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.
The beggar wears all colors fearing none.
So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.
I wanted to use what I was, to be what I was born to be – not to have a ‘career’, but to be that straightforward obvious unmistakable animal, a writer.
Because most writers have totally unrealistic concepts of how publishing works.
The 1984 European Championships were held in France and that was something important. I felt on form then, even though I was practically always injured at all the World Cups. It’s a great memory. But in any case, the past is past.
It makes sense to invest in new work. It’s almost like having a research department in a scientific laboratory. You have to try things out. You’ll make some bad mistakes. Some things will fail but at least you’ll energise the organisation.
What I learned very quickly is that if you get it right in the first two or three takes, it’s not going to get that much better.
I’m an old-fashioned guy… I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something.
Look, any amount I make, somebody’s going to be mad.
If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one.
The desire to see Okinawa returned to Japan developed into a broad national consensus among our people.
Being a good mother does not call for the same qualities as being a good housewife; a dedication to keeping children clean and tidy may override an interest in their separate development as individuals.
I veer away from trying to understand why I act. I just know I need to do it.
Agents are still asking for millions of dollars for actors that don’t sell one ticket.
The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I like when my face tingles, when the hair on the back of my neck stands up.
America is woven of many strands. I would recognise them and let it so remain. Our fate is to become one, and yet many. This is not prophecy, but description.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called “truth”.
In solitude, where we are least alone.
My favorite episode of Stargate? All of them! My favorite episode of Parker Lewis? All of them!
I like songs that are simple.
Complete and total perfection will come about only when we feel that our perfection is no perfections as long as the rest of humanity remains imperfect.
If Congress doesn’t raise taxes, you cannot get a private investment account without forgoing a portion, possibly all, of your guaranteed benefit check.
Jesus Christ came into my prison cell last night, and every stone flashed like a ruby.
I’m glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees.
I was brought up in industrial south Lancashire, down the cobbled road from where LS Lowry (1887-1976) lived and painted.
There are two worlds: the world we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.
Five years ago, people were crying and feeling the Japanese were about to take over the Earth. I don’t hear that kind of talk anymore.
As it fell upon a day in the merry month of May, sitting in a pleasant shade which a grove of myrtles made.
When I play ball, I play hardball.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
I wouldn’t know how to handle serenity if somebody handed it to me on a plate.
Lady Limelight is a jealous lady. She wants all of your attention. You don’t have any time to think of anything else but Lady Limelight, because pretty soon that light will be shinning on somebody else. So you better do it while you can.
I never enjoyed working in a film.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
You cannot expect the guy who drove the car into the ditch to navigate it out of the ditch. You have to put a new driver in the seat. I’m not saying the new driver is going to be any better, but we need a new driver. Kerry is the only choice.
I would have started the National Actors Theatre 30 years earlier.
There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.
A wife should no more take her husband’s name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost.
Democracy no longer works for the poor if politicians treat them as a separate race.
And I think I find, I know a lot of people around, in different cities, and so it’s not – it might sound strange – but it’s not that hard to say good-bye, because I know there’s other people where I’m going. I can sort of fit in in a lot of places.
It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
People don’t want other people to get high, because if you get high, you might see the falsity of the fabric of the society we live in.
Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them.
I’m not a comic. I’m a humorist.
I’ve played golf with three U.S presidents.
It would absolutely suck if you paid a few bucks for a book only to find that on the first page it said, ‘Once upon a time they all lived happily ever after’ and the rest of the book was blank.
Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.