Top Quotes About Anything
I know at last what distinguishes man from animals; financial worries.
I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
Don’t marry someone you would not be friends with if there was no sex between you.
You might hold an ethical position that it’s wrong to lie, but if you have plans for a war in Iraq, and you want to keep them secret for practical reasons – to reduce casualties, perhaps – and someone asks you about those plans, you may need to lie for a ‘good’ outcome.
I did, I’d say, at least about 80 percent of the rest of the driving, and I had the time of my life.
And that’s why I chose on purpose not to have a death scene. We’ve seen them in a million movies and it’s too much like cranking the tears out. I didn’t want that scene.
The Internet is a great information tool, and can be a place where kids learn, but we must remember that when kids are online, they are in public.
All the colleges I played, most of the colleges, they were white.
It is a process of diverting one’s scattered forces into one powerful channel.
Let’s not talk punishment.
We have to find compromises. That’s the way it is in Norway.
Kjell Magne Bondevik
I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.
We all have a dinosaur deep within us just trying to get out.
We’re a nation of laws, but the good thing about America, is that laws reside in the people and people can change the laws.
And I always voted at my party’s call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
I’ve got seven kids. The three words you hear most around my house are ‘hello,’ ‘goodbye,’ and ‘I’m pregnant’.
I feel great. I feel younger. And I don’t feel anything at all. I don’t know who knows, but right now I’m, how, how many years have I, fifty five, something like that. Forty three years old. And I feel like seventeen, like twenty five years ago.
Now that I’m taking some time off from school, I’ve been reading a lot to make sure I don’t forget everything. It’s mostly classics and nonfiction accounts from actors, directors and writers from the ’40s and ’50s.
Kids’ views are often just as valid as the teachers’. The best teachers are the ones that know that.
Usually, someone who’s in a show gets me a ticket. I feel cornered. I can’t walk out if I don’t like it.
Alimony – the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
H. L. Mencken
If somebody hits you with an object you should beat the hell out of them.
When I first met Elvis, we had so much in common and became fast friends.
Israel would not do that, both because we cannot afford to be accused by the world of aggression and because we cannot, for security and social reasons, absorb in our midst a substantial Arab population.
We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.
Lawrence Clark Powell
Then to have Brett come along and follow in the footsteps, it’s so gratifying. I get as much enjoyment out of watching Brett play as I did of entertaining people myself.
A painstaking course in qualitative and quantitative analysis by John Wing gave me an appreciation of the need for, and beauty of, accurate measurement.
Paul D. Boyer
It’s often been said that I’m an extremely depressing, cynical writer. I’ve never known what to make of that.
Now I’ve even gotten to running out to the fan buses that pass by our house, so I can talk to the people. I think I’m trying to gather fans, frankly. They’re very, very nice people – they really understand. It’s fun talking to them.
I don’t care what the religion is called; as far as I’m concerned, one God, the God I adhere to, is in charge of all of them.
Blackheart Records being 25 years old represents staying power and the fact that we weren’t able to get a record out through conventional means, so we had to create this record company to put out our records if we wanted to be a band that had records to give out to their fans.
Obviously, there has to be a profound change in direction. Otherwise, interest on the national debt will start eating up virtually every penny that we have.
Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old loves are the worst.
Arthur Conan Doyle
It had a very good arrangement by Herbie Hancock, but it used existing pieces.
Black boys became criminalized. I was in constant dread for their lives, because they were targets everywhere. They still are.
The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.
I have no ghost writers. I personally write every message and every piece of published mail.
A girl came up to me in a bar and said she wanted to be my apple pie. I wish I’d said something cool, but I was stunned.
They need help, and we have helped, and we are here to help. And we are helping, and we’re going to continue to help.
Racial discrimination does not always violate public policy.
At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
I’ve always been ambitious to be very good at what I do.
Scenery is fine – but human nature is finer.
I organized Sweet Honey In The Rock in 1973. The music was sanity and balance.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
I’m not interesting enough on my own that you’d want to see a film about me.
If I have one vanity wish, it would be to direct. It’s the only thing I haven’t done yet that I would like to.
It’s as if I were collaborating with myself, revealing my relationship to the material. My hand would make the drawing. Then my mouth would transmit it.
Break any problem into, or make any changes in, small increments.
If you can get a twelve year-old kid to go listen to Thelonius Monk, what more do you want? Do you want a big pile of cash, too? That’s a home run for me.
I believe that if we get out of people’s way, the sky’s the limit. The sky is the limit.
It does not have to be that the greatest generation is behind us. It does not have to be that our children will have a lower standard of living. It will be that way if we choose to believe that. I choose not to believe that.