have always tried to live my life with enthusiasm and pleasure. Joan Collins


+ 152 Enthusiasm is the yeast that raises the dough. Paul J. Meyer


+ 248 Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others. David Seabury


+ 224 I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy. Patricia Ireland


+ 268 The problem is, of course, that these interest groups are all asking for changes, but their enthusiasm for change rapidly disappears when it affects the core of their own interests. Angela Merkel


+ 248 Accordingly the Northern races of Europe found their inspiration in the Bible; and the enthusiasm for it has not yet quite faded away. Lafcadio Hearn


+ 233 Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past. Tom Peters


+ 277 But I find the best things I do, I do when I'm trying to avoid doing something else I'm supposed to be doing. You know, you're working on something. You get bugged, or you lose your enthusiasm or something. So you turn to something else with an absolute vengeance. Norton Juster


+ 366 And because of the reunion I think we've got more energy and enthusiasm than we've ever had. And it's genuine. I think the fans can detect when you're genuine, when you love what you do, and we love to be there on stage. That's what we thrive on. Glenn Tipton


+ 267 But by reading them again and again finally I was able to grasp the essential part. What emotion, enthusiasm, enlightenment and confidence they communicated to me! I wept for joy. Ho Chi Minh


+ 280 He was so excited. He cut out pictures of these landscapes and neighborhoods and kind of really tried to give you a feel of the movie. It was kind of cute but at the same time it really showed his enthusiasm for it. Macaulay Culkin


+ 258 Young people can be annoying, let's face it. But they can also be really refreshing to be around and full of enthusiasm. John C. Reilly


+ 221 A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. Charles Schwab


+ 249 Being accused of enthusiasm is something I'll never live down. Sargent Shriver


+ 255 I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose. William Temple


+ 297 When I was in fact a child, six and seven and eight years old, I was utterly baffled by the enthusiasm with which my cousin Brenda, a year and a half younger, accepted her mother's definition of her as someone who needed to go to bed at six-thirty and finish every bite of three vegetables, one of them yellow, with every meal. Joan Didion


+ 320 It is energy - the central element of which is will - that produces the miracle that is enthusiasm in all ages. Everywhere it is what is called force of character and the sustaining power of all great action. Samuel Smiles


+ 205 One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life. Edward B. Butler


+ 246 The boredom occasioned by too much restraint is always preferable to that produced by an uncontrolled enthusiasm for a pointless variety. Osbert Lancaster


+ 245 The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies God in us. Madame de Stael


+ 203 Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often. Both get the same results, the falling off of the public's enthusiasm. Knute Rockne


+ 284 I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


+ 242 My style of playing is more enthusiasm and instinct than skill. Florence Welch


+ 269 I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things. Brian Baumgartner


+ 291 The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres. Peter Hammill


+ 267 Brazil has rediscovered itself, and this rediscovery is being expressed in its people's enthusiasm and their desire to mobilize to face the huge problems that lie ahead of us. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva


+ 283 'Dog Days' was recorded with pens and the wall, and half a stolen drum kit that was out of tune, in what was basically a cupboard. The only instrument I could really play was my voice, so we just layered everything a hundred times. It was enthusiasm over skill. Florence Welch


+ 300 I think we may be seeing the beginnings of a resurgence of civic-mindedness in this country. Hopefully the younger generations, which came out in record numbers during the last presidential election, will pass their enthusiasm on to their children. Sandra Day O'Connor


+ 199 Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting. Bela Lugosi


+ 245 My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression. Sally Kirkland


+ 237 I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet! Robert Duvall


+ 274 For me, it's the unexpected and surprising combinations of produce that are the most exciting and lure me into the kitchen for a little bit of experimenting. Apples and sweet potatoes together? Who knew? Carrots with grapes? Okay. I may not be Julia Child, but I can do pretty well with a simple recipe and a lot of enthusiasm. Marlo Thomas


+ 236 One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm. Ella Maillart


+ 232 We rely more on enthusiasm than actual skill. Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically and people will like it more. Chris Martin


+ 261 What I worry about is that people are losing confidence, losing energy, losing enthusiasm, and there's a real opportunity to get them into work. Boris Johnson


+ 192 The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we're not apologetic about it. Sargent Shriver


+ 255 Labor, in itself, is neither elevating or otherwise. It is the laborer's privilege to ennoble his work by the aim with which he undertakes it, and by the enthusiasm and faithfulness he puts into it. Lucy Larcom


+ 281 L.A. runs on optimism, enthusiasm and flattery. I think you can go a little bit crazy. I've heard people say there's a limit to the number of years you can stay in this city without going slightly mad. It's just too damn sunny in every dimension - weather-wise, socially and professionally. Hugh Laurie


+ 253 Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius. Isaac D'Israeli


+ 278 Hope is the motivation that empowers the unemployed, enabling them to get out of bed every single morning with unbounded enthusiasm as they look for work. Emanuel Cleaver


+ 276 To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully. Tryon Edwards


+ 280 Jeff Smith was the Julia Child of my generation. When his television show, 'The Frugal Gourmet,' made its debut on PBS in the 1980s, it conveyed such genuine enthusiasm for cooking that I was moved for the first time to slap down cold cash for a collection of recipes. Alton Brown


+ 265 Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string. Pele


+ 223 I wouldn't call it radical; I would call it enthusiasm for progress. John Templeton


+ 270 Curb Your Enthusiasm, is not so much about Hollywood. It's more about Larry's weaknesses. Kevin Nealon


+ 258 I don't regard myself as a cracking good climber. I'm just strong in the back. I have a lot of enthusiasm, and I'm good on ice. Edmund Hillary


+ 264 Even in my stand-up, there's a lot more positivity and enthusiasm rather than negative, I-hate-everything vibes. Aziz Ansari


+ 237 When it comes to casual clothing, my enthusiasm for clothes starts to waver. Bill Nighy


+ 188 Enthusiasm is the greatest asset you can possess, for it can take you further than money, power or influence. Dada Vaswani


+ 244 The thing that I really look for in people is enthusiasm and excitement and, not to sound really sappy, that fire in their eyes. Rachel Zoe


+ 215 As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later. Alistair Cooke


+ 217 My feeling was that I simply didn't have the enthusiasm to do reinvention. Roger Daltrey


+ 236 A lot of bands have the enthusiasm kicked out of them by playing really dreary pub venues that just churn bands through. Alex Kapranos


+ 265 One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity. Ivan Turgenev


+ 383 One of the things that make Liars so fascinating after five albums, each one so completely different from the others, is that even though they play around with all the classic tropes of art-damaged angst-noise perv-rock, they exude a totally cheery and boyish enthusiasm onstage, goofing around with their keyboards and beatboxes. Rob Sheffield


+ 286 What's great about the geek spirit is that life never seems to stop us, and they never seem to kill our enthusiasm, our optimism and our hunger to experience the world. We keep our sense of humor, we protect our dignity, we talk to our friends about the experience and then we start again fresh the very next day. Paul Feig


+ 221 Enthusiasm just creates bubbles; it doesn't keep them from popping. Adora Svitak


+ 248 No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty. James Anthony Froude


+ 226 One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others. Stefan Zweig


+ 364 What I bring to the table is a huge enthusiasm and love for this stuff. Ted Allen


+ 232 No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty. James Anthony Froude


+ 209 Enthusiasm just creates bubbles; it doesn't keep them from popping. Adora Svitak


+ 203 One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others. Stefan Zweig


+ 362 What I bring to the table is a huge enthusiasm and love for this stuff. Ted Allen


+ 277 The people in East Germany have lived through so many changes in the last 15 years like never before in the country, and they did this often with great enthusiasm. But in the West we also have a high degree of transformations. Angela Merkel


+ 247 I think the really good mountaineer is the man with the technical ability of the professional and with the enthusiasm and freshness of approach of the amateur. Edmund Hillary


+ 375 I just think to be a manager you've got to live and breathe and have this incredible enthusiasm for football, the whole thing. And while I love the game, and it's been a large part of my life, it's not the only thing in my life. Gary Lineker


+ 257 I didn't only have a perceptual problem, I was also so nervous and so upset. The process just didn't work. I lost enthusiasm for school and I flunked second grade. The teachers said I was lazy. Bruce Jenner


+ 377 Much that is great in literature is an acquired taste, and you have to acquire it in the first place. Our job as parents is essentially to pass on the enthusiasm we had for the things we loved. That's how we'll get them to fall in love with reading in the first place and, hopefully, to stay in love with it. Michael Morpurgo


+ 229 My strength is my enthusiasm. Placido Domingo


+ 285 On the other hand, I don't understand the enthusiasm for everything in the antique shop that Grandma threw out. There, the sense of quality has declined; otherwise Grandma wouldn't have thrown it out. Arne Jacobsen


+ 185 I think enthusiasm is the answer to passionate writing. Jerome Lawrence


+ 284 Muslim delegates concerned about rights in Palestine could have brought their enthusiasm closer to home by addressing the fate of black Christians being slaughtered and enslaved in the Sudan. Jack Schwartz


+ 212 I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill. Edward Appleton


+ 240 To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other. Helena Petrova Blavatsky


+ 319 China approaches fashion with strong enthusiasm. And I believe that this enthusiasm can be translated into something interesting, economically speaking. Not only for my brand, but also for other brands. Giorgio Armani


+ 281 Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection. Alban Berg


+ 402 I love the romance of what I do, although because of Isabella, Lady Gaga and Grace Jones, people think I have crazy customers. Sometimes I get more enthusiasm from the housewife who wants a hat and believes in it. Philip Treacy


+ 375 I noticed recently, in the last few shows I did, that I'm starting to get people - not a large group, but quite a few people - who come to see me because they love Curb Your Enthusiasm. Wanda Sykes


+ 271 When I was younger I always thought, 'If I were ever a comedian I'd make it like a rock concert.' I wanted to generate that type of enthusiasm and excitement. Carrot Top


+ 240 Everything's weird on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' Cheryl Hines


+ 273 None of my friends don't have Facebook accounts. Op-eds and studies can highlight our decreased enthusiasm for Facebook 'til the cows come home, but it doesn't change the fact that we are chained to the beast. Voluntarily, of course. Adora Svitak


+ 201 Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment. William Warburton


+ 253 The best thanks we could offer those who went before and raised the Irish working class from their knees was to press forward with determination and enthusiasm towards the ultimate goal of their efforts, a Co-operative Commonwealth for Ireland. James Larkin


+ 229 And I thought my loss my loss was not, certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up, I thought that was tragic. Birch Bayh


+ 216 Approach every film with the same enthusiasm, regardless of its budget. Lou Diamond Phillips


+ 305 I set very high standards for myself and worked every game with the same energy and enthusiasm as if it were the seventh game of a World Series. Jim Evans


+ 297 People are patronizing the theatres with renewed enthusiasm - there is an entire picnic-like attitude when families go out to see movies, which is a very good sign. They want to see larger-than-life characters on the big screen and not just watch movies on television or on DVDs. Salman Khan


+ 285 We have built a genuine level of enthusiasm and goodwill with people throughout this district. People are really excited about the possibilities this election holds, not just for this district, but because of the message Alabama sent to the rest of the country. Artur Davis


+ 204 Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic enthusiasm and good faith. Herbert Croly


+ 225 Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience. John Lothrop Motley


+ 245 I can only guess that, for guys in their 30s and 40s who watched me play, they understood that the score never mattered and my paycheck never mattered (in relation) to how I played. I played with Little League enthusiasm and professional flair. That's what fans are really looking for. Andy Van Slyke


+ 257 I cannot explain why they made that sequel to Secret of NIMH. Because they claim that it the original didn't make money, so what was the enthusiasm to make a sequel? Don Bluth


+ 285 One of the really important things about the Olympics is, to enjoy yourself, you have to accept that it's different and feed off the enthusiasm of everyone and the inspiration and hopefully that will elevate your performance. Bode Miller


+ 265 There is an obvious connection, on the declining Roman empire's bread and circuses model, between political enthusiasm for public spectacles and the periods when we are least able to pay for them. Iain Sinclair


+ 320 Let there be great enthusiasm for the plan throughout the entire republic that will overcome all obstacles. Let us join together to realize the Five Year Plan and bring our economy and our own living standards to previously unknown heights. Walter Ulbricht


+ 241 Training was a time where resolutions made in the enthusiasm of an inspired moment were put to personal test. Herb Elliott


+ 285 I was really glad to meet Jane Clark because it did give me an insight. I couldn't imagine what kind of woman she was. I was hugely impressed by her energy, straightforward nature and enthusiasm for life. Jenny Agutter


+ 269 Authors change publishers because it's like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books. Jackie Collins


+ 296 After my episode of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' ran, Larry David and JJ Abrams were like, 'I discovered her,' but I was like 'Hold up. Please. I'm from 'Next Friday.' Everybody knows me!' Kym Whitley


+ 250 With Star Wars fans, there's so much enthusiasm, and it's a completely different generation now. Peter Mayhew


+ 324 In my stand up, I think I try to be less energetic because I feel embarrassed about how much enthusiasm I have. There's something about acting like I don't care, or if I act like I haven't spent enough time on it, it seems to go better. If I act like I'm really trying to sell it, it doesn't go as well. Maria Bamford


+ 264 I've experienced a private doubt, something that I've kept deeply inside, and then eventually delivered a piece of work that people responded to with huge enthusiasm. Trevor Nunn


+ 268 Here's the rule that I set for myself, and I believe it - even on a show like 'Curb Your Enthusiasm': the more personal you are, the wider your audience. David Steinberg


+ 254 I think it is more a cautiousness that protects me from enthusiasm about things. I tend not to get excited. People perceive it as a scowl, which is fair enough. Jack Dee


+ 294 On 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' it takes almost a year to get 10 shows written. It always reminds me of my old yeshiva days, where you used to sit over a piece of Talmud and analyze everything that was going on. David Steinberg


+ 251 Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition: with it we are great, generous, and true; without it, we are little, false, and mean. Letitia Elizabeth Landon


+ 238 I wouldn't want the pressure of a Six Feet Under or the pressure of improvising like Curb Your Enthusiasm. Robert Englund


+ 327 I am thoroughly enjoying spending the majority of my time with entrepreneurs. I find that their enthusiasm, dedication, willingness to take huge risks and desire to make a dramatic impact quite inspiring. Maynard Webb


+ 301 Public enthusiasm for new advances is a key ingredient in influencing policy-makers to stimulate follow-up work with suitable funding, and it can be achieved far faster now that interested non-specialists can explore new research autonomously and can also be appealed to directly by scientists. Aubrey de Grey


+ 260 I'm a better coach now than when I joined Celtic. The longer you stay in any job, the better you become. If you lose your drive, your enthusiasm, your imagination, that experience is no good. Gordon Strachan


+ 275 The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue. George A. Smith


+ 247 Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Richard Ernst


+ 242 I'm guided by my enthusiasm. Jonathan Demme


+ 255 One nice thing that I have discovered about Los Angeles is the enthusiasm with which people dress. Ellie Kemper


+ 265 There's just kind of a sweetness about Canadians. Americans are a little more pushy, I mean, in a way that I enjoy - they're basically pushy because of their enthusiasm - we're a lot clumsier than other people. Neko Case


+ 262 But I think the - what the tea party movement demonstrates, and I think the, the, the enthusiasm that we're seeing from independents and Republicans, is that if Washington isn't going to change itself, then we're going to change Washington. And I think that's what we're seeing. John Cornyn


+ 257 People tell me I'm dancing better than ever. I don't know what happened, but I have new enthusiasm and more endurance. Natalia Makarova


+ 269 Life that only a few hours before had glowed with enthusiasm and exultation, suddenly paled and sickened. Fritz Kreisler


+ 295 I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence? James Thomson


+ 275 I have encountered on this long road an enthusiasm for an Irishness which will be built on recognising again those sources from which spring the best of our reason and curiosity. Michael D. Higgins


+ 317 When I was a child I used to read books by Gerald Durrell, who founded Jersey Zoo. He had a job collecting animals for zoos and for a long time that is what I wanted to do. Later when I was a teenager I had a fantastic English teacher called Mrs. Stafford. Her enthusiasm made me decide to be a writer. Melvin Burgess


+ 228 It cannot take decades to resurrect, we must act immediately with purpose and enthusiasm to rebuild. Alan Autry


+ 208 I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles. Brenda Blethyn


+ 305 You look at shows like The Simpsons or Larry Sanders or Curb Your Enthusiasm or Seinfeld, they're really sophisticated shows that we all love back home. Simon Pegg


