Top Quotes About Anything
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he could play tennis 365 days a year, so it was – it was a place we played every day. We played before school. We played after school. We woke up. We played tennis. We brushed our teeth in that order.
Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.
Every man thinks god is on his side.
I don’t think there has been any increase in sophistication in the audience. When people are aware of a concept that’s easy to understand, and there’s an actor who will attract them to the theater and it’s a movie that’s funny three-quarters of the time, it will be successful.
And then as I frequently do, some times I’ll peek out from underneath the focusing cloth and just look around the edges of the frame that I’m not seeing, see if there’s something that should be adjusted in terms of changing the camera position.
An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate.
I’d just love to have an audience and it’s the most fun in the world to get a new script every week and have the audience come in, and work with those actors.
Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist – whatever.
Jesse Jackson, when I met him, he had an innocence about him which is still very much a part of him today.
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
Hunter S. Thompson
Socialism values equality more than liberty.
I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God’s unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they’ll have confidence to persevere in life.
In Europe, it appears that in the name of democracy, elites are pursuing an autocratic, centralized power, seeking economic control and social regimentation.
Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
I’ll be left writing picture books and fairy tales.
Carol Ann Duffy
In the United States there has been a kind of a structure in the Modern art world. The New York School was nearly a coherent thing-for a minute.
If only Al Sharpton were around, Lincoln would have known he was a victim of racism.
I do not use the language of my people. I can take liberties with certain themes which the Arabic language would not allow me to take.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
It may not be proper for me, perhaps, to let my feelings carry me further am therefore resigned to stop here, if sir, you think my particular reasons following too free, or will give offense to the House, which I would be sorry to be thought capable of intending.
Knowing how to die is knowing how to live. What is death anyway? It’s the outcome of life.
It is also asserted that the election settled the matters of the war and the torture of prisoners. These are dead issues that no longer need be addressed.
I don’t devalue comedy as compared to drama. Not one bit.
Luck is everything… My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I’m fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn’t make a good suspense film.
As Plotinus tells us, we elected the body, the parents, the place, and the circumstances that suited the soul and that, as the myth says, belongs to its necessity.
Have you ever heard the expression: Walk a mile in my shoes, and then judge me? And write your own books.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
William Arthur Ward
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
Ask Bill Clinton about Yasir Arafat. Clinton and Barak did everything they could in 2000 at Camp David. Arafat walked away from it.
Unfortunately, we haven’t found many very old rocks on Earth because our planet’s surface is constantly renewed by plate tectonics, coupled with erosion.
No man is happy but by comparison.
I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.
One of the first lessons he or she learns is that in baseball anything, absolutely anything, can happen. Just two days ago as I write this, something happened that had never happened in baseball before.
Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.
As politicians we have to react to the fact that many people do not feel that they can relate to the EU.
I think what I’m trying to do is create moments of recognition. To try to detonate some kind of feeling or understanding of lived experience.
For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces.
I went to a urologist – he told me I could go at any time.
I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.
A. R. Ammons
The law of the Creator, which invests every human being with an inalienable title to freedom, cannot be repealed by any interior law which asserts that man is property.
Salmon P. Chase
The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters.
My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the same amount of interest throughout.
Maybe if they all could he combined – art, rock and fashion. Those were always my favorite things.
I just kind of lived my life naturally and did what I wanted to do.
If we hope and even assume that the social question will be answered through communism, and not in this or that country but in the world, any thought of centralization must be a monstrosity.
I’m a performer. We don’t retire.
In the area we’re discussing, leadership begins on Madison Avenue, on the desks and in the offices of people who spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying what will get them ratings.
The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news… and it’s not entirely the media’s fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one’s self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.
Madame de Stael