Top Quotes About Anything
I’ve always been able to decide what was more important at different points in my life, but I never gave up personal things to work, never.
The higher the hill, the stronger the wind: so the loftier the life, the stronger the enemy’s temptations.
An activist is one who is actively involved in creating community, whether that is locally in their neighborhood or internationally. It is an admirable quality.
This world is run by people who know how to do things. They know how things work. They are equipped. Up there, there’s a layer of people who run everything. But we – we’re just peasants. We don’t understand what’s going on, and we can’t do anything.
Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
Henry David Thoreau
A man’s character never changes radically from youth to old age. What happens is that circumstances bring out characteristics which have not been obvious to the superficial observer.
A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil’s policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
John Kenneth Galbraith
My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it?
Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.
I could talk about Blade Runner forever.
The ability to do this so quickly was largely due to the enthusiastic and efficient services of Mr. C.E. Taylor, who did all the machine work in our shop for the first as well as the succeeding experimental machines.
I think the pattern of my essays is, A funny thing happened to me on my way through Finnegans Wake.
Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
Anything new is always considered the devil’s tool.
I got to work with Gene Hackman for six weeks, side by side, 12 hours a day.
I’m proof against that word failure. I’ve seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
It ain’t about if he knocks a guy out. It’s about how he knocks a guy out. It’s the style, the improvisation.
It’s an addiction… and addiction is something I should know something about.
You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.
I think life is far too short to concentrate on your past. I rather look into the future.
I don’t know if it was much of an interview. We just shot the breeze.
The second song is called ‘Easy As Life,’ which really describes the complete conflict of the whole story, her struggle of being in love with the enemy and also being in love with her people.
Now I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events and the justice of our cause. I thank God for this opportunity of doing my duty.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
H. G. Wells
Lauren Hill, I always have her solo CD nearby. I have Coldplay, Radiohead, just a mix.
The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
There were days that I worked all the time, without a layoff, or a rest, finishing one picture and reporting for another sometimes on the same day.
Keeping a lid on taxes is not just good for the taxpayer. It’s a powerful way to force government to be more accountable, set priorities and spend smarter. Let me repeat that: more accountable, set priorities and spend smarter – that’s what we need to be about.
I would be married, but I’d have no wife, I would be married to a single life.
If you’ve got a good vibrato, you can get away with a lot.
The word diva to me means doing something supernatural with something natural.
The rare case where the conquered is very satisfied with the conqueror.
Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.
Jean de la Bruyere
We’re all in the service business. If you hire me to do a job I expect everybody else to be where I am. A little bit of crazy is good. It keeps things – balanced.
Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them.
The last thing you want to do, unless it’s a very unusual situation, is to invest money.
I’ve always wondered what it would be like if somebody from outer space landed with three heads. Then all of a sudden everybody else wouldn’t look so bad, huh? Well, OK you’re a little different from me but, hey, ya got one head.
In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to. In the movies, I don’t have direct contact, and I am fighting technical machinery.
Max von Sydow
I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can’t trust em.
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
I am as innocent regarding any conspiracy as any of you gentlemen in the room.
Bullying wasn’t okay in elementary school and it isn’t okay now, especially when it comes in the form of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
The one thing that matters is the effort.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two.
The lack of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.
That’s one of those things that will really hurt me personally, if I label a character or think about what it might do if it were to do well. I just try to do a good job with it.
Like they said about The West Wing, you can’t do a show about Washington until you can.
The right to have a slave implies the right in some one to make the slave; that right must be equal and mutual, and this would resolve society into a state of perpetual war.
William H. Seward
Advertising was fairly simple work, and I really just wanted a job where I could sit and write every day and not get fired for it like I had at other jobs, but it was fun.