Top Quotes About Anything
I knew nothing about football, then someone showed me a film of Petit and I realised how interesting the game could be. He is divine. When I met him I could barely speak, he was so gorgeous. Women will love that show.
If it’s not American, the French won’t go see it.
So what I do now is to pre-empt that by making the up into a virtue, and telling funny stories about how crap I am before people have a chance to notice it for themselves and think maybe I haven’t realised.
Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
I became chairman of the inmates committee. Got into a lot of trouble. Was accused of fomenting a riot. Was accused of plotting to kill the warden.
A man like Wilde was not free to live out of the closet as a homosexual, and women in general were not able to be truly themselves; there was no place for a woman’s voice to be heard or for her to express her sexuality.
I hate politics, hate deals, and deal-making, hate meeting with attorneys and agents.
Kathie Lee Gifford
It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
I think a duet with Janet is a great idea.
There is no real wealth but the labor of man.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If you want to succeed in the world, you don’t have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier.
Some smart man once said that on the most exalted throne in the world, we are seated on nothing but our own arse.
The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and how he would like it to be done.
He who dares not (reason), is a slave.
I have good anticipation, and good reaction to the the ball because I’ve played so many matches in my life.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles William Eliot
I wish that the Democrats would put some effort into Social Security reform, illegal immigration’s reform, tax reform, or some of the other real issues that are out there.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
So long as these kinds of inequalities persist, all of us who are given expensive educations have to live with the knowledge that our victories are contaminated because the game has been rigged to our advantage.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.
What is the price of a thousand horses against a son where there is one son only?
John Millington Synge
The truth has got to appear plausible on the stage.
I lived with my mom in a really small apartment. My bedroom was like in the living room. That’s why I still love to sleep on couches now.
There is little doubt that Iran is on a mission to rebuild its nuclear weapons and use that capability to wreak havoc and destruction on Israel and others throughout the world.
I think the biggest thing for me is being able to adjust to the way the game has changed. It’s basically a 180-degree turn from the style I like to play. That’s what I think I’m most proud of, being able to fit into this style of game and still be fairly successful.
I have a ton of Holocaust stuff, and some of it is really hard core.
I don’t think I really invented anybody. I have drawn on real life.
You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself, and for the firefighter it is fire.
That one plant should be sown and another be produced cannot happen; whatever seed is sown, a plant of that kind even comes forth.
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
Eventually I became involved with somebody, and I was fired.
France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they’ve forgotten all about it. I’m afraid that the American culture is a disaster.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
Despite its enormous power and wealth, China’s ruling elite remains absolutely petrified that the free flow of information will undermine its political legitimacy, particularly among China’s younger generation.
It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
Nicolas de Chamfort
We want everybody to succeed. You know why? We want the country to succeed, and for the country to succeed, its people – its individuals – must succeed.
Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.
Most of the monsters… are based on some sort of mythology. Every culture and even some geographical areas have monsters and mythology that is their own.
Laurell K. Hamilton
We all agree now – by “we” I mean intelligent people under sixty – that a work of art is like a rose. A rose is not beautiful because it is like something else. Neither is a work of art. Roses and works of art are beautiful in themselves.
America does not need gorgeous halls and concert rooms for its musical development, but music schools with competent teachers, and many, very many, free scholarships for talented young disciples who are unable to pay the expense of study.
When I got my first guitar my fingers wouldn’t go to the sixth string so I took off the big E and played with just five strings. I was only 6 or 7.
I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.
It’s nice to be able to backtrack and not be embarrassed by the music you used to listen to.
It’s a terrific… you can’t put it down. So I phoned him back and I said I’d love to do it. I went over to Paris for a meeting, and we just talked very generally about the approach.
I’m just saying, it’s got to be about something more than just body parts when you’re with somebody.
Brian Austin Green
It seems to me that one thing people do over and over again is try to figure out how to get married, stay married, fall in love, how to rekindle all this stuff. It seems to me to be a pretty eternal theme so I don’t know if you can get typecast from making movies about men relating to women. It seems to be what is going on on the planet a lot.
The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides – Zarqawi and also the American troops at times. The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs. You also know what they do in the prisons.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Between understanding and faith immediate connections must subsist.
Marquis de Sade
The sky was clear – remarkably clear – and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse.
We sat down and told stories that happened to us in our childhood, to our children. They were all basically based on the truth. These stories were funny and poignant to us. They just took off. These are all stories from my life.
I go by the role pretty much. And I think the only genre I haven’t gotten to do but I’d love to is a western, but no one has ever asked me to do that. Unfortunately they are very few and far between these days, but that is one type of film I’d love to do.