Top Quotes About Anything
I think people forget that to be on the A list you first had to go through the original graded Parliamentary Selection Board. I did that and then like everyone else had the further interviews to get onto the A list.
If only we could accept that there is no difference between us where human values are concerned. Whatever sex.
Do you think my mind is maturing late, or simply rotted early?
The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them.
Samuel McChord Crothers
I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don’t realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side.
Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent.
A woman in love will do almost anything for a man, except give up the desire to improve him.
Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.
Alfred A. Montapert
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence, and that we can move towards democracy without violence; that way, God will allow it.
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
William Arthur Ward
I absolutely don’t believe in anything. Full stop. Including luck.
Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people.
One is never so dangerous when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush.
Marquis de Sade
First I went to the Sorbonne to do my licence en lettres, but I also started to study law.
Well, I have a very simple method of painting.
I used to shy away from publicity so as not to let it get in the way of the work. But it’s part of the job. The tabloids are a whole other arena. If fame happens, it happens. I just want to maintain focus.
Because I take care of my body, it doesn’t look like the body of a woman of my years.
You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.
The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God’s Eyes.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
There may be writing groups where people meet but it’s occasional. You really do it all at your own computer or your own typewriter by yourself.
After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
Honestly, I like everything, boyish girls, girlish boys, the heavy and the skinny.
The direct investment of Japanese businesses to East Asian economies accelerates the reallocation of their production bases. Consequently, between Japan and the other East Asian countries, both exports and imports are growing substantially.
The American character looks always as if it had just had a rather bad haircut, which gives it, in our eyes at any rate, a greater humanity than the European, which even among its beggars has an all too professional air.
The fact that anyone would find me sexy is very, very flattering, but ridiculous. I so don’t believe it. But I’m flattered. Truth is, I don’t lift a finger to look sexy. Ever.
No one should be so naive as to think that wages among organized groups will not be increased, under pressure if necessary, to make up for increases in the cost-of-living, nor should anyone ordinarily object to such adjustments.
Charles E. Wilson
It’s a great excuse and luxury, having a job and blaming it for your inability to do your own art. When you don’t have to work, you are left with the horror of facing your own lack of imagination and your own emptiness. A devastating possibility when finally time is your own.
If all you have to offer is a look that is supposed to be appealing, the you are going to be paid attention to about a tenth as long as you would be if when you speak you are interesting.
Get it – get it better or get it worse. No middle ground of compromise.
Henry Ossawa Tanner
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
All critics should be assassinated.
There are times when it is more courageous to be cowardly.
Norman Reilly Raine
It costs you something to do good!
Zora Neale Hurston
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
In a high school, the norms act to hold down the achievements of those who are above average, so that the school’s demands will be at a level easily maintained by the majority.
James S. Coleman
In the past 10 years, I’ve looked at life as this Pollock stuff. And now I’m almost in the post Pollock phase.
An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark – that is critical genius.
That image of the countryside being a threatening place still exists. People continue to resist the challenge of learning about aspects of life they don’t understand.
According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months.
I love to sing old Motown songs to myself, or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday. That gets me in the mood for singing.
By the late ’70s I had come to question the point of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the CIA’s overall charter.
For the first time in history, we declared war without financing it. Americans have not been asked to pay for it through taxes.
For me, writing is a love-hate relationship.
The Bible has done more harm than any other book in the world.
Fair and softly goes far.
Miguel De Cervantes
Go with your fate, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places.
I really think the mind of someone who hasn’t been welded into place by their work or studios or actors or this whole society is a wonderful mind to work with, so I’d like to do a big picture with an unknown director.