Top Quotes About Anything
I was number one in the ratings four times last year and twice this season. What could be more damn equal than that? If they get any more equal, I don’t want it.
It has since been agreed that speeches given in English will be translated into French and vice versa, and even into German and Italian when necessary. No doubt translations into Esperanto will also soon be in demand.
I’m very lucky to work in so many different arenas of the entertainment industry and I do enjoy them all, but making music – original music – in the studio or live onstage is definitely my favorite thing to do.
When I was younger and did a stand-up gig, it would take me two weeks to recover. Sometimes I’d get so panicked that I would stutter.
This thing that Colin Powell’s son is expected to do is kind of scary when you think that television and radio and newspapers are what make people think what they think.
I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today’s existence.
The end was surely near. The Nazis killed you only when you were naked, because they knew, psychologically, that naked people never resist.
Winning isn’t everything. Wanting to win is.
The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it.
Alfred North Whitehead
The purpose of the ADA was to provide clear and comprehensive national standards to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. As a result, individuals with disabilities are now able to live in their homes and have access to new careers.
But I certainly know a lot of people that existed at that level and are always kind of pining for more, always thinking that the next big break, the next opportunity, the big role are just around the corner of the next audition.
Thomas Haden Church
There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them.
Since September 11th, federal terrorism investigations have resulted in charges against more than 400 suspects, and more than half of them have been convicted.
Yes, and it’s my third movie with Richard. American Gigolo was my first.
Here were these college kids beating the Soviets and going on to the Olympic Gold Medal. To me, that’s the greatest upset of all time in any sport that I can think of.
Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
We have by far the most expensive health system in the world. We spend 50 percent more per person than the next most costly nation. Americans spend more on health care than housing or food.
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn’t know.
Man’s natural character is to imitate; that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely as possible the person whom he loves. It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes.
Marquis de Sade
English, once accepted as an international language, is no more secure than French has proved to be as the one and only accepted language of diplomacy or as Latin has proved to be as the international language of science.
This business is all about being seen, and the more people see you the better.
The inspiration to write? Perhaps it’s not so much inspiration, as a NEED to write. I get itchy and guilty and dissatisfied when I haven’t written for a while. Ideas come to me and need to be written down.
I can do most anything and not have a problem with it. The only time I have negative attention is when I run naked through the streets brandishing a handgun.
Welfare makes you dependent upon someone to take care of you.
To me, a fairy tale seems to have become reality.
Maybe I’ll be a feminist in my old age.
When this boy was brought to Dr. Young, his name being William, the same as mine, my mother was ordered to change mine to something else. This, at the time, I thought to be one of the most cruel acts that could be committed upon my rights.
William Wells Brown
I’d love to do my own music for sure. I’d love to have a band.
When we compile a petition, we often have members go to their representative’s or Senator’s offices and deliver it in person. This way they can experience a real connection with the staff.
He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.
The poem is a little myth of man’s capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.
Robert Penn Warren
The exact time of death, I think, is not something that matters so much at this moment for we will be reliving John Paul’s life for many days and weeks and even years and decades and centuries to come.
An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame.
I like the fact that Jack is always wearing a tie except when he’s on a mission. I do like it when I get out there and dress up, or dress down, a little bit.
When we cannot be delivered from ourselves, we delight in devouring ourselves.
Emile M. Cioran
Our brave soldiers and support personnel are engaged in a battle as important as any the United States has ever before waged, for the success of democracy in Iraq is a crucial test of the ideals this Nation was founded upon.
Immigrants are people who leave one country, one society, and move to another society. But there has to be a recipient society to which the immigrants move.
Samuel P. Huntington
One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside.
Slash sat me down at his house and said, You’ve got to clean up your act. You know you’ve gone too far when Slash is saying, Look, you’ve got to get into rehab.
An honest money system is the only alternative.
This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.
I don’t want to give any advice to a 19-year-old, because I want a 19-year-old to make mistakes and learn from them. Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make sure they’re your mistakes.
We aren’t leveraging this great economic engine, the strongest economy in the world. And yet we have this totally weak response. We import $500 billion a year more in products than we export.
The kind of thing I’m good at is knowing every politician in the state and remembering where he itches. And I know where to scratch him.
A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.
George Dennison Prentice
Part of show business is magic. You don’t know how it happens.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Live dangerously and you live right.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You cannot say that you are happy when you don’t win.
It’s much easier to wear a Chairman Mao button and shake your fists in the air and all that, then to actually read the Communist manifesto and things like that and actually become involved in politics.