Top Quotes About Anything
It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.
Jerome K. Jerome
If I play hard to get, soon the phone stops ringing altogether.
To compare the albums is like trying to compare apples and oranges.
My father was an American who could cuss in Italian and make an aria out of it. It was wonderful to watch. But then again, he was a Gemini. I believe in that stuff.
Envy is human nature.
For my own part I continue of the same Disposition.
So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.
People in the mass media tend more and more every day to look and act like elected and appointed officials.
L. Neil Smith
I like to employ a form of repetition, in which the same elements recur but in different and unexpected ways. rather than being discarded as soon as they are understood or passed over.
I am a big Pink Floyd fan. That is where a lot of the concept lyrics come from.
I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods. It’s a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your possession even after you give it to many others.
John Perry Barlow
I’m glad movies aren’t going to please everybody, they can’t. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don’t equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films.
So my father was a person who never lied to me. If I had a question, he answered it. I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless.
A fox is a wolf who sends flowers.
Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause.
It’s the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you’re mad, then dangerous, then there’s a pause and then you can’t find anyone who disagrees with you.
I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist – although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me.
I’d like to do voiceovers my whole life. I get to kind of create a character and go in and play.
I hope they see the genuine side of me, of my music, of my voice. I hope that they feel me. I hope that what I sing and what I say really gets across to the viewer because everything that comes out is true.
When I write I simply follow my heart. And my flights of fantasy. It is not done with a conscious effort. I’m continually inspired and write reflexively.
I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
I would look a little silly playing Casanova now.
Knowing where you’re going is all you need to get there.
Frederick C. Frieseke
You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run.
Only mothers can think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children.
I’d like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right.
I was more of a light opera singer, not really much of a lounge singer.
Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister.
I run six-to-eight miles a day, plus weights and aerobics in the lunch hour. I also lie a lot, which keeps me thin.
The pigeon here is a beautiful bird, of a delicate bronze colour, tinged with pink about the neck, and the wings marked with green and purple.
William John Wills
Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself.
I was surprised about vi going in, though, I didn’t know it was in System V.
God has always been hard on the poor.
To touch a sore is to renew one’s grief.
Deep down I have this atavistic feeling that really I should be in the country.
I wanted to get my recording and become a musician again, work; with other people, do that kind of thing because I kind of got away from that for a while once we started happening, you know, selling records, sold out concerts.
He who does not see things in their depth should not call himself a radical.
I don’t think a woman has to act like a man to show that she has strength.
I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on.
Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
Organizations get invested into a particular product. And sometimes the best thing is to stop making that product, even though it’s profitable, because it has optimized at a local peak.
Las Vegas and I both grew up together, and all of a sudden I was doing things that no performer had ever done before.
The music that is played on the radio all the time or written about in magazines has nothing to do with musicianship.
It may be for 20 or 30 years no one has yet been able to decide the length of the life of the black bass.
It is not only our duty to America, but also to Ireland. We could not hope to succeed in our effort to make Ireland a Republic without the moral and material support of the liberty-loving citizens of these United States.
Thomas F. Meagher
There were eleven publishers in New York City, and when it was all over, I think it went down to four or five, and then finally just the three of them, the Big Three.
Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done.
I have always had a horror and detestation of poverty.
I have always liked the idea of going to print because a big part of what we are about is to disseminate knowledge throughout the world and not just to people who have broadband.