Top Quotes About Anything
How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.
I want to do more. I’m never satisfied with what I’ve done.
One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.
Vincent Van Gogh
There’s a lot of things that are said on the American Idol message board. I quit reading them because most of the people are very mean.
The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.
Billing and cooing to me is worse to witness an execution.
William Hamilton Maxwell
Nothing that we have authorized conflicts with any law regarding privacy or any provision of the constitution.
When you are in a room and your job is to write jokes 10 hours a day, your mind starts going to strange places.
I want to know what the difference between the essence of a man and woman is.
When you grow up around it, I just watched my father work really hard. He wasn’t around as much as I would have liked. And when I grew up, I understood why.
I’m in this business for too long to be halfhearted about anything.
I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive, you can have. It’s a reality.
Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
I went to America on holiday when I was 17 and, before I knew it, I’d been signed up by an agency and had these obligations I didn’t understand, but which I couldn’t say no to. This industry chose me. But I did choose to make it fulfilling.
I think that in the near term the only threat to demand is some form of recession here in the United States.
The lack of health care coverage has remained very important to me during my time in Congress and as a member of the House Subcommittee on Health, I am working hard with my colleagues to correct these inequalities.
Baseball must be a great game to survive the fools who run it.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.
People who attack others need rationalizations for doing so. We undermine those rationalizations.
After my years in Hollywood, I got tired of apologizing for work that really wasn’t mine to begin with.
I have sometimes been told that my music is ‘difficult’ for the listener.
Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature.
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
If fame is to come only after death, I am in no hurry for it.
Marcus Valerius Martial
It I talked about Watergate, I was described as struggling to free myself from the morass. If I did not talk about Watergate, I was accused of being out of touch with reality.
Richard M. Nixon
I loved acting when I was doing it, but getting the jobs I didn’t understand because I’d never had to do it. That was a difficult lesson for me. It was very humbling and very bizarre.
Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.
My opinion is that he’s a swindler and you’re a sucker.
We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
Max de Pree
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.
Journalists are accused of being lapdogs when they don’t ask the hard questions, but then accused of being rude when they do. Good thing we have tough hides.
I’ve become so earthy. And I never was earthy. I’m doing all kinds of different roles which are not at all like the intellectual and the legal mind of Ben Stone.
They still had the Lord Chamberlain, so we had this idiotic censorship. We were allowed three Jesus Christs instead of 10. Why three were OK, I don’t know.
We must prepare the ground for creativity. And if this also gives rise later to success in the economic sense, success in terms of Euros and Cents, this will by no means reduce my joy.
I remember seeing some little wrinkles in my early 30s and thinking they were interesting. But you know the horror of it is that the screen image has to be perfect.
You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose intimate friends are all good, and whose enemies are decidedly bad.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
For the judgment was accomplished not only upon all the men of the Christian church, but also upon all who are called Mohammedans, and, moreover, upon all the Gentiles in the whole world.
He who doesn’t fear death dies only once.
I think that what people want from cable news channels is the sense that if there’s hard news, it’s going to come up immediately.
We cannot appeal to the conscience of the world when our own conscience is asleep.
Carl von Ossietzky
We have confirmed something we only knew in theory, namely that revolution, in which uncontrolled and uncontrollable forces operate imperiously, is blind and destructive, grandiose and cruel.
I put myself and all the members of Congress in the same boat of things that could have been done better.
Tennis is seen all around the world; if I am home or anywhere in the country, United States, people will stare.
A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.
In Hollywood you can see things at night that are fast enough to be in the Olympics in the day time.
To investigate the history of man’s development, the most important finds are, of course, hominid fossils.
Secondly, the Government of Sudan should commit to the disarmament and control of the Janjaweed militia and ensure that the targeting of civilians ceases immediately.
The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
I’m in a weird band. We’ve done very well. The American Dream is alive and well.