Top Quotes About Anything
Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature, both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state of order and that man’s actions are governed by the same tendency.
Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions.
Henry A. Kissinger
You can make a saxophone into an electric organ; you can do everything with it.
I’m a catalogue artist: I compete with Bob Dylan.
For one thing there is the divinest, cleanest air to be breathed anywhere in God’s world.
If you got something you don’t want other people to know, keep it in your pocket.
The modern artist… is working and expressing an inner world – in other words – expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.
You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Very quickly after meeting Dustin, the whole image I had of him was shattered.
It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
It wasn’t poverty that drove me on.
Aleksandr I. Kuprin
I’m demanding to be prosecuted. I’m begging to be prosecuted for perjury.
I’m obsessed with zombies. I like watching zombie movies and I read zombie books.
It’s a tough life being a pop star. You know, at the end of the day when you’ve paid all the bills and put the kids through college and that, you know, there’s only enough left for a small island off the South Pacific.
It’s a sign of your own worth sometimes if you are hated by the right people.
I paint as if I were Rothschild.
Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art. But I think of myself is a cultural artist.
The familiar material objects may not be all that is real, but they are admirable examples.
Willard Van Orman Quine
To handle a language skillfully is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery.
There isn’t a political price to be paid yet for doing nothing. People need to get upset with President Bush. People need to get upset with their Congressmen.
Nicholas D. Kristof
We don’t take a macro view… We’d look at every company to figure out if trade sanctions are helpful or hurtful.
I became startled by the extraordinary difference between something whose surface is completely invisible which only makes itself present by virtue of what it reflects, and a window, which doesn’t make itself apparent at all, in the ideal case.
The material particle nature of primary cosmic radiation has been confirmed, although the processes turned out to be extraordinarily more complicated than we had assumed.
A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.
Nothing has been given to me.
I used some vivid language that, if I could take it back, I’d take it back. It’s not my intention to be personally critical of the President or of anyone else.
Many of our nation’s great leaders began their careers at a service academy. I encourage anyone interested in a rewarding college experience or military career to apply as soon as possible.
I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice – in giving a failure another chance.
James Cash Penney
I am a part of everything that I have read.
But I don’t think that sculpture belongs in everyday life like a table does, or like a chair.
The Corona Extra brand was launched in Austin, Texas. From Austin, where it was exclusively for three or four months, it became more widely available in that state and in others, primarily in the southwest and western United States.
I’m not a pop star.
What women have to stand on squarely is not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, but the importance and validity of their seeing it in some other way.
I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed.
I begin by considering an effect.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other.
Firstly, we have personnel records of persons we hired, persons we fired, reasons we fired them and so forth. These records have nothing to do with the assassination of the president and, therefore, ought to remain in the files.
As a young man you don’t notice at all that you were, after all, badly affected. For years afterwards, at least ten years, I kept getting these dreams, in which I had to crawl through ruined houses, along passages I could hardly get through.
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
Henry David Thoreau
I love milk so much! I make a point of drinking a glass of milk every day. So now anyone who did those milk ads with the milk mustaches, they’re my heroes.
After months of want and hunger, we suddenly found ourselves able to have meals fit for the gods, and with appetites the gods might have envied.
Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty.
We did not speak in terms of strategy, in terms of overall economies, in terms of production and territorial conquest. We spoke of the impact of the bomb on the homes and the hopes of men and women.
I became a connoisseur of that nasty thud a manuscript makes when it comes through the letter box.
What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don’t want to discourage it completely.
Franklin P. Jones
They who overcome their desires once can overcome them always.
I have the feeling it will influence my future writing to the extent that without any material worries I could develop a greater ease, even lightheartedness, in my writing.
The problem with Bush is that yes, he’s religious in a fundamentalist sort of way, they read the Old Testament as a sort of charter for the chosen people to do what they like.
State and local government, with financial support from the federal government, should offer a program to educate and train foster children for employment and provide them with financial assistance, as needed, until they reach age 21.
Charles Foster Bass
Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.