Top Quotes About Anything
My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.
Less than 8 percent of private sector workers belonged to a union in 2004, and, overall, only 12.5 percent of American workers carry a union card – down from about one-third of workers in labor’s heydays in the 1950s.
Nature not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write.
Alfred Edward Housman
For the very first time, viewers will be able to watch their favorite shows before the rest of the world.
What I find very attractive, what I find sexual, are people who are unapologetic for who they are and comfortable with themselves. And I think with those two things sexual energy does come out because you’re not hovering or censoring yourself, you’re just being who you are. And being who you are is a very attractive quality in a person.
The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water.
The country needs the political work of women today as much as it has ever needed woman in any other work at any other time.
Judith Ellen Foster
To be a philosophical sceptic is, in a man of letters, the first and most essential to being a sound, believing Christian.
Baghdad is determined to force the Mongols of our age to commit suicide at its gates.
Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches.
Dreams are necessary to life.
Economists are coming to acknowledge that measures of national wealth and poverty in terms strictly of average income tell you little that is significant of the health or viability of a society.
Rowan D. Williams
I don’t like fashion. It’s very heartless.
In 1990 we ran across Europe through 13 countries and covering 7,130 miles.
How long it takes to write a book depends on its length.
Walter Jon Williams
I’m really trying to focus myself on playing tennis, and I think that’s really important.
When I go, if there’s a tombstone it will say, She doesn’t give in. She doesn’t give up. And she never takes no for an answer.
Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition, and it’s fun to be able to deliver it.
I was pretty much prepared because I was already playing in extremely good ways when I arrived from Europe because I played jazz four or five years before I arrived here.
One can see that a canvas is six feet by eight feet, say, quite accurately. But you can spend two minutes and think it’s five, or thirty seconds and it’s just a different bed for activities there.
More than any other in Western Europe, Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
On the other hand, if there’s an underlying core of poetry that I go to, I go to the sea. I’ve lived on the sea all my life. I live on the sea in Cape Breton.
Every time we bring someone in we ensure that they are a strategic thinker, but even more important that they understand that if the products aren’t successful and the products don’t sell that there won’t be anything to strategize about.
If one uses music that one does not really love, then one will not succeed in making it one’s own.
Desegregation is a joke.
I just sat down and thought, I’m going to write a song today, I’m going to give it a try. So I just stuck it on a tape like everything else. That was just another song.
But if there’s an erosion at home, you know, Thomas Jefferson warned about a tyranny of an oligarchy and if we surrender our democracy to the tyranny of an oligarchy, we’ve made a terrible mistake.
If we prove capable of showing a pioneering commitment, we shall create a commmunity listened to around the world.
If you know how much you’ve got, you probably haven’t got much.
I don’t have to live this lavish lifestyle.
Growing up I felt like my nose was big. I was always like, ‘I’m going to get a nose job one day’. I’m glad I didn’t.
To receive everything, one must open one’s hands and give.
I don’t believe in dieting.
I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities. We can’t talk about community values without being prepared to invest in those very same communities.
But by all this I am not deterred, for I have seen, I have heard, I have felt.
A player is said to have the opposition when he can place his King directly in front of the adverse King, with only one square between them. This is often an important advantage in ending games.
What worries you, masters you.
History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes.
You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that’s where you’ll find success – on the far side of failure.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
I have yet to see one completely unspoiled star, except for the animals – like Lassie.
It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.
A jug fills drop by drop.
I still tour like a man possessed, because I am.
An idea’s birth is legitimate if one has the feeling that one is catching oneself plagiarizing oneself.
Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.
If you do your job properly you usually learn a lot from any role you do.
I once spent a year in Philadelphia, I think it was on a Sunday.
W. C. Fields
If anyone has it rough at Guantanamo, it is the guards. They are constantly harassed and threatened by some of these terrorists. Prisoners tell guards, we know where your families are. We know where your wife is, your children, and we are going to kill them.
If you can’t be with yourself, you’ll never learn to be with anyone else.
I was quite excited, but I was sure I wouldn’t win the race. I am a realist.
The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox