Top Quotes About Anything
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one.
The English say, Yours Truly, and mean it. The Italians say, I kiss your feet, and mean, I kick your head.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate… we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just.
John F. Kennedy
Wonders will never cease.
So the first season about halfway through he just sort of put us together and then broke us up all within one episode. One of the ideas is to have us do that once a year – to have everything blow up in our faces and not work out.
I work with structure, but I go outside the box and give it my own spin. I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes – where a woman’s personality and sense of style are realized.
When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I’m too busy playing to worry about the movement or the fingerboard.
I like black and white films. I don’t exactly know why – probably because there is a stylization which is removed from actual life, unlike a color film.
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You see how Spanish, Italians, Portuguese play football. I don’t say they are perfect, I say English football has a few things to learn from them in the same way they have a lot of things to learn from English football.
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one’s sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one’s character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.
If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that’s a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there’s going to be a life after tennis that’s a lot longer than your tennis life.
They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I’m interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women’s stories are all kind of combined.
Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.
Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.
I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly.
Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress.
The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained in the course of my medical studies, including preliminary examinations in botany, zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive in determining the trend of my literary work.
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
Pope John XXIII
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
When it comes to girl bands, we’re all rivals.
Unfortunately, sometimes people don’t hear you until you scream.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Anything you write, even if you have to start over, is valuable. I let the story write itself through the characters.
Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
With pop stars or film stars, we become the object of people’s self-definition, as well as the object of sexual definition.
Once you’re able to look like an idiot and be OK with it, it opens up your potential.
The misconception that a victory can be worth its price, has in the nuclear age become a total illusion.
Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure that on many occasions I was 10, 20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time.
Absolutely. I – you know, he was so that much a part of my life that, you know, Elvis, you know, once – once you bonded with him, I mean, there was no – there was no going back. He was just a great guy.
I think the point to be understood is that we’re all different. I’ve never been a fan of theories of acting. I didn’t go to drama school, so I was never put through a training that was limited by someone saying, ‘This is the way you should act.’
People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
Just touching that old tree was truly moving to me because when you touch these trees, you have such a sense of the passage of time, of history. It’s like you’re touching the essence, the very substance of life.
This means that the mind or spirit is present anywhere, because it is nowhere attached to any particular place. And it can remain present because, even when related to this or that object, it does not cling to it by reflection and thus lose its original mobility.
I think now, more than anytime I can remember, bands are sounding pretty similar whether they’re English or American, from Manchester or London… or Leeds or Welsh or Irish.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
I lived in the studio apartment that I bought for four years before I bought it in 1989, so I was already in it. I began living there in 1985, so I’ve had the same address and phone number since then.
My music is my way to rearrange the world according to my own hopes.
On behalf of the federal government, I wish now publicly to appeal to the provinces to lend their co-operation in furthering our country’s war effort by effecting at as early a date as may be possible this much needed restriction.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Not as ours the books of old – Things that steam can stamp and fold; Not as ours the books of yore – Rows of type, and nothing more.
Also, since art is a vehicle for the transmission of ideas through form, the reproduction of the form only reinforces the concept. It is the idea that is being reproduced. Anyone who understands the work of art owns it. We all own the Mona Lisa.
Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.
I like my whisky old and my women young.
Only silence perfects silence.
A. R. Ammons
Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.
I want every character be an outsider in some way.
Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler, German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
I have many times thought I did the wrong thing, but the reason was not to be a medical doctor – it was just to have the information. But then, maybe I was wrong, I don’t know.