Top Quotes About Anything
Great passions may give us a quickened sense of life, ecstasy and sorrow of love, the various forms of enthusiastic activity, disinterested or otherwise, which comes naturally to many of us.
The different ness of races, moreover, is no evidence of superiority or of inferiority. This merely indicates that each race has certain gifts which the others do not possess.
Carter G. Woodson
Scenery is fine – but human nature is finer.
I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing.
I’m particularly fortunate to be in a position where I can bring my child to work and be able to get good child care. Not a lot of women have that.
I don’t use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom.
I think there’s a far more general audience now because I’ve done more populist stuff on telly.
South Dakota is a great state because of its values, not because of dependence on government.
Emphasis on the common emotive or affective origins of music and words in the first cries of humankind undermines words.
Jean Philippe Rameau
As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws.
Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.
J. Paul Getty
It is a major sin to break a contract, especially in military situations.
John Walker Lindh
Let’s face it: if you and I have the same capabilities, the same energy, the same staff, if the only thing that’s different between you and me is the products we can get, and I can get a better product than you, I’m going to be a better chef.
I read the script for Wonder Boys, and I said that was almost perfect, it was so classy, cool and funny. It’s a really specific thing. We stuck to it, it turned out good and a lot of people liked it.
Robert Downey, Jr.
A lot of people have this ego need that makes them want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe and humans are the most important species, the supreme expression of creation.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.
I am not feeling any better because I cannot stay in bed, having constant cause for walking. They say I leave at night by the window of my tower, hanging from a red umbrella with which I set fire to the forest!
I agree completely with my son James when he says ‘Internet is like electricity. The latter lights up everything, while the former lights up knowledge’.
They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they’re not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it’s not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here.
Michael D. Barnes
Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
Marquis De Vauvenargues
I’m not following anybody’s tracks, I’m making my own baby.
We chose this road, and will end with martyrdom or victory.
I buy way too many books.
Orson Scott Card
The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.
I love acting and I still want to do it, but I’ve such an instinct for directing, it’s something that comes naturally to me. It’s why I’m here on this planet.
I do indeed write on the road. My laptop goes with me everywhere.
Mary and I look eerily similar but other than that, the differences are pretty much night and day.
Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can’t really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman – like my father, or like me?
I suppose I’m proudest of my novels for what’s imagined in them. I think the world of my imagination is a richer and more interesting place than my personal biography.
Our estimates suggest that a tax increase of 1 percent of GDP reduces output over the next three years by nearly 3 percent. The effect is highly significant.
Sometimes the wheels of justice grind slowly.
You’re a song written by the hands of God.
I don’t really pay attention to the filmmaker thing.
I squeeze oranges every morning to make juice.
Anybody who finds it easy to make money on the horses is probably in the dog food business.
Franklin P. Jones
I mean, I really don’t want the federal government to be determining whether or not a person who feels certain ways about the environment or about animals or about certain religious issues should be considered an extremist. That to me is a type of thought control, mind control, which is very dangerous.
So I think it’s fair to say it’s even more of a challenge for some of these actors that are coming up, because there’s such a pressure to look good, to be sexy and be palatable to people on whatever level.
Anthony Michael Hall
Educators take something simple and make it complicated. Communicators take something complicated and make it simple.
John C. Maxwell
Songwriting is the other weight on the opposite side of the scale from touring. They balance me out creatively.
It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
Miami is one of these great places that is a really sensual, physically beautiful place.
I’ve never worked for the sake of working. There’s probably enough crap out there for me not to add to it.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
William Ellery Channing
Democrats always like to brag that their guys are smarter than the opponents and Republicans always like to brag that their guys are more moral than the opponents. But if you’re looking for morals in politics you’re looking for bananas in the cheese department.
Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause.
Jack Henry Abbott
Credulity is the man’s weakness, but the child’s strength.