Top Quotes About Anything
Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live.
No, I’m not a comic book guy. I’m pretty fascinated with the subculture though and I do think that the world of comic books is such a natural transition into film.
I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I grew up in Ohio, and I was a musicologist since I was little; it is all that I would ever read.
To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.
Next to a circus there ain’t nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.
I wanted to show that crime doesn’t pay. If you are saved and accept the Lord, you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.
Most of those takes were one take. I made those records in three minutes. I didn’t have time to get nervous or scared the first time I sang it. It was all ‘live’ and I enjoyed it so much.
All of my activities are so pedestrian. The extreme sport I play is ping pong. And we play it hard. If any of you suckers want to step up to the table, be ready.
Darwin investigated the numerous facts obtained by naturalists in living nature and analysed them through the prism of practical experience.
Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.
Marilyn vos Savant
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
What may seem depressing or even tragic to one person may seem like an absolute scream to another person, especially if he has had between four and seven beers.
Once I took a bus from my home in Maryland to Philadelphia to live on the streets with some musicians for a few weeks, and then my parents sent me to boarding school at Andover to shape me up.
Ninety percent of politics is deciding whom to blame.
No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people.
We’ve been in each other’s pockets our entire lives.
Once in high school, I completely over plucked my left eyebrow all the way up to where you’re not supposed to. I had no idea what I was doing and it looked terrible! My mom was like “What did you do to yourself?” I was so embarrassed.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other.
The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition… always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.
No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
Before beginning, plan carefully.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
We’re all proud of the communities that we’ve built and are a part of, but we shouldn’t accept lost time and unnecessary stress when traveling in them.
I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now?
Defining the terms of the debate generally dictates who’s gonna’ win it.
I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.
A pure mathematical series would be one in which each term is derived from the preceding term by a rule.
A further point is that, little by little, in the current universe, everything is slowly being named; nor does this have anything to do with the older Aristotelian universals in which the idea of a chair subsumes all its individual manifestations.
The piano is able to communicate the subtlest universal truths by means of wood, metal and vibrating air.
I’m not against vodka – they just asked us. They put out some story about us entertaining international celebrities with vodka, which of course wasn’t true.
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
H. L. Mencken
We served on the editorial board of a literary monthly called Face in 1968 and 1969. He was a young writer, and I was also interested in broad cultural issues. We agreed on all major issues and became friends.
The serious crimes by the Sudanese government and the government-supported militias must be met with serious consequences. We must work for tough international economic sanctions on the Sudanese government.
If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?
I’ve gotten very good at scheduling my life, scheduling the scene and preparing myself for knowing, saving the energy, consuming the energy, knowing when to go for it and having the available reserves to be able to do that. You have to think about that, because it’s endurance.
We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
The basic theory in twistor theory is not to add extra dimensions.
I always make it a point to pick songs on which players really shine.
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
On our plane knowledge and ignorance are the immemorial adversaries.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith
The excitement level for me working on projects is really not a bit different from when I was 26.
Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
But, of course, one relies on the everyday people who just simply like your music, for whom you may not be a hobby but they enjoy being in your presence at a concert.
A new constitution should be more amendable. A needlessly confusing system of courts should be altered to produce an arrangement that would be simple, responsible, and less awkward.
Because now it’s the fans out there that are entertaining us, the developers, with their creations!
Richard Wagner, a musician who wrote music which is better than it sounds.
I wouldn’t trust any man as far as you can throw a piano.
Sometimes I may be totally arrogant, sometimes I may totally be the most humble guy you’ve ever met, sometimes I may be in between. But that’s life. Who isn’t like that? What’s the big deal if I had an arrogant moment.
The time has come to formulate guidelines for the ethical conduct of scientist, perhaps in the form of a voluntary Hippocratic Oath.