Top Quotes About Anything
Death is the great hope of all life; the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself.
Bryant H. McGill
Men blaspheme what they do not know.
I’m a daydreamer.
It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.
I am a strong Ukrainian girl, that is why I work a lot.
I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it’s evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control.
They were the largest semiconductor maker in the world up until about 1980. I’m not sure that that can be re-gained again, but their progress in the last few years has been very impressive.
My commitment is my commitment.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
Harry S. Truman
Prada is extremely directed in terms of communicating what they like and what they don’t like. That is actually extremely pleasant because it clarifies very easily what you can do and what you need to do.
I feel good. I think everything went good.
There’s no way that I could do a 9 to 5 job. There’s no way. I was not cut out for that. You come in and you work for three months on the one job. They say, ‘Great,’ you know, and you’re on to the next one – and you never even got fired. It’s wonderful.
I didn’t make my first solo record until 1981 so I don’t have any 60’s or 70’s recordings but I am working on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year, the 20th anniversary of my first solo record.
There were eleven publishers in New York City, and when it was all over, I think it went down to four or five, and then finally just the three of them, the Big Three.
The doctor’s name was Sylvia. I told her she’d have a problem with me because Sylvia was my mother’s name.
You can get rich making fun of me. I know. I’ve made lots of money making fun of me.
We construct a narrative for ourselves, and that’s the thread that we follow from one day to the next. People who disintegrate as personalities are the ones who lose that thread.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
What’s happened – in our country, anyhow – is that the young people have shied away from the formality of the concert hall, that tie – and – tails philharmonic image.
Writers write. Dreamers talk about it.
Jerry B. Jenkins
And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
I felt that what is personal is political.
The point of departure of the process to which we wish to contribute is the fact that war is the natural reaction of human nature in the savage state, while peace is the result of acquired characteristics.
Casey Affleck is a really good friend of mine. I know Casey a lot better than I know Ben, even though Ben and I have worked together a lot.
People who say that the Internet is the bubble are incredibly misguided.
People don’t seem to understand that it’s a damn war out there.
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things.
The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can’t tear the toilet paper.
I also don’t have organized religion on Pern. I figured – since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing – that religion was one problem Pern didn’t need.
The government has made $44 trillion in promises we can’t afford to keep. We must get serious now about our long-term budgetary problems, recognizing that the sooner we act, the less painful the choices will be.
It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hard-working ancestry.
John Phillips Marquand
There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
James Truslow Adams
There are three rape scenes that I’ve had to act in, and none of them have gotten to film. I don’t think it’s something that should be promoted in any way.
While even pornography is protected as free speech, the courts have consciously undermined religious speech and freedom of religion for years.
You get money out of acting. You get gray hair out of directing. Actually, I get more of a rush from directing.
It’s gratifying that it does; I love to give readings.
We haven’t had a good energy policy in this country for decades and we’re trying to get one.
A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back – it is already so far.
Everything worthwhile, everything of any value, has its price. Everything anyone has ever wanted has come neatly wrapped up in its penalties.
A man may build a complicated piece of mechanism, or pilot a steamboat, but not more than five out of ten know how the apple got into the dumpling.
Edward A. Boyden
We can scale the heights of mountains and see the world rayed out before us, but we fail to recognize that which is before us.
Ruth St. Denis
Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released – to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.
When I first heard that song, it was a ballad but it had a lot more. It felt like a gospel song when I first heard it and it just moved me.
A typewriter is a means of transcribing thought, not expressing it.
I love the ACLU and I’m concerned now, especially when it comes to our rights, with current politics and the religious community and the Conservative majority or minority – I don’t know who they are.
A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about themselves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There are zillions of people who say that alcoholism is a disease, but not many of them believe it.