+ 389 I would love to be on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' I'd love to be on that. A lot of my favorite shows get canceled really early on. I liked 'Twin Peaks.' If I had a time machine I'd be in that. Matthew Gray Gubler


+ 261 I've been amazed at the degree to which Democrats, in particular, have expressed their enthusiasm for the president's manner with which he handled this budget. Tom Daschle


+ 206 It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep the peace, and the people whom they represent, with patriotic enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs, urging them forward to war. Elihu Root


+ 263 It's been the most creatively liberating thing I've ever done and so I'm bringing some of that mad enthusiasm to Marvel for the next couple of years as they let me loose on some Marvel Universe titles you'll be hearing about soon. Mark Millar


+ 319 My father was an inspiration to me; I made a few movies with him and I loved working with him. Everything about him - his whole approach to work, as well as his love, enthusiasm and respect for it and other people in the business - was inspiring. I was very lucky to have him as a role model. Hayley Mills


+ 296 There was nothing in all Douglas's powerful effort that appealed to the higher instincts of human nature, while Lincoln always touched sympathetic cords. Lincoln's speech excited and sustained the enthusiasm of his audience to the end. Henry Villard


+ 254 The Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins was founded and directed by Tom Pollard, an engaging young scientist with remarkable energy and enthusiasm. Peter Agre


+ 257 Go into something because you really like it, and then do it with a drive and enthusiasm so that it isn't work. John Kluge


+ 259 My schedule has slowed a little. I've cut back on some of my assignments. But I still have the enthusiasm for the sports world that I had 38 years ago. Lesley Visser


+ 230 I thought in terms of the enthusiasm of doing it. I didn't think about whether I was ready. Elmer Bernstein


+ 279 At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession. Henry Bessemer


+ 235 Sometimes you don't know what you've got until you put it in front of an audience - and the enthusiasm for the show from the audience has been just incredible. Matthew Bourne


+ 251 I don't see politics as one or two people just making or delivering announcements - it's also about winning public support and the public enthusiasm. You've got to win public support. Gordon Brown


+ 191 Everything I've done I've done with enthusiasm and passion. Kevin Keegan


+ 277 I've never fallen into what I consider to be a trap of trying to figure out something analytically that could be a very popular film. I would hope my enthusiasm could match up with something with that potential. Jonathan Demme


+ 294 Until he announced his immigration policy last week, Obama had the support of most Hispanic voters - but not the enthusiasm they had shown for him in 2008. That may be changing in part because of the decision not to deport young immigrants whose undocumented parents brought them here as children. Mara Liasson


+ 249 I think the American people have been surprised by the enthusiasm with which the Iraqis have taken to elections and politics. Duncan Hunter


+ 410 A sure sign of a soul-based workplace is excitement, enthusiasm, real passion; not manufactured passion, but real involvement. And there's very little fear. David Whyte


+ 310 It is difficult to describe in short the enthusiasm and devotion provoked by and given to my research. We lived almost in poverty. I used pencils, two for a nickel, and could not buy a fountain pen, when I lost mine. Immanuel Velikovsky


+ 270 I am hoping the four new players can bring in some energy and fresh enthusiasm because they do not have the baggage that comes from being part of a losing side. Andy Pick


+ 354 I think the biggest difficulty is that when I'm here in America, there's a necessity of using English, so I really have a great sense of really wanting to learn, but unfortunately when I head back to Japan, the necessity vanishes and so does my enthusiasm about learning. Chiaki Kuriyama


+ 287 However, I had a chance encounter with an admissions officer of Stevens Institute of Technology, who so impressed me by his erudition and enthusiasm for the school that I changed course and entered Stevens Institute. Frederick Reines


+ 225 You hear a lot of drivers say they'll quit when they're not enjoying it. That's pretty much what happened to me. It was a combination of things, but mostly it was losing that enthusiasm I always felt before. Rick Mears


+ 274 There's a fascinating school of thought that some women are relationship addicts. You get really strung out on a guy who's not returning your enthusiasm and tell yourself you're going to fix him and make him better, and of course it's impossible. Phoebe Snow


+ 243 Children are a house's enemy. They don't mean to be - they just can't help it. It's their enthusiasm, their energy, their naturally destructive tendencies. Delia Ephron


