Top Quotes About Anything
I’ve come up with another formulation about style: that it’s essentially a manifestation of a certain habitual set of limitations. It’s what a composer does NOT do that defines a style.
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I am nothing without the players.
We learn best to listen to our own voices if we are listening at the same time to other women – whose stories, for all our differences, turn out, if we listen well, to be our stories also.
When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing. It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way. It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do.
I felt like an extraordinary hero. I was only five or six and I had the whole of life in my hands. Even if I had been driving the carriage of the sun I could not have felt any better.
Under the Bush plan, Social Security gets weaker, not stronger.
I had some of the students in my finance class actually do some empirical work on capital structures, to see if we could find any obvious patterns in the data, but we couldn’t see any.
Science without conscience is the death of the soul.
Globalisation, which benefits only multi-national companies and takes away all sense of local or national pride and identity, is the biggest threat facing all the member states of the EU.
I’ve always written very tightly, and there’s a good reason for that. There’s no point in using words that you’re not going to apply.
People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true.
Lewis H. Lapham
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
One of the most important days of my life was when I learned to ride a bicycle.
I think I’m funny because my family, my siblings were funny.
My songs are just little letters to me.
A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
William Makepeace Thackeray
When I was 12 years old, someone took me to see Martha Graham. It was nothing like what I thought of as serious dancing and even then I knew I was having a great experience. It was as if somebody was moving through space like no one ever did before.
It is very wicked for you not to take care of your masters goods, but how much worse is it to pilfer and steal from them, whenever you think you shall not be found out.
Promise a lot and give even more.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
In such an environment, I was able to study things that could be of immediate usefulness to the world. That learning experience undoubtedly served me well when I eventually entered the work force.
The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics.
Every day President Bush and Congress refuse to fulfill their obligation to special ed is another day Wisconsin property taxpayers are stuck with the bill. It’s unfair, irresponsible and must stop.
I take sounds and change them into words.
He who receives a great many letters demanding answer, sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of one man against the rest of the world.
Anna C. Brackett
No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction. So, I didn’t have encouragement, but I didn’t have discouragement, because I don’t think anybody knew what that meant.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard.
I remember that I used to mix with my friends who had brothers and sisters. I was an only child.
There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.
I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols, a language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality.
People here argue about religion interminably, but it appears that they are competing at the same time to see who can be the least devout.
Charles de Secondat
Insanity is knowing that what you’re doing is completely idiotic, but still, somehow, you just can’t stop it.
I got beat up up in Texas because my bootlaces were the wrong color.
Why do you speak to me of the stones? It is only the arch that matters to me.
Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
Jon Bon Jovi
I swam my brains out.
I think, I would guess most people keep secrets.
You get so tired of having your work die. I just wanted to make something that people would actually use.
It was a lot of fun, and writing a series is comfortable. It’s almost like having a secure job.
I just kind of lived my life naturally and did what I wanted to do.
In this financial year we will be spending at least $1.5 billion on foreign aid and we cannot be sure that this money will be properly spent, as corruption and mismanagement in many of the recipient countries are legend.
A woman may race to get a man a gift but it always ends in a tie.
What a man’s mind can create, man’s character can control.
Thomas A. Edison
A little before noon I sent orders to all my batteries to open fire through the streets or at any points where the troops were seen about the city, as a diversion in favor of Jackson.
The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.
We cannot say that if a child is badly nourished he will become a criminal. We must see what conclusion the child has drawn.
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope – and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well, because I kept wanting to write books.
I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car.