Top Quotes About Anything
By concentrating on precision, one arrives at technique, but by concentrating on technique one does not arrive at precision.
The best doctors and the best hospitals in America, if they cannot get the patient information they need when they need it, it can lead to morbid consequences: Higher mortality.
American Idol transcends age, gender, ethnicity, everything.
Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
I mean, certainly it’s the single biggest event, I think, in terms of popular entertainment, or art even, if you say that, of the 20th Century. It’s been film. It’s the 20th Century’s real art form.
At one time I thought the Editor of the Lancet would kindly publish a letter from me on the subject, but further reflection led me to doubt whether so insignificant an individual would be noticed without some special introduction.
My stage successes have provided me with the greatest moments outside myself, my film successes the best moments, professionally, within myself.
Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
I want all the interested parties to come together and develop a solution that provides additional water and helps the lower Arkansas River communities thrive again.
When the war was over and the guys were back to shaving every day, the editor thought the Beetle Bailey strips were hurting their disciplinary efforts to get the guys back to routine.
If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger.
Hubert H. Humphrey
We carry a new world here, in our hearts. That world is growing this minute.
As to whether the people who were supposedly to put up the money and did put it up or whether it was Arthur’s own money is something which I shall never know.
At some point we must make a decision not to allow the mere threat of charges of cultural or religious insensitivity to stop us from dealing with this evil.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
When I play poker, I don’t like losing the pot.
I certainly know that this relationship could not have continued the way it did, when I was at the Pentagon and the president was obviously at the White House, without Betty.
Tone on jazz guitars is a real tough issue.
Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
We’re sad about some of the losses of members of great seniority and distinction in the Congress, and some very new members, who will no longer be serving with us.
There are several insights at the heart of the A’s system that I think are wonderful for baseball. One, that it’s a team game. That no one player is going to make that much of a difference to your team, so for god’s sake don’t go blow a quarter of your budget on one guy.
You know as I started as a shy young conductor, I always wanted to cooperate. To build up the musicians. To help them to be better than without a conductor. And sometimes young talented musicians have to be encouraged.
The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
We all live on the same planet, it is our only home, so… we used to rotate crops back in the day and, you know, who cares if you’re going to make a profit if everybody’s too dead or glowing in the dark to be able to purchase anything.
There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades: the Vietnam War and AIDS, about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply.
People do want to know the personal things. How far is too far to go with personal lives?
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
George Bernard Shaw
I think that musicians should never forget about the intimacy of bringing two people together, and the aesthetic transference where you’re almost vicariously involved in a romance between other people.
I’m very fortunate in that I don’t have money problems. I have lunch with my wife at home. I don’t have to commute, so I have much more time with my family.
I always play women I would date.
I’ve always thought a hotel ought to offer optional small animals. I mean a cat to sleep on your bed at night, or a dog of some kind to act pleased when you come in. You ever notice how a hotel room feels so lifeless?
The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political; it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms.
Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
They say I live a fast life. Maybe I just like a fast life. I wouldn’t give it up for anything in the world. It won’t last forever, either. But the memories will.
I just didn’t want to get out there anymore; I didn’t want to get back into what I call ‘the swamp.’ And the other reason why is I don’t think it’s good for the presidency for a former president to be opining about his successor. President Obama’s got plenty of critics – and I’m just not gonna be one.
George W. Bush
There’s nothing as exciting as a comeback – seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.
Some people call it global warming; some people call it climate change. What is the difference?
Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.
Karl Von Clausewitz
The point of an experiment is not to arrive at a predetermined end point, to prove or disprove anything, but to deliver a poem that reveals much about the process taken.
There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman.
It is a law of life that problems arise when conditions are there for their solution.
Having refuted, then, as well as we could, every notion which might suggest that we were to think of God as in any degree corporeal, we go on to say that, according to strict truth, God is incomprehensible, and incapable of being measured.
Every complete man has his genius. True virtue is genius.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
I did not join the resistance movement to kill people, to kill the nation. Look at me now. Am I a savage person? My conscience is clear.
My neighbor doesn’t want to be loved as much as he wants to be envied.
The difference – the fundamental difference between theater acting and film acting is that film acting is disjunctive.
Maybe where there’s clarity of air, there’s clarity of thought.
Marriage is the death of hope.