Top Quotes About Anything
A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
Logan P. Smith
We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see.
Henry David Thoreau
What fun it would be to be poor, as long as one was excessively poor! Anything in excess is most exhilarating.
People tend to remember my performances, not me.
Success in Iraq will be a major setback for terrorists and a major asset for the security of this region. The struggle for Iraq is the struggle for the future of the world.
Why can’t somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
You have to also provide a video for it, look a certain way and big hair… If you’re a woman it’s even more strange with fake fingernails and corsets and all this stuff that was big in the 80s.
There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don’t care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.
George Matthew Adams
I am told that there is a proverbial phrase among the Inuit: ‘A long time ago, in the future.’ Let the children see our history, and maybe it will help to shape the future.
The paintings may communicate even better because people are lazy and they can look at a painting with less effort than they can read a poem.
When I can’t do something, this always impels me to study it.
I’ve been touring now since about ’68.
On the show, we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables; we are not trying to get people to become Democrats. We are basically trying to encourage people to get involved with public life so that politics isn’t left to the wealthy and privileged.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?
We continue to subsidize highways and aviation, but when it comes to our passenger rail system, we refuse to provide the money Amtrak needs to survive.
Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It’s sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn’t hurt.
It is natural to try to understand one’s own time and to seek to analyse the forces that move it.
Emily Greene Balch
As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy, as well as an apparent, perhaps a real, anomaly, some account of it may be of interest.
Defense is superior to opulence.
And one thing that I always believed and that I knew for certain was that I could never have sustained a personal relationship while I worked this hard, or while I was that driven this intensely by the story.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
In so many interviews, they bring up the sexual aspect of the record. I’ve had some journalists say it sounds like I’m lying down in bed singing with a microphone. It gets so old!
People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the White House.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
My priority is to turn people – especially kids – on to sports and being active so they don’t even have to think about it being good for their health. If people participate for the fun of it, and believe me – it is fun, then fitness programs will be much more successful.
Anyone who thinks there’s safety in numbers hasn’t looked at the stock market pages.
To be womanly is one thing, and one only; it is to be sensitive to man, to be highly endowed with the sex instinct; to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.
People also don’t care about the daily comings and goings of diplomats and yet we must report it.
What annoys the hell out of me is the arrogance of some people. They don’t even listen to our music, they decided in advance that they don’t like it.
Billie Joe Armstrong
But the worst handicap we had the prohibition of naming individual units who had done the fighting.
It is true that Christianity is not bound up with any particular race or culture. It is neither of the East or of the West, but has a universal mission to the human race as a whole.
The truth is, no matter how trying they become, babies two and under don’t have the ability to make moral choices, so they can’t be bad. That category only exists in the adult mind.
I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.
I became active in politics because I saw the possibility, if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on.
In the absence of a magnetic field the period of all these oscillations is the same. But as soon as the electron is exposed to the effect of a magnetic field, its motion changes.
I think Haiti is a place that suffers so much from neglect that people only want to hear about it when It’s at its extreme. And that’s what they end up knowing about it.
It was necessary to organize my career to remain at the top level until Salt Lake City.
My main worry is that after a certain point you become so identified with a character and a series that you might not be able to get work when your show goes off the air.
I have no desire to carry a movie.
New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal. Everybody is looking at everybody else a foolish crowd walking on mirrors.
The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact.
When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.
All four majors are definitely a priority.
When you retire, it’s a place in life, a part of the journey. You just don’t quit work; you develop an attitude where you can do what you please.
Tom T. Hall
It was a wild time – a time that I don’t miss anymore. But then again, I’m 62 years old now and I think that lifestyle would probably put me where Frank’s at now.
Jimmy Carl Black
The last few years have been my happiest. I’m happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don’t feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit.
Play so that you may be serious.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.