Top Quotes About Anything
Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
For the division of labor demands from the individual an ever more one-sided accomplishment, and the greatest advance in a one-sided pursuit only too frequently means dearth to the personality of the individual.
I say I don’t need a tax cut. It will not do me any more good. I can’t buy more, I can’t eat more, I can’t do more, and I want it distributed among the ordinary people who work every day.
Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
It is fundamentally important that Grasso resign so that the New York Stock Exchange can restore its moral authority.
A man’s got to work for more than himself and his kids to feel right.
John Dos Passos
Jonny doesn’t want to do TV interviews because he thinks that he comes across as an idiot.
It’s just a little ranch. Thirty-five acres. In Texas, if it’s not a thousand acres, it’s considered a ranchette.
Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.
I do them all for the money, I really do.
William H. Macy
You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story – a beginning, a middle, and an end.
All pro sports, as well as the NCAA, should thank God every day we have sports betting here… We have the only agency in the world that regulates the honesty of games.
There’s this idea that it has to be made in London. But we’ve got everything up here, and if you’ve got comics who are gifted because of where they’re from, you shouldn’t drag them away from that natural resource.
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
I finished high school there and then I went to Rhode Island School of Design.
Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I didn’t want to save art – I respected the older artists too much to think art needed saving. But I knew it was finished, even though, at that time, I didn’t know what I would do.
War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth.
You have to be funny about it and honest about it. You can’t leave yourself out of that mix. You have to be honest enough to say, I’m that messed-up one in the family.
And it’s sort of an old-fashioned ER, in that it’s very much about the medicine, and how these people cope. There’s very little about the personal lives of the characters.
I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.
I would like to think that I’m more different from my character than I am.
The television industry doesn’t like to see the compexity of the world. It prefers simple reporting, with simple ideas: this is white, that’s black; this is good, that’s bad.
Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us; but most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
We have only God on our side; they have ‘In God We Trust’ on their side.
Vivid images are like a beautiful melody that speaks to you on an emotional level. It bypasses your logic centers and even your intellect and goes to a different part of the brain.
Direct threats require decisive action.
The man of science is nothing if not a poet gone wrong.
Leadership in today’s world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.
Hubert H. Humphrey
The gunner’s mate came up and started breaking the locks on the ammunition. Everything was locked up for fear that someone might go in there with a cigarette or something.
The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
Well, you know, the violence is mostly in Mexico itself, at least the violence that people are worried about. And so we want to make sure that violence does not spill over into our communities that are along the border.
Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back.
William O. Douglas
Married and divorced, three beautiful daughters, two in college. The other one is 16, lives with her mom. I’m 46, I’ve worked for the Post Office for 18 years, seven facilities in three states.
I just had an idea that went right over my head.
There is little doubt that the majority of Mr. Mill’s supporters in 1865 did not know what his political opinions were, and that they voted for him simply on his reputation as a great thinker.
I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing – it wasn’t enough to play other people’s notes: I had to write notes too.
An award doesn’t necessarily make you a better actor.
There’s always room for improvement. We have a nucleus that’s pretty good. You want players that will help.
Death does not exist.
Today, the Muslim world is the poorest of the global powers.
The international community should treat this as a window of opportunity to ramp up preparedness and response.
Shakespeare will not make us better, and he will not make us worse, but he may teach us how to overhear ourselves when we talk to ourselves… he may teach us how to accept change in ourselves as in others, and perhaps even the final form of change.
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
First, I’d become an avid reader of blogs, especially music blogs, and they seemed to be where the critical-thinking action was at, to have the kind of energy that I associate with rock writing of the 1970s or Internet e-mail discussion lists a decade ago.
The first clothing line I had was called Very Rue. Then we changed the name and moved to QVC, and the name became A Touch of Rue.
I don’t smoke and I don’t drink alcohol.
The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side, may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless.
A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures.