Top Quotes About Anything
A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate.
No one could understand the bond between me and my brother. I struggled to understand the forces that drove his soul in one direction and mine in another.
What we ask of music, first and last, is that it communicate experience – experience of all kinds, vital and profound at its greatest, amusing or entertaining at another level.
Superstition is the poison of the mind.
The truth is, I can never die. For I will be in everything and see you in everything and watch over you. I am your reaction in the water of a mountain lake.
I only ever worked on interiors, and an interior is an interior. I don’t know what they did about exteriors.
The one word that makes a good manager – decisiveness.
The antagonisms between men and women express themselves in the most delicate phase of their life together – in their sexual relationship.
C. L. R. James
Al Jolson was one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived.
Because I select my players from a feeling that comes to me when I am with them, a certain sympathy you might call it, or a vibration that exists between us that convinces me they are right.
Erich von Stroheim
Good habits are worth being fanatical about.
It is like living in a wilderness of mirrors. No fact goes unchallenged.
When I was nearly twelve years old, my kind mistress sickened and died.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Love is so simple.
Here I am, I still go on, you know, like the tides.
I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don’t think any one will deny us.
Louisa May Alcott
We have no higher life that is really apart from other people. It is by imagining them that our personality is built up; to be without the power of imagining them is to be a low-grade idiot.
Charles Horton Cooley
The Supreme Court is not elected, and it is therefore not a proper arbiter of social policy.
Lamar S. Smith
Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
Christian Nestell Bovee
I’m doing a book, ‘Chasing Science,’ about the pleasures of science as a spectator sport.
Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
What we talked about will have to remain a secret between him and me. I spoke to him as a brother whom I have pardoned and who has my complete trust.
Pope John Paul II
I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction.
How could these people in the public eye not be afraid of me, but my whole town was?
Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake.
E. L. Doctorow
And I talked to my doctor, and I must admit, you know, I’m sometimes quite renowned for my outbursts and I was just very frustrated, maybe a little frightened.
I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans. We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him.
I could really care less about what they think about me, but at the same time, I do have something to prove.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
I’ll be in Los Angeles for two weeks and I’ll have a laugh, get battered and have a buzz, but at the end of the day, I’ll go home. It’s just me earning a few more stories to tell everyone at home and all.
I think the inspiration came from the fans. Whenever I’m online or whenever I get a chance to really communicate with the fans and the audience, they always say that they would love to have all of the remixes on one CD.
You gotta take care of the people that are part of the foundation. If you don’t, it crumbles.
I embrace my rival, but only to strangle him.
I don’t want to be someone’s entertainment.
Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Let’s be very honest about what this is about. It’s not about bashing Democrats, it’s not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don’t know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.
You can’t second-guess your audience. You can only do what you think is right. If you do that, your audience will appreciate you.
To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.
I try not to do scenes a certain way, because then I become conscious of it, and it dosen’t come off as realistic. I try to make it so that I’m not really aware of what I’m doing.
When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
Nate Robinson has a lot of jumping ability, but I don’t see Josh losing.
We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.
Logan P. Smith
These days there are not enough of such intermediary groups, between the state and the individual, with the result that political leaders are often unduly guided by opinion polls.
Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is very good company by the way.
Edward F. Halifax
It’s better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.
I’m sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.
Margaret J. Wheatley
We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.
Richard P. Feynman
When I went to high school, an all-boys’ school, a Catholic school, I tried out for football, and I didn’t make it. It was the first time, athletically, that I was knocked down.
Mutual funds were created to make investing easy, so consumers wouldn’t have to be burdened with picking individual stocks.
Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman.
Susan B. Anthony