Top Quotes About Anything
Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.
Stravinsky is masterly: his harmony is conceived so precisely that it can only be the way it is.
Let’s say that, in reality, I’m basically very shy when it comes to men.
It was hard to be away from home, but I am glad that I am home now.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
When he was a little kid, he was a fat, spoiled kid. I can tell the type.
The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.
We are free to yield to truth.
The most terrifying thing I can think of is being alone – and I mean utterly alone, like no one else in the world alone – at night. That’s the nucleus of the first story in my collection and it’s also where the title came from for the book.
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
If you were just intent on killing people you could do better with a bomb made of agricultural fertiliser.
It was a good place for getting lost in, a city no one ever knew, a city explored from the neutral heart outward, until after many years, it defined itself into a jumble of clearings separated by stretches of the unknown, through which the narrowest of paths had been cut.
V. S. Naipaul
Slavery has never been abolished from America’s way of thinking.
Subsequently, the Japanese people experienced a variety of vicissitudes and were involved in international disputes, eventually, for the first time in their history, experiencing the horrors of modern warfare on their own soil during World War II.
On the one hand, we had great filmic spectacles that brought in big audiences, adults as well as primary and secondary school students. On the other hand, there were attempts to create contemporary Polish film.
I have a great interest in a number of things, perhaps too many. I admire people who seem to concentrate on only one fixed discipline to the exclusion of almost everything else.
In the last year my wife has noticed me struggling to get downstairs on a Sunday morning. I’ve two young children and football has been so good to me over the years I don’t want to spoil it.
Graeme Le Saux
I’m the sort of person who keeps a lot to myself.
I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.
He has no right to his life when his duty calls him to resign it. Other men are bound… to deprive him of life or liberty, if that should appear in any case to be indispensably necessary to prevent a greater evil.
We seem to think we have some control over this planet.
Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.
Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince, the high prince. I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician, but the clown is the most important.
A lot of labels are hiring a lot more accountants than people that know music.
Everything the Coen brothers do is brilliant.
I am a child of Hollywood and dreams. To me, to be on the red carpet is the best place in the world.
The number of great museums and nonprofits versus the number of corporate headquarters is incredibly out of whack.
A lot of people in spiritual life use the awareness of difference, and the spiritual glorification of difference, as a justification to indulge in that which is ultimately unreal.
And as a nurse, I know very well the importance, for example, of electronic medical records.
You have to study the people and the ones that measure up are not always the ones you expect.
My ambitions were already very clearly fixed by the time I was 6 or 7.
All evil comes from the old.They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them.
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
George Bernard Shaw
To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful, surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations? the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes, fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody!
In this country protection has always, to some extent, existed; but at some times it has been efficient, and at others not; and our tendency toward freedom or slavery has always been in the direct ratio of its efficiency or inefficiency.
Henry Charles Carey
It’s like our country is being run by a bunch of bad alcoholic dads right now.
The difficulty is capturing surprise on film.
F. Murray Abraham
My job is to suggest and ratify and use any expertise that I might have gained over the 23 years in professional hockey to make our game a better game.
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.
If one knows only what one is told, one does not know enough to be able to arrive at a well-balanced decision.
It’s great that I don’t have to apologize about being over 26.
As soon as my trial was over, we tried to use the energy that had developed around my case to create another organization, which we called the National Alliance against Racist and Political Repression.
If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.
Hollywood held this double lure for me, tremendous sums of money for work that required no more effort than a game of pinochle.
He that travels much knows much.
Real socialism is inside man. It wasn’t born with Marx. It was in the communes of Italy in the Middle Ages. You can’t say it is finished.
I can’t understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful. If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that’s not religion, that’s not helping humanity, that’s organizing an army to defeat somebody.
I was very glad later when I was directing that I wasn’t in the hands of a cinematographer and hoping that he would do it well. I would know what he was doing, and we could discuss how that scene would look.
I started in London, as a kid. My mother knew I had sort of an inbred talent. She was an actress, so I inherited it from her. But I think I got a lot of it from my grandfather, who was a great politician.
Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.