Top Quotes About Anything
Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning.
Katherine Anne Porter
I had to do the book because there was an unauthorised biography which didn’t tell it like it was.
I always sang in church always was in a gospel choir and directed choirs and always performed, but I never thought of it as a powerful thing.
We as Democrats have no apologies to make to anyone.
Richard J. Daley
I always work the same way, starting from the beginning of the weekend, so I know at the beginning of the race, from all that I have analysed during the practice, whether I will win the race or not.
I was raised Catholic and I’m Presbyterian now, but I’ve always been a Christian, regardless of denomination. I believe that Jesus is the way.
What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.
Joseph Wood Krutch
It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.
You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.
Marian Wright Edelman
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
A privilege may not be a right, but, under the constitution of the country, I do not gather that any broad distinction is drawn between the rights and the privileges that were enjoyed and that were taken away.
The entitlement state has driven us into insolvency.
I always thought the real violence in Hollywood isn’t what’s on the screen. It’s what you have to do to raise the money.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, I wanna grow up and be a critic.
Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.
I quit the tax job then and decided that I was going to play in a band. I answered ads in the Village Voice and went through two days of auditioning for bands.
I’m involved in some action scenes, so they’ll train me for that. I’ll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.
And then, when I started to school, I found out I couldn’t talk.
I know the world isn’t fair, but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor?
Love is when each person is more concerned for the other than for one’s self.
Over and over again, financial experts and wonkish talking heads endeavor to explain these mysterious, ‘toxic’ financial instruments to us lay folk. Over and over, they ignobly fail, because we all know that no one understands credit default obligations and derivatives, except perhaps Mr. Buffett and the computers who created them.
I’m a parrot. I can pick up an accent and just do it.
There’s some familiarity in Celtic music, even if you’ve never heard that piece of music before.
I sit there pouring out my woes year after year, coming up with one enormity after another about my mother and the way she let me down; but it doesn’t make me any the less fearful.
Lars von Trier
Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
However, we do not lack anti-terrorist laws. I do not believe that the recent London bombs were the result of any deficiencies in our legal system.
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
Mary Kay Ash
I learned you can’t trust the judgment of good friends.
I demand more of myself than anyone else could ever expect.
I’ve tried word processors, but I think I’m too old a dog to use one.
I sent my flowers across the hall to Mrs Nixon but her husband remembered what a Democrat I am and sent them back.
Honestly, I’m more into the computer, the Internet, and checking out scores or the news.
Laws are made to protect the trusting as well as the suspicious.
My mother wanted me to understand that as a woman I could do pretty much whatever I wanted to, that I didn’t have to use sex or sexuality to define myself.
In 1995 the whole political situation was very complicated. I was the first deputy prime minister, and at the same time I had very low influence in the government.
Our history is not our destiny.
Proposals to forbid golf courses have about the same motivations as proposals to forbid skate boarding, although the rationalizations are different.
A specialist is someone who does everything else worse.
They say it’s good but I didn’t know what I was doing until I got into the suit and they put the moustache on me, and somehow, when I got all the drag on, it came out. It was the most amazing thing. I’m truly extraordinary.
Fear is excitement without breath.
Who sows fear, reaps weapons.
Keep your ears open, your eyes open, grab everything you can, react, and learn!
None of us knew what this power plant looked like. We had no schematic drawing.
It is the old battle, between those who use a toothbrush and those who don’t.
We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
I write short stories, and I wrote a play.
Hearts that are delicate and kind and tongues that are neither – these make the finest company in the world.
Logan Pearsall Smith
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.
Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.
If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
But I did a lot of boxing and I was captain of an Australian surf club.