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
The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher. It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day.
C. S. Forester
When a girl’s under 21, she’s protected by law. When she’s over 65, she’s protected by nature. Anywhere in between she’s fair game.
Chum was a British boy’s weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.
A. E. van Vogt
I think that the EU with the Lisbon agenda has put the right emphasis on growth and employment.
I knew I’d conquered America when Mike Tyson told me I was one mean lady.
Real socialism is inside man. It wasn’t born with Marx. It was in the communes of Italy in the Middle Ages. You can’t say it is finished.
I could be with a woman in a bed, for weeks even, and it would seem to me like three seconds. Or 300 years.
I’m never going to retire.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
I’m trying to put more elements of the essay into my writing.
It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.
This is not about abortion or the antics. This is about pro choice versus anti-choice and government intervention in a woman’s personal decisions about her life.
In the gay (Catholic) community, it would seem, the maxim is: love the sin and love the sinner, but hate anyone who calls it a sin or him a sinner.
Richard John Neuhaus
My grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher.
Billy Ray Cyrus
If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn’t concern the central issues, it wouldn’t be worth publishing.
I’d already made the decision before I’d even read it-just because it was John Sayles. Then when I read it, the themes were actually themes that have been a big part of my life.
Well if I was going to describe my audience, it’s going to take longer than you’d ever expect, hundreds of years in fact, because there’s many of them, all over the world.
I went to the local schools, the local state primary school, and then to the local grammar school. A secondary school, which technically was an independent school, it was not part of the state educational system.
I don’t believe I’ve ever played a hip dude. I don’t think I would have the wherewithal to do that.
I loved Catholic school. I didn’t like being beeped at by old pervs at the gas station because I was wearing a plaid skirt, though. It’s like, do you think I’m going to stop and give you my phone number?
Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.
At rest, however, in the middle of everything is the sun.
Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you’re losing because when you’re a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you’re a manager all the worries of the team become your worries.
John Brown was tried for treason, murder, and inciting slaves to insurrection.
John Sergeant Wise
I wanted this album to sound like a big crocheted blanket – to be warm yet to have a lot of space.
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
Henri Frederic Amiel
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
And takin’ a bath in the creek. That’s the stuff that really made it worthwhile. Anybody can stay in a motel.
The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism.
War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support.
I want to keep a mysterious side to me. I want to keep a mysterious side to me.
Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.
Katharine Fullerton Gerould
The lack of money is the root of all evil.
Now I can go back to being ruthless again.
It’s so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that’s what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.
It is not very practical in today’s world when you tour all over the place having a big band.
I don’t think anyone’s ever thought I was a drug dealer.
We went out for six weeks a year. We first started in Mexico and we did that for so many years that we finally said we’ve got to explore and start going globally. And then we started going all over the world.
The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one’s self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.
We moved into the back, made it into a little 50s sitting room and started to sell the records. We had an immediate success. For one thing, these Teddy Boys were thrilled to buy the records.
There was my name up in lights. I said, ‘God, somebody’s made a mistake.’ But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, ‘Remember, you’re not a star.’ Yet there it was up in lights.
Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
Exaggerated self-importance is deemed an individual fault, but a racial virtue.
For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. I’m doing the right thing by the animals.
Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.
The present times require the vigor and the activity of the prime of life; but I feel the increasing infirmities of age to such a degree, that I am conscious I cannot serve you to advantage.
Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.
Today, the growing economic and social pressures in our country are putting millions of women, children and families at increased risk of abuse and neglect, especially when families are denied basic support services and economic opportunity.
The pleasure of one’s effect on other people still exists in age – what’s called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff.