Top Quotes About Anything
I feel that David took a risk with me. I have a sense that by starting off in the theatre and going off to do films you are seen to sell out in some way. I don’t hold truck with that, but you can’t stop people from feeling it.
We were learning together. We’d go to various clinics and try to learn as much as possible.
Fortunately, the war has brought with it not alone a stark realization of what another war would mean to the world, but as well the creation of an international agency through which the nations of the world can, if they so desire, make peace a living reality.
Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man.
Conservatives and liberals alike have been waiting for this moment for a third of a century.
I’ve never worked with the Java community.
Miguel de Icaza
It is a violation which has obsessed the tyrants of the twentieth century. They do not want simply to kill their opponents, but to liquidate them, to deny that they have ever existed.
Leave the President’s family business to him. You will have plenty to do without trying to manage the First Family. They are likely to do fine without your help.
It’s sometimes better to pretend I don’t hear the sound of somebody in the nearby woods with a shotgun.
Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.
Every man is the son of his own works.
Miguel De Cervantes
Poetry asks people to have values, form opinions, care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job.
Thrillers have been traditionally very masculine books; the women characters often rather decorative.
Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals.
T. E. Lawrence
The problem with winter sports is that – follow me closely here – they generally take place in winter.
Four years of world war, at a cost in human suffering which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine, led to the very clear realization that international anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive.
While a lab Director can get done the things that he regards as important, he has the more important job of bringing out the best ideas of the broader scientific community.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
As an undergraduate, I had an opportunity to go on a number of archeological digs. So I had experience excavating, digging up remains of ancient Indian villages in the Midwest and in the Southwest.
We’ll be launching the new public prosecution service in Northern Ireland tomorrow. I’ll be doing it in Belfast tomorrow. This is an entirely new era, in which criminal justice now exercised on an equal basis, not the old basis in which community division was a feature.
I believe that music is connected by human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies.
First of all there is always that artistic challenge of creating something. Or the particular experience to take slum life in that period and make something out of it in the form of a book. And then I felt some kind of responsibility to my family.
Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?
I’m a huge poster collector.
You have to channel the interpretation and performance into 100 people. And with the audience, the critics.
I ain’t got no right to judge someone.
There are a lot of things in Queen albums that you don’t expect; that’s why we threw them in.
I’ve been asked about this constantly, and I compare it to how if you’re walking down the street and some schizo guy comes up to you and vomits on you: You wouldn’t be hurt by that, you’d just think it’s weird.
This planet Earth, the act of putting a roof over our heads, our flesh and blood existence, it’s all very temporary.
Melissa Auf der Maur
I’m in a great rage now, as I understand how many lives we have lost.
Truth is the object of philosophy, but not always of philosophers.
John Churton Collins
Before I got through high school I had attended 22 different schools. In the time before I was well acquainted with the latest school, I would amuse myself by drawing and found that I was pretty good at it.
First of all, let me say, 1:15 in the morning, for 20,000 people to still be here, I wasn’t the winner, tennis was. That’s awesome. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so good here before.
I’ve never wanted to play bank managers and real people particularly.
My plumbing is all screwed up. Because it turns out, I do not own a garbage disposal.
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
I don’t have a warm personal enemy left. They’ve all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me.
Clare Boothe Luce
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
For the most part, pianos are female to me. Sometimes they’re dykes, and they’re always good fun.
Necessity, the mother of invention.
One billion people in 175 countries will mark Earth Day. That puts tea parties in perspective, doesn’t it?
I only really started to go to plays and to be interested in drama 20 years ago when as an artist I was already well-rounded. I think I’m more disciplined today.
I don’t care if people think I am an overactor, as long as they enjoy what I do. People who think that would call Van Gogh an overpainter.
I sat down one night and wrote the line rock, rock, rock everybody.
Lord knows, I never want to waste any more of my time in mirrors.
I was a window dresser for Burton’s once. What really put me off was the area manager coming round and saying, Charles, I think you’re a natch at this.
It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
I have Graham Greene’s telephone number, but I wouldn’t dream of using it. I don’t seek out writers because we all want to be alone.
My wife taught me the importance of living well.
Bill Hanna and I owe an awful lot to television, but we both got our start and built the first phase of our partnership in the movies.
I have a simple life. I mean, you just give me a drum roll, they announce my name, and I come out and sing. In my job I have a contract that says I’m a singer. So I sing.