Top Quotes About Anything
Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
The influx of women into paid work and her increased power raise a woman’s aspirations and hopes for equal treatment at home. Her lower wage and status at work and the threat of divorce reduce what she presses for and actually expects.
To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.
There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth.
The lion is, however, rarely heard – much more seldom seen.
John H. Speke
One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.
When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
Natalie Clifford Barney
It seems to limit you; when you’re working in an office, you’re a creature in a small cell under somebody’s supervision and surveillance.
The problem we have is not Labour, in however it is configured.
Kyle Baker’s work is really funny, but it’s also got a very clear vision.
We can no longer apply the classic criteria to clearly determine whether and when we should use military force. We are waging war in Afghanistan, for example, but it’s an asymmetrical war where the enemies are criminals instead of soldiers.
When actors give their input, it can be very ego-driven, and directors are scared of that.
It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.
H. L. Mencken
Inside a religious body you get sects and hierarchies, inside an information network you get bazaars and cathedrals, it is the same, call them what you like. They survive by pointing the finger of blame at each other.
Probably the simplest hypothesis… is that there may be a slow process of annihilation of matter.
If somebody on this team actually gets to first base, I’ll stand there naked.
I was born in 1942, so I was mainly aware of Howard Hughes’ name on RKO Radio Pictures.
It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize; so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face.
Robert Louis Stevenson
We got orders to strike the Marshall and Gilbert Islands. We had a task force with the Enterprise. We had two or three cruisers and probably eight or 10 destroyers.
Basically, they had asked me if I would shave my head or wear a bald cap. I said look, if you are doing a series for five years I would want to shave my hair because I would go bald with all the gum and glue from the bald cap.
Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.
I was invited to join the newly established Central Chemical Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1954 and was able to establish a small research group in organic chemistry, housed in temporary laboratories of an industrial research institute.
George Andrew Olah
Once you see someone lose it, you can never look at them the same way again.
I’m going to disappear again.
Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go.
I was influenced by every comedian I ever saw work. That’s the only way you learn how to do it.
Women like to sit down with trouble – as if it were knitting.
On the morrow the horizon was covered with clouds- a thick and impenetrable curtain between earth and sky, which unhappily extended as far as the Rocky Mountains. It was a fatality!
Motown’s policy was to build one act at a time or their favorites.
Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.
George Bernard Shaw
I was born in high heels and I’ve worn them ever since.
First thoughts are not always the best.
I’m not that interested in what people make of it, or how people consider me. That’s nothing to do with me.
I don’t think an opera house is ever a place that can make you entirely happy.
Celebrity is very weird.
One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade before the void.
I look askance at any movement which assists in making the peacemaker among nations merely a national warrior.
Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values.
Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly.
A kaiseki meal is like that, very small courses over a long period of time.
Since I do not believe that there should be different recommendations for people living in the Bronx and people living in Manhattan, I am uncomfortable making different recommendations for my patients in Boston and in Haiti.
It was just expected that I would go to college. Both my parents are teachers and they tolerated acting, but I was going to go to a school of quality or bust. Which made my downshifting back to acting afterward a little difficult.
In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree.
The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving.
Florence E. Allen
The course of the flight up and down was exceedingly erratic, partly due to the irregularity of the air, and partly to lack of experience in handling this machine. The control of the front rudder was difficult on account of its being balanced too near the center.
There’s no point breaking a lot of crockery unnecessarily.
J. Carter Brown
I was nine years old when I made up my mind that that was what I definitely wanted to do.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.
God is love, but get it in writing.
Gypsy Rose Lee
Sometimes it’s more difficult to do very simple, low-key films.