Top Quotes About Anything
I was not naturally intellectual, but somebody whose interest had to be whetted, still the case sadly.
Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body who tended to be quite active. I think that’s in general a feature of intellectually active places.
But I do mean to say, I have heard her declare, When at the same moment she had on a dress Which cost five hundred dollars, and not a cent less, And jewelry worth ten times more, I should guess, That she had not a thing in the wide world to wear!
William Allen Butler
From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
I live and die with the Chicago Cubs.
Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery.
G. B. Trudeau
The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.
William Winwood Reade
It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
Beauty is first and foremost an emotion.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
A fool and his money are soon elected.
Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else and failing.
Love is so holy, so confusing. It makes a man anxious, tormented. Love, how can I define it?
When you dream, you dialogue with aspects of yourself that normally are not with you in the daytime and you discover that you know a great deal more than you thought you did.
Toni Cade Bambara
I tend to really be partial to Ayn Rand, and to The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
In 1916 I was discharged from military service, or rather, given a sort of leave of absence on the understanding that I might be recalled within a few months. And so I was a free man, at least for a while.
Everybody wants to be like everybody else.
Also, while I was at Yale, I had a job teaching kids at the museum.
Robert T. Bakker
The humiliation of the North is complete and overwhelming.
Benjamin F. Wade
Justice deferred is justice denied.
I like what I hear as a resulting combination of these two strands… something of a combination of familiarity and, for lack of a better word, strangeness.
Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
To Live signifies to believe and hope – to lie and to lie to oneself.
Emile M. Cioran
And when I first came out from New York, I hadn’t driven in a long time. Now I’m like Joe Speedster.
When it comes to social consequences, they’ve got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it’s a difficult task.
Learning how to improvise really awakened my interest in music.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered.
I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can’t do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I’m going to do something, I go all the way.
I know it’s a rare privilege, but if one can really tackle something in adult life that means that much to you, then it’s more rewarding than anything I can imagine.
I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light.
So I’ve seen life as one long learning process. And if I see – you know, if I fly on somebody else’s airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn’t in – 21 years ago, then I’d think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I’d like to fly on.
There is an element of luck, there is an element of trial and error, sometimes you fail, sometimes you succeed. It’s not as beautifully simple as it may seem when we are talking about it.
That is one of the things about going on tour, that I get to work with some really talented people and it allows me to be able to listen to them as well – and just have fun on stage.
The possession of land seems to be a greater gratification to the pride and independence of men.
George Richards Minot
Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
A deck of cards is built like the purest of hierarchies, with every card a master to those below it, a lackey to those above it.
When I played Bobby Fischer, my opponent fought against organizations – the television producers and the match organizers. But he never fought against me personally. I lost to Bobby before the match because he was already stronger than I. He won normally.
I was six months old at the time that I was taken, with my mother and father, from Sacramento, California, and placed in internment camps in the United States.
We used the Western style to express our own themes and stories. But don’t forget that our heritage includes The Thousand and One Nights.
I try to help developing junior chess. When I lived in USSR, I got a lot of free help from very good coaches – now I am trying to repay that debt.
Answer violence with violence. If one of us falls today, five of them must fall tomorrow.
Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?
So no, it’s not all in the genes, but what isn’t in the genes isn’t in the family environment either. It can’t be explained in terms of the overall personalities or the child-rearing practices of parents.
The Beatles and The Stones were basically inspired by American Rhythm and Blues.
In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members of the House to support legislation aimed at investing in the improvement of water quality in our Nation’s lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries.
Ignorance of one’s misfortunes is clear gain.
I will interview bigwigs if I get the chance, but you are seldom surprised by people in power – you’ve got to get awfully damn close to get anything new.
I’ve been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.
Now, I’m getting a little older, got more responsibility, I don’t need to be depressed.
A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower.