Top Quotes About Anything
The basis of tragedy is man’s helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man’s helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).
Nominations come and go. It is not going to happen to you every year, and I am very well aware of that.
Lee Ann Womack
The simple act of telling a woman’s story from a woman’s point of view is a revolutionary act: it never has been done before.
Carol P. Christ
Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to. It has a rhythm all its own.
Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership.
If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
I think Maus I is better than Maus II. The standard here is whether or not it’s as good as a great book of prose literature and by that standard, no, it’s not that great.
Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood… will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.
I kicked off… and things went on from there… down and down.
If a man breaks a pledge, the public ought to know it.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
Vincent Van Gogh
I don’t judge others. I say if you feel good with what you’re doing, let your freak flag fly.
Sarah Jessica Parker
I have never refused to talk to any authorities or give them any information I had.
He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
Henry Ward Beecher
Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts.
No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
Carrie Chapman Catt
The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people.
The rate of population growth in the United States is slightly below that required to reproduce itself.
Elton wanted a garden. They were building all afternoon while we were rehearsing. And then they built a fountain for Elton. And he said, I was only joking!
Now I am obsessed with collecting Platypus paraphernalia.
We know that al Qaeda is seeking radioactive materials and technology to launch a devastating attack, and that hundreds of radioactive sources have been lost or stolen in the U.S. and around the world.
The cultivation of sensibility on purely personal lines may, in fact, be the very worst training for a world where only the corporate and the cooperative will matter.
Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word, if there is such a thing.
J. L. Austin
You see someone on the street wearing an outfit and then it’s on the cover of a magazine. I love. But, you know, I’m Australian, so I’m not too flashy or glitzy.
We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech.
I want the privilege of guiding the arrows of my children and giving them the exhortations that can shoot them into the high place.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Jean de La Fontaine
Cynicism is full of naive disappointments.
I’m not in the loop; I don’t know any actors, really, just the ones I work with.
During the 1970s and 1980s Gibson did use my likeness, but we never signed anything. This new Signature model is the first time we struck a formal written deal for a guitar with my name on it.
I joined the army as a private. I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused. I preferred to remain a private. First of all, I wasn’t taken by ranks, and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.
The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear, and distress began in our land.
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.
It’s my father’s legacy. My father’s view was that the public is the employer of these government employees and has the right to know what they’re up to.
The only substance properly so called is the soul.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song. That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist.
Ben E. King
Hollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and it’s up to us to try to change it… I feel like a preacher! But it’s really true. I feel personally responsible for the future of American cinema. Me personally.
In this movement of colors I find the essence, which does not arise from a system, or an a priori theory.
The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.
Robert Green Ingersoll
We made one film called Thy Neighbor’s Wife in which I got flogged at the public whipping post for adultery. I did my best acting in that film, I guess.
I try to imagine how we would live if we didn’t know we were going to die. Would we live our lives differently? Less careful, maybe? Less scared? These are beautiful things to think about and build a song around.
The league, is doing well. It is just a matter of trying to sort some things out with my contract.
Well I guess I like variety pretty much, but I do enjoy this work very much. Particularly with Buddy on the gig, we get a chance to knock each other out It’just wonderful.
We weren’t going to play the show-biz game, and be obsequious.
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.
President Obama has embraced a partisan, polarizing strategy since day one when he chose hyper-partisan Rahm Emanuel to be his White House Chief of Staff.
Just this week, my husband proposed a plan for schools and libraries to develop their own plans to keep children from finding indecent material on the Internet as an alternative to a Congressional proposal that would require a federally mandated solution.
A l lot of films I’ve done are essentially about women who are finding their voice, women who don’t know themselves well.
I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.