Top Quotes About Anything
A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one’s husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
We shall all die, and our lives will be irrelevant then.
And I think that after nearly 85 years upon this planet that I have a right after working so hard at showing the desolation and the poverty, to show something beautiful for somebody as well.
I competed in track for 10 years and have been doing kickboxing forever.
The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian. I mean, the clues were in the poems, but they didn’t read them very carefully, and so for years and years I was considered completely part of the English poetry scene.
When I began my search for the perfect skin care to fight the aging process, I noticed that my sensitive skin was reacting horribly to any product I used.
My father was a boxer, though. So, I have a particular interest in Ray Mancini, I think.
It’s really hard for me to sing and play bass.
Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values.
I read numerous books – loads in fact – and, as I always do when recording a historical project, immersed myself into the subject matter. I spent many hours at Henry’s old homes, such as Hampton Court, and visiting the Tower of London. I read no other books during that period.
They had certainly exasperated them, and could not disperse them, as after every charge – and some of these drove the people right against the shutters in the shops in the Strand – they returned again.
Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends. But, there’s nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends.
You never get to pick how you get pinned and how people perceive you.
Yes! ready money is Aladdin’s lamp.
I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.
In fifty years of covering the sport, of course Muhammad Ali is by far the dominant figure.
We were suddenly faced with the necessity of training a lot of young men in the art of navigation.
America, 5 years after this brutal attack, is testament that a Nation conceived in liberty and equality will endure. It is a triumph of millions of Americans but it is also the triumph of an idea larger than any one person, larger than any one nation.
Our concept is not that America should operate alone or by itself in world affairs or in military affairs.
The humiliation of the North is complete and overwhelming.
Benjamin F. Wade
Folks in the bottom half of the economy are already squeezed hard. They will be bloodied and bankrupt if economic policy inadvertently induces a recession.
In Europe we could do it, if we fly as soon as the event is over.
Acting coaches in Hollywood were always telling me to use my hands and body more. But that was never me. I just breathe and sometimes it doesn’t look as if I’m doing that.
Politics is a contest among people of diverse backgrounds and philosophies, advocating different solutions to common problems. The system only works when principled, energetic people participate.
People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.
The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.
As an actress, emotions are my business, my stock-in-trade. As such, I’ve dealt with them nearly all my life.
The finishing off of the encircled enemy army is to be left to the Luftwaffe.
In nuclear war all men are cremated equal.
I think the Tea Party movement is great. I think anybody who has been frustrated over the last few years with the Republicans and Democrats, when they were trying to grow government and have spending and we weren’t focusing on creating jobs and get our private sector growing again, I think that’s when people started to wake up.
Today, as never before, the fates of men are so intimately linked to one another that a disaster for one is a disaster for everybody.
Internationalism is a community theory of society which is founded on economic, spiritual, and biological facts. It maintains that respect for a healthy development of human society and of world civilization requires that mankind be organized internationally.
Christian Lous Lange
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But… it is better to be good than to be ugly.
I think climbing is less a sport and more a hobby, and as such, I think everybody’s a beginning climber.
I try to stay under the radar.
Words are just words.
Some people make a great film and then they can’t follow up.
I come from a TV background, so for me this more like doing a freeing theatre piece because we’d go into a room and do the scene, instead of doing it as a wide shot, medium shot, and close up with only the odd line of dialogue.
Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
I came out of the Civil Rights Movement, and I had a different kind of focus than most people who have just the academic background as their primary training experience.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality, I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say in paint.
Guard units in the U.S. are suffering severe equipment shortages which will affect their ability to respond to emergencies in their home States, such as Katrina.
I guess if you stay around long enough, they can’t get rid of you.
I had been warned not to get on a motorcycle, sort of. I think there is a clause in most general basic contracts to keep yourself in one piece and not alter your looks without telling them first.
There’s a moment of recognition. It’s that white-light kind of stuff that just “works.” I love that. And you know it when it happens, whether it’s a movie, music, a building, a book.
The key to change… is to let go of fear.
Grant us a brief delay; impulse in everything is but a worthless servant.
The One, the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, these are what we call the transcendental attributes of Being, because they surpass all the limits of essences and are coextensive with Being.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
My eyes are too big, my nose is too flat, my ears stick out, my mouth is too big and my face is too small… my body is thin as a clarinet and my ankles are so skinny that I wear two pairs of bobby socks because I don’t want people to see how thin they are.
Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.