Top Quotes About Anything
Sixty-four thousand dollars for a question, I hope they are asking you the meaning of life.
The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or that single desire granted, as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God.
One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.
My shows aren’t about trying to save some place, because I don’t feel that’s the right venue for it. That’s my politics right there: Don’t bring politics to my shows.
In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity.
Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
A vision of truth which does not call upon us to get out of our armchair – why, this is the desideratum of mankind.
John Jay Chapman
In praising Antony I have dispraised Caesar.
Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.
If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.
Primarily I’m a social commentator rather than someone who’s out to get the belly laugh.
Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term, but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person.
One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.
All my movies are difficult to classify because they are very eclectic in mixing genres.
You still stand watch, O human star, burning without a flicker, perfect flame, bright and resourceful spirit. Each of your rays a great idea – O torch which passes from hand to hand, from age to age, world without end.
We still have pretty good sales, especially for the art books.
You can take charge, kick ass, do whatever you have to do and it’s okay. You can blow people up. These are things that are okay for cartoon characters to do.
The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry S. Truman
The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
You have to calendar time for yourself even if you have no idea what you’re going to do with it.
As far as sustaining our popularity, I believe we can.
I say that why don’t we bring all points of view. Sit around a table and discuss this evidence, and produce evidence as it may be, and let’s see what the outcome is, which is why we are having this International panel which we are all talking about.
I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.
I’m such a lover of music that it would be very hard for me to pinpoint it to a particular artist.
The real political life in Russia unfortunately is not in the parliament but on the streets and in the media.
The only thing that’s changed is the competitiveness of the series. It’s only become harder to win in our series as the years have gone by. Competition breeds good things, and that’s what’s happened here.
I support all Australian films.
What the people want is very simple – they want an America as good as its promise.
There are more active volcanoes beneath the sea than on land by two orders of magnitude.
Adjust your makeup to the light in which your wear it.
I think that I’ve been pigeon-holed by virtue of the fact that I’ve spent so much time in front of a green screen.
It’s like all the signs were telling me that I shouldn’t be a boxer, so I quit.
The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and influence their actions. A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life.
I never wanted to limit myself to just impressions. I wanted to branch out and develop other parts of my game.
It is the duty of the State to educate, and the right of the people to demand education.
Because we’re actors we can pretend and fake it, but I’d rather the intimate investment was authentic.
I think it’s the great thing about having kids. They have interests that you might not have, and it opens your horizons.
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Hominid and human evolution took place over millions and not billions of years, but with the emergence of language there was a further acceleration of time and the rate of change.
William Irwin Thompson
I didn’t know my mother had it. I think a lot of women don’t know their mothers had it; that’s the sad thing about depression. You know, you don’t function anymore. You shut down. You feel like you are in a void.
I’ve been around a while. I kinda know these things.
The reason the Jews hate Nazis is primarily because they didn’t come up with the idea first.
To marry the Irish is to look for poverty.
J. P. Donleavy
To tell you the truth I am hard put to think of anyone who’s career was affected significantly by making all those phone calls and I must be wrong. I must be wrong! Because it has just got to pay off!
Education technology is very important because we have a massive challenge in public schools.
The impulse of the journalist is to be novel, yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment; the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true, regardless of the moment.
I sometimes like to tinker with poems that have failed, ones that I have sent aside. Even years afterward, I will revisit them if there is something about them that I cannot give up on.
Profits, like sausages… are esteemed most by those who know least about what goes into them.
You can’t really praise somebody’s work and then criticize the process.
I’ve found that the more experts you have on a movie, the less control the director has.
Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
Henry David Thoreau