Top Quotes About Anything
I’ve always thought of myself as an organic writer, rather than a cerebral one. I feel my way along as I go, hoping I’ll get to the place I intend to reach.
Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
An icon painter starts not with Jesus Christ but by finding earth and rubbing. Now what is earth, what are you rubbing in directing?
I think an athlete should be honest. I know it’s difficult, but if a guy knocked me on my can, I couldn’t very well say, I slipped.
Sugar Ray Leonard
In the middle of a recession no tax increase is justified because it kills jobs, and any tax increase is a job-killing measure and should be defeated.
I am a free lover. I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or short a period as I can; to change that love every day if I please.
It’s a combination of targeting higher paying jobs in these growth areas and fostering closer cooperation with higher education; a rising tide that lifts all boats.
As an actor, I was just satisfied to work.
He was a psychotic. He was a borderline psychotic. He was a terrific, sensational actor, with a magical screen presence, you couldn’t keep your eyes off him, but he was paranoid. He was sure everybody was out to get him.
When new turns of behavior cease to appear in the life of the individual, its behavior ceases to be intelligent.
Very similar experience happened last year when we released this album, North. It was on Deutsche Grammophon, it was very, very honest. It was the most honest record I’ve ever written.
You should play with real musicians; the best music comes from real people interacting with each other.
Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification.
When I’m working on something, I proceed as if no one else will ever read it.
Jocelyn Bell joined the project as a graduate student in 1965, helping as a member of the construction team and then analysing the paper charts of the sky survey.
His theory was that non-fiction could be as artful as fiction.
The men are walking. They are fifty feet apart, for dispersal. Their walk is slow, for they are dead weary, as you can tell even when looking at them from behind. Every line and sag of their bodies speaks their inhuman exhaustion.
Easy mind, light heart. A mind that is too easy hides a heart that is too heavy.
Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated.
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
The use of these techniques against these terrorists made us safer. It really did work.
I’m short, I’m Jewish and I’m a liberal.
I do have two data identities. I have my name, Bruce Sterling, which is my public name under which I write novels. I also have my other name, which is my legal name under which I own property and vote.
I wanna cover more ground, get a bigger fan base.
Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism.
He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
There are so many things a large intelligence espionage organization can do to justify its existence, that people can get promotions for, because it could result in results.
The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.
Christian Nestell Bovee
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
Pearl S. Buck
I believe, however, that such abnormal moments can be found in everyone, and it is all the more fortunate when they occur in individuals with creative talent or with clairvoyant powers.
Giorgio de Chirico
He would take the blow so you didn’t have to.
And, I was really impressed with how beautiful our country was and how friendly the people were.
Duane G. Carey
There are two reasons why I’m in show business, and I’m standing on both of them.
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
Henry B. Adams
From the described experiment it is clear that the mere act of eating, the food even not reaching the stomach, determines the stimulation of the gastric glands.
It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better.
Smatterers in learning are the most opinionated.
Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar, where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell?
Adela Florence Nicolson
In all three cases, and for most human beings, the problem of suffering poses no difficult problem at all: one has a world picture in which suffering has its place, a world picture that takes suffering into account.
Only he deserves power who every day justifies it.
Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve as an example of good or of evil?
Alfred de Vigny
People were hurt, and because they were hurt, they were angry and quarreled and were jealous of one another.
The country is provincial; it becomes ridiculous when it tries to ape Paris.
Honore De Balzac
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
What we should be trying to do is to encourage people to establish private retirement accounts and help them take pressure off the Social Security system.
This resemblance became clear in the Bush the father’s visits to the region. He wound up being impressed by the royal and military regimes and envied them for staying decades in their positions and embezzling the nation’s money with no supervision.
Osama bin Laden
Just as the British subject loves England despite her faults, so we must insist that all Germans who were part of the old Germany and helped shape her, recognize the greatness and worthiness of present-day Germany.
In football you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself.
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains.
The production of children, the nurture of those born, and the daily life of men, of these matters woman is visibly the cause.