Top Quotes About Anything
A man may build a complicated piece of mechanism, or pilot a steamboat, but not more than five out of ten know how the apple got into the dumpling.
Edward A. Boyden
You have to be damn certain you’re putting something better in its place.
I was influenced when I was younger by the cartoon movies that Disney put out, like Cinderella and what not. I watched those movies over and over when I was younger and the music is ingrained into my head. Nowadays, I’m still humming the tunes. It taught me the fundamentals.
By failing to keep their end of the bargain, the Bush administration would allow New Jersey projects to deteriorate and make New Jersey highways and bridges less safe.
Republicans have called for a National African-American Museum. The plan is being held up by finding a location that isn’t in their neighborhood.
For anyone with half a brain they can see that this play is about the human condition.
Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
All experience is subjective.
The valiant never taste of death but once.
I must say acting was good training for the political life which lay ahead for us.
I’ll agonize over sentences. Mostly because you’re trying to create specific effects with sentences, and because there are a number of different voices in the book.
Every creature is a word of God.
The last part, the part you’re now approaching, was for Aristotle the most important for happiness.
Charles Van Doren
Thus far we run before the wind.
But we both came to the decision that the powerful thing is to go into your fear, walk in there with it, don’t walk away from it, and to try to be true to it.
We might be on the brink of an apocalypse if, instead of poor people with suicide bombs killing middle class guys, middle-class people with suicide bombs started killing rich guys.
The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization.
The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment.
I usually just have one cat. It is difficult, but I have my one cat that he’ll travel with me if it’s appropriate, if I’m not going overseas.
I think I value things more correctly. I hope I look at my life in a way that makes sense.
A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
The day that I was elected to the United States Senate remains among the most cherished of my life.
In contrast, the control you have in a theatre is very attractive to me.
Until fighting ends and there are conditions, which allow the free expression of will by the people, there can be no elections and elections are not held in these circumstances anywhere in the world.
Many people secretly think that gays are a lot happier than they are, and want to punish them.
I never smoked a cigarette until I was nine.
H. L. Mencken
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.
We have seen SARS stopped dead in its tracks.
Gro Harlem Brundtland
What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.
I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I’d bet I wouldn’t lose 10% of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste.
When I appointed the Minister of the Environment to major cabinet status, the Planning and Priorities committee, the signals that that sent through Ottawa were major, because that’s what the bureaucracy understands.
The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.
My greetings to you, my Germany.
We’ve been in that situation where you’re just so happy to be doing what you love to do that you get taken advantage of.
I hate people who splash their own pain on covers, like the whole world should hear about them. Why are we all supposed to be interested in one individual’s suffering?
If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.
Henry Ward Beecher
I want to be in this business as long as this business will have me.
Stones are checked every so often to see if any have split or at worst exploded. An explosion can leave debris in the elements so the firing has to be abandoned.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
I love fatherhood. I could bang on about kids forever.
I’d have to say that, in general, models take themselves too seriously. Basically, they are genetic freaks who spend a couple of hours in hair and makeup.
The dynamic, creative present, however conditioned and restricted by the effects of prior presents, possesses genuine initiative.
All experience helps when you write.
Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.
We will cut programs, we will try to rein in the size of the bureaucracy. We will bring federal pay scales that have become so exaggerated into line with market rates.
Have fun. Do something nobody else had done before, or has done since.
The E.U. imports more agricultural goods from developing countries around the world than does the U.S., Canada and Japan, combined.
The budget is tight, and that is exactly where we want it to be and where we need it to be.
Ibsen was Norwegian by birth, but universal in spirit.