Top 115 Collected Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Collected Quotes from famous people such as Barton Gellman, Fran Kirby, Joshua Bell, Alafair Burke, Mike Lindell, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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The U.S. government has known since the early 1990s about Soviet-era smallpox weapons, and collected circumstantial evidence of programs elsewhere.
Barton Gellman
Now I have a deal with Swarovski! Growing up, my grandma, mum, and I collected the crystals, so that is really incredible.
Fran Kirby
Over the years, I’ve collected a lot of musical friends.
Joshua Bell
Teaching does allow me to keep one foot in the youthful waters I tend to occupy in my novels, so I’m thankful for that. My students also remind me on a daily basis that the stories I collected during my district attorney days are actually interesting to people who haven’t had that experience.
Alafair Burke
If you buy something on the Internet, and they didn’t collect tax, you’re supposed to pay it – but nobody knows that. So there’s trillions of dollars that were never collected.
Mike Lindell
I am waiting impatiently for the day when beleaguered, like-minded academics can order James Wolcott’s collected essays for their classes.
Camille Paglia
My philosophy is, honestly, never collected anything that I don’t play. I know a lot of people that collect guitars, but for me, I want instruments that I play. And if I don’t play them, I don’t’ want to have them sitting in a closet collecting dust.
Ronnie Montrose
When I was a kid, I collected cactuses. I had hundreds of different kinds in my room. I was a weird child. Everyone was playing football, and I was collecting cactuses. I spent all my money on them. I had so many colors and shapes. I even gave them names.
Stjepan Hauser
In high school, all my friends’ older brothers had these cars. I had a number of friends whose brothers collected Dodges and Plymouths and some of the coolest cars I’ve ever seen when I was a kid. I was just flabbergasted.
Bill Goldberg
The Veteran’s History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America’s war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories.
Spencer Bachus
I first began to dry specimens for preservation carelessly perhaps at first, but before the season was over, I had collected between one and two hundred species.
George Bentham
I’m a huge Howard the Duck fan. For people who don’t know, I’m a huge Marvel Comics fan, but Howard the Duck was maybe my favorite character as a kid. I went back, and I collected all of those comics. I had every comic he was ever in.
James Gunn
Facebook’s position with rival tech companies boils down to this: if you want access to all the information we’ve collected, strike a deal with us.
Daniel Lyons
U.S. intelligence has the legal right to monitor foreign communications as they go through to U.S. service providers. However, even though something is legal doesn’t make it right. I’m not American; I don’t really care about what data is being collected about American citizens. I’m worried about us, the foreigners.
Mikko Hypponen
I have never collected an object or figure from Africa or Oceania because of anything curious about it or because of its utility or historic interest. Everything has been chosen entirely because of its aesthetic significance; its form, feeling, structure, and plastic values.
Frank Crowninshield
‘A collected poems’ is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival.
Al Purdy
I collect… for a long time, I collected Nike Air Max 90s, this specific shoe. And it really is nerdy, because collecting sneakers is not that nerdy, but if you don’t wear them, and you keep the box fresh, if you’re that fanatical about it, then you leap several categories into super-dork, and that’s the way I was.
Charlie Hunnam
Usually I wear my grandma’s old aprons, or others I have collected in my travels. When I was young, I would sit and watch my grandma prepare stuff. She wasn’t Italian, but she did really good Italian food.
Debi Mazar
Since I was a little girl, I’ve collected ladybugs. Not real ones – I never had a weird ladybug farm!
Annaleigh Ashford
I’d been familiar with comics, and I’d collected ’em when I was a kid, but after I got into junior high school, there wasn’t much I was interested in.
Harvey Pekar
Joe Smith and Brigham Young laid out Independence, but very soon thereafter enough citizens of the county collected to drive them off, after several stubborn fights.
Cole Younger
The desire to collect information on customers is not new for Target or any other large retailer, of course. For decades, Target has collected vast amounts of data on every person who regularly walks into one of its stores.
