Top Quotes About Anything
I would love for TNT to run the whole season at one point. I don’t think that’ll ever happen, though.
True love stories never have endings.
When you enjoy what you do, work becomes play.
In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I think Barack Obama has brought a new level of ethical standards to Washington. Has he changed some basic hard-knuckle politics? No. You need hard-knuckle politics to succeed.
I had made a decision early on that we were going to do the right things and that if they worked we were going to be very successful. And if for some reason they didn’t, all the claims and the protestations and the excuses wouldn’t make any difference.
When I raced with Mercedes, I thought I’d learn German. But my wife didn’t want to live in Germany.
Juan Manuel Fangio
I would be remiss if I left the impression that my life has been totally preoccupied with scholarly research.
I knew I wanted to be a journalist ever since I was a teenager. While it is interesting and gratifying to be on the business side and to see how that all works, the main reason I kept a business role here was to protect the editorial integrity of Salon.
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
The courts are as a stage, people love to see attractive players.
A cake is a very good test of an oven: if it browns too much on one side and not on the other, it’s not your fault – you need to have your oven checked.
Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
Amos Bronson Alcott
I see myself more as an ambassador of the game. And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States. Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events. Making it a respectable profession for young people to be able to pursue in the future.
The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
You can do and use the skills that you have. The schools need you. The teachers need you. Students and parents need you. They need your actual person: your physical personhood and your open minds and open ears and boundless compassion, sitting next to them, listening and nodding and asking questions for hours at a time.
The experiment of the poem is mostly intuitive. I write the first draft, pulling in the various elements that interest me, in the hope that their being combined will lead to some kind of insight.
To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.
Henry David Thoreau
A woman has to be twice as good as a man to go half as far.
I prefer design by experts – by people who know what they are doing.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations.
It matters more how one gives than what one gives.
There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I don’t know what it’s a plan for.
Thank God for beautiful songs about feeling despair when you yourself are in despair. They really get us through.
In the Chili Peppers I’m a part of that world in a pretty big world and that’s just the way it is.
Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: ‘War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.’
You’ve got to learn the footwork, the positioning, how to box out, how to pass, how to shoot your free throws. All these things are necessary, not to be the No. 1 player in the world, but maybe you can play against him.
But in action, one defies one’s character.
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
E. M. Forster
You’ll find superstition a contagious thing. Some people let it get the better of them.
Your dresses should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.
It taught me something. It taught you your craft.
The best people I know have had a lot of obstacles to overcome.
I just don’t believe in the basic concept that someone should make their whole career in public service.
I think labels have been used alot during this election process to divide people, and at this point in time we really need people to come together, and be their own person, come with their own suggestions, and really solve the problems that we have facing this country.
Not everything I do is gossip or bedroom. To the contrary, I think that’s just an easy label to dismiss me and to dismiss the new medium.
The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.
David Herbert Lawrence
I would anticipate that the Electoral College will be held on the 13th of December, and our 20 electorate votes will go to the certified winner.
This preparatory sort of idealism is the one that, as I just suggested, Berkeley made prominent, and, after a fashion familiar. I must state it in my own way, although one in vain seeks to attain novelty in illustrating so frequently described a view.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
As an Independent, she has no party backing… Her being the first Independent president trumps the fact that she’s a woman. It causes even more upheaval in Washington than her being female.
Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round.
I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.
Pearl S. Buck
Fancy the happiness of Pinocchio on finding himself free! Without saying yes or no, he fled from the city and set out on the road that was to take him back to the house of the lovely Fairy.
Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram.
Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.
William Arthur Ward
Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful; and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm.
No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.
Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.