Top Quotes About Anything
I had given up magic, because it had reached a state of perfection. I felt that I was able to transform men into animals. I did not make use of this capability, because I believed I could not justify an intervention of this kind in the life of another person.
Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
Nothing truly convincing – which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill – has been written against the ancients as yet; especially not against their poetry.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
A computer shall not harm your work or, through inaction, allow your work to come to harm.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
The Buggles was much more a studio environment idea, which we never actually took on the road.
I want to do a little bit of everything. I love sci-fi. I think it’s more the characters that draw me towards things. I like strong women. I’m very interested in futuristic stuff, anything.
France, mother of arts, of warfare, and of laws.
Joachim du Bellay
Now I’m fighting cancer, everybody knows that. People ask me all the time about how you go through your life and how’s your day, and nothing is changed for me.
The substance of faith is a hope in the unseen.
I find it difficult to judge myself, but people say that I have become a bit more socially acceptable over the years in terms of my material; which apparently at the beginning – though I never really intended it to be – was man hating and now is just a bit more cuddly.
With all due respect to lawyers, it’s wonderful that you have this intricate knowledge. You break down words to the nth degree. And sometimes I find it rather disgusting. And it goes on and on.
The process of speciation is completed with the cessation of genetic exchange.
Peter R. Grant
Ronald Reagan was the greatest president of the twentieth century.
The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
God is stronger than their strength, more loving than their uttermost love, and in so far as they have loved and sacrificed themselves for others, they have obtained the infallible proof, that God too lives and loves and gives Himself away.
George A. Smith
The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses.
Television preachers extract money from the poor to live in a style and to indulge in shameful acts which equal or outdo the worst of the Renaissance Popes.
J. Irwin Miller
The process of rewriting is enjoyable, because you’re not in that existential panic when you don’t have a novel at all.
Once I discovered music, I knew what I wanted to do.
I went through withdrawal when I got out of graduate school. It’s what you learn, what you think. That’s all that counts.
It may be said that poems are in one way like icebergs: only about a third of their bulk appears above the surface of the page.
Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.
The less I behave like Whistler’s mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after.
The combination of domesticity and wildness – that’s a deep expression.
Nowhere has specialization penetrated so deeply into the building professions as North America.
The best way to navigate through life is to give up all of our controls.
Pride will spit in pride’s face.
Democracy is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems.
What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching, then she will be seen as standing in judgement over a vast percentage of Europeans.
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
If we could have just screwed another head on his shoulders, he would have been the greatest golfer who ever lived.
I actually don’t think that I’m gonna sell a lot of records.
Many defense experts have predicted that we face no greater threat from a single country than from Iran.
No one has the right to destroy another person’s belief by demanding empirical evidence.
The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Death does not exist.
War is failure of diplomacy.
In the final analysis this congressional race is always going to be a close race, whether there’s a presidential race or governor’s race or not. But is this a better year? Yes, this would probably be a better year.
Now that I’m over sixty I’m veering toward respectability.
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
The big secret in acting is listening to people.
Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.
Charles M. Schulz
Once the season starts for me, there isn’t a change in my focus, just a change in my tactics and strategies.
He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.
Poverty is not the root cause of crime.
There is also poetry written to be shouted in a square in front of an enthusiastic crowd. This occurs especially in countries where authoritarian regimes are in power.
Rose was sexy. It was my fantasy about her. She accomplished so much and came from so little in terms of a background that would have prepared her for the world, let alone the world of entertainment.
It’s a little dangerous for me to get outside myself and think about how I want people to see me.
Most foreign policies that history has marked highly, in whatever country, have been originated by leaders who were opposed by experts.
Henry A. Kissinger