Charles Duhigg
Along the beach I never collected shells from my father’s shore.
Corey Hart
Most of Mark Zuckerberg’s income is just rent collected off the millions of picture and video posts that we give away daily for free. And sure, we have fun doing it. But we also have no alternative – after all, everybody is on Facebook these days.
Rutger Bregman
The one opinion that experience does for you is it keeps you cool, calm, and collected under pressure.
Robert Parish
I trust and use RakEM for my private messages and calls. Other messengers collected metadata about who I messaged, when and where – RakEM does not collect metadata, encrypts local files, and uses the strongest end-to-end encryption around.
John McAfee
My earliest memory was watching my mother do her makeup. She was obsessed with beauty and collected makeup and experimented with it. I think it’s a lot of young men and women’s experiences, growing up: watching the ritual of what their mothers would do.
Pat McGrath
Hungry Joe collected lists of fatal diseases and arranged them in alphabetical order so that he could put his finger without delay on any one he wanted to worry about.
Joseph Heller
On the little money I had collected I lived in Berlin very cheaply, ate very cheaply. And already in 1920 I saved the first salaries I received to go to Munich.
Josef Albers
The first piece I ever collected was a Roy Lichtenstein: a sculpture called ‘Surrealist Head II’. There was a waiting list. I remember Steve Martin wanted one, and I wanted one. I got the ‘Surrealist Head’, and I was thrilled.
Jeff Koons
You don’t hear anybody talking about what FBI is doing with the NSA collected data. That’s because they’re doing it in secret. I mean, they’re also using it to convict people of crimes, and that’s what they’re doing – they’re looking at it for criminal activity.
William Binney
I collected the 'Walking Dead' comics.

I collected the ‘Walking Dead’ comics.
Ruben Blades
I’ve collected comics for many, many years, but I’ve usually collected older ones for whatever reason.
Andrew W.K.
I’m lucky enough to work with, I think, the greatest writer there’s ever been, Shakespeare. Whose collected works would always be under my pillow if I was only ever allowed one book to keep, and who never bores me.
Samuel West
I’ve never really collected anything other than old Atari cartridges. I only had, like, 12 Atari games as a kid, so at some point in my 20s I decided I was going to own all of them.
Ernest Cline
Ginsberg’s Collected Poems contains a wonderful poem about making it with Neal Cassady.
Thom Gunn
I am aware that I have come to the end of my martial times, but training with pain I want no longer. My body is battered by countless trainings. I collected nine operations; the body has become prone to injury.
Mirko Cro Cop
I wanted to sing about things that moved me and experiences I had collected throughout life.
Alice Merton
I have a whole closet in my house that’s dedicated just to jackets and coats, stuff that I’ve collected over the years.
A. J. Cook
It is probable that Facebook boasts the broadest, deepest, and most comprehensive dataset of human information, interests, and activity ever collected.
Jon Evans
Nicaragua dealt with the problem of terrorism in exactly the right way. It followed international law and treaty obligations. It collected evidence, brought the evidence to the highest existing tribunal, the International Court of Justice, and received a verdict – which, of course, the U.S. dismissed with contempt.
Noam Chomsky
I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.
Alan Lomax
Among all the ‘awards’ that I have hitherto collected, I consider the title of ‘patita’ or ‘fallen woman’ to be the highest. This is an achievement of my long-struggling life as a writer and as a woman.
Taslima Nasrin
Movies, to a large extent, stand or fall on the strength of their scripts. But a documentary is a collection of found objects: fragments you’ve collected, accidents of interview and happenstance, pieces of stock footage that surface in the course of six to nine months of research and production.
David Fanning
But what I did think would be interesting is if we created a fictitious story of our own, and then took these stories that we had collected and assigned them to characters who would be played by actors.
Jim McKay
I’ve collected John Ward pieces for years. Ward represents ideas of nature and of sediments.
