"As a parent and a citizen, I'll take a Bill Gates (or Warren Buffett) over Steve Jobs every time. If we must have billionaires, better they should ignore Jobs's example and instead embrace the morality and wisdom of the great industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie."
"The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over."
"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it."
"In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries no man can ignore all of them."
"But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students."
"When you have fans who are hassling you the entire game and you ignore them, they respect you because their job is to try and distract you. And if they don't distract you, that means you're focused on doing your job. And who knows, by the end, sometimes you even win them over."
"I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."
"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home."
"The key is just to ignore the pain, because physical comedy only works if you see someone get hurt and they aren't actually hurt. If someone gets hit in the face with a bat, falls down, and gets back up, it's funny. If they stay down and their jaw is wired shut in the next scene, it's really tragic and weird. You have to pretend it doesn't hurt."
"Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life."