Top Quotes About Anything
If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people.
After all, we are not children. It’s time we planned our life.
I’m too young for Medicare and too old for women to care.
I understand what rappers are talking about. I think rap is less about educating people about the black community and more about making money.
People give us credit only for what we ourselves believe.
I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood – sex and the dead.
William Butler Yeats
There are some guys you have problems beating because of their style – I always had difficulties with guys like Michael Chang and Andre Agassi because their returns were so good and they played so well in defence.
Cover this confirmation process with prayer. When they make it harder for us to pray, we just pray harder.
I jump into the process, and the record begins to gel at some point. Then I begin to get a picture of where I’m going. But it’s not always something I know on the front-end.
To me, a fairy tale seems to have become reality.
To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are some circles in America where it seems to be more socially acceptable to carry a hand-gun than a packet of cigarettes.
Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
There was a period which I refer to as the ‘Golden Age of Jazz,’ which sort of encompasses the middle Thirties through the Sixties, we had a lot of great innovators, all creating things which will last the world for a long, long time.
Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.
Part of this new world of completely improvisational terrorism is that there were codes of war that disintegrated in the face of terrorism.
If it bends, it’s funny; if it breaks, it’s not funny.
To philosophical materialists God is no more than an idea in the human mind, and not a very important idea.
Phillip E. Johnson
When you grow up your mother says, ‘Wear rubbers or you’ll catch cold.’ When you become an adult you discover that you have the right not to wear rubbers and to see if you catch cold or not. It’s something like that.
You know, Mamet is not a huge writer of female parts. Most of his movies don’t even have women in them, so I’m lucky I’m in it at all.
I paid my dues at drama school and worked backstage in every Theatre in London.
We cannot pretend that reality is different from what it is.
Adolfo Aguilar Zinser
For me, romance isn’t an over-the-top act. It’s someone offering to help and to support me. Or if that person thinks I’m making the wrong decision, he’ll tell me. I want him to be honest, because being that honest takes a lot of guts.
I do everything I think possible or acceptable to escape from this trap.
Elisha Cook was a darling, and full of the devil. A wired – up little fellow who was always busy, busy, busy.
Alan is a great guy, a terrific guy. We haven’t worked together since then, and he’s always working with different artists. I think he sees different dimensions he can see from different guys.
Good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends.
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
For years the league has thought I’ve been on drugs. I would have burned out a long time ago if that was true.
I’ve always kind of lived in my own world.
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Literature does not exist in a vacuum. Writers as such have a definite social function exactly proportional to their ability as writers. This is their main use.
The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
Arnold H. Glasow
The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
Fame makes me feel wanted and loved, anybody wants that.
Although this crisis in some ways started in the United States, it is a global crisis. We bear a substantial share of the responsibility for what has happened, but factors that made the crisis so acute and so difficult to contain lie in a broader set of global forces that built up in the years before the start of our current troubles.
It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.
I have worn myself thin trying to find out about this comet, and I know very little now in the matter.
To illustrate what I mean, an apt dancer may be in thorough unison with the others in that particular group, and at the same time reveal a difference in dancing temperament, rhythm or technique; she may phrase, accentuate or actually interpret differently.
Human societies vary in lots of independent factors affecting their openness to innovation.
If bringing up the next generation is important, why aren’t they the best qualified, the best paid? Why aren’t we as concerned about their career progression as we are about those who work in the education or health services?
I only hear my own voice. When you start hearing other voices, then it’s time to worry.
The U.N. acts as the world’s conscience, and over eighty-five percent of the work that is done by the United Nations is in the social, economic, educational and cultural fields.
I started listening to music when I wrote when I had three sons at home.
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
A Boston man is the east wind made flesh.
Thomas Gold Appleton
I was raised with the notion that it was OK to ask questions, and it was OK to say, I’m not sure. I believe, but I’m not quite so certain about the resurrection.
Banks properly established and conducted are highly useful to the business of the country, and will doubtless continue to exist in the States so long as they conform to their laws and are found to be safe and beneficial.
Martin Van Buren
I was not the kind of a principal player that was so in demand that eight or 10 or 12 scripts came per month.
Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.