Top Quotes About Anything
Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
Try to find the path of least resistance and use it without harming others. Live with integrity and morality, not only with people but with all beings.
The people themselves, and only the people, determine the rhythm of our fight.
A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.
You can’t rise as a class. You have to rise individually. It’s what many of the civil rights-era people don’t understand.
I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
I’ve been around jazz and jazz musicians most of my life.
You know, I don’t really do that much looking inside me when I’m working on a project. Whatever I am becomes what that film is. But I change; you change.
Clinton… believes that the Washington Press Corps is so out of touch that it is absolutely inconceivable that reporters would understand the issues that people are really dealing with in their lives.
I lived with them in my studio in New York. And of course if I were doing that book today or even ten years, fifteen years later, I would have gone to where the wild ducks were and where I could study them – I would have gone to the country somewhere.
But remember, I am no politician, and no seer into souls.
Rebecca H. Davis
When I go home my mother still makes me take out the garbage.
Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
We are on pace this year to have a trade deficit that is larger than $800 billion. We have never faced that before, but we continue to put forward trade agreements like these that leave us naked to competition that is neither free nor fair.
Sometimes I see myself fine, sometimes I need a witness. And I like the whole truth, but there are nights I only need forgiveness.
The problem is that agencies sometimes lose sight of common sense as they create regulations.
I don’t prefer much of film over stage. The only thing I prefer is the paycheck.
I start sweating and shaking and having panic attacks if I am not at home.
I’m a big fan of huge populations of people, so you’d think with 300 million people in the country, you don’t even have to please 1% to be phenomenally successful.
Labor organizations are formed, not to employ combined effort for a common object, but to indulge in declamation and denunciation, and especially to furnish an easy living to some officers who do not want to work.
William Graham Sumner
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write, that’s obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry, that’s honey.
A. N. Wilson
I don’t care tuppence whether I’m forced into a leadership position or not. I’d much sooner not.
E. P. Thompson
Mr. Speaker, we are a blessed Nation. We have not suffered another attack on our soil since September 11, and we are grateful. We have killed or captured dozens of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Our military and intelligence forces are working both hard and smart.
While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.
The United States must also continue to push the United Nations Security Council for strong action to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions. In the meantime, it is our job to take meaningful steps to eliminate the threats posed by Iran.
In the middle 1940s… I heard everyone live. Painting, the theater; everything was happening. It was an exciting time when New York was the place to be.
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
Louis B. Mayer once looked at me and said, ‘You will never get the girl at the end’. So I worked on my acting.
A learned man has always riches in himself.
Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride.
Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
That the apostolic office is temporary, is a plain historical fact.
The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There’s a glorious sense of freedom in comedy, just allowing myself to tell jokes, allowing myself to interrupt myself and tell old African folk stories that I made up – or didn’t – and Jamaican stories.
No, there’s not much competition between puppeteers in general because everybody’s working their own style.
Change is not only likely, it’s inevitable.
If you stand still there is only one way to go, and that’s backwards.
I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language.
We created a brand for ourselves, so that now people can’t get mad at what we do, because then they’re just making of themselves.
I don’t understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound. Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off.
Why talk now when so many things have been said without ever giving me a chance to talk?
During the war, in which several of our embedded correspondents were able to report from moving vehicles crossing the Iraqi desert, the use of technology made news gathering safer.
There’s only a step from the sublime to the ridiculous, but there’s no road leading from the ridiculous to the sublime.
We didn’t come here to become Washington, we came here to change Washington.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about themselves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
History shows that there are no invincible armies.