Top Quotes About Anything
Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple tree in a sort of permanent October.
It brings up happy old days when I was only a farmer and not an agriculturist.
Nobody understands another’s sorrow, and nobody another’s joy.
I don’t like being recognised, I have no interest in being famous at all, I just do what I do. If I could be like Captain Kirk and beam myself up and then beam myself down, I would!
We know that Europe loves President Obama. He had adoring crowds. The press loves Obama. The question is how will this date end? Okay? The question is, to what end? Why do they love President Obama? They love his personal story, they love his wife. North Korea, China and Russia don’t really care about Michelle’s arms and, you know, whether they gave an iPod to the Queen, okay?
I have a fear of being boring.
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
It’s just, for me, the natural standard: a woman should be able to decide over her own body.
The first song is called “London.” It’s about two Russian soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London, where they indulge in a life of crime.
I don’t know anything else but the Lakers. This has certainly been more than a job for me as a player. It has certainly meant more to me than just an occupation.
I have a deep rooted folk sensibility that I can’t get away from completely.
Because politics rests on an irreducible measure of coercion, it can never become a perfect realm of perfect love and justice.
Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own.
Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.
What’s really good is African drum music.
Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.
Fulton J. Sheen
I would like to direct in the future, but I am in no hurry with that.
When I was young there was no respect for the young, and now that I am old there is no respect for the old. I missed out coming and going.
J. B. Priestley
Every shuttle mission’s been successful.
There’s many a man has more hair than wit.
Your best teacher is your last mistake.
Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation, but you can’t construct a doctrine of creation without taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary character of cosmic history.
My expertise was in public finance, particularly corporate taxation, since I had worked at the US Treasury.
I’m a good actor in that sense for directors because I always do what they say.
As long as you look for a Buddha somewhere else, you’ll never see that your own mind is the Buddha.
I only write music for myself, I don’t try and appeal to anyone else.
Dependency arguments often come from elites – either aid agencies or governments – and say something about attitudes to poor people.
To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it’s no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.
I proceed with the proper subject of this discourse; namely, the further changes in scientific belief, which have occurred within my own recollection, even since the time when I first aspired to authorship, now forty- five years ago.
Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
I have to try different things to see what works best. Other people get impatient with that.
French Yemeni relations are strong and good, they are relations depending on friendship and cooperation; my relationship with the president Chiraq are old and real.
Ali A. Saleh
Our company has to be a company that enables its people.
When in doubt tell the truth.
Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards.
He punched me. If that’s his best punch, he’ll be in trouble some day.
What do I really think? What do I believe in, without the horse manure?
Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.
Henry Fonda one time said that every time he had a job, he thought it was gonna’ be the last one. And, if you got any sense, you gotta’ think that because, you know when somebody’s gonna do a dip, some of ’em go pretty far down.
Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy.
The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others.
If Solomon counts the day of one’s death better than the day of one’s birth, there can be no objection why that also may not be reckoned amongst one’s remarkable and happy days.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it.
This hiatus coming up I’m looking at a comedy because I need the balance.
It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
And so Fannie Mae produces very strong results for investors in – when interest rates are high and when interest rates are low, in recession and during booms.
The sand stones had fragments of charcoal on some surfaces but found no recognisable fossils.
George Mercer Dawson
I love loud music. I listen loud, and that’s part of how I’ve learned how to do this. Record softly and play back loud and a whole other thing happens.
I truly cannot imagine men with men, women with women, doing what they were not physically created to do, without abnormal stress and misbehavior.