Jonathan Anderson
I’ve always been so interested in both the visual beauty of mollusks and the tactile feel of them. As a kid, I collected them all the time.
Anthony Doerr
The reason I love comics and have collected them for 37 years is because I always wanted to be an illustrator and a writer – and comics are really the perfect blend of those two mediums.
Tim Miller
It was Noel Coward whose technique I envied and tried to emulate. I collected all his records and writing.
Kenneth Williams
One of the best things to do with tablescapes in my experience, is really curating them with things that you’ve collected.
Jeremiah Brent
If I collected all the diamonds in the world, I’d have no ‘income’ but I’d have a lot of ‘assets’. Would my company be worth nothing because I have no income? A lot of Net companies are collecting assets. They have to be measured with a new set of metrics.
Vinod Khosla
The company started in the early 90s or late 80s. We were a behavioural science company. We didn’t pivot into data analytics till 2012. So, all the data that we collected pre-2012, which was done by the British company SBL group, was collected through quantitive and qualitative research on the ground.
Alexander Nix
I have this huge dossier on sports that I had collected over 10 years. Every human interest story has been cut out and filed away.
Sudha Kongara
My parents were willing to spend time and invest time in my hobbies, no matter how odd they seemed. When I was really young, I collected rocks and minerals. But mostly I would hang out with friends, playing basketball. It was not the most eventful childhood, but I think that’s good.
Daniel Schwartz
I’ve always enjoyed the enthusiasm of the best studio musicians and, over the years, have collected so many inspired contributions from them.
Michael Franks
Quite honestly, if we do manage to destroy the planet with our devil-may-care attitude to natural resources, I’d suggest we leave, as a dossier in our defence, the collected letters to agony aunts and uncles down the generations. It would certainly prove that we weren’t all bad!
Mariella Frostrup
The word ‘eavesdropper’ originally referred to people who, under the pretence of taking in some fresh air, would stand under the ‘eavesdrip’ of their house – from which the collected raindrops would fall – in the hopes of catching any juicy tid-bits of information that might come their way from their neighbour’s property.
Susie Dent
Like pretty much every short story writer, I submitted to every market under the sun and hoped for the best. The rejection letters I’ve collected over the years can probably make a book of their own.
Ken Liu
We recognize that your emotional information is extremely personal. And so we have veered away from all use cases where that data is being collected without your consent.
Rana el Kaliouby
All my best memories of my brother are in vehicles, speeding, predatory or celebratory. We were just made to drive. For the last 12 years of his life, he lived as caretaker of an orange grove. There, on 18 acres, my brother collected cars and trucks and motorcycles.
Susan Straight
Liberty Through Strength II is simply aimed at retaining data that was already available. It has already been collected lawfully.
Mike Pompeo
The Hewitt sisters were these amazing – both sort of philanthropists and dilettantes who went out and single-handedly collected all of these of-the-moment designs in wallpaper and textiles and in graphic design in order to teach people about design.
Jake Barton
I've always collected vintage kitchenalia because it's

I’ve always collected vintage kitchenalia because it’s beautifully made, and I love to see things that have been used down the ages.
Mary Berry
If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the Census Bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations at the request of President Roosevelt, and that’s how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps.
Michele Bachmann
My time in war zones have been fleeting and infrequent. I’ve been to Iraq. I’ve been to Afghanistan. I’ve been to other places where I’ve collected hazardous duty pay.
Michael Hayden
Up to 1870, it was equally said of France and of Italy that they possessed no folk-tales. Yet, within fifteen years from that date, over 1000 tales had been collected in each country.
Joseph Jacobs
The U.S. Open was a huge moment in my career. It was one of the biggest stages, and for me to be calm and collected throughout the week and just kind of hang on and tie for fifth was huge for me mentally.
Xander Schauffele
When I was a kid, I collected a lot of cards from all different sports.
Christian Pulisic
On a local level, hunters in states around the country have provided billions of dollars for conservation efforts. Money collected from hunting license sales, taxes on ammunition and firearms and other hunting equipment often goes directly to properly maintaining land and conservation efforts.
Katie Pavlich
Did I collect baseball cards? I’ve got 10 books full of plastic in my mother’s house. All the Upper Decks, the Fleers, the Fleer Ultras. My grandfather brought me to the trade shows. I collected Marvel cards, too.
Action Bronson
I read the collected works of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and made a list of everything the old Baptist preacher had ever condemned as immoral or untoward. The subjects of his condemnation ranged from college-age women going braless to dogs wearing clothes to Beyonce.
David Fahrenthold
During the mid-1990s, I collected thousands of hackberry fruits from trees all across the Midwest. I chemically analyzed each seed in order to formulate an equation relating the hackberry’s mineral makeup to the summer temperature under which it grew.
Hope Jahren
This isn’t the same Johnny Gargano that is going to overreact to things and let his emotions get the best of him. In 2019, I’m a little calmer and more collected.
Johnny Gargano
When I played Little League, I looked up to the big leaguers, too, and collected their baseball cards.
Freddie Freeman
I sent in tons of submissions and proposals, and I collected my share of form rejection letters. Eventually, I found myself working at a comic book shop, where I met my future collaborator Brian Hurtt.
Cullen Bunn
I jumped into my parents loft where I was actually able to go through all my cards, all the newspaper cuttings that my family collected, and it made me realise just how big London 2012 was – it was huge! That was a Games that I will never, ever forget and it was definitely my highlight.
Ellie Simmonds
I used to collect trading cards. I could tell you about any player, because I collected cards.
Jamal Crawford
And though various organizations in America and England collected money and sent food parcels to these refugees, nothing was ever received by the Spanish.
Martha Gellhorn
James O’Keefe is a journalist, doing the work ‘real’ journalists don’t dare, and has been conducting undercover investigations for years with dozens of scalps collected along the way. The more the ‘true’ journalists who back the Democrat machine attack him, the more emboldened he becomes to pursue his next project.
Katie Pavlich
I had the idea to use electrical potential collected from the surface of the heat that our brain generates, it’s like authentication using the power of thoughts. Imagine if you could use a thought instead of a password.
Alexandra Elbakyan
I’d love to do a whole series of stories and have them collected into books.
Sergio Aragones
When I was a kid, I was kind of obsessed with that movie ‘Dick Tracy.’ Burger King had all this ‘Dick Tracy’ stuff, and I collected all of it, and I had the posters, and I watched it on a loop.
Ryan Gosling
Our data has been harvested, collected, modeled, and monetized – sometimes sold on as raw data, and sometimes licensed just for advertisers to be able to target us.
Brittany Kaiser
I just try to stay cool, calm and collected.
Anthony Rendon
I don’t necessarily write everything as automatically assuming it will be collected, there’s nothing that says Hitman will be collected, though it might be.
Garth Ennis
Exhibitions usually are not collected; they disperse after they take place.
Hans-Ulrich Obrist
I have to stay calm, cool, and collected.
Canelo Alvarez
As more and more money is coming into the formal economy, one can look at more attractive tax rates and lower tax slabs. Even if half the people who were in the informal sector move in to the formal economy and more taxes get collected, more money can be spent on the welfare.
Piyush Goyal
In the beginning, I was planning to end ‘Dragon Ball’ when all seven Dragon Balls had been collected.
Akira Toriyama
In baseball, you have to remain calm, cool, and collected. In football, you can let out a little anger sometimes. It was a fun game, and I liked it, but I knew in my heart I was going to play baseball.
Aaron Judge
I organised a charity game in my hometown, and we collected three tonnes of food for the people of the town.
I wrote a number of pieces in the year 1966 that were so bad that, although I’m a great collector of my own pieces, I have never collected them.
Tom Wolfe
I just try to be the same guy I’ve always been. Calm, collected, and being a good decision-maker and delivering the ball to the right guys.
