Top Quotes About Anything
All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.
Joseph De Maistre
City people live the city. We live in L.A., New York, we live in places where it’s chaotic and you never know what’s gonna happen. And that’s the music – you never know what’s gonna happen.
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
Yeah, I think we have to. If we want our shows to be – if we want the quality of the shows to be good, and we want the energy to be high, and if we want to be in good enough physical shape to do them, and not exhaust ourselves on the road, and not get stale, we have to pace.
It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
W. E. B. Du Bois
For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love.
Height, width, and depth are the three phenomena which I must transfer into one plane to form the abstract surface of the picture, and thus to protect myself from the infinity of space.
After about 20 years of marriage, I’m finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.
The foreign accent was a promise, and indeed, all over the country, European imports added spice to the sciences, the arts, and other areas. What one had to give was not considered inferior to what one received.
For some reason most critics have a hard time fixing their minds directly under their noses, and before they see the object that is there they use a telescope upon the horizon to see where it came from.
Man, I was drowning in sadness. And Angelina, she lifted me right up out of there.
Billy Bob Thornton
Furthermore, they were constantly informed by all the camp authorities that they had been abandoned by the world: they were beggars and lucky to receive the daily soup of starvation.
In my professional work with the Agency, by the late ’70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency’s impact on American policy.
In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed.
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
And what always struck me about that war period was how even Churchill had to talk socialism to keep up people’s morale.
I get to show the reader the essence of the book without giving anything away.
Biblical names are hot again.
Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark.
Often they benefit who suffer wrong.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
We will stand up for our friends in the world. And one of the most important friends is the State of Israel. My administration will be steadfast in support Israel against terrorism and violence, and in seeking the peace for which all Israelis pray.
George W. Bush
Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
H. L. Mencken
What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.
I’m happy that I’m alive. I feel like someone coming back from Vietnam, you know; I’m sure that later on I’ll start killing people in a square somewhere, but right now, I just feel happy to be alive.
Lars von Trier
In baseball, you don’t know nothing.
I think there’s something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend’s T-shirt and underwear.
When the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away.
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in the students.
When I tell people I’m a comedian they say, ‘Oh, are you funny?’ I say, ‘No, it’s not that kind of comedy.’
Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.
Even if I knew for certain that I would never have anything published again, and would never make another cent from it, I would still keep on writing.
Fox would hire me in a minute. And believe it or not, CNN would, too.
Anybody who spends time off of Louisiana’s shores can recognize that these oysters are not endangered. To classify them as such risks great harm to not only fishermen who make their living collecting oysters in the Gulf, but also to Louisiana’s economy in total.
There are thousands willing to do great things for one willing to do a small thing.
He can’t decide whether to leave his visor half open or half closed.
A thief believes everybody steals.
Edward W. Howe
My biggest successes were mainly in the pop market during the 80s.
What makes community organizing especially attractive is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to make decisions for themselves.
Happy is the person who not only sings, but feels God’s eye is on the sparrow, and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy.
Alfred A. Montapert
Making social comment is an artificial place for an artist to start from. If an artist is touched by some social condition, what the artist creates will reflect that, but you can’t force it.
From 1931 to 1937, I was a Fellow and Lecturer in Economics at Hertford College, Oxford.
Co-operation between governments still plays an important role and will remain indispensable.
Amsterdam must have more than a million people. But the only area where jazz is really profitable and successful in an economic sense is in Japan. That’s because they haven’t been exposed enough.
Does anyone ask their parents how they are conceived?
The universe moves in the direction of Liberty.
Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
I see a resurgence of interest in poetry. I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts when it comes to federal funding.
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.
Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity.