Top Quotes About Anything
I never consciously said, ‘I want to be an actor.’ It sounds stupid, but it’s kind of like being a painter or something. You don’t say, ‘From today on I’m going to be a painter.’ It’s not something conscious – you’ve just been painting pictures all your life.
The experiences of promoting my first album were really something; there is so much illusion in my environment (touring and pop music) that I wanted to clear away.
Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands.
My life so common it disappears and sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears.
Throughout the centuries, man has considered himself beautiful. I rather suppose that man only believes in his own beauty out of pride; that he is not really beautiful and he suspects this himself; for why does he look on the face of his fellow-man with such scorn?
Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
Warren G. Harding
Very few editors worry about heresy – their goals are much too commercial, thank goodness.
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Just because I look sexy on the cover of Rolling Stone doesn’t mean I’m naughty.
Love without sex is still the most efficient form of hell known to man.
I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn’t enough. I was exploding inside.
Of woman as a real human being, with sexual needs and sexual responsibilities, morality has often known nothing.
I get obsessed by little nerdy things in my corner that no one else is interested in.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
And all of Laura’s stuff, what they wrote originally wasn’t as good and Constance wound up doing that herself. That was all her stuff, reading to the child, because she had children herself and that’s what she would have done.
We are here, on earth. Not one of us has any right to the earth.
There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
There’s some new evidence that has just come out about the CIA planning terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in the ’60s and how they were going to set up Castro for it in order to get America behind a war in Cuba.
Judicious absence is a weapon.
Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s the same thing now. When I go onstage the young people scream and holler as much as the older generation.
The Reformers, therefore, as instruments in the hands of God, in delivering the Church from bondage to prelates, did not make it a tumultuous multitude, in which every man was a law to himself, free to believe, and free to do what he pleased.
And what always struck me about that war period was how even Churchill had to talk socialism to keep up people’s morale.
Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life’s greatest tests alone.
Abel has left mathematicians enough to keep them busy for 500 years.
The accidental causes of science are only accidents relatively to the intelligence of a man.
The Crafty Cockney had a picture of the owner dressed up as a copper, so I brought it home, wore it on TV and the name just stuck.
Money: power at its most liquid.
Whenever someone asks me if I want water with my Scotch, I say I’m thirsty, not dirty.
Joe E. Lewis
In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss.
No verse is libre for the man who wants to do a good job.
If they ever do my life story, whoever plays me needs lots of hair color and high heels.
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
Obviously, it gave me a chance to see Barcelona. I won’t deny that. But I also had a chance to see something in another country in terms of recycling and reusing nuclear material.
The coal mining industry is very destructive and it doesn’t have to be.
This world crisis came about without women having anything to do with it. If the women of the world had not been excluded from world affairs, things today might have been different.
I got sober because I was worried I was going to die next year.
Times have changed since George Herbert… but the principle and spirit in which he ministered as a priest remains an inspiration and model for all priests.
What one has to do usually can be done.
No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
T. S. Eliot
With my daughter, who at the time was one, my domestic life needed to take more precedent and really with my own self I needed to develop quite a bit more. So that put Blur down the list of priorities quite a lot by the time I came to thinking about it.
Failure too is a form of death.
Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives.
I’ve known Tiger since he was 18. Tiger is a great guy. I am so happy for him right now.
And so, the youngsters you have today, even though there are far fewer of them – in World War II 16.5 million men and women in uniform, today roughly a million in uniform in spite of the fact that the country is almost twice as large a population as we had in World War II.
As a child, I was never drawn toward depraved or extreme situations; I really wanted a normal little childhood. Unfortunately, that’s just not what happened.
I was surrounded by nature and trying to come to terms with this blissful nature versus the inhumane mentality of war. People were being deluded by someone using the word peace.