Top Quotes About Anything
The American Dream is really money.
You get all of your neuroses worked out on stage. I haven’t actually played very many nice characters, certainly not on stage. It’s not a quality that attracts me.
We played together for so long and we got to the point where our styles blended together. Even today, sometimes I’ll hear our records and I’m not really sure who played what. And we took a bunch of acid together too.
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
I’ve always been aware of having feelings that were pretty intense at times. I imagine most people have had that, or they wouldn’t be human.
There’s no damn business like show business – you have to smile to keep from throwing up.
I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American.
Well, the research into it affected me. And the novel, it very much strengthened my faith.
William Peter Blatty
That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd, as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever entered into the head of mortal man.
I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.
Instinct is the nose of the mind.
Delphine de Girardin
I wasn’t making it with the violin because I was playing all of the ‘long hair’ stuff.
People say we are survivors but I don’t see us as survivors of anything. We are still here, there’s nothing that’s come and tried to dislodge us. We just go about our business.
The best artists know what to leave out.
Charles de Lint
Liberating Iraq from a legacy of violence and putting it on the path to peace and prosperity will take time.
Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.
Michael J. Fox
Today, they’re just up there for the money, just packaged and be gone.
As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for.
James Cash Penney
Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book. No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.
Down in the south, it’s how we find the brownfield sites without taking too much land take to meet the tremendous demand for housing, and that’s what I’ve done.
My son is 7 years old. I am 54. It has taken me a great many years to reach that age. I am more respected in the community, I am stronger, I am more intelligent and I think I am better than he is. I don’t want to be a pal, I want to be a father.
Clifton Paul Fadiman
I’m trying to have everything that I put into the world be something that makes a difference in the way I want to make a difference.
I remember feeling that. I couldn’t do, nor did I want to do, the kinds of roles I’d been doing.
The introduction of political pluralism often quickly led to bad results.
I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
I cannot, if I am in the field of glory, be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done, there Providence is sure to direct my steps.
The difference between stupid and intelligent people – and this is true whether or not they are well-educated – is that intelligent people can handle subtlety.
It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.
Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
Amos Bronson Alcott
I would think, to me, growing up in the south, growing up with all the gospel music, singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues – the blues background was my big inspiration.
As much as possible, I try to encourage people to use stunt men because that is really their job.
It is acceptable to bring someone to tears if it explains to them in an emotional way why a product, a service, or a candidate is the right person, is the right thing to do.
Along a series of lines running from longer to shorter wavelengths the effect of the electric field becomes greater as the serial numbers increase – that is, as the wavelength decreases.
I don’t come in with any preconceived ideas, and although I will have done some preparation, I can go which way the director wants.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.
We may need to change the way we think. As in Israel, I think there should be a mandatory draft, where you go away for the service of your country for three years.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
There are two things that I put my focus on. One is the fight against AIDS and finding a cure. The other is human rights.
Advertising treats all products with the reverence and the seriousness due to sacraments.
Persecution produced its natural effect on them. It found them a sect; it made them a faction.
Maybe someone will step up, but they don’t have anyone right now.
I will be sad. I’ve gotten very attached to Harry and all that goes on in his world, I guess I’ll just be kind of tasting every bit of it because it will be the last one.
What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher.
I appreciate the sentiment that I am a popular woman in computer gaming circles; but I prefer being thought of as a computer game designer rather than a woman computer game designer. I don’t put myself into gender mode when designing a game.
We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.
My overall message for labor members is… that we understand that the benefits of trade are clear, but the disruption and the dislocation are painfully concentrated and we can’t ignore them.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
It is the mind that maketh good of ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
I taught myself to play the piano, because I wanted to play it.
In choosing a hypothesis there is no virtue in being timid. I clearly would have been burned at the stake in another age.