Top Quotes About Anything
Parents can plant magic in a child’s mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit.
We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it’s vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it’s security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
Adlai E. Stevenson
I think being funny is not anyone’s first choice.
It’s almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you.
John Dos Passos
I just think it’s important to be direct and honest with people about why you’re photographing them and what you’re doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul.
Mary Ellen Mark
When one loves one’s Art no service seems too hard.
Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.
Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
I’ve been very lucky in my life.
It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.
Every Englishman is convinced of one thing, viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is.
Now I have known Sen. Bill Frist, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, since he was born.
John Jay Hooker
You do not send me to Brooklyn to get a cheesecake and then I come back and you’re gone.
I do think that we are facing a crisis in our democracy. As true patriots, each and every one of us has to speak up, speak out, and change those in charge. Our democracy depends upon it.
I don’t value authority. I don’t value the systems. I don’t value patriarchal religion. I don’t value the things that diminish you when you do tell the truth. So I’m not scared of the end result, and that is the biggest asset I have.
I entered the work force cleaning breast pumps at a pharmacy! It was a part-time gig while I was at school… no interview required.
The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected because they contain bad explanations, not because they fail experimental tests.
If a rich person invests in a business, either directly or through stock purchases, it means business can grow and hire more people.
It’s a difficult job to do, but that is why we do it. Only so many people can do it. But it, it enables you to… for a brief period of time to kind of get away. You have to go back and deal with, but it’s a good escape.
I don’t believe that wishing works. I think we get the things we work for.
Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The news of the discovery spread fast all over the country, and inquisitive enquiries mingled with congratulations from this moment became the daily programme.
Iraq continues to be an immense disaster, and the President has no apparent plan for getting our troops out.
One of my other nicknames was Thomas Edison, because I invented so many moves.
People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater.
Minnie Maddern Fiske
I am the only British writer who writes in Spanish.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
When I go to a country, I go to flea markets, antique stores. I am always looking for something.
Never take a job where winter winds can blow up your pants.
Brazilian music has many of the ingredients that I strive for in my own music: Strong melodies and a disciplined but intense rhythmic concept, and interesting harmonies.
I was very outgoing, and a good-looking kid. I started doing all the catalogs. I made 60 commercials by the time I was 6. I must have been a natural, because I never took an acting lesson.
My marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned.
We aim to express the passion of our members in something actionable that we can all in fact do.
I always thought of myself as a later bloomer, so I like some of my work more later than earlier.
Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reason, and not just to mingle with the right people.
Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.
I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
I think for Beecher specifically, Keller was with him when his wife died. Beecher had decided after he first got into prison that he had to shut off everybody. You can’t let anybody in and you have to become like them and you have to be threatening and all that.
For why should we not admire more the angels themselves and the blessed choirs of heaven?
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
I Love children, especially when they cry for then someone takes them away.
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual – when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions – it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
Christians are made, not born.
For men to be virgins, we think it’s negative. We think that there’s something wrong with them.
Attention-deficit disorders seem to abound in modern society, and we don’t know the cause.
Marilyn vos Savant
Be able to hiccup silently, or at least without alerting neighbors to your situation. The first hiccup is an exception.
Marilyn vos Savant
I tend to think you’re fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.
I always tell people I want to live to be 150 and they say why would you want to do that. I say, well there’s a few people I haven’t made mad yet, I want to get them.
I see the first lady as another means to keep a president from becoming isolated.
I know it is possible to win the Tour without taking anything.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
I’d like to see the health care professionals making decisions, not some bureaucrat in Indianapolis working for an insurance company.