Top Quotes About Anything
Fear of the future is worse than one’s present fortune.
Marcus Fabius Quintilian
I just want to say, good night, sweet prince, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
Harry Dean Stanton
Directly after the show people might have responded better to it, but who really knows. It did what it did and while it seems like a failure to most but it was a success for me and has given me so many opportunities.
I just want people to see that I do my own stuff, that I’m not stupid, and I can make fun of myself.
But I don’t really care for directors flaring up and trying to humble some actor, which they would do to try and make an example out of them so everybody else would stay on the ball – and David wasn’t anything like that.
Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beecher
For a long time I thought I was a poet, but that’s a high title to claim.
If we are to attract private investment, if we are to be able to make the legislature feel the moneys from taxpayers are being used properly, we must be ever vigilant of the duty to efficiently use all funds we receive.
James E. Rogers
I have learned the difference between a cactus and a caucus. On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside.
She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth.
Tiny Tim? Anyone could sing like that. It’s atrocious. It’s hideous, really.
The point is, the political reporters are the ones who no longer understand the ritual they are covering. They keep searching for political meanings in the tepid events when a convention is now essentially a human drama and only that.
The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion.
I’m not faithful to one particular medium, and it’s what I try to teach to people who work with me.
I’ve had to do all kinds of jobs to pay the rent. I’ve even worked in a Cornish tin mine.
Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
Present annual world energy consumption is about equal to the annihilation energy of 4 tons of matter.
We’re like marauders out on the high seas.
What is art? Prostitution.
There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.
I would let my kids watch this stuff way before I’d let them watch something like ‘Full House’ that I think would make them stupid.
I don’t think that – you know, I’m sure that there’s guys that are doing it, because I’m sure in every sport there’s players who want to get the edge. But I think that it’s been blown overly – way more than guys are using it in our game.
I don’t see any justification for the federal government owning land, other than the Statue of Liberty and maybe a few parks, maybe a few refuges. But to just own land to do nothing with it I think is a disservice to the Constitution.
Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
Wendell L. Wilkie
I came from Mechanicsville, Virginia, where you have four seasons.
As you know, I am neither Roman Catholic, Protestant Episcopalian, nor Presbyterian, nor am I an Irishman.
Even if you walk exactly the same route each time – as with a sonnet – the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet’s health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same.
A. R. Ammons
You can’t smear acrylics, you know, it dries too fast.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
I think dry nanotechnology is probably a dead-end.
As a citizen of the great city of Chicago, I find it impossible to root against the White Sox. The White Sox organization has been much more consistent, in my lifetime at least, at putting a winning ballclub on the field.
As a dedicated and proud father of three, I am a strong advocate of life. I value life whether born or unborn.
I think that my main criticism in that book was directed at the general assumption that adaptation characterizes populations and species, rather than simply the individuals in the populations and species.
George C. Williams
The economy is not governed with the bottom half in mind.
I am a member of the rabble in good standing.
Despite what people think of cowboys, they take pride in how they look, and that look is important to them.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it.
There are only four people who knew what the Beatles were about anyway.
So many people comment that I’m much more mature than average. In this business, you can get taken advantage of if you’re not aware and you’re not tough.
The seeming antagonism between capital and labor is the result of deceptive appearance.
And therefore we must seek dialogue in this networked world. We must ask which voice was actually attempting to make itself heard and saw no other possibility of gaining a hearing. To that extent, for a while this also represented a forced opening of a cosmopolitan view.
Only the change on the international scene, the crisis in the gulf, and the strong, firm position of the United States against aggression between two Arab countries created realities that led to the Madrid Peace Conference.
I was like a kept woman during my twenty-one years at MGM.
In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress, withdrawal, and asocial manner. Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then.
Last year, Congress gave the Department of Defense the authority to design a new civilian personnel system for its employees as part of the defense authorization bill.
The happy story right now is the full page in Vanity Fair, which gives me a great deal of exposure.
Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.