Top Quotes About Anything
Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
The great challenge working on this show for me is wearing polyester all day long and having the worst haircut known to man at the top of my head and sitting under fluorescent lights. That is America, people. Polyester, bad haircuts, under fluorescent lights.
Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.
I have always believed in dialogue and in nonviolence, and if you look at my background you will see that it has always been my policy to talk to everyone.
The idea is that they wouldn’t want to deal with militant Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress, committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways. So that’s what we are doing here.
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly, there would be a good deal less sorrow in the world a hundred years hence.
It is really hard to make it convincing enough that you forget you are playing a video game.
Human life is full of the play of samskaras – tendencies developed by repeated actions.
I’ve always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
In other words, I have no truck for anyone who goes out and does an eclectic building.
It doesn’t have anything to do with yesterday or tomorrow, it’s all right now.
These are my new shoes. They’re good shoes. They won’t make you rich like me, they won’t make you rebound like me, they definitely won’t make you handsome like me. They’ll only make you have shoes like me. That’s it.
Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
Though actually the work of man’s hands – or, more properly speaking, the work of his travelling feet, – roads have long since come to seem so much a part of Nature that we have grown to think of them as a feature of the landscape no less natural than rocks and trees.
Richard Le Gallienne
It’s always hard – if you’re not the best player on your team, how can you be the best player in college?
Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
Right after I did ‘The Fountain,’ I wanted to go make a documentary or something that was less constructed – more natural. I was searching for a project, and sniffing around, ‘The Wrestler’ fit right in.
When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
My favorite monologue in the book is Kate Harrington’s story of her relationship with Truman.
Baseball was socially relevant, and so was my rebellion against it.
The survival of artistic modes in which we recognize ourselves, identify ourselves and place ourselves will survive as long as humanity survives.
M. H. Abrams
Teach a parrot the terms ‘supply and demand’ and you’ve got an economist.
The higher the hill, the stronger the wind: so the loftier the life, the stronger the enemy’s temptations.
The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone. You’re with your friends.
I know the game wasn’t a classic, but the night was about more than that-it was about bringing back the memories and raising money for former heroes who have now fallen on hard times.
The wind is a very difficult sound to get. It’s always changing.
Don Van Vliet
If you don’t sell, it’s not the product that’s wrong, it’s you.
When you go out onto the stage, all the preparation has to be forced into your subconscious. For the moment of the performance, we all have to return to a new level of unconsciousness. All the reflection and all the doubts have to be laid aside before you start.
I’m not so widely known that I’m going to be pigeonholed.
Still falls the rain – dark as the world of man, black as our loss – blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.
Our fielders have to catch a lot of balls, or at least deflect them to someone who can.
In our family, as far as we are concerned, we were born and what happened before that is myth.
V. S. Pritchett
Scriptwriting is the toughest part of the whole racket… the least understood and the least noticed.
It’s absolutely stupid that we live without an ozone layer. We have men, we’ve got rockets, we’ve got saran wrap – fix it!
I get offered a lot of the same type of thing… The teenage slasher movies.
The literature of the inner life is very largely a record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self.
Charles Horton Cooley
We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely.
There’s an 800 kilometer border between Iran and Afghanistan.
I need to keep my story count high. I’m trying to get as many stories in my hour as is humanly possible. We’re telling more stories in our hour than any national newscast has in the history of this business, I think.
In reference to Cat Stevens, it is very, very important we have accurate information on our terrorist watch list and our no fly list and that you have a remedy.
Moon is also a naive native girl when she sets out for Carbuncle.
Joan D. Vinge
Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
Well, I am not 100 percent sure of the definition of polemic, but it wasn’t meant to convince anybody of anything.
In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
If the house is to be set in order, one cannot begin with the present; he must begin with the past.
John Hope Franklin
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
Even in moments of tranquility, Murray Walker sounds like a man whose trousers are on fire.
All that matters on the chessboard is good moves.
What do you want to get done? In what order of importance? Over what period of time? What is the time available? What is the best strategy for application of time to projects for the most effective results?
Ted W. Engstrom
I never did buy things on credit, I always paid for ’em, because I can’t see much difference in paying for something and just waiting a week and pay interest on it; that looks foolish to me.