Top Quotes About Anything
But Dr. Smith says, and I believe it to be a true state of the case, that he himself gave a course of Lectures in Natural Philosophy, during the same winter, and that the money raised by them was also applied towards paying for the Orrery.
I wouldn’t tell you anything about anybody I cared about because it becomes entertainment for other people, and it sort of just cheapens everything in your life. I would never tell you if I was dating anybody.
Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
The turntable is now an instrument at the Smithsonian.
I can’t tell you how many people have asked me to show them Stray Cat Strut and that little diminished run on the C. I guess my brain is wired backwards. I don’t know what possessed me to do that, but I did.
Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn’t sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad.
Just because I haven’t yet had any project surgery, I’m not going to knock it, because I think women have the right to do whatever they want to their bodies that make them feel good about themselves.
Search for beauty without features, something deeper than any signs.
Francesca da Rimini
I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive.
William Wells Brown
I do not belong to any religion. Everything is between God and myself.
Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind.
I think the biggest challenge for Somalia has been the sense that it is a hopeless case of incomprehensible internal conflicts and there is nothing we can do.
I think the most that I’ve learned has been, how do I put this? The innate goodness inside of all of us.
Some day Love shall claim his own Some day Right ascend his throne, Some day hidden Truth be known; Some day – some sweet day.
Lewis J. Bates
The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.
Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.
You know how many movies it took Tom Cruise before he was making 5, 6 million dollars? It probably took a billion dollars in box office.
No one wants to hear the truth if it isn’t what they want to hear.
Nothing can ever happen twice. In consequence, the sorry fact is that we arrive here improvised and leave without the chance to practice.
I firmly believe that our salvation depends on the poor.
Even my agents say, We don’t know what this business is anymore.
The helicopter is a fine way to travel, but it induces a view of the world that only God and CEOs share on a regular basis.
None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events.
I’m just looking for an angel with a broken wing.
I think the point about ActionAid is what it’s asking people to do is engage with poor people in developing countries and understand what their lives are like and understand how the way we live our lives impacts on theirs.
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
He can thread a needle with a well-turned phrase.
In theory it may seem all right to some, but when it comes to being made the instrument of the Lord’s vengeance, I myself don’t like it.
Robert Gould Shaw
There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.
I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other.
If God is One, and if there can be no other God, there can be no idea of God.
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
E. E. Cummings
A lot of young directors, they’re not confident; they’re not open to the emotional level of the scene.
I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers – mostly small and humble – who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front.
The voice of God, if you must know, is Aretha Franklin’s.
There’s a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they’d eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn’t true.
Freedom of religion is a principle that is central to our Nation’s Declaration of Independence. Congress has taken this positive step to protect our freedom to express allegiance to America’s flag and the ideals it represents.
The most consistent gift and burden of motherhood is advice.
I was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family I could possibly have hoped for.
To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Books are challenging and inspirational to me.
I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose.
The reason there’s so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it.
Frank Howard Clark
The history of the white man in India really jumped up and bit me in the neck.
I’m a very private person, and when I leave the stage, I leave the stage.
Believe me, ’tis a godlike thing to lend; to owe is a heroic virtue.
Ali was a guy that had a lot of discipline. If you hung around him, you’d be able to get some of that discipline that he had. And I learned from that. He was a sweet man.