material quotes

The world knows of a vast stock of epic material scattered up and down the nations; sometimes its artistic value is as extraordinary as its archaeological interest, but not always.Lascelles Abercrombie

It's nice to have material things but they're very superficial aren't they?Mark Addy

The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.Theodor Adorno

Your source material is the people you know, not those you don't know, but every character is an extension of the author's own personality.Edward Albee

The band cannot sign to another label or even put out its own material unless they are released from their agreement, which never happens.Steve Albini

Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded.Hervey Allen

In a continent but recently settled, many parts of which have as yet little historical or cultural background, the material for this volume has been gathered from a section that was one of the first to be colonized.Hervey Allen

Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen.Stephen Ambrose

There's no shortage of material in life.Jonathan Ames

The Internet gives you access to a lot of material, and it's fun to sit and read. I go to something like Wikipedia and look at different topics... I find the subject fascinating. I like to read about concepts and mathematicians.Viswanathan Anand

In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside.Tadao Ando

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.Barbara de Angelis

After you do a joke a few times, you have material that you know works. Although sometimes I have a joke that has worked a bunch of times and then one night it'll flop. And that's when I really take a hard look at myself and say: 'Well, that crowd is obviously wrong. That crowd has absolutely no idea what it's talking about.'Aziz Ansari

It's the hardest thing to come up with an hour of material that can consistently keep people laughing.Aziz Ansari

After you do a joke a few times, you have material that you know works. Although sometimes I have a joke that has worked a bunch of times, and then one night it'll flop.Aziz Ansari

I could see us doing solo material in the future.Nicole Appleton

Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.Thomas Aquinas

I have 40 years of unpublished material, the ones they don't pick, and the reason I don't redraw them or use them again is that I like to use my brain every day and come up with new jokes.Sergio Aragones

My biography of Jesus is probably the first popular biography that does not use the New Testament as its primary source material.Reza Aslan

It is even more so when it comes to Iraq, which is a large Arab country with scientific, material, and human resources and is able to accomplish, at the least, what Lebanon accomplished, and more.Bashar al-Assad