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I want to entertain people, but with some substance.
Cottage cheese is one of our culture's most visible symbols of self-denial; marketed honestly, it would appear in dairy cases with warning labels: this substance is self-punitive; ingest with caution.
What will the U.S. senators have to say if there is, as many over here and in the rest of the world suspect, no substance to the allegations against my father and me?
If we're building high quality companies, if the customers like the products, if the technology innovation is real, then the substance is going to win out in the end.
The only substance properly so called is the soul.
Henri Frederic Amiel
The substance of fictional architecture is not bricks and mortar but evanescent consciousness.
Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good television news is always substance over form.
I can see now that a concept or even a feeling makes no sense unless out of our substance we spin around it a web of references, of relationships, of values.
Today, music is great for entertainment, but it is lacking soul; it's lacking substance, and it's difficult to find good stuff. There are too many corporate interests. It's not about the actual music because it's about the corporation, and music just becomes part of a package.
As the Tories know, the problem with setting yourself up as a shining example for others to follow is that when you get caught out, that proverbial substance really hits the fan.
'Vogue' celebrates plenty of women of substance.
Let's hope brands recognize that the true power of this technology is not its reach but its ability to communicate substance that adds meaning to our lives. Otherwise, brands will be investing in technology that consumers simply won't buy.
Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future.
In the age of television, image becomes more important than substance.
S. I. Hayakawa
I admired Margaret Thatcher - while abhorring much of what she offered - because she was so clearly a leader of huge substance. Blair was the dismal opposite.
Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction only in the ecstasy of procreation.
I want people to say at the end of my day, you know, like I used to say about Sidney Poitier and James Cagney and Joan Crawford and Red Skelton and those guys and Bill Cosby. They did quality and substance. You always remember them.
The substance of painting is light.
Animal substance seems to be the first food of all birds, even the granivorous tribes.
I love words, but I also love finding out that there is a word for something that you've experienced but didn't know there was a word for. Like 'toothpack' - that is a word for when you eat biscuits or cookies and you get that annoying layer of chewed substance on your molars that you kind of have to pick out.
A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don't eat it.
The closest thing to a law of nature in business is that form has an affinity for expense, while substance has an affinity for income.
This trend of reporting process over substance is unfortunate, if omnipresent. Even worse is the media's inability - or unwillingness - to fact-check Republicans who are angry about the Democrats trying to debate and vote on Iraq policy.
There is just so much stuff in the world that, to me, is devoid of any real substance, value, and content that I just try to make sure that I am working on things that matter.
We are pre-disposed for fantasy, there is a natural impulse for human beings to want to get off their heads or out of their heads in something in a substance or a drink or an idea or a religion which will comfort them and make life exciting.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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