Top Quotes About Anything
Being by the nature of my upbringing, all my energies having been directed to one channel of activity, crippled from other activities and made helpless even to live.
Sensorial perception, for example, certainly occurs with greater or less accuracy according to the degree of interest; it is constantly given other directions by the change of external stimuli and by ideas.
They offered me that film before I did Frida and I said, no, I’m not capable of directing. Then after seeing Julie direct, I was inspired by it. She motivated me to do it, because we don’t have role models as woman for directors.
But, as we have before been led to remark, most of Mr. Darwin’s statements elude, by their vagueness and incompleteness, the test of Natural History facts.
I only write about what I do, what happens to me.
Consider the Essay as a political pamphlet on the Revolution side, and the fact that it was the Whig gospel for a century, and you will see its working merit.
A basic tenet of a healthy democracy is open dialogue and transparency.
Laws protecting the United States flag do not cut away at the freedom of speech guaranteed in the First Amendment… Congress made this position clear upon passage of the Flag Protection Act of 1989, which prohibited desecration of the flag.
Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?
I know that if I’d had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn’t have got anywhere. You don’t take exams for acting, you take your courage.
Dame Edith Evans
We would be there for Canada, part of our family. That is why so many in the United States are disappointed and upset that Canada is not fully supporting us now.
My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the educated middle class in the cities and small towns. They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population.
Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases.
My mom is a sculptress.
P. J. Harvey
From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.
Miguel De Cervantes
To know how to dissimulate is the knowledge of kings.
Duc De Richelieu
I’ve been directing for 25 years almost, and I’ve only directed nine films in that time because I like to be careful.
As far as my favorite songs to perform live, most of the songs we did live were my favorite. If they weren’t, I would have gotten rid of them.
You have a small period of time when you can perfect your career and become good at it. A lot of guys get distracted, which only hurts them. You must stay focused and work very hard at boxing.
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
Judaism lives not in an abstract creed, but in its institutions.
According to the U.S. Census, the most common reason people give for not voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting work or school schedules.
We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.
These days, there are many people around the world who listen to the songs that made me infamous and read the books that made me respectable.
Within the process of filming, unexpected situations occur.
I am seriously troubled by the proposed rapid consolidation in the telecommunications marketplace.
There are always protests, whether you do something good or bad. Even if you do something beneficial, people say you do it because it’s advertising.
Nonetheless, do I have respect for people who believe in the hereafter? Of course I do. I might add, perhaps even a touch of envy too, because of the solace.
I had to go to Europe to tour and he died on the second day of the tour.
I saw it as a challenge to play with Pat and we put hours and hours into it, usually on the bus. The trick was to find something that we both wanted to play within our different styles which would add up to being greater than the sum of its parts.
A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed.
Emile M. Cioran
What you don’t want to do is to hang on to the aging superstar past his prime and take resources away you can otherwise use to build a better overall team.
Liverpool without European football is like a banquet without wine.
The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.
I played it right because that’s what you’re supposed to do – play it right and with respect.
It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
M. Scott Peck
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
William Arthur Ward
I am committed to ensure that our 2008 Republican presidential candidates forthrightly address issues of importance to the African-American community.
A lot of people have tried to put labels on me, but right now I’m focused on being Kristi Noem and getting my message out to South Dakotans.
If you have a good selling idea, your secretary can write your ad for you.
Whatever you tax, you get less of.
We’re having the first computer-generated comic strip in the United States.
I don’t make demands. I don’t tell you how it should be. I’ll give you options, and it’s up to you to select or throw ’em away. That should be the headline: If you’re insecure, don’t call.
I hope that I can get people to read it without having to change it. Especially now that the strip has more different kinds of characters. It’s really not all lesbians any more.
A non-fiction writer pretty much has the shape of the figure in front of him or her and goes about refining it. A work of non-fiction is not as difficult to write as a work of fiction, but it’s not as satisfying in the end.
His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dad almost died of a heart attack in the middle of making Apocalypse Now, the biggest movie of his life. It doesn’t make you want to jump into that business.
We own our movie and are now close to breaking even, even without finishing domestic DVD deals.
No, I’m not a French designer either. I’m from nowhere. I’m a European, old European is all I am.
One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie.