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).
Actually, actually, when he first put us into hypnosis, he didn’t know what he was going to get.
Machines aren’t replacing proofreaders at all. Copy editors, who proofread and much, much more, use spellcheck as a tool but read every word that appears in the paper.
Don’t think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.
Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old.
Anything you write, even if you have to start over, is valuable. I let the story write itself through the characters.
The close relationship between railroad expansion and the genera development and prosperity of the country is nowhere brought more distinctly into relief than in connection with the construction of the Pacific railroads.
Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.
We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons.
It’s about the pleasure of being in the mountains, traveling efficiently over the terrain, having that sense of dynamic motion which you don’t get when you’re on foot.
I’ve seen a lot of pairs of guys that have been hanging out together way too long-until they’re laughing all the time.
So it’s really nice after about a year and a half to get back on stage and flex those old muscles.
Michael C. Hall
We cannot have that relationship if we only dictate or threaten and condemn those who disagree.
There’s nothing wrong with trying to reach out to new fans.
One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.
You know, Neil Young is singing Rock n’ roll will never die, and Neil never rocked and rolled in his life. I mean, he rocked, but he didn’t roll. He has got no swing in him.
I’ll go back and take what the people owe me.
Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
Amos Bronson Alcott
It’s drama, it’s a lot of things, but you know it’s always about every movie or every TV project ever made is meant to be watched. If people like it and support it, that’s what it is all about, really it’s sort of the important part about it.
It’s a major part of world history that men are trying to kill each other. It’s just one slaughter after the other. We talk about it, but no one’s really listening.
It is impossible for capitalists and laborers to have common interests.
We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure.
John F. Kerry
I am disposed to be thus particular from the interest you take in our welfare and from the entire confidence I have in your knowing, that you will be sympathetic with us in our misfortunes.
It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place… it’s when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood.
Well, I don’t think that the SAT is a scam.
I’ve never written a song in my life. It’s all a big hoax.
It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.
Marquis de Sade
Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against; no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning.
The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting.
I did know Ted Hughes and I partly wrote the book to explain to myself and others the complexities of a marriage that was for six years wonderfully productive of poetry and then ended in tragedy.
But a large symphony orchestra basically is a repertory company and it has a very enormous repertoire and it is important for the performers to be able to know how to shift focus so that they instantly become part of the sound world that a particular repertoire demands.
Michael Tilson Thomas
That co-operation and peace rather than industrial strife and strikes will best promote the prosperity of the employees the company and all of the people and even strengthen the nation.
Charles E. Wilson
We shall probably never attain the power of measuring the velocity of nervous action; for we have not the opportunity of comparing its propagation through immense space, as we have in the case of light.
Johannes P. Muller
I’m the comedic girl next door and a lot of fun.
Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.
These days i tend to use one project I do as a kind of offshoot to the next.
Eternal truth, eternal righteousness, eternal love; these only can triumph, for these only can endure.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
There is really a whole new appreciation when you leave and then come back.
I don’t think I have ever been out of control.
No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.
Most of the reason I work out now is not for the external – it’s for how I feel. I find working out gives me more energy. I started eight days after he was born.
The experiences associated with death were seen as visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced, studied, and carefully mapped.
Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes the world to believe that he is. Thus we may say that the whole world is made up of appearances.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.
Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.
But you know, the system almost destroyed itself while it was goin’ on trying to destroy us.
You always admire what you really don’t understand.
I worked with a group of people who argued day and night – professors, officials, the Minister of Finance – but there were decisions that I had to make.
What lingers from the parent’s individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her or his irrational parenting.
The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honor is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don’t resent them, you are not fit to live.
Bernard de Mandeville