Top Quotes About Anything
Many nations are like rebellious teenagers who try to figure out just how many times they can kick us in the teeth while still taking our money.
I wish I didn’t have to live up to anything.
I think pot should be legalized, but I think the promotion of party culture is irresponsible.
She claimed she loved the camera, its warmth, its familiarity. She responded to its naked glare, its slavish attention to every expression of her face and body, with the kind of immediacy a trusted lover could expect.
Similarly, only people as misanthropic as myself can be counted on not to have to lie to others, since we have the unique luxury of not caring what sort of opinions others formulate about us.
I always like to get local music when I’m in another country.
I never worry about being driven to drink; I just worry about being driven home.
W. C. Fields
We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.
We don’t want protectionism at the heart of the European Union.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
The first time I sang with David Daniels… I had never performed with a countertenor before. That first time was magic, it was so beautiful. And he’s such a great artist.
They put chains on me; they chained my waist, my legs. Put me in the back of a squad car, and I literally blacked out. I didn’t even – there’s whole pieces missing.
That was a real learning element for me, because I realized that the more true you are to yourself, the more you will lose people.
As a consequence, progress has come to mean simply more power, more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity, all of which are convertible into standards concerned only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence.
If you have Palestinians who have no hope, who don’t have a job, who’ve used up all their resources, the notion of getting rid of violence is a dream.
If only those who dream about Hollywood knew how difficult it all is.
I wouldn’t know how to handle serenity if somebody handed it to me on a plate.
I identify with the Clint Eastwoods and Harrison Fords. Those are my heroes.
A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.
What matters to me is that I do what I think is right and I see, I’m a numbers guy, that’s my attitude. I know we have a debt tsunami coming, we are bankrupting this country and I’m in a position where I can actually advance ideas to prevent that from happening. That’s exactly what I should be doing.
The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.
It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.
You have to give people the opportunity to prove themselves.
In my book I don’t just demonstrate that free enterprise is the most efficient way of organizing an economy – which it is. I also show that it’s an expression of American values, and, thus, that a fight for free enterprise is very much a fight for our culture.
Arthur C. Brooks
A garden is to be a world unto itself, it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling as well as the sunny ones.
Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience.
If you say that you’re all about a certain something, and look back and see that the choices that you’ve made don’t reflect that, then there’s something for you to look at.
No, I am who I am. I’m not going to change for anybody.
Hurricane Katrina exposed the harsh reality that we have been skating on thin ice when it comes to this country’s energy concentrations on the Gulf Coast.
The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord that it ain’t gout.
There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry – the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
We must work to help all families and all communities realize their dream of a better future.
The office of President is a great one; to every true American it seems the greatest on earth. And to me, as I was engaged in weaving a background of music for the pageantry of it, there came a deeper realization of the effect of that office on the man.
John Philip Sousa
Basically, what Economic Hit Men are trained to do is to build up the American empire. To create situations where as many resources as possible flow into this country, to our corporations, and our government, and in fact we’ve been very successful.
I was just the perfect person to play the Mini-Me character.
The first reading of a Will, where a person dies worth anything considerable, generally affords a true test of the relations’ love to the deceased.
How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
Henry David Thoreau
I was interested in implements of mass destruction – from an academic point of view.
Directly after the show people might have responded better to it, but who really knows. It did what it did and while it seems like a failure to most but it was a success for me and has given me so many opportunities.
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
I’ve woken up from dreams and the whole song is there. I’m listening to it in my dreams. I consciously have to wake myself up and get a tape recorder because I hear it like a record.
Do you not see with your own eyes the chrysalis fact assume by degrees the wings of fiction?
Alfred de Vigny
I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have little or no school training should have something coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple, helpful way… so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things that concerned our people.
Ida B. Wells
I just wanted to say one more thing: I also think that when you go to play music, you’re there to play music.
I like to do cover songs if I really love them, I have to love the song first.
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.
I miss everything about Chicago, except January and February.
Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues.
I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don’t think any one will deny us.
Louisa May Alcott