Top Quotes About Anything
Movies are not about the weekend that they’re released, and in the grand scheme of things, that’s probably the most unimportant time of a film’s life.
We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
So for me, anything that has to do with animals, and I’m a happy camper.
We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth, and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming, and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid.
Let’s be real: It’s just TV; it’s just entertainment.
Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.
Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence, for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve, it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have.
The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven’t made up their minds.
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
You cannot win if you’re not at the table. You have to be where the action is.
I don’t mind getting beaten, but I hate to lose.
You know, if you look back in the 1930s, the money went to infrastructure. The bridges, the municipal buildings, the roads, those were all built with stimulus money spent on infrastructure. This stimulus bill has fundamentally gone, started out with a $500 rebate check, remember. That went to buy flat-screen TVs made in China.
I’m in show business… I want to hang out with Janet Jackson, not Jesse Jackson.
Being at the centre of a film is a burden one takes on with innocence the first time. Thereafter, you take it on with trepidation.
I came in on the decline. Phil Elliot was in first, he got his book out, he sold thirteen thousand, I think he got two issues out before I got mine in, this was March ’87. He was out in December ’86.
When I was in college, I spent a summer working in London. I’d enjoyed tea before that, but then I got actual, really good tea there and never looked back.
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
We are a government of laws. Any laws some government hack can find to louse up a man who’s down.
And I told her point blank, you’ve got everything to live for. You’ve got such talent. You’re back singing great, lose the weight. And she went and did it, and look at her now!
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words with out a heart.
Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
You need, as a historian, essential triangulation from your subject and the only way you get that triangulation is through time.
Originality is really important.
Children can write poetry and then, unless they’re poets, they stop when reach puberty.
Nineteen percent of doctors say that they’d be able to give their patients a lethal injection. But they also went on to say that the patient would have to be really, really behind on payments.
I once was interviewed and got so exasperated that I said, ‘What do you want, a shopping list?’ They kept asking, ‘What’s in this picture?’
I had the opportunity to be around my kids a lot. I guess I could have kept working, but I had them when I was 47. You only get to see all this stuff once. I just chose to work at home and watch them.
To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I get offered a lot of the same type of thing… The teenage slasher movies.
There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays to the devil.
Alfred North Whitehead
A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.
I think one of the unique aspects of Catholic school education is the opportunity to care for the material and intellectual needs of the child in a community atmosphere.
If you want good sketches, go pick up Sid Caesar. The best of Your Show of Shows. That’s the greatest sketch comedy you’ll ever see on television.
Generally in the Little League you’re up against a good pitcher who throws like hell. What does the coach say? Get a walk. Isn’t that beautiful way to learn to hit? For four years you stand up there looking for a walk.
Modern Western thought will pass into history and be incorporated in it, will have its influence and its place, just as our body will pass into the composition of grass, of sheep, of cutlets, and of men.
I’m obsessed with books.
If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.
All our sweetest hours fly fastest.
A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won’t come true.
Keep hope alive!
Because some people have sex with people of the same sex, an entire culture has been created, broadly speaking, out of oppression. Which in a rational world would not be an issue.
I don’t believe that wishing works. I think we get the things we work for.
I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There’s no better time to try this than now.
In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks.
I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
I do suspect that this world is hell.
Francesca da Rimini
If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
Edward R. Murrow