Top Quotes About Anything
Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national life; from this national consciousness art and literature derive their character and strength and on it even many of the humanistic sciences are firmly based.
Christian Lous Lange
But it’s just that the whole country is making generally lousy films these days and has been for quite a while. That’s the big problem that we all have to think about.
In my district, the budget scales back and eliminates several long-term shore protection projects important to the safety and economic security of Long Island.
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.
I did not imagine that the second half of my life would be spent on efforts to avert a mortal danger to humanity created by science.
Last year, I co-sponsored the Highlands Conservation Act and in a bipartisan effort we passed the bill through Congress.
I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence.
People say, ‘Just say who you’re dating. Then people will stop being so ravenous about it.’ It’s like, No they won’t! They’ll ask for specifics.
In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.
The university’s business is the conservation of useless knowledge; and what the university itself apparently fails to see is that this enterprise is not only noble but indispensable as well, that society can not exist unless it goes on.
Albert J. Nock
When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you’re suddenly eager to know him or her even better.
If Frank and The Beach Boys got together and did a Super Session album, it would be a gas.
I have many times thought I did the wrong thing, but the reason was not to be a medical doctor – it was just to have the information. But then, maybe I was wrong, I don’t know.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I worked on a film short with Frank Sinatra when I was a kid.
I know that I’m very lucky to be alive. For 35 or 40 years I’ve spilt my blood and broke my bones and spent years in hospitals.
I wanted to write it long before I wrote Every Night, Josephine! I’d been thinking about it a long time.
Do you realize that you can’t play the game of life with sweaty palms?
Well, yes, I mean, I think that, you know, my sources suggest that there’s a lot of support for the notion that there is a lot of Koran abuse and that it was very much a systematic design, not just an aberration.
I think that when NASA works on a moon shot, they know too well that all of the people working on it must do their job at 110 percent. Sometimes they probably put in 18 hour days, but they’re aiming for the moon, and that’s what counts.
It was all about music, about getting your friends to come and see you play. I don’t see that same intimacy happening very much today.
The original is unfaithful to the translation.
Jorge Luis Borges
I’ve concentrated for a long time on English films because I’ve got two kids but my oldest son is 11 and I think I’m going to be away for about four months of year now.
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
Harry S. Truman
The eyes of all people are upon us.
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
I think I love it more as I get older because I keep getting better on drums, vibes and piano.
Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.
We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool, and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part.
Just stop for a minute and you’ll realize you’re happy just being. I think it’s the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it’s right here.
The Iliad is the private lives of people thrown into disorder by history.
I don’t believe that efforts to prohibit only so-called reproductive cloning can be successful.
Consequently many large railroad systems of heavy capitalization bid fair to run into difficulties on the first serious falling off in general business.
Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
Partly because the town is just finicky, there are strange Catch 22 clauses in the consciousness of this community and one of them was that you, I found out, you can’t do a comedy unless you’ve just done a comedy.
Painting is really good fun, I have always enjoyed it. As long as I paint what I want with the freedom that I enjoy, I never tire.
I lived in an attached house. My father used to drive into the wrong driveway all the time. He’d say, Damn it, how do you tell one of these houses from another?
Our country will not stand for any political plan that includes amnesty for insurgents.
I used to object to being called an Indian writer, and would always say I was a writer who happened to be an Indian, and who happened to write about Indians.
The characters are the result of two things-first, we elaborate them into fairly well-defined people through their dialogue, then they happen all over again, when the actor interprets them.
I see my job as being to facilitate the life of clinical researchers so that they can be more productive, and trying to keep the bureaucracy from getting in their way.
I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge that our foreign friends are welcome to join in our endeavor to develop the resources of our country.
People aren’t born racist.
I have the wherewithal to challenge myself for my entire life. That’s a great gift.
I love the art form of songwriting. I get to carry a lot of vibes to a lot of people. My songs are all about the human condition, and people will be able to find themselves in my songs.
The conflict in the Middle East needs to be solved for the same reasons. It is necessary to reach a two-states solution, built on international law, for sustainable peace and development, and it can only be achieved through joint efforts by the international community.
We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
The name ‘reservation’ has a negative connotation among Native Americans – an intern camp of sorts.
Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.
William S. Burroughs
We talk about heaven being so far away. It is within speaking distance to those who belong there. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.
Dwight L. Moody