Top Quotes About Anything
My earliest memories are the best. I always try to remember the good times when Daddy was alive.
My theory about Jack is that he’s not a very good parent.
No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.
Now, when we face a problem like global warming, and you understand that the biggest impacts on global warming come from business and industry, I think business needs to take a leading role.
The U.S. is, so far as I know, the only nation which places such extensive reliance on the polygraph. It has gotten us into a lot of trouble.
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.
One performer whose band played my music better than I could myself was Art Farmer. He recorded ‘Sing Me Softly of the Blues’ and ‘Ad Infinitum’.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
I hardly ever watch my own work. I just end up picking myself apart! I can’t even stand to hear myself on voicemail. the sound of my own voice is like nails on a chalkboard. The same goes for my records.
Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.
The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone, play a slide trombone, plant a small tree, good God, now you’re free.
When I was 15, I changed my name legally. I think it was largely due to my struggle about being gay. Everything just didn’t fit, and I was trying to find things I could identify myself with, and it started with my name.
Portia de Rossi
Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
America is a country that seems forever to be toddler or teenager, at those two stages of human development characterized by conflict between autonomy and security.
Richard was in heavy, heavy costume, he could hardly sit, you know, and I turned up and they put me in two layers of silk, so I played him much lighter – you know, floating around in a pair of slippers, a bit of a hippy.
We’ve performed in South America and in Japan.
At the beginning, Lincoln was so inexperienced he had reverence for military expertise, not realizing that there wasn’t any military expertise, that the most anybody had commanded up to that point had been somebody, some troops in the Mexican War, and it had been years ago.
David Herbert Donald
No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.
Something similar is still true of the courses followed by manifold intuitions which together make up the unity of one continuous consciousness of one and the same object.
To give alms is nothing unless you give thought also.
Nobody wanted to touch Decline III when they found out what it was about.
Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.
George W. Bush
Even if I don’t want to slow down, I’m slowing down.
I got to go to Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, Madrid, America.
The last thing on my mind was to be an actor, but I had a crush on a cute girl in the drama department, so the best thing for me to do was audition, help out, do carpentry, whatever it took to get me on that project.
We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums. That is the path we want in international relations.
My kids are not known, and I think that is very important. So far they have lived a normal life, and will continue to do so. I feel they should have the possibility to live a free life without the burden of fame I have created.
A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man.
Cyrano de Bergerac
America is the only country capable of producing national movies: its culture has become a global culture.
Why in the world would anyone want to photograph an old woman like me?
Time is the only critic without ambition.
If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
They are imported by companies, controlled as serfs, worked like slaves, and at last go back to China with all their earnings. They are in every place, they seem to have no sex. Boys work, girls work; it is all alike to them.
Fertile soil, level plains, easy passage across the mountains, coal, iron, and other metals imbedded in the rocks, and a stimulating climate, all shower their blessings upon man.
The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
George Bernard Shaw
You very seldom see a picture where you watch the process of falling in love.
And my interest in history was, and remains, very strong: what I wanted was to understand certain things better by understanding them psychoanalytically.
To retire is to begin to die.
Self-preservation is the first responsibility.
An idea can only be materialized with the help of a medium of expression, the inherent qualities of which must be surely sensed and understood in order to become the carrier of an idea.
I eat whatever I want, junk food included.
My whole artistic life has always been about change, change, change, move on, move on. It’s the only thing I find interesting.
Rappers tend to use words sometimes that just rhyme and don’t really mean nothing.
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
Punctuality is the soul of business.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
We just want to have great people working for us.
Death and the dice level all distinctions.
When I left the show, the fans were so amazing in terms of the outpouring of support and continued support all that time whatever ways they could be in touch with me.
Men want girls. Most men want little girls. They want them in film. They want to look at them. That’s all they want. An evolved man is not going to look that way.