Scott Tolzien
In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country wer

In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country were collected, as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn’t tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California.
Saul Bellow
It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot.
Edmond About
My film with Pawan Kalyan sir, ‘Vakeel Saab,’ came in theatres and collected humongous figures in the first weekend. It was a celebration for people. Then it released on an OTT, and people still watched it, it garnered high TRPs.
Nidhhi Agerwal
Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of government unfounded in nature, are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have been assessed too high and collected too rigidly.
Henry Knox
I’ve collected a lot of things throughout my life, and I think that’s more being a hoarder than being passionate about them, and so I’ve tried to stop that.
Nikita Dutta
During the session of the Supreme Court, in the village of -, about three weeks ago, when a number of people were collected in the principal street of the village, I observed a young man riding up and down the street, as I supposed, in a violent passion.
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
I have been a stalwart advocate for the legacy of Charles White. I have said it so often, it could go without saying. I have always believed that his work should be seen wherever great pictures are collected and made available to art-loving audiences.
Kerry James Marshall
Telephones are a virtual necessity – not a luxury – and the revenues collected by this tax flow into the general fund. But this once temporary tax remains and costs American taxpayers, our small businesses and families almost $6 billion dollars a year.
Mike Fitzpatrick
I feel like, if the guys can look at me in the huddle and see a calm and collected face, that they’re going to relax a little bit. The way I look at it, leadership and being that guy is, don’t be someone you’re not. Don’t be a hoorah guy jumping around and clapping your hands if you’re not that guy.
Matt Flynn
Before Google, and long before Facebook, Bezos had realized that the greatest value of an online company lay in the consumer data it collected.
George Packer
One thing my dad’s always told me about leadership is when all hell’s breaking loose, everyone’s looking at you to see how you’re handling it. If you’re frantic and out of control, they’re going to be frantic and out of control. If you’re calm, cool and collected and doing the right things, they’ll follow you.
Ron Rivera
I never liked dolls or played house. I read and wrote, climbed trees, collected rocks, rode my bike, and befriended boys, platonically.
Kate Christensen
From the time I was in first grade or so, my dad collected ‘Star Wars’ toy figures from the 1970s and ’80s, and we’d take weekend family trips to antique shops and to toy stores. My father collected a crazy amount of ‘Star Wars’ stuff over the years, and he and I traveled to many conventions.
Alexandra Bracken
I’m only a novelist on occasion. Many of my books are made up of brief texts collected together, short stories, or else they are books that have an overall structure but are composed of various texts.
Italo Calvino
I still have my high school copy of the collected Poe – missing its covers and pretty worse for the wear.
Matthew Pearl
I sat down and collected all of our eleven sales for the past six months and I added them all together and divided by eleven. I then took that average and presented it as the average price for a Manhattan apartment. The media ate it up.
Barbara Corcoran
There is no reliable way to calculate from the number of recorded compliance issues how many Americans have had their communications improperly collected, stored or distributed by the NSA.
Barton Gellman
For those Muslim Chinese not in camps, Xinjiang is a surveillance state. Millions of artificial-intelligence-powered cameras use facial- and gait-recognition technologies to monitor individuals, Internet activity is closely tracked and DNA samples are collected.
Robert C. O’Brien
I don’t really collect anything. I grew up in a family that collected things, and then they’d get sick, and people die, and then they have their basements full of stuff that goes from one box to the next, so I try not to get sentimental with stuff. I just try to collect memories; I guess that would be it.
Derek Cianfrance
There is no longer any anonymity on the Web – unless we mandate it. The most personal information about your online habits is collected, bought and sold, often instantaneously and invisibly. Data collection is a business driven by profits at consumers’ expense.
Jackie Speier
I collected X-Men, Spider-Man, and Daredevil comics. I definitely had a few Captain America comics lying around in those protective plastic baggies.
Kenneth Choi
In a small space, you want to keep the bedding as simple as possible so it looks clean, calm and collected.
Nate Berkus