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 secret of being a bore… is to tell everything.
Peter Hall was just organizing the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was going to be an ensemble, it was going to be in repertory, it was going to have a home in London as well as in the Midlands, and all of those things were happening at that time.
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
W. H. Auden
With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction.
Samuel E. Morison
Back then it was nothing like today. So you’d go to the bowling alley. We bowled and you could be in the back and you could make out, you know? And you know how hot it was to make out.
This business switching styles can’t be done honestly by one man. As soon as he can play his instrument well, he can express himself, and all his life he has only one self.
Over 30 years ago, Airbus was founded by a European consortium of French, German, and later Spanish and British companies to compete in the large commercial aircraft industry with U.S. companies.
I play the way I do because it allows me to come up with the sickest sounds possible. That’s the point now isn’t it?
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly.
City government can and must help San Franciscans prepare for emergencies in order to avoid tragedy where possible and minimize loss of life and property when emergencies occur.
I’m passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings – it’s all a miracle.
Part of Washington keeping its promises is a focus on directing more dollars into our local classrooms.
People can say anything they want to. If they don’t want to get the news from me, get it from somebody else. It’s not something I’m going to worry about, I’m sorry.
I think the crux of the matter was that if we were going to become partners in, for example, the International Space Station, we had to gain the respect of a country like the United States and particularly its space organization, NASA.
For our vanity is such that we hold our own characters immutable, and we are slow to acknowledge that they have changed, even for the better.
E. M. Forster
And we have the most scrutinized election system in the United States, and we have met every test.
There’s a drive in me that won’t allow me to do certain things that are easy.
I will begin with this confession: whatever I have done in the course of my life, whether it be good or evil, has been done freely; I am a free agent.
When you give an artist a canvas, you shouldn’t tell him exactly how much paint to put on it, or exactly how sharp the images should be. You should let the artist get going.
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
My favorite music to sing would be my own songs, my original songs, just because I know them, you know I write the tunes, so my favorite songs are the newest ones that I write. That’s what I like to sing the most, because it means something, it’s real, it comes from me.
There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.
As president, I will bring all the parties and stakeholders together. I am going to come up with a solution that respects the environment and does not cause an upheaval in the economy.
If you love someone, you say it, right then, out loud. Otherwise, the moment just passes you by.
As a scientist in the field of biological warfare defense, I have never had any reservations whatsoever about helping the anthrax investigation in any way that I could.
Addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.
Hector Hugh Munro
Following the war in Europe a large increase of European immigration to the United States is to be expected, of which the largest part is and always has been made up of men skilled in farming.
What kind of government is this? This is a human being. This is not right, and I’m telling everybody you better call your congressman, because they’re going to run your life.
A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I was the star of the choir.
If people have bought something of mine, they know by now that I will decline writing it for the movies.
A director just pushes them a little this way or that way.
It’s impossible to compare two bands. It would be like comparing two lovers.
I’m thirty years old, but I read at the thirty-four-year-old level.
Those who restrain their desires, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Suppose you were working at your job one day, and you made a little mistake. Then all of a sudden a red light went on over your desk, and fifteen thousand people stood up and yelled at you that you sucked?
We all have levels of performance.
I’m a song and dance girl. I can act enough to get by. But that’s the limit of my talents.
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
As a personal beneficiary of the service that Amtrak provides and as someone who represents a congressional district that counts on safe, reliable rail service, I am a strong supporter of providing this vital industry the funding necessary to continue operations.
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
Nothing vivifies, and nothing kills, like the emotions.
I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.
Edgar Allan Poe
The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn’t exist in France. The whole idea is regarded as a novelty, or an oddity.
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.
Henry David Thoreau
Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying.
Mary Wilson Little
Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
Daniel J. Boorstin
God will finish what He authors, but He is not obligated to finish what He has not authored.
Edwin Louis Cole