Top Quotes About Anything
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
When we come to images or memories or thoughts, speculation, while always closely related to practice, is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical.
Good looking people turn me off. Myself included.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights.
I’ve had to deal with everything but everyone has helped me, including Sir Alex Ferguson, to get through. George Best was a good friend of mine. We loved each other, we both knew where we were coming from.
I’m not funny. What I am is brave.
Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need.
You do the policy, I’ll do the politics.
You have to treat people gently because we’re all in a process. What might seem like a good idea to somebody at 21 is probably not going to seem like a good idea at 50, but you don’t know that until you get there.
It’s difficult to see yourself up on screen without being a critic.
We don’t know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don’t always appreciate their fragility.
Tone is up for grabs in what we do – what’s the tone of the scene.
James L. Brooks
I would still like to get more athletic and have players that can really cover what’s going on in the game.
No authority is higher than reality.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga
There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred – by living our ideals, the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers, exporting our music, poetry, blue jeans.
Genius… is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
I’ll give up this sort of touring madness certainly, but music-everything is based on music. No, I’ll never stop my music.
If you are a gay couple living in Alabama, you know one thing: your family has no standing under the law; and it can and will be violated by strangers.
This is the other thing: we make the cost of raising kids higher than it has to be just because we feel they need all this stuff, like gadgets, certain schools, and activities that are nice but aren’t really necessary.
I never believed that surrendering the executive power should be a condition of getting the second term. The second term should stand on its own feet.
Yes, in my books I do edit myself to keep from becoming the Village Explainer.
Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights.
So many of today’s programs are about trophies and jackets, and we think that’s a big mistake.
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
Harry S. Truman
If you hear something you like, and you’re halfway like the public, chances are they’ll like it too.
All the fingerprint paintings are done without a grid.
Anything that is unexpected is the X-factor.
I live for being with the people I love and to live as happily as possible.
I don’t have any training as an actor, but I guess I’m an intense pretender. When you read something over and over, it gets into you a little bit. You can’t help but begin to feel it, even if you’re a healthy person as I think I am.
The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.
I think that one of Elvis’ charms was that he could sing almost any kind of music. I am sure that in his heart, which I don’t know what was there, but just from his singing I could feel that he was very partial to gospel music.
No man was ever eloquent by trying to be eloquent, but only by being so.
George Henry Lewes
In art, the obvious is a sin.
Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box.
A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.
Lewis B. Hershey
Now that our troops are mired in a dangerous effort to defeat the insurgency and are also trying to help rebuild the country, Americans of all political persuasions simply want the United States to succeed and our troops to be as safe as possible.
You can always improve on something, the technology is different today, but I would leave it well alone. If there was something that was incomplete, that might be interesting… because I do that on my website.
Clearly, we need to have the very best advice and counsel on what actions can be taken to help lower the cost of gasoline.
The mind and the voice by themselves are not sufficient.
Patience is the art of hoping.
Luc de Clapier
It is certain because it is possible.
Should slavery be abolished there, (and it is an event, which, from these circumstances, we may reasonably expect to be produced in time) let it be remembered, that the Quakers will have had the merit of its abolition.
First of all, do any of you here think it’s a crime to help a suffering human end his agony? Any of you think it is? Say so right now. Well, then, what are we doing here?
Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.
What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?
W. H. Davies
Being diabetic was not what I thought of as being normal, and I feared the stigma of having to take medicine and having people stick me with a needle.
What scared me in that debate is that it’s not about the ownership rules at all. The vast majority of people don’t even know what the rules say, to be perfectly candid. Name all six of them.
Michael K. Powell
God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
Frank Lloyd Wright
When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.