Top Quotes About Anything
He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish.
When I see what I want, I do it.
The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, ‘Let no one be called happy till his death;’ to which I would add, ‘Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.’
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I was approached by Oxfam to go to Mali as their ambassador and get involved in their various initiatives out there. But I felt that was missing the point of using me, a musician.
The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love – almost as violent and much more mischievous.
The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families.
The factory that my grandmother had put under the house to produce these green men to come get me.
If it is a mistake of the head and not the heart don’t worry about it, that’s the way we learn.
It is a comfort to the unfortunate to have companions in woe.
But to me the bottom line is the more education you can give yourself, and the more preparation you can do, the less chance of failing.
Dive on them and squash them if you must.
We live, I think, in the century of science and, perhaps, even in the century of physics.
They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
On sand, you can never be sure of anything. An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment.
Major social movements eventually fade into the landscape not because they have diminished but because they have become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience.
Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very hard to pick up again.
The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That’s the only difference.
He hath desired to bring the souls of other men to heaven; let his soul be brought to heaven.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
You know, as long as you do everything in moderation, you don’t go overboard, you don’t, you know, turn your lips into guppy lips – I mean, a little zip or a little zap, that is not a big deal.
I’m the first to admit this whole salary thing is getting out of control. In the final analysis, it’s still about the work.
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
It’s all about the script. Reality is key to me and less cutesy.
I love playing the vamp, and I get sent out for a lot of that stuff, maybe because I do it well.
I’ve always recorded the same way. I put down as many ideas as I have, then strip them away at the mixdown. It’s better to have too much music than not enough.
Certainly my only interest is not in Celtic music.
I remember when it was just the three Emcees and then Flash put Mr Ness down.
Kool Moe Dee
The one who will be found in trial capable of great acts of love is ever the one who is always doing considerate small ones.
Frederick William Robertson
I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap. I thought it was the new punk rock. LL Cool J was my biggest idol.
Dee Dee Ramone
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
W. H. Auden
When applied to politics and taken to its extreme, kitsch is the mask of death. Fascism was all aesthetics. There was no core principle to it. There was no truth to it.
Our Jihad will remain on Palestinian soil that is wide and large.
No authority is higher than reality.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga
Even when I was very depressed, I could hold on to something. It seems that I have always had that streak of gold that I could hold on to.
I used to take five or six books away and bring five or six books back. Nobody gave me direction or advice and I read much in the way that a boy might watch television.
Lebanon is restless, Syria got its walking papers, Egypt is scheduling elections with more than one candidate, and even Saudi Arabia, whose rulers are perhaps more terrified of women than rulers anywhere else in the world, allowed limited municipal elections.
Terrorism is a real despair. These are people for whom life has been so negative that they’re willing to die if they can take down some of their enemies.
John Shelby Spong
The most imaginative people are the most credulous, for them everything is possible.
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
The mind is the result of the torments the flesh undergoes or inflicts upon itself.
Emile M. Cioran
To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind.
A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
More and more the world is growing to love a lover, and one has only to read the newspapers to see how sympathetic are the times to any generous and adventurous display of the passions.
Richard Le Gallienne
Only those within whose own consciousness the sun rise and set, the leaves burgeon and wither, can be said to be aware of what living is.
Joseph Wood Krutch
90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.
Any horror element is as much psychological as special effects.
When it’s working, what acting is really about is getting into the essence of a moment in a creative, joyous way – through whatever frees you up.
Basically he never went to work and didn’t have a job. Of course I thought he did. I thought he was on the phone doing business deals instead of borrowing money from people.
I give ’em the hip, then I take it away.
It doesn’t matter who scores the points, it’s who can get the ball to the scorer.