+ 287 During my time at Watchung Hills Regional High School, I was fortunate to have a number of teachers who inspired me and filled me with enthusiasm for learning. Adam Riess


+ 275 It came as a surprise to find that a professional society and journal (Econometrica) were flourishing, and I entered this area of study with great enthusiasm. Lawrence R. Klein


+ 323 I did about 10-12 national commercials and then got one line parts in things like 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and the show 'The Unit.' Got a little part in the movie 'Redbelt' by David Mamet and kept slowly grinding up and then started getting bigger parts in independents and getting noticed by Liz Meriwether. Jake Johnson


+ 239 I do what I want to do. I see where my enthusiasm is. Over the years, my techniques expanded. That's how the writing came out. Nick Bantock


+ 231 I guess my enthusiasm kind of rubs off on people. Margaret Murray


+ 295 I printed a list of Irish names from the Internet and my husband, Dave, saw Finley on the list. I really liked it but didn't want to scare Dave off with my enthusiasm. So I used a little reverse psychology and let him think it was his idea. Holly Marie Combs


+ 230 From my point of view what I have to do now is appreciate and enjoy what football gave me, but now do something else with the same energy and enthusiasm I gave to football without expecting the same results. Graeme Le Saux


+ 257 What it all boils down to for me is having the enthusiasm to do something for enjoyment and being stimulated by what's around you. That's what photography does for me. Graeme Le Saux


+ 248 No, I can't write treatments, I think there's a danger with treatments. That you... you write out your first excitement and enthusiasm in a prose treatment. Ronald Harwood


+ 340 Yet enthusiasm is no excuse for the historian going off balance. He should remind the reader that outcomes were neither inevitable nor foreordained, but subject to a thousand changes and chances. Samuel E. Morison


+ 307 I extend my greetings and good wishes to all our citizens on the joyous occasion of Deepawali. The festival of lights, celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm all over the country, signifies the victory of good over evil and is an appropriate occasion for us to resolve to follow the high ideals in life. Mohammad Hamid Ansari


+ 205 Enthusiasm and misplaced belief can take you a long way. John Otway


+ 371 I drove 3,500 miles this summer on our family holiday, we drove across 10 countries. I have driven across the United States four times. I love cars, I love being in cars, I think so do most people. I want to help and support those people who have that same kind of enthusiasm for driving that I have. Geoff Hoon


+ 276 You could take the Internet enthusiasm that was happening in 1999 and 2000 here in the U.S., and in China it was three-to-five times more ebullient. Mary Meeker


+ 231 No nation has embraced Total Quality Management, e-commerce and e-government with greater enthusiasm than Dubai. Such innovations have given Dubai a competitive edge and an accelerated growth rate that few could match. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair


+ 281 Useful as a war against France, undertaken by the Government against the will of the people would be for our revolutionary development, just so dangerous must be the effect upon our democratic development of a war supported by blind popular enthusiasm. Ferdinand Lassalle


+ 292 I really love 'Dexter.' I'd like to be on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' or 'Breaking Bad.' Melinda McGraw


+ 254 Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. Dale Carnegie


+ 270 Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. Dale Carnegie


+ 217 Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Richard Ernst


+ 313 Writing wasnít easy to start. After I finally did it, I realized it was the most direct contact possible with the part of myself I thought I had lost, and which I constantly find new things from. Writing also includes the possibility of living many lives as well as living in any time or world possible. I can satisfy my enthusiasm for research, but jump like a calf outside the strict boundaries of science. I can speak about things that are important to me and somebody listens. Itís wonderful! Virpi Hameen-Anttila


+ 208 Enthusiasm without knowledge is not good. If you act too quickly, you might make a mistake. Mishlei 19:2


+ 253 It sounds strange to say it, but you can be in a war zone and have a lot of fun. Even though war is essentially pain on all sides, human beings have the capacity to enjoy themselves. The soldiers are mostly young people, full of enthusiasm and energy, and that's an exciting thing for an old guy like me. Bruce Cockburn


+ 78 We have to straighten out our country; we have to make our country great again, and we need energy and enthusiasm. Donald Trump


+ 70 A sincere soul is not trying to make a show. His enthusiasm is an act of service.


+ 74 Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill