Top Quotes About Anything
I remember when I was a little boy my father didn’t love me; he couldn’t. He loved my older brother but he couldn’t love me somehow, at least not in a way I could understand it.
There are rhythmic ideas which sometimes only work up to a point. In writing there are moments when it just comes off the page, it’s not just a collection of notes.
I’m a perfectionist. I can’t help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.
I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author’s political views.
Among the New Hollanders whom we were thus engaged with, there was one who by his appearance and carriage, as well in the morning as this afternoon, seemed to be the chief of them, and a kind of prince or captain among them.
I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn’t much of a stretch.
We must accept life for what it actually is – a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Make it, not make it? What’s the difference? Music is a language, it’s a dance of life, and it can be a part of your life without being something that earns.
It’s not as if there’s a noise problem, because they use the same circuits as Formula One.
If we have only one that can govern, and we chose him… does that mean we’re not democratic?
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
I can’t tell you 100 percent what makes a relationship work. But I can see something good coming and I can see something bad coming.
My husband gave me a necklace. It’s fake. I requested fake. Maybe I’m paranoid, but in this day and age, I don’t want something around my neck that’s worth more than my head.
I’m a journalist and that’s what I do.
You will also allow me to thank the Academy for inviting me to lecture in Stockholm, for its hospitality, and for the opportunity afforded me for admiring the charm of your people and the beauty of your country.
Everything we do has consequences.
If I were asked for a one line answer to the question’ What makes a woman good in bed?’ I would say, ‘A man who is good in bed.’
A healthy outside starts from the inside.
The victor belongs to the spoils.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.
An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.
Faith given back to us after a night of doubt is a stronger thing, and far more valuable to us than faith that has never been tested.
If you give it good concentration, good energy, good heart and good performance, the song will play you.
I didn’t go to classes there, but ended up at the Cinematheque, and there it opened up even wider because there I saw a variety of films from all over the world.
I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I’d never take a job in a place where you couldn’t throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines.
The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
Here’s the good news. If I realize that I’m insane, then I’m okay with it. I’m not dangerous insane.
It’s the poignancy and sadness in things that gets to me.
My jersey hanging from the ceiling is going to be a symbol of the hard work of the people I played with.
I always have the feeling in these low states that something good is about to happen. That’s when I feel the fullest, the rawest, the closest to myself.
Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
Money often costs too much.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I just want to lobby for God.
I served as Dean until 1974, when I stepped down to return to full time teaching and research.
I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio.
Gerald R. Ford
You say a line and you wait for them to laugh, then you say another line and you wait… It felt weird to me. But it’s interesting and the energy is almost like theatre, I suppose, with all the people there.
The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
That is to say, nature’s laws are causal; they reveal themselves by comparison and difference, and they operate at every multivariate space/time point.
There’s no hypocrisy in Hell’s Kitchen.
Information is the resolution of uncertainty.
Players should know that if you can’t make the contribution of the winning shot, that your attitude every day when you come to practice, or the positive contribution you make through cheering and keeping up team morale, is just as important in the overall picture.
Religion is never the problem; it’s the people who use it to gain power.
Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
Gore’s problem is that the issues are all on his side.
I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
It’s the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you’re mad, then dangerous, then there’s a pause and then you can’t find anyone who disagrees with you.
The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it’s very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.
Thomas J. Watson
In the 21st century when few of us stay in the same job all our lives, I would like to think there was flexibility so teachers could become social workers, or foster carers become teachers.
I feel really privileged to be an actor, to be paid to do something I love.
First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
Amos Bronson Alcott
There is no greater mystery to me than that of light traveling through darkness.