Top Quotes About Anything
That moment was very important because it was political. That’s what has to be done, so they struck a deal. She figures his is a well-thought-out motivation that she felt was worthy trade-off. The motivation here is survival, and she has to think like a leader.
The American public does not know poets exist.
Like associates with like.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
My father was a carpenter, a very good carpenter. He also worked for the Jones boys. They were not family members, we weren’t related at all. They started the policy racket in Chicago, and they had the five and dime store.
There’s no down time any more.
An interim government was set up in Afghanistan. It included two women, one of whom was Minister of Women’s Affairs. Man, who’d she have to show here ankles to to get that job?
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
Henry Ward Beecher
My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT, and my mother taught high school English.
Eric Allin Cornell
Everybody says, ‘You impress me as a guy who never wanted to be a movie star.’ I say, ‘Everybody in the world wants to be a movie star.’
I’ve never been resigned to ready-made ideas as I was to ready-made clothes, perhaps because although I couldn’t sew, I could think.
Death is the final wake-up call.
The success and the failure are not my concern, but His.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
As human beings, we need to know that we are not alone, that we are not crazy or completely out of our minds, that there are other people out there who feel as we do, live as we do, love as we do, who are like us.
It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society.
I was on Murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury. She was fantastic… she was lovely to everyone, she was always on time, prepared.
The way to make coaches think you’re in shape in the spring is to get a tan.
I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things.
I’m facing upstage, with my back to the audience, and the spotlight comes up on my back as I start singing.
Everybody thinks they’ll never get married at your age. You think you can go on all your life being single, but you suddenly find out that you can’t.
What I am more concerned about is whether our whole civilization will be around in the next 25 years.
It’s important for people to realize I don’t want to be the It guy. I want to crawl before I walk. I want to learn about things before I jump into them.
Textbook publishers don’t even bother to advertise at their conventions.
What one decides to do in crisis depends on one’s philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn’t any philosophy in crises, others make the decision.
The marathon can humble you.
I am not the Jesus of the official church tolerated by those in power. I am not your superstar.
I’m oftentimes called away from my family… it’s rather hard for me to be away from them. We’re very close.
A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
Amos Bronson Alcott
The guilt of newborns is immense.
Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.
Life does not proceed by the association and addition of elements, but by dissociation and division.
I’m going to go to school. It doesn’t matter what the outcome is as long as I did it. I can say I did it.
As Buddy Rich, for instance, broke into the business at the age of three, I think it was, on drums, so indeed did I break into the business at the age of four as a singer.
And very often the influence exerted on a person’s character by the amount of his income is hardly less, if it is less, than that exerted by the way in which it is earned.
We play happy music, and we make people happy. That’s why they like us.
Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.
I kind of discovered my voice for the first time, and the more I did it, the better it got.
Do not yield. Do not flinch. Stand up. Stand up with our President and fight. We’re Americans. We’re Americans, and we’ll never surrender. They will.
If I can bicycle, I bicycle.
The easiest person to deceive is one’s self.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
People are really sick of seeing the winner not win and what the public thinks should happen.
There are actually quite high profile British TV star cameos in it that you probably wouldn’t even notice, that the British wouldn’t even notice, let alone the American audience.
If little green men land in your back yard, hide any little green women you’ve got in the house.
Keeping small nations enslaved because of the deals between the great nations or because of any pragmatic considerations that might have been there are totally unacceptable.
The government has become a mechanism for distributing largess, and your census form is your ticket.
Tom G. Palmer
I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I’m having right now being gone.
T-Bone Walker was a big influence on just about every guitar player around.
We both can be the most beautiful and benevolent creatures on the planet, but then there’s another side that can be as harsh and as ugly as the darkest thing you could imagine seeing.
Anger becomes limiting, restricting. You can’t see through it. While anger is there, look at that, too. But after a while, you have to look at something else.
Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.
Karl Von Clausewitz
I have such an image of a mafioso.