When I first left university, I thought about going into the private sector. But I discovered when I went to interview that I could only have a career in the back office, or doing HR. The attitude was, ‘My dear lady, you cannot possibly think about going on the board.’
I cannot handle dull, lazy, morose people. I have been like that since childhood.
I cannot spend my entire life going around the country playing ‘You Enjoy Myself ‘.
I cannot conceive how anybody in his right mind should go to a psychoanalyst.
Without an educated populace, democracy cannot sustain itself.
It is an established principle of jurisprudence in all civilized nations that the sovereign cannot be sued in its own courts, or in any other, without its consent and permission; but it may, if it thinks proper, waive this privilege, and permit itself to be made a defendant in a suit by individuals, or by...
You can take a Jew out of a shtetl, but you cannot take a shtetl out of a Jew.
The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
The custom of speaking to God Almighty as freely as with a slave – caring nothing whether the words are suitable or not, but simply saying the first thing that comes to mind from being learnt by rote by frequent repetition – cannot be called prayer: God grant that no Christian may address Him in...
I know my father and my mother, but beyond that I cannot go. My ancestry is blurred.
A civilization which has taken over the world cannot be said to be dying.
He’s my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression… I cannot see him. I cannot have a relationship with my father and be morally consistent. I lived with all these adopted children, so they are my family. To say Soon-Yi was not my...
There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist.
Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.
I don’t think there is anything a man can do that a woman cannot do.
If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
A German is someone who cannot tell a lie without believing it himself.
I think the Netherlands will become one big city at a point. It is inevitable when you live in a country with so many people. You cannot afford to leave nature as it is. Some people believe that the dunes should be left in their original state, but I think it’s strange to let things...
I’m a strict, strict agnostic. It’s very different from a casual, ‘I don’t know.’ It’s that you cannot present as knowledge something that is not knowledge. You can present it as faith, you can present it as belief, but you can’t present it as fact.