Top Quotes About Anything
Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
Leonardo da Vinci
Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there – and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.
I prefer a kiss that is so much more than just a tongue in your mouth.
I think I’m a very poor piano player.
My message tonight is a simple one – the journey is getting exciting and this great state is on the move.
Donald L. Carcieri
As a Jew I cannot sit idle while genocidal atrocities continue to unfold in Darfur, Sudan.
The human being is not the lord of beings, but the shepherd of Being.
On all the peaks lies peace.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
How is the Empire?
King George V
In Germany I have been acknowledged again since the fall of Hitler, but my works, partly suppressed by the Nazis and partly destroyed by the war; have not yet been republished there.
The question of the composition of perceptible objects is one which already occupied the mind of the ancient Greeks.
I look at the Samurai because they were the artists of their time. What I think struck me when I read Bushido is compassion. ‘If there’s no one there to help, go out and find someone to help.’ That hit me, because I try to lead my life like that.
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos.
I mean if I’m in the middle of a field with my keyboard and some headphones and I feel inspired to write something, I’ll just write something really beautiful and mellow.
I’d die if I was Madonna. I’d die. God, what a horrible way to live. And Michael Jackson! To be so famous and to feel so isolated. I feel so bad for them. I don’t know how it feels, and I hope it never happens to me.
No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.
Obama is making a choice now that will lead to the deaths of many thousands of civilians in Afghanistan by American hands. By ordinary standards of presidents, he is a decent man. But those standards aren’t good enough. He’s in a position either to kill or not to kill, and he’s made the decision to kill.
A poet clings to his own tradition and avoids internationalism.
We should be more anxious that our afflictions should benefit us than that they should be speedily removed from us.
For the source of any characteristic so widespread and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must go back to the very beginning of the human race.
I don’t believe in blaming inanimate objects for anything.
We were always surrounded by people who knew us very well and cared about us.
This product is a compromise, and the nature of compromise is that you don’t get everything you want.
Eventually I did that, but it took a lot of twists and turns, and there were a year or two there where I was living with no money at all – no home, no car, no nothing. I was living in somebody’s garage in Los Angeles at that point – for a year.
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
Jean de la Bruyere
I do like my hair being pulled from time to time, it’s like a pair of reins, innit?
There are two sides to every question.
While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.
Mary Wortley Montagu
A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.
I’d love to do a show in Vegas with drag queens. The tackier the better.
I still believe the Lewinsky investigation was way off from the focus of what Whitewater was, which turned out to be nothing at the end of the process. And I think that there were people who were determined as political opponents to not allow his presidency to succeed.
There are a lot of people out there who are just waiting that we fail. They brought up the theory that we’re one-hit wonders and they want us to fall flat on our noses, just to prove them right.
With a contained environment, there is the promise of friction. And that is where the drama comes from.
I’m terrible with money, absolutely awful. I’m always losing it.
We seek the truth and will endure the consequences.
The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.
Recreational development is a job not of building roads into the lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind.
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared. This is a threat that we’ve never faced before.
This is the most intimate relationship between literature and its readers: they treat the text as a part of themselves, as a possession.
The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.
My mother was electric onstage, and I vividly recall the extraordinary power she had over her audiences.
Hyperbole was to Lyndon Johnson what oxygen is to life.
At Camp One we were met by Director of Public Works Warwick Greene, grim and grimy. He has been working himself to death to make this transportation plan a success.
William Cameron Forbes
If I’m just at the White House, I have meetings in my office, I sign letters, I plan different things. Late in the afternoon, I’ll quit working and wait for my husband to get home.
One of these days the people of Louisiana are going to get good government – and they aren’t going to like it.
Therefore, you are not training young people for the world of today and the world of tomorrow unless you are doing proven technology training. That is one of the reasons I’m so concerned.
Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
No siren did ever so charm the ear of the listener as the listening ear has charmed the soul of the siren.