Top Quotes About Anything
Additionally, this tax forces family businesses to invest in Uncle Sam rather than the economy. When families are forced to repurchase businesses because of the death tax, that means less money is being invested in new jobs and capital expansion.
Divine fires do not blaze each day, but an artist functions in their afterglow hoping for their recurrence.
After 9/11, the businesses in my district and throughout the New York metropolitan area saw firsthand the result of a lack of availability of terrorism insurance.
Let’s face facts, this is visual medium, there’s a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don’t make a career out of that anymore as an actor.
No one has been barred on account of his race from fighting or dying for America, there are no white or colored signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.
John F. Kennedy
Time passed by. I had furnished steam hammers to the principal foundries in England. I had sent them abroad, even to Russia. At length it became known to the Lords of the Admiralty that a new power in forging had been introduced.
Good servants frequently make good masters.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
Robert E. Lee
I’m very devoted to my husband and we’ve been together for a very long time.
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
I guess I’m a little charmed. I never thought this would happen so quick.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
I’m not one who divides music, dance or art into various categories. Either something works, or it doesn’t.
I always seemed to fall in love with policemen.
If there is any justice in the world, then eighties rock will never again serve to blight humanity as it did in that dark decade!
Once you know what to expect, it gets easier and easier. And now I know what I have to do to prepare for each season and what to expect through each season.
I’m into being a dad, that’s where my focus is most of the time. I’m an actor that’s my job, but it’s not my life. I have a lot of other interests too.
Once you get over the first hill, there is always a new, higher one lurking, of course.
Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is.
This is the other thing: we make the cost of raising kids higher than it has to be just because we feel they need all this stuff, like gadgets, certain schools, and activities that are nice but aren’t really necessary.
Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.
Gerald R. Ford
One gets into a strange psychological, almost hypnotic, state of mind while on the firing line which probably prevents the mind’s eye from observing and noticing things in a normal way.
A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man who tells other people what to do with their money.
One cannot plan for the unexpected.
When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power, it is called a democracy.
Charles de Secondat
I am a good Protestant, and in the full sense of the term, for from the bottom of my soul, I protest against everything that is said, and everything that is done.
My hope for my children must be that they respond to the still, small voice of God in their own hearts.
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
In the post war period I began again to have my doubts about Russian policy.
The most important of all rights is the right to life, and I cannot foresee a day when domesticated animals will be granted that right in law.
J. M. Coetzee
I began to think my time had come, as the saying is.
I want you to take away the hope because that’s the thing that’s killing me.
The mind cannot foresee its own advance.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything may reasonably be expected to do everything for money.
Edward F. Halifax
It’s ironic that while I was a worker in Detroit, which I left when I was twenty six, my sense was that the thing that’s going to stop me from being a poet is the fact that I’m doing this crummy work.
But a large symphony orchestra basically is a repertory company and it has a very enormous repertoire and it is important for the performers to be able to know how to shift focus so that they instantly become part of the sound world that a particular repertoire demands.
Michael Tilson Thomas
Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Later in that administration, I was asked to take a job which I had to turn down as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs because we were just then putting together the merger of two small law firms that became this law firm. I couldn’t leave them at that point.
How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
Henry David Thoreau
Unfortunately, bureaucratic problems at the federal level are causing many other small Washington companies to be denied federal funding that would help transfer their ideas from their laboratories into our homes and hospitals.
Autumn in New York, why does it seem so inviting?
We’ve been together since the womb. We met in the womb.
Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it.
You don’t have to know people personally for them to be role models. Some of my most important role models were historical or literary figures that I only read about – never actually met.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.
But when will our leaders learn – war is not the answer.
People do more important jobs than acting in film that should be recognised, but for some reason it’s big money, so people are elevated in status. If I was a bus driver, I’m sure you wouldn’t be interviewing me.
One of the strengths of our nation has always been a strong middle class who could afford their own homes and send their children to school.
I haven’t done rap… I can’t do that too well.
Dee Dee Ramone
This time at Birmingham turned me into a general biologist, and ever since then I have always tried to take a biological approach to any research project that I have undertaken.