Top Quotes About Anything
I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America’s role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war.
Orson Scott Card
I think we ought to take the world as it is and not as we would like to have it.
George William Norris
Everything begins with an idea.
One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
You know, if I tell the press that I like long blonde hair, the next day there will be girls with long hair wigs outside waiting for me.
Faith always contains an element of risk, of venture; and we are impelled to make the venture by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves.
I’m not going away. I’ll still be very much involved in the team but not with the same number of hours. I need to move over and allow the people who are really doing the job the space to do so.
Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.
Delphine de Girardin
A man’s character never changes radically from youth to old age. What happens is that circumstances bring out characteristics which have not been obvious to the superficial observer.
Olympism… exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, mind and will.
Pierre de Coubertin
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation.
Trying to be Supermom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom. Not going to happen.
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
Once I was able to take care of myself and my children, I then wanted to share.
Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.
I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school. Three years later I got my first championship in China.
Soul, soul is nothing. Can you see it, smell it, touch it? No.
The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.
Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.
The reason given by the President in asking Congress to declare war against Germany is that the German government has declared certain war zones, within which, by the use of submarines, she sinks, without notice, American ships and destroys American lives.
George William Norris
I am not a newcomer, you know, so I want to be judged for what I did when I was prime minister last time in Italy and president of the European Commission for more than five years.
It is very vulgar to talk about one’s business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties.
You’re only as good as the people you hire.
On a royal birthday every house must fly a flag, or the owner would be dragged to a police station and be fined twenty-five rubles.
I have taught students from the New York City area so long I have a special affinity and rapport with them. It surprises me sometimes that there are students from anywhere else.
Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!
I’ve always seen myself as one of those ‘show people.’ My earliest memories are wanting and needing to entertain people, like a gypsy traveler who goes from place to place, city to city, performing for audiences and reaching people.
I don’t worry whether the period is contemporary or three hundred years ago. Human beings are all alike.
What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.
There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
Miguel De Cervantes
A lot of male actors are method actors and they become the characters which they both were.
I listen to jazz and gospel… yeah that’s basically what I listen to.
There are things in American culture that want to wipe the class distinction. Blue jeans. Ready-made clothes. Coca-Cola.
The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry.
Any team can have a bad century.
Science is a self-sufficient activity.
I like playing accents, and doing things like that, it was fun. It was fun.
Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.
Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.
It’s an old anarchist dream that people can take care of their own lives.
Those quotations were really quite obscure. Anyone can see that he is a very well read man.
I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.
Anne Sullivan Macy
What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
I’ve turned down projects based on raunchiness before.
Here is the real domino theory – gay man to gay man, bisexual man to straight woman, addict mother to newborn baby, they all fall down and someday it will come to you.
Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry, as in fiction. I just think it’s harder to write. It’s harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
You see, one of the best ways to assure quality radiologic procedures is to require a basic level of education and skill for the people responsible for performing these procedures.
Charles W. Pickering
Never elated when someone’s oppressed, never dejected when another one’s blessed.
You can’t be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film.