Top Quotes About Anything
Of course, there can be serious injustices within free societies.
It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves.
T. S. Eliot
My commitment to the security and future of Israel is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest. Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.
Gerald R. Ford
I think that there are fiction writers for whom that works well. I could never do it. I feel as if, by the time I see that it’s a poem, it’s almost written in my head somewhere.
I am convinced that we are in a terminal process.
E. P. Thompson
One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.
I’m a character actor at heart.
Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Young people are being elected for School Boards all over the country.
On the whole, I tend not to listen to my peers.
Where’s the progress that we’re going to see in Afghanistan? You have to keep public support both on the economy and the war or these things will really become troubling.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
Jamie Lee Curtis
The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
E. M. Forster
Madam your wife and I didn’t hit it off the only time I ever saw her. I won’t say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it wasn’t me.
My father was never anti-anything in our house.
A superb tenor voice, like a silver trumpet muffled in silk.
I’ve had it. I did 4,700 episodes. Isn’t that enough?
A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.
The honor is overpaid, When he that did the act is commentator.
I also have a recording studio that I use to produce bands.
Texas has long been known as the nation’s largest energy producer, but we are equally proud of our distinction as the nation’s leading energy innovator.
Shakespeare very rarely makes the least attempt to surprise by his catastrophes. They are felt to be inevitable, though the precise way in which they will be brought about is not, of course, foreseen.
Andrew Coyle Bradley
In general, if signs of sectarianism do appear in a Socialist Party, these are only the products of the absence of a broad Labour movement in the country.
There’s a reason why every human society has fiction. It teaches us how to be ‘good,’ to behave in a way that is for the benefit of the whole community.
Orson Scott Card
I want people to look at a checkerboard and think of me!
I go to bed with men, not boys.
When Kubrick decided to go the black comedy route with his movie, he thought of me to give it that flavor.
People would say I really loved Buck Rogers until the Hawk guy came on.
The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.
Dad sometimes patted me on the knee and called me his Little Schmuck.
The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
I wish I wrote more about the world at more distance from myself.
In the beginning, I was searching for myself in my music. My music was for me. I didn’t have the mental room to be conscious of the listener; I wrote to save myself.
Because of the nature of Moore’s law, anything that an extremely clever graphics programmer can do at one point can be replicated by a merely competent programmer some number of years later.
I am about to get involved with the biggest cancer hospital in Norway. They are building a fitness center to work with patients. I will be a consultant.
While I shared many of the same emotions Bill describes, in no way did my experience ever degenerate into the grimness I find in his book – I didn’t have to live with Don, and I think that made a big big difference.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
John D. Rockefeller
Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.
I put less stock in others’ opinions than my own. No one else’s opinions could derail me.
Awards sell tickets, and they’re a clever publicity stunt.
I’m an athlete rep, so I’ll be available if they need me for anything.
Webster and I are very aloof. The two of us go and sit there by ourselves. I sit by myself in the corner with my book and the newspaper. He kind of runs around a little bit, and then he goes and sits on top of the picnic table. He never plays with other little dogs.
I believe that the issue of mental health services for our troops deploying or returning from combat is one that demands the attention of this body, if only for a few minutes today.
And, we put a lot more value, or at least I personally put a lot more value, on the creative values and creative challenges of something than the commercial necessities.
There’s lots of charity stuff that I can do. There are actually a million things to do here, but it would be very hard for me to stop going overseas, because I’ve been doing that for longer than I’ve been playing in the WNBA.
I never believed that U2 wanted to save the whales. I don’t believe that The Beastie Boys are ready to lay it down for Tibet.
You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.
A. A. Milne
The cost of congressional and presidential campaigns has been leaping every two or four years. I think this year it will be 60 percent more than 1996; well over twice as much as in 1992 in the presidential and congressional races.
We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have – for their usefulness.
We have no Arab intellectuals of international stature because we live in a state of generalized mediocrity. We are suspended in the pit without touching the bottom.
Tahar Ben Jelloun