Top Quotes About Anything
I think there has to be greater heed paid by the Security Council members to military advice.
I prefer design by experts – by people who know what they are doing.
Working in Isaac’s universe was more of a treat than a challenge.
When you put your total faith in God, no matter what happens, to a person who’s a true believer, if you die, you know you’re going to heaven to be with God.
When something really extreme happens, you have to find a way to embrace that and include it in how you think about the character. Sometimes it’s not easy.
David Ogden Stiers
And, uh, I did that, and there was nothing more ridiculous to me than finding the weight of the earth because I didn’t care how much the earth weighed.
Metaphor is embodied in language.
Trust not to much to appearances.
The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.
W. Somerset Maugham
Well, yeah, but I probably wasn’t as open about my desperation.
Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people; and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him.
The good news is there’s no devil. The bad news is there’s no heaven. There’s nothing.
I’d come out of the army after five years as a medic. I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals, and I was a Captain in the army at the end, in 1945.
If I were still twenty years old, I would really move to America.
Theo Van Gogh
The only difference between a dead skunk lying in the road and a dead lawyer lying in the road is that there are skid marks around the skunk.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.
To stand there and do nothing on film is probably the hardest thing to do.
There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.
We have helped to organize the United Nations. We believe it will stop aggressor nations from starting wars. Because we believe it, we intend to support the United Nations organization with all the power and resources we possess.
James F. Byrnes
The Iraqis need help establishing a government. We have to provide them with security.
I’m always learning from experiences because each one is different and there are different players involved in the project at the time with their own way of doing things.
We want to obviously foster a relationship that we’re a partner with states; that we all share the same goals of closing the achievement gap, just as the Congress does; and that we’re practical and sophisticated enough to understand what they’re talking about.
I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point.
You feel a sense of urgency, especially at my advanced age, when you’re staring into the grave.
I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I moved out to LA, got an agent, started auditioning. I didn’t know anything about how it worked. And since I was really bad, luckily, I didn’t get any of those parts.
If you want to establish an international presence you can’t do so from New York. You need the consecration of Paris.
Oscar de la Renta
So I think hip-hop is moving and is going to continue to move in the direction of rappers just being honest with themselves, whether you’re talking about Common and Mos Def or Nas and 50 cent.
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Well, with the French language, which I understood and spoke, however imperfectly, and read in great quantities, at certain times, the matter I suppose was slightly different from either Latin or Greek.
The image is where you have dinner at night, who you’re seeing. It’s what car you drive and how you dress. People in the industry sell that, and it creates a dream. There’s nothing else.
In speaking, for convenience, of devices and expedients, I did not intend to imply that Shakespeare always deliberately aimed at the effects which he produced.
Andrew Coyle Bradley
What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
When I woke up Sunday morning at the Open and stepped outside and felt the wind and rain in my face, I knew I had an excellent chance to win if I just took my time and trusted myself.
It is important to stress: Africa is also a victim of the September 11 attacks.
I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.
I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety.
I walk into the studio and we’re all so happy to see each other.
Every little kid that steps on the court or the field has aspirations to go pro. I think being a pro basketball player is the best job. The thing I had to realize was that I can’t do every dream that I have.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they’ve stolen.
A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere, will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful.
Marquis de Sade
Some kids are always getting into trouble or doing stuff, and I stay away from those types. I know I am no better than anyone else in this world. I’m just an actor, that’s nothing special. But I’m not into anything bad. Just blackjack.
I think that sometimes when they see me in a movie they expect me to be something nasty. I mean, I play a lot of villains and you show up and they think maybe… That’s why it’s good to defy expectations sometimes.
Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.
I wanted to play baseball!
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