Top Quotes About Anything
People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true.
Robert J. Ringer
Film is the most expensive, highest risk industry in the world.
I do not judge, I only chronicle.
John Singer Sargent
We all know our duty better than we discharge it.
So what we have tried to do in our later buildings is to try to be completely consistent, as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent. Architecture also must be very consistent.
I had moved out of the Edison Hotel because I couldn’t pay the bill and was living at the Lincoln Hotel, where I couldn’t pay the bill either, but it was cheaper.
He’s about as predictable as a Wasp on speed.
Often what we do is open our house for various charity events. I don’t seat according to protocol. I don’t invite people because of who they are in the administration or their positions of power. The few who do come, are there because I like them.
Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.
Henry Ward Beecher
Isn’t history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?
Emile M. Cioran
Every success in limiting armaments is a sign that the will to achieve mutual understanding exists, and every such success thus supports the fight for international law and order.
If you’re a young couple when you start out and are both working, trying to raise children, that is tough.
Like all sciences and all valuations, the psychology of women has hitherto been considered only from the point of view of men.
I think it’s a lovely idea, but it will not pass the Congress. I live in a world of realities. The policy of our country is that we can drill our way to independence. I think that’s a march to folly.
People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.
You know, I live a monastic lifestyle. No, I do. I do live in extremes, basically. I go back and forth. Once every six months, I’ll have a day where I eat more chocolate than has ever been consumed by a human being.
It is not that I don’t like contemporary country music because I do. I love it. I have recorded a lot and have had great success recording records that have not been very traditional country records.
Slavery is the first step towards civilization. In order to develop it is necessary that things should be much better for some and much worse for others, then those who are better off can develop at the expense of others.
It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
E. L. Doctorow
I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams… Man… is above all the plaything of his memory.
Not just Christians and Jews, but also Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and the followers of many other religions believe in values like peace, respect, tolerance and dignity. These are values that bring people together and enable us to build responsible and solid communities.
So to get to play for the Yankees was really exciting. Really exciting.
I see a lot of movies. I love films as a spectator, and that’s never obscured by the part of me that does the work myself. I just love going to the movies.
Most TV shows don’t reward you for paying attention.
I was growing up in the 50’s and 60’s. Back then they didn’t even know what dyslexia was.
These wrestlers aren’t organized. They have no union, no pension and no insurance. You meet wrestler after wrestler who sold out Madison Square Garden ten years ago, basically running on fumes today. There’s a lot of drama there.
When I was a child and teenager I read whenever I had the opportunity, but since then I’ve found it hard to read as much as I’d like, children, work, and pets all providing powerful incentives to escape into a book and a practical reason why I rarely do so.
I have tried, in all the ways I can, to make timeless music.
I love Brooke. Exploiting her was never my intention.
My most difficult thing so far, to be brutally honest, has been to waltz as if I knew what I was doing.
I try to become more humble and more myself with every year. There was a while when I got famous where I was so confused and my head was spinning.
Sasha gets a raw deal from the press. She makes one mistake in her program and people rip her for not pulling it off when it counts. But she never falls apart. She never just completely folds and misses everything. Usually it’s just one mistake.
God is not something I think about but something I experience as an energy, a Presence. I do find it easier to pray to a female Presence or an androgynous Presence.
Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
James D. Watson
You’ve got to write for your audience.
It’s often been observed that the first casualty of war is the truth. But that’s a lie, too, in its way. The reality is that, for most wars to begin, the truth has to have been sacrificed a long time in advance.
L. Neil Smith
Is there anything in the world more annoyingly creepy than an unspoken dress code?
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
When I was about, I’d say, 18 or 19 years old, I wanted to be a part of the CIA just because they know those intimate secrets… So I was just always into knowing. I like to know things.
If programmers deserve to be rewarded for creating innovative programs, by the same token they deserve to be punished if they restrict the use of these programs.
I was not an outstanding student. I did a reasonable amount of work. I got generally good – pretty good grades, but I was not that passionate about getting straight A’s.
In art economy is always beauty.
When I came back to it, we amicably separated from Warner Bros. I just picked up where I left off, trying to write the rest of this record. It took awhile to get out.
And the nice thing about writing a novel is you take your time, you sit with the character sometimes nine years, you look very deeply at a situation, unlike in real life when we just kind of snap something out.
No matter what side of an argument you’re on, you always find some people on your side that wish you were on the other side.
The good thing about Broadway is that you don’t have to worry about an airdate. It gets done when it gets done.
I wouldn’t dream of selling my work. I give them to friends, to charities.
The information is in the people, not in your head.
Edward T. Hall
My love of fine art increased – the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.
We have broken the cycle of dependency. People have found out they’re better off working.
Genius is nothing more than common faculties refined to a greater intensity. There are no astonishing ways of doing astonishing things. All astonishing things are done by ordinary materials.