Top Quotes About Anything
I’ve been very physical my whole life. I went out hiking and camping for days in the Australian forest, and when I trained at drama school for three years, we did a whole lot on stage-fighting techniques. And I was a dancer from 5 to 18, so I have a memory for choreography.
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
Michel de Montaigne
The trifle now inscribed with your name. was occasioned by a particular fact; but to the disgrace of human nature, the subject is sufficiently general to interest every heart not totally impenetrable.
I think a poet is anybody who wouldn’t call himself a poet.
I only get unusual ailments.
In the 1970s we saw a massive shift of household savings from the banks to the brokerage firms.
Hypocrite reader my fellow my brother!
The songs certainly have not made my fortune, but I am still grateful for the royalties when they come in.
Violence is hidden within democratic structures because they are not radically democratic – Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.
If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.
We were young, we were foolish, we were arrogant, but we were right.
Eighteen years ago, the Holy Spirit led me to establish a church in the heart of Times Square.
Here’s the thing: I did one episode of Deep Space Nine, and I loved everybody that I worked with. People couldn’t have been kinder… But I had a really, really difficult time with the prosthetics.
A doctrinaire is a fool but an honest man.
Let it be immediately added, however, that this economic independence and prosperity has always been absolutely associated in the American mind with free political institutions.
I always feel like I want to do my career my own way. I never follow anybody’s path, what they’ve done.
The highest of distinctions is service to others.
King George VI
It matters little how much equipment we use; it matters much that we be masters of all we do use.
And it really is a good feeling to get up there and make that sound. I’m not stuck in a time warp, because I can use as many of the old songs as I want to, just the favorites.
There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
Saint Teresa of Avila
In a sense I portray myself in a very androgynous way, and I love androgyny.
You can’t fool television viewers with dancing girls and flashing lights.
Monsieur Puss came at last to a stately castle, the master of which was an Ogre, the richest ever known; for all the lands which the King had then passed through belonged to this castle.
This is not Johnson’s war. This is America’s war. If I drop dead tomorrow, this war will still be with you.
Lyndon B. Johnson
One of the things that really got to me was talking to parents who had been burned out of their villages, had family members killed, and then when men showed up at the wells to get water, they were shot.
Nicholas D. Kristof
We’re telling a story. And the demands of that are different from the demands of a documentary. The audience must believe in order to keep faith in the story.
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
I think it’s even harder because I think as always, Hollywood is sort of glamour central for the world, and the entire world looks to it for not only entertainment, but the whole idea of the youth factor and youth being sold to our culture via young actors and actresses.
Anthony Michael Hall
The fear really hits you. That’s what you feel first. And then it’s the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself.
Our tax policies, the tax relief and reform we passed in 2003 and 2005, helped get government out of the way of America’s entrepreneurs, and our unemployment rate is now lower than it was in the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s.
Richard was in heavy, heavy costume, he could hardly sit, you know, and I turned up and they put me in two layers of silk, so I played him much lighter – you know, floating around in a pair of slippers, a bit of a hippy.
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
I’ve been doing a lot of learning from mistakes, first and foremost, and building off that.
The Athenians are right to accept advice from anyone, since it is incumbent on everyone to share in that sort of excellence, or else there can be no city at all.
If the director says you can do better, particularly in a love scene, then it is rather embarrassing.
Vatican II declares the Church… as necessary for salvation.
He was like a real dad, you know. We used to sit down with guitars and mess around.
We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line.
Fantasy football is not only a good thing, but a great thing.
Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts.
Ted W. Engstrom
It is widely assumed, contrary to fact, that theism necessarily involves the two assumptions which cannot be squared with the existence of so much suffering, and that therefore, per impossibile, they simply have to be squared with the existence of all this suffering, somehow.
Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics.
That man will fight us every day and every hour till the end of the war.
Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian.
I’m getting ready to write a piece now, and it’s been six months thinking about it, changing the instrumentation, changing the name, doing more reading.
IN trying to recall my impressions during my short war duty as an officer in the Austrian Army, I find that my recollections of this period are very uneven and confused.
How do I know why Miles walks off the stage? Why don’t you ask him? And besides, maybe we’d all like to be like Miles, and just haven’t got the guts.
And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.
I realised that the only time I really enjoyed music was when I was in the studio writing. So even though it was a six album deal, they saw quite early on that I wasn’t enjoying it as I should be. I didn’t feel there was anything behind it.
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.