Top Quotes About Anything
I do not hesitate one second to state clearly and unmistakably: I belong to the American resistance movement which fights against American imperialism, just as the resistance movement fought against Hitler.
This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old.
James H. Breasted
My big fight is not in the movie and I don’t understand that decision but I know he’s right about it, whatever it is. Quentin did not hire me because I’m a kung fu expert; he hired me because he liked to listen to me talk.
We have lost one shuttle for every 57 flights and that is not a good ratio. I do believe we need to continue space flights, but maybe we can follow the example of the Russians and use unmanned vehicles to transport hardware into space.
I’m not terribly fond of soapboxes.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Well, I actually first got into music as a small child, and as I became a teen, I sought out making money from music, weather that was singing lounge gigs, backup in studios, or weddings.
There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.
Look for someone who has a complete life without you in it. If you have a person you don’t need for anything, that’s ideal. You’re just together because you really want to be.
The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with.
The knowledge of the realm of death makes it possible for the shaman to move freely back and forth and mediate these journeys for other people.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
My one ambition was to go to Broadway, and I never gave up on that dream.
Let a nation’s fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive.
Dreams say what they mean, but they don’t say it in daytime language.
I feel very, very proud that so many people have copied me.
I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned to write a biography of Marie Antoinette.
I sometimes think that being widowed is God’s way of telling you to come off the Pill.
Variety, multiplicity are the two most powerful vehicles of lust.
Marquis de Sade
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
You talk about the values that you have whether they’re in favor or not in favor. That’s how you lead. The reality is, we’re losing more and more elections.
I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter.
I often find that having an idea in my head prevents me from doing something else. Working is therefore a way of getting rid of an idea.
I still happen to think the United States is the greatest place in the world to invest.
If it’s an excellent script, I enjoy it tremendously, the acting part of it.
I’ve never really been that much of a fan of Ninja Tune.
If there are going to be people out there making war on other people, don’t you think it’s a good idea for some of those people to at least follow a code of ethics? Not ‘honor’ but something you can pin down and be sure of, something with the same rules for everybody.
There are several such issues where I have departed radically from the Republican orthodoxy.
For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.
Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.
Nobody needs to prove to anybody what they’re worthy of, just the person that they look at in the mirror. That’s the only person you need to answer to.
Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed.
Peter S. Beagle
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I didn’t care at all about losing, but I just didn’t want Emerson to feel bad, You know, I didn’t win, but Felicity won, and when you come to the set next time, you can give her a big congratulations.
I’ve also committed my time and resources to many local organizations like Christmas in April, Catholic Community Services, and Hudson County Meals on Wheels.
I don’t believe in perfection. I don’t think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.
I’d rather be dead than dying.
After working for 14 years on Wall Street and growing up in a family with strong roots in small business, I know how important the entrepreneurial spirit is to attaining the American dream.
I actually do my own renovations. I designed and built a 100-foot split-cedar rail fence to enclose my property. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Don’t recommend doing it alone. I also built a 100-square-foot back porch. Again, don’t recommend doing it alone.
Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.
I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn’t call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision… this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light.
I’m homosexual… How and why are idle questions. It’s a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green.
It’s a question of not copying the masters, to look for something, good or bad, for oneself. To enter this liberated state of mind, one cannot copy the others.
Those edges and turns teach control and discipline, just like finger exercises on the piano.
Barbara Ann Scott
Everybody knows I’m a Democrat.
Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.
I don’t think there is a national pasttime. Watching TV is a national pasttime. Really. If there is a national pasttime, it is watching TV.
To conquer nature is, in effect, to remove all natural barriers and human norms and to substitute artificial, fabricated equivalents for natural processes.
Faith is a kind of winged intellect. The great workmen of history have been men who believed like giants.
Charles Henry Parkhurst
Tennessee Williams was a gifted talker with a beautiful accent and we had lots of things in common.
I’ve always liked getting away with just a little bit of what you’re not supposed to. Like my first book, Billy’s Booger, got me in trouble with the principal’s office.