Top Quotes About Anything
The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.
Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.
I live not too far from it in New York City.
Acting allows me to explore new worlds, to discover characters by delving into their lives, and ultimately to become someone else entirely.
What’s more important-your goal, or others’ opinions of your goal?
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
I ain’t a bit ashamed of anything.
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.
Pick up any newspaper or magazine, open the TV, and you’ll be bombarded with suggestions of how to have a successful life. Some of these suggestions are deeply unhelpful to our own projects and priorities – and we should take care.
Alain de Botton
I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.
I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!
Jeff Bridges taught me a lot about how to keep a scene fresh.
If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name, by just taking people’s entire hit songs and rapping over them. It gave publishers license to get a little greedy.
And my first film was Carnal Knowledge, another amazing experience, largely because of Mike Nichols, who would tell me you can’t do anything wrong because you’re doing everything right.
Labor is work that leaves no trace behind it when it is finished, or if it does, as in the case of the tilled field, this product of human activity requires still more labor, incessant, tireless labor, to maintain its identity as a “work” of man.
People talked to me in a way I think they would not have talked to somebody who hadn’t shared the experience; they gave me their papers, they gave me their diaries. I found people constantly opening up to me. And I think they did because I had shared that experience with them.
There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends.
We all have different desires and needs, but if we don’t discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for, we will live passively and unfulfilled.
I use my voice as an instrument.
Right now, my job is that I’m like an ambulance chaser. I’ve got to look for movies with white guys falling out of them.
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
A screenplay is not a finished product; a novel is. A screenplay is a blueprint for something – for a building that will most likely never be built.
I like to be surrounded by harmonies and fullness and richness and vitality.
My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now in the back room blowing up balloons for kids’ parties.
There were years when I was a beer and tequila guy, then I got real fat. And then I found that you could actually go on a diet and drink scotch. Then I got hooked on scotch, and if you get hooked on scotch, then everything else just tastes wrong.
I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it’s a very poor scheme for survival.
Yes, the audience is so important to Negro music, especially the element of call and response.
The house wife is an unpaid employee in her husband’s house in return for the security of being a permanent employee.
There’s so much beautiful music in the world, and the kids are getting robbed.
Some television programs are so much chewing gum for the eyes.
John Mason Brown
We will not have peace by afterthought.
The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it.
If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.
During one of my early seminars, there were a bunch of seminar junkies there.
Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.
We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
Marcus Fabius Quintilian
The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
Mary Catherine Bateson
I sold my first script when I was 21 – this kids’ adventure movie that never got made. I just bought that one back, actually. I’m pretty psyched about it.
Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.
Most organizations should be pro-active, but philanthropists concerned with poverty should deliberately be reactive, learning from the efforts of ordinary folks who tired of looking the other way as their communities fell apart.
I have this huge lion tattoo embossed on my arm. I was a little worried as to how we would cover it up. But my makeup man covered the tattoo with makeup. It took close to two hours.
The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs.
Whether or not all this came to pass in an East African ditch, I wouldn’t like to say. Perhaps it happened in North Africa or further west, but Africa was definitely the place.
He who can be, and therefore is, another’s, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.
If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes, let them live up to their pretensions, let them abandon the academy and go out there and work politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit.
I would never let myself knock out a journalist.
It’s very liberating for me to realize that I don’t have to step up to the plate with a plot that involves the U.N. Security Council.
I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.
These are facts, these are not imaginary things.
Geometry was the first exciting course I remember.