Top Quotes About Anything
I remember being young in the 1960s… we had a great sense of the future, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth today. This being able to dream and to change the world.
Government workers often get a bad rap, but it’s rare for them to receive much appreciation when government works.
Whatever extra there is in me at any given moment isn’t fully formed. I am hardly aware of it; it awaits the next book. It will – with luck – come to me during the actual writing, and it will take me by surprise.
V. S. Naipaul
I’m the worst person to ask about how to get noticed. It took me 25 years.
It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better.
Once I found out how much an Off-Off-Broadway actor makes, I was whoring myself out the next day.
We see ourselves as first helping to open up markets to competition.
Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
Robert A. Heinlein
Labor can and will become its own employer through co-operative association.
Thought the sun is gone, I have a light.
The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past, the present, and the future, that we bear within us; whoever possesses but one of these terms, has but a fragment of the law of the moral world.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.
We’re going to have shortages and prices are going to go up. Gasoline is going to be extremely tight for us.
T. Boone Pickens
Alas! Alas! Life is full of disappointments; as one reaches one ridge there is always another and a higher one beyond which blocks the view.
It is because the fight against the harshest aspects of unrestricted capitalism is therefore a political problem and not an intellectual one that community action remains so essential.
Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country?
Delay is the deadliest form of denial.
C. Northcote Parkinson
To me, getting notes, honing the part, and refining the role is the real fun of the play.
Suffering is one of life’s great teachers.
Bryant H. McGill
I don’t know really. I’ve always been interested in the small picture instead of the big one, and I’ve always been interested in relationship pictures.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that’s OK – the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
Some think that by preparing to deal with crises you make them more likely. I think the wiser judgment is the contrary. In this area at least, if you want peace or stability, it’s better to prepare for war or instability.
A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.
Black Books adheres to a more old fashioned, traditional sitcom format, which I think works, because in its own way, it’s quite theatrical.
When I came out of service, the first couple of releases didn’t really hit so I just took a little hiatus and sat down to see what was happening. I just glued my ears to the radio and then I started writing – the first hit record that came out was “Everybody Loves a Winner.”
I think as far as kids go, you just have to work hard. Work on your skills, keep focused.
I have decided to fight for my country, because we have build a success story in Guanajuato, with real results and more yet to come in the next two years.
Fake relationships and fake people coming up to me and all of a sudden wanting to be my friend.
For a long time I thought I was a poet, but that’s a high title to claim.
Stax was rejoicing in the difference in who we are, and that’s what you see in the film.
The press is like the air, a chartered libertine.
I believed or thought I was disoriented and the victim of a bizarre dream and I believe I paced in and out of the room and possibly into one of the other rooms. I may have re-examined her, finally believing that this was true.
My mother is still battling alcoholism.
Patrick J. Kennedy
All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Henry Ward Beecher
The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
Our differences are policies; our agreements, principles.
Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
Arnold J. Toynbee
The key to your universe is that you can choose.
Frederick Carl Frieseke
Don’t let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine.
There is no law that says a man who earned a hundred million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the job has to be a decent human being, but Mike Eisner is that and more.
I certainly do get at the end of my rope at times. We all do.
A director makes only one movie in his life. Then he breaks it into pieces and makes it again.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
I had a really good feeling about that match. You know, they are good friends, and Chris had to feel really relaxed because of being out there with Tiger.
You only live once and you don’t know it because of the everyday activities, but if you walk around knowing you only have one time on this planet, you’ll make a whole lot more of it.
I think we have to be fair in saying at this point that neither Roosevelt nor Lewis realized the peril to which they were exposing both the unions and the country.
John T. Flynn
Encourage kids to enjoy running and play in athletics. Don’t force them to run too much competition.
During the Tertiary period the whole valley of Mexico was one great lake.
Edward Burnett Tylor
Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world – out of six billion people, more than three billion – do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame.
I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is.
Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
Joel A. Barker