Top Quotes About Anything
In the summer of 1965 I was invited to join Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and returned to academic life as professor with the added responsibility of becoming also Department Chairman.
George Andrew Olah
I’m kind of ashamed to be a celebrity. I don’t understand wanting to read about other people’s dirty laundry. I think celebrity is the biggest red herring society has ever pulled on itself.
I felt the need to tell stories to understand myself.
It is not new or unusual for the real Americans, meaning those immigrants who came to America a little bit longer ago, to fear the outsiders, the pretenders, the newcomers.
You’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.
One the other hand, the publishing trend is ghastly, isn’t it? Two hundred and something distributors are now down to 10 or 12? And what’s the recruiting drive?
A necessary consequent of religious belief is the attaching ideas of merit to that belief, and of demerit to its absence.
When I first did ‘The Fast and the Furious’, I didn’t want there to be a sequel on the first one. I thought, ‘Why would you rush to do a sequel – just because your first film is successful?’
I think jazz is good, but I don’t enjoy it. It’s not for me.
Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.
Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth.
Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.
In the book, I write about children in first grade who were taught to read by reading want ads. They learned to write by writing job applications. Imagine what would happen if anyone tried to do that to children in a predominantly white suburban school.
You have to decide if you’re going to wilt like a daisy or if you’re just going to go forward and live the life that you’ve been granted.
Habit is the nursery of errors.
I choose not to think of my life as surviving, but coping.
Rome had Senators too, that’s why it declined.
Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there’s no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds.
With Bound, we wanted to pull at conventions, because you begin to wonder, Why do these stereotypes exist? Where do they come from? You use that as the subtext.
There’s always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.
The camera looks into your soul.
Water is a finite resource that is essential in the advancement of agriculture, and is vital to human life.
My egotistical concern was less that I would fail to relate to my classmates than that they would know nothing of my uniquely tortured life’s course and, thus, me.
It’s natural for any actor that segues into directing to be an actor’s director. You know how to relate to the actors.
It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection.
As a member of Congress, and a parent, I understand the importance of ensuring that families are able to provide a meaningful and proper burial for their loved ones.
I would prefer to have a more appealing job. If I could still change careers, I would prefer it. This unfortunate art is made for long beards and ugly faces rather than for a relatively well-endowed woman.
Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.
I don’t think anyone sets out to malign poor people but certainly that’s what we do through organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.
No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages.
On average, global warming is not going to harm the developing world.
The war is coming to the streets of America and if you are not keeping and bearing and practicing with your arms then you will be helpless and you will be the victim of evil.
Nothing ever quite dies, it just comes back in a different form.
You can’t trample infidels when you’re a tortoise. I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look.
The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers. But that said, once you’re a teenager you’ve probably gotten as much of an example from your parents as you’re going to.
God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive.
Edwin Louis Cole
We are all put in different positions for different reasons.
The battle was first waged over the right of the Negro to be classed as a human being with a soul; later, as to whether he had sufficient intellect to master even the rudiments of learning; and today it is being fought out over his social recognition.
James Weldon Johnson
I want to warn potential victims. Many of them are women, and many of them are battered women. It’s a cause for me. When I look back, though, so many of the books I’ve written are about wives who just couldn’t get away.
As far as more recognition goes, I am happy with the amount of love and respect I have received from other artists and the public. Of course, I would love more, and think I deserve it.
Further, not only the United States, but the French, British, Germans and the United Nations all thought Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction before the United States intervened.
I’m in show business… I want to hang out with Janet Jackson, not Jesse Jackson.
Of this our true individual life, our present life is a glimpse, a fragment, a hint, and in its best moments a visible beginning.
SST was formed to put out the first Black Flag record. Basically, there wasn’t anyone else to do it. I felt that what I was doing with Black Flag was very worthwhile, and I wanted to get it out there.
We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.
There are times when I don’t take roles because I don’t want to be perceived a certain way.
I had no idea that I would ever get involved with something like lending money to poor people, given the circumstances in which I was working in Bangladesh.
The truth of the matter is, all of those guys on Star Trek: The Next Generation actually want to be me. These impersonations they do are just some way of trying to feel what it must be like to be me. And I understand that! Because it feels really good to be Patrick Stewart!
A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning.
Kim Jong Il