Top Quotes About Anything
It’s probably fair to say that Obama’s ideas were too big for America’s appetite. It would have been nice had he made a few incremental repairs to the economy and left the transformative events for a less stressful time.
All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
I still live, I still think: I still have to live, for I still have to think.
I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April.
No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish.
Of all men’s miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.
Worthy or not, my life is my subject, and my subject is my life.
Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true.
H. L. Mencken
The book of Revelation is written largely in symbols.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
In this case it appealed to me partly because it felt close to me in some ways. This is about a confused, bewildered middle class Englishman adrift in smalltown America and that has definitely been me.
There is a pride in speaking this language.
There is only one real deprivation… and that is not to be able to give one’s gifts to those one loves most.
As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man – the function of his reasoning mind.
Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.
What a man has made himself he will be; his state is the result of his past life, and his heaven or hell is in himself.
What I have now are good problems of trying to decide and what I really want to do is good work next. My phone’s ringing a lot more and I’ve got nine lines so when it doesn’t ring, it’s very frustrating.
Acting isn’t the be-all end-all. There are a lot of other things in my life that will bring me joy if I didn’t act anymore.
Bleaching my hair for Two Moon Junction… my hair was fried and I looked like an idiot.
Grace can and does have a history.
I’ve become this sort of icon for the gay community. I don’t like the position.
For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I’m very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar.
At the time I came along, Hollywood’s idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!
The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.
The day I showed up to South Carolina to work, I was with my kid and my ex and our dog and Kirk was hanging with this weird guy and I kind of defined the two of them by his friend and made a vow to avoid him.
Don’t let your will roar when your power only whispers.
I want to write a book which is the history of comedy.
You don’t want to be photographed? You don’t want to be known? Then you don’t need to be out there peddling movies.
You don’t have to worry about whether the car is set up right or not, you know it is, and it’s down to you. Ultimately, that’s what every driver wants.
The spectacle of a great, solvent government paying a fictitious price for gold it did not want and did not need and doing it on purpose to debase the value of its own paper currency was one to astonish the world.
Obviously it’s critical that the three cars are able to contribute to the program. I think that certainly has given much of the reason as to why we did so well at Indy over the last several years.
People who vote against this today are voting against me and I will not forget.
I do remember being in high school and trying to go to an Outlaws concert, but I was too drunk and ended up in trouble with the police at some truck stop on 95 in Connecticut.
Primates need good nutrition, to begin with. Not only fruits and plants, but insects as well.
I first came on the scene during the Johnson years and that crowd was out all the time enjoying themselves. Nixon wasn’t particularly social but a lot of the people in his administration were.
Music inflames temperament.
It’s part of the job to compensate for outfit.
People treat me nice ‘cos I treat them nice.
Everybody is ambitious. The question is whether he is ambitious to be or ambitious to do.
I behaved poorly by starting this whole thing and I made some mistakes in dealing with it, and they made some mistakes in dealing with me, and taking down all my stuff was probably one of them.
We are always going to be influenced by America… I watched the word ‘bum’ go out and ‘butt’ come in. And part of me says, oh that’s a shame, but Aussie boys are still Aussie boys.
Don’t you know by now, luck don’t lead to anything or why you keep on moving.
Part of what Special Olympics is trying to do is break down stereotypes that still exist for people. There is still a lot of fear.
Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world.
I think people, for the most part, actually want what they think is best.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.
I did that all the more, if I may say so, because I was aware of the fact that there is an inclination to go to extremes in German people, and in the German character generally.
Before, I’d photograph anything. I didn’t think there was anything more or less obscene about any part of the body.
At my father’s request I took up the study of law at the University of Zurich In 1863.
A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette