Top Quotes About Anything
I prefer to see with closed eyes.
The late 20th century sea level rise rate lacks any sign of acceleration. Satellite altimetry indicates virtually no changes in the last decade.
Very few people can afford to be poor.
George Bernard Shaw
I think it’d be a real nightmare to put a record out and sell 20 million copies and then that’s it.
It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year.
Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.
But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they’ve expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington’s power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government.
Allowing the U.N. into Iraq will demonstrate to the Iraqis that the international community as a whole is committed to bringing stability and safety to their country.
Falling little wind, it was five before I could form my line, or distinguish any of the enemy’s motions; and could not judge at all of their force, more than by numbers, which were seventeen, and thirteen appeared large.
You can’t please everyone so you gotta please yourself.
SO when I got word from three different sets of people who all said Manson had cancer, I knew I couldn’t get straight info from his staff and had no choice but to go over the fence for it.
I’m the guy who will eat something that looks nice when I’m out, but when I take it home in a doggie bag, it’ll sit in the back of my refrigerator until it starts to move.
I Kenneth Robert Livingstone, having been elected to the office of mayor of London, declare that I take that office upon myself, and will duly and faithfully fulfil the duties of it to the best of my judgement and ability.
Kenneth Robert Livingstone
If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
I am very proud of being the one to have coined the word.
It is hard for a black man to just be himself. We spend so much time in defense of something that is indefensible because there is nothing to defend.
I listened to it last night for the first time since we started this project. I went out to my car and put it in and went to an empty parking lot and just listened and read the little pamphlet that came with it. After two or three songs I burst into tears.
Copiers do not collaborate.
I once tried thinking for an entire day, but I found it less valuable than one moment of study.
When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don’t give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself.
I’m not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician. I lack discipline.
Now I’m having the time of my life being on the road with one of the world’s all-time great big bands, and performing with symphonies. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
For my children, they spent 15 to 20 years of their life in baseball. And Ruth and I spent so many years of our married life that that was our life. We knew nothing else.
If the EU and the US can cooperate successfully on regulating financial markets, everyone else will follow.
I also work with the spirituality of people.
The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.
William Ralph Inge
You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover’s arms can only come later when you’re sure they won’t laugh if you trip.
The most important thing is story-telling. It’s as singular and old-fashioned as that.
One seeks to equip the child with deeper, more gripping, and subtler ways of knowing the world and himself.
Jerome S. Bruner
I believe that free and civilized societies do not hold prisoners incommunicado.
Acting doesn’t bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.
Most horror films fail to scare me. I think “The Ring” plays more as a psychological thriller. It’s smarter, there’s more character development and some of the themes explored go a little deeper.
You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
C. S. Lewis
Many novelists take well-defined, precise characters, whose stories are sometimes of mediocre interest, and place them in an important historical context, which remains secondary in spite of everything.
Our democratic richness arrives when we’re able to comprehend our collective humanity accurately.
Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The story of Americans is the story of arrested metamorphoses. Those who achieve success come to a halt and accept themselves as they are. Those who fail become resigned and accept themselves as they are.
All the world wondered as they witnessed… a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride.
He who is brave is free.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I’ve had about 140 albums released, and I’ve done everything I wanted to do.
You get kind of bored being in catalogues all the time.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
There’s no such thing as second class citizenship. That’s like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant.
H. Rap Brown
Civilization in its present form hasn’t got long.
The greater part of critics are parasites, who, if nothing had been written, would find nothing to write.
J. B. Priestley
All actors are incredibly insecure.
What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.
People say I’m extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
Marlon was so sensitive, you thought the poor guy just had a bad education.
It’s not quite as important who you beat as that you end up on top.