Top Quotes About Anything
Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.
A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.
That certainly is one approach to take. My own is to acknowledge the inner child and try to work with my first fascination with science fiction. I have tried to build on its idea content and narrative drive rather than to discard them.
Pitching is 80% of the game and the other half is hitting and fielding.
If the year 2000 can help us move into the future, that’s fine, but I am afraid that people see it as a full stop and that one can take a big breath afterwards – you can’t.
In dedicating his estate to the honoring of endeavors that benefit mankind, Alfred Nobel expressed a lifelong concern that is even more timely in 1972 than it was in his lifetime.
We know that when people are safe in their homes, they are free to pursue their dream for a brighter economic future for themselves and their families.
George E. Pataki
I had still never read one of the Bond books when the movie Dr. No came out.
All too many young people are receiving mixed messages and inaccurate information about drugs.
Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.
Anybody can say she’s an actress. It’s another thing to get a job.
I have been extremely touched by these signs of affection on the part of all the Thai people.
If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
Once again, we see the Bush administration paying for its failed policies by cutting funds to vital public services and jeopardizing more American jobs.
I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds.
A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
Edmond de Goncourt
Well, unbeknownst to everybody, I did a movie when I was 19.
We owe our troops more than rhetoric; we owe them a real plan. The Administration has yet to put forward a strategy for achieving stability in Iraq, ending the conflict, and handing over sovereignty to the people of Iraq and the new Iraqi government.
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
John F. Kennedy
As far as my favorite songs to perform live, most of the songs we did live were my favorite. If they weren’t, I would have gotten rid of them.
I play a nice crazy lady whose morals are right but who is really foundering.
We have a positive vision of the future founded on the belief that the gap between the promise and reality of America can one day be finally closed. We believe that.
But if you could make that mistake and press the send button and the entire world sees it forever.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
There’s nothing as real as money.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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
World War II was a decisive time in our history and June 6, 1944, marked the decisive moment of the war.
In my own mind, I am still a fat brunette from Toledo, and I always will be.
Charity in the theater begins and ends with those who have a play opening within a week of one’s own.
People like Frank Zappa were amazing for us Brits.
There’s no point in working if I’m not involved and interested.
We may be a small island, but we are not a small people.
The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
George Bernard Shaw
I no longer feel pressure to produce fiction.
I don’t want to make movies for kids, and I don’t want to make movies for adults either.
If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.
In fact, as a spin bowler, you have to work on the batsman over after over.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
There were a couple Aborigines in my primary school, but we never spoke to them. They kept to themselves, and we never really even locked eyes. They weren’t acknowledged officially either.
Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.
Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ. On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous; yet the poison works its way persistently, until the entire fabric is doomed.
I have read many studies out of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and they demonstrated that Vitamin E, Co-Q-10, and Fish Oil could protect the immune system of athletes and prevent disease.
No, I always felt that amongst my core fans- because there was a level of popularity that I had in the mid ’80s that was sort of a bump on the scale- they fundamentally understood the values that are at work in my work.
Of course, sometimes when you write personally, you are also writing about society, obliquely reflecting topical issues, but not in a way that people would expect you to or in the way that someone trying to make a point would.
I was the kid who always liked to take the ball down to the school even in my free time, kick it against the wall, juggle it in the front yard and so it was kind of a perpetual state of playing soccer for me.
Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.
Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.
There is some reason, obviously, that you are drawn to your material, but the way in which you explore it might come to be quite different from what you would expect.
The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
Robert M. Hutchins
Great writers are the saints for the godless.