Top Quotes About Anything
Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.
When I first found out I had diabetes I denied it.
That said, there are certainly still cooks out there who make fantastic historical cornbreads, though the old recipes have often been changed to include modern techniques and ingredients.
The real harm of term extension comes not from these famous works. The real harm is to the works that are not famous, not commercially exploited, and no longer available as a result.
My first band, Kid Wicked, we did half covers and half originals.
Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.
I want to be a fun mom. Not a gasping for air mom.
In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme.
My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry.
Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.
Ralph W. Sockman
I think putting labels on people is just an easy way of marketing something you don’t understand.
With whom do you argue? With a woman, of course. Not with a friend, because he accepted all your defects the moment he found you. Besides, woman is mother-have we forgotten?
After you start learning all about the mechanics of piloting a riverboat, you stop seeing all the pretty sunsets and you start thinking about the weather.
Courage is always the surest wisdom.
For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
There’s a lot of strength in the U.S., but there’s a lot of froth also. The froth will blow off. We’re going to have to face up to some realities that we’re not fully facing up to right now.
I think innocence is something that adults project upon children that’s not really there.
I’ve met people who will go to a movie that I can’t stand and they say that they saw that movie ten times. There’s something they like and identified in that movie, and I don’t see it.
I’d worked in Clockwork Orange with Stanley Kubrick and since Stanley was such a prestigious director this opened all sorts of doors for me – one of them being Star Wars.
I truly feel that there are as many ways of loving as there are people in the world and as there are days in the life of those people.
Mary S. Calderone
If a slave is unwilling to go with his new master, he is whipped, or locked up in jail, until he consents to go, and promises not to run away during the year.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
It only takes five people in black robes to determine such crucial issues for our country as abortion, pornography, same-sex ‘marriage,’ and religious liberties.
It is better to be young in your failures than old in your successes.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
I was right to back Muhammad Ali, but it caused me major enmity in many areas of this nation.
I suspect people always thought I had a boyfriend, so nobody came after me.
Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Jacobean plays, before Shakespeare, were particularly visceral.
It is not a fragrant world.
As time went on, I got envious and wanted to do a lot of stunts myself.
Age gives you a great sense of proportion. You can be very hard on yourself when you’re younger but now I just think ‘well everybody’s absolutely mad and I’m doing quite well’.
This means that to man God gave a degree of free will.
Kenneth Scott Latourette
Here’s a bunch of people practising a new set of behavioural norms. Apparently it didn’t work because a lot of them got sick. That’s the conclusion. You don’t necessarily know why it happened. But you start there.
There’s no huge, deep message in any of the songs. We recorded a few months of being human.
I think that if you keep banging at the door all you need is a little foothold, a little tiny foothold, and then the rest will take care of itself.
Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation.
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
John Kenneth Galbraith
There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.
The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion.
Dorothy Corkville Briggs
Of course for many years directors have had to go on the road with their movies and promote them and I’ve done that since the beginning. So that’s not new but the forms of it are different such as with the internet.
It is nearly always the most improbable things that really come to pass.
E. T. A. Hoffmann
Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
The camera is interested in what you are thinking as opposed to just what you are doing or saying.
This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I consider that 9/11 was the day when war was started against my own work and against myself. Even though we are not sure of the links, Iraq was one of the countries that did not lower its flags in mourning on 9/11.
You know, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender – people are people.
Military intelligence interrogators, however, their goal is to get information, to save lives, to stop the war, to find Saddam – whatever the information is going to be used for, at whatever cost.
I was taken in by the bravado and the sounds of Mexico… not so much the music, but the spirit.
Kyoto was a flawed process. There isn’t one industrialized country around the world that has ratified that treaty, and so that is a non-starter.
You may be surprised to discover you’re rich, especially if you’re broke.
P. J. O'Rourke