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.
Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.
With the other fellow actors who have gone astray, I think it’s sad that society wants to label the business as doing this to people. It’s really not true.
I’ve thought a lot about the world and how George Bush sees the world and it ain’t even close.
It was my Mum who got me into singing properly – she knew I had to do something with my voice because she knew I was talented. She was the one who pushed me into joining a choir all those years ago, when I was about 12. I remember she told me to start with the choir and just see where it took me.
I’m not a TV guy. I’m a restaurant chef and a businessman.
Don’t be humble… you’re not that great.
Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.
There is always a time to move on.
The current state of knowledge is a moment in history, changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge in the past has ever changed and, in many instances, more rapidly.
Every week it’s another opportunity to really make that work and figure out how to make it work better. And I love that it’s like theater, too, and the audience, and it’s so short. It’s only 20 minutes. It’s like a haiku or something.
The Brooklyn Dodgers had a no hitter last night.
Because I don’t really think of myself as a hunk, to be honest.
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Well, for Blow I had to age from 20 to 60, starting out in shape and then later putting on fat pads.
But while we can never predict where events will take us or the unavoidable bills we will have to pay as a consequence, we must confront the ghastly truth of Labour’s legacy.
Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians encouraged such treaties, and toward the end of the nineteenth century their number had increased considerably.
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
Never trust any complicated cocktail that remainds perfectly clear until the last ingredient goes in, and then immediately clouds.
The middle years of childhood arrive just as your own are getting uncomfortably close.
Set up another case bartender! The best thing for a case of nerves is a case of Scotch.
W. C. Fields
I love being in a band.
Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.
What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.
C. S. Lewis
From the beginning, the camera and I were great friends. It loves me, and I love it.
The high prices also highlight the fact that the U.S. is too heavily dependent on fossil fuels that we import from unstable parts of the world. To protect our national security, we must become more energy secure.
Well, I liked it – that was the main thing. I liked it, but I didn’t think of it in terms of a career. I didn’t really know; I didn’t really think about it. One thing just led to another until finally I quit my job as a salesman and found myself working as a photographer.
My painting carries with it the message of pain.
Indolence is the sleep of the mind.
Luc de Clapier
Thank God I don’t live in Los Angeles. I think if you’re there the whole time it just gets out of proportion and you lose touch completely with reality.
My sense about Greta is that people ought to wait and see and see if she doesn’t indeed turn out to be as balanced as we hope and expect she will. But there you are.
Barton Fink got written very quickly, in about three weeks. I don’t know what that means.
It makes us feel better that everyone out there is thinking of Maurice.
Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It’s a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
I think this journal will be disadvantageous for me, for I spend my time now like a spider spinning my own entrails.
Mary Bokin Chesnut
Whatever happened to a sense of idealism and embracing an idea that will help people and, in this case, children?
Royal Canadian Air Farce, and I was in three sketches there. And they wrote some really great stuff for me.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
A sword, a spade, and a thought should never be allowed to rust.
Celebrities say the darnedest things.
It’s a lot more fun to play the bitch than it is to play the perfect girl ’cause everybody has a bad side inside of them.
But if Shakespeare himself is maybe about meaning and truth, I don’t know, then he is certainly about pleasure and interest, we start with pleasure and interest, but maybe eventually it gets to meaning and truth.
It takes as much imagination to create debt as to create income.
Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course.
George Bernard Shaw
In the summer of 1965 I was invited to join Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and returned to academic life as professor with the added responsibility of becoming also Department Chairman.
George Andrew Olah
Two million dollars is only small when you’re talking about Washington, D.C.
Whenever my body heals and the pain and all the swelling goes away is when I’ll be ready.
I’m very old-fashioned in some ways because of my father, who thought that being a public servant was an honor. Everyone must find a capacity in which they can serve, because we all benefit from society.
Music is an outburst of the soul.
The information gained from these techniques was valuable in some instances, but there is no way of knowing whether the same information could have been obtained through other means.
Dennis C. Blair