Top Quotes About Anything
Technology has become as ubiquitous as the air we breathe, so we are no longer conscious of its presence.
The roughest road often leads to the top.
I thought, well I can do that. I couldn’t be bothered writing a book review, because I’d have to read the book, I haven’t got time to read a whole book for a fifty dollar write-up.
Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.
Peter De Vries
We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on.
Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult.
Personally, I can’t see how anyone can produce any beautiful music out of being angry.
Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts.
I started in live television and I’ve done a lot of live TV and that’s really the thing that I love best. I love flying by the seat of my pants.
Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.
I wrote for a weekly magazine and then edited a literary magazine, but I did not really feel comfortable with the profession of journalism itself.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Once you get into entertaining a quarter of a million people, it’s a very weird place to be.
Each underestimates her own power and overestimates the other’s.
If we want to make a statement about a man’s nature on the basis of his physiognomy, we must take everything into account; it is in his distress that a man is tested, for then his nature is revealed.
The final story, the final chapter of western man, I believe, lies in Los Angeles.
The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
James Anthony Froude
After Bound, we were offered a lot of lesbian thrillers.
God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.
I couldn’t do an acting job just to be working. It really had to have some soul to it.
Letting go of things and not being afraid of being ridiculous or over the top – I think that’s the main thing for me to work on.
Consistency is the paste jewel that only cheap men cherish.
William Allen White
Fame was thrilling only until it became grueling. Money was fun only until you ran out of things to buy.
I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear. If they had denied it, if they had said no, that certainly would have played into the hands of those that would like to take armed action immediately. I have no illusions in that regard.
If I know I make this much trouble, I never climb Everest.
The word ‘aerobics’ came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we’re going to charge $10 an hour, we can’t call it Jumping up and down.
I never want to fake it. That’s my whole thing.
Every part I’ve done has been for one reason or another-money, or the part, or the director, or the location. I’d like to get one thing that’s all of those combined.
My idea of fast food is a mallard.
You have to pretend to live in those clothes that they lived in, to live within the climate that they had then. You have to imagine with the help, obviously, of all the other technicians that are around – the writer, the director, the other actors.
You have a class of investors and you have a class of speculators. The speculators historically haven’t been big enough to cause the investors to doubt the long-term vision of stock.
I love films where the world seems to be going a bit faster and everything’s a bit brighter and more in focus.
Go see it and see for yourself why you shouldn’t go see it.
There’s action only if there is danger.
The scientist rigorously defends his right to be ignorant of almost everything except his specialty.
The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.
Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it’s no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it’s really just about the money, the perceived prestige.
One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Well, I’m eventually gonna take the Daryl Hannah parts.
Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
I know what the structure of the language is.
It was the character of the Packers, man. We played for sixty minutes. We let it all hang out. There was no tomorrow for us. We got the adrenaline flowing, and we just let it go, man.
It would have been easier to have a male protagonist, but I didn’t want people to assume that Nikki Hill was me in her entirety because a lot of people just don’t like me and I don’t think they would be interested in reading about me, even in the fictional context.
In the 1950s we use to feel that television was taking away our comic readership; with today’s exciting, powerfully visual movies I have to wonder about their effect on the kids’ loyalty to the comic book medium all over again.
To understand is to perceive patterns.
The love story for me was the nature of the love and not the age of the lovers.
Rumi, who is one of the greatest Persian poets, said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.
With the people, for the people, by the people. I crack up when I hear it; I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, cause that’s what really happens.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Come to find out, the Russians were never afraid of the Americans. They weren’t raised with the terror that we were by our government. I was struck by how our government misled us for so many years.
Old and young disbelieve one another’s truths.