Top Quotes About Anything
I think my books come out very visual, which is an obvious consequence.
At age 12, I was put on tranquilizers when I should have gotten help. There was nothing major and awful, I just didn’t feel my family was supportive and emotionally generous.
You will find my last words in the blue folder.
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
W. Somerset Maugham
You’re under pressure when you produce facts. You’re working with facts in journalism, but you’re under all kinds of formal constraints; there are expectations.
The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
E. M. Forster
I don’t know what leadership is. You can’t touch it. You can’t feel it. It’s not tangible. But I do know this: you recognize it when you see it.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Previously the same Polish audiences would have been pressured into seeing cinema made for adults, films made by us about those spheres of life that were significant for us and which should be significant for our society.
I’m not afraid of O.J. now.
My heart is so light that it’s amazing. I get to play all this grief, all this loss, all this disaster and chaos. It’s hysterically funny. I am very light.
All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.
But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?
Placebo is music for outsiders, by outsiders and our gigs are like conventions of outcasts, which is cool.
And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
Alfred North Whitehead
Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.
There’s no greater way to gain an audience’s sympathy than by being unfortunate.
Trust in God – she will provide.
Our elections are free, it’s in the results where eventually we pay.
I’m a real big celebrity. I’m this megastar.
Various Turkish people invaded southwest Asia during the Middle Ages and carved an empire for themselves from lands occupied by the indigenous Semitic and Indo-European inhabitants.
When people talk about the ’60s I never think that was me there. It was me and I was in it, but I was never enamoured with all that. It’s supposed to be sex and drugs and rock and roll and I’m not really like that. I’ve never really seen the Rolling Stones as anything.
Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem.
Wellbeing is attained by little and little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself.
At the moment, in Britain we’re facing such enormous cutbacks in education programs and music programs and art programs that you feel you are knocking your head against a brick wall.
Peter Maxwell Davies
France has a very important relationship with Germany. But that does not mean that we agree about everything or that two of our universities or companies are not going to compete.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
An organized effort is making to deceive the people. There are two great enemies of thought and progress, the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold.
Mary Elizabeth Lease
Well, I had this little notion – I started writing when I was eleven, writing poetry. I was passionately addicted to it; it was my great refuge through adolescence.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
Every day, we get a little bit closer to the kind of expertise and the kind of experience we’re going to need to go there. I’d love to be the guy walking on Mars.
John L. Phillips
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
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.
The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
Years ago when you’d go to a working group most of the people in the working group would be from universities. Now most of the people are from companies who are building internet products and care what the standards turn out to be.
And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition, with the women to the left and the men to the right, as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society.
Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.
I am single for two reasons. First, I don’t date girls who watch Real World because they already think they know me. Second, a lot of girls look at me as the slutty seven.
I am still doing my due diligence. A vote on a Supreme Court nominee is a lifetime appointment and when the court decides, it is the law of the land.
It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
I usually prepare a track and then I work with the artist when it’s time to do the vocals.
Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.
The first perk of theatre is the girls.
I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
But the basic difficulty still remains: It is the expansion of Federal power, about which I wish to express my alarm. How easily we embrace such business.
There is no such thing as a harmless truth.
I am tolerably ignorant about Judaism, and much of what I do know about it seems hard to swallow, because it is so grounded in legalism, and adherence to rituals.
A lot of people love the idea of improvising but are terrified of it, so I tried to make a book that was not a chef’s book about improvising but a real home cook’s book with a real home cook’s pantry, supermarket ingredients, that sort of thing.
To this day the Arab influence is evident in southern Italy, northern Africa and, above all, in Spain.
So when I read this story, it unlocked a volcano of unanswered questions, because the questions had never been asked. It was an opportunity to come to terms with the lot of repressed history – and history of repression.