Top Quotes About Anything
The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius.
E. M. Forster
We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so, we dilute the freedom this cherished emblem represents.
William J. Brennan
I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
Depending on what your interest in theater is, I always recommend working on plays. It’s a great way to be introduced to the field, and also a great way to be seen by agents and representation. I’m also a great advocate for studying acting at a drama school or a college.
I don’t want people losing respect for me as a player. I want to go out in every game and perform to the highest level. I have no retirement plans. I’ve had a lot of injuries but I want to continue playing.
It helped me in the air to keep my small mind contained in earthly human limits, not lost in vertiginous space and elements unknown.
We didn’t lose as many lives as had been predicted although we’re still in the process of finding those we lost.
One of my theme songs is that if you can’t do it in a test tube, don’t do it.
For one thing, when you’re playing as well as I was at the time, you think you can play with anything. That isn’t true, of course, but I didn’t know it then.
Well, I suppose I’m interested in ways of storytelling and in stories that are about storytelling.
People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.
I got interested in computers and how they could be enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.
Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.
Not since the Depression has the state been this dry, have our rivers been this low, our water table this low, and our reservoirs this low.
There is more good writing and good acting in any ten minutes of Twister than in, say, all of Citizen Kane.
Orson Scott Card
This is the culture you’re raising your kids in. Don’t be surprised if it blows up in your face.
There are many true statements about complex topics that are too long to fit on a PowerPoint slide.
The blood and sweat shed by United States and United Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period.
Kim Y. Sam
Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.
The earth and its resources belong of right to its people.
I listened more than I studied… therefore little by little my knowledge and ability were developed.
The art of acting is to be other than what you are.
In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being.
All parts of the human body get tired eventually – except the tongue.
When you start off a new tournament, you want to do well.
Never assume that the guy understands that you and he have a relationship.
I’m a bit cynical that it ever will be addressed properly. I think it is healthy to get some sort of copyright protection. But some of it has gone on forever.
I just knew that God wasn’t there. He was a man on a throne in Heaven, so he was easy to forget.
Violence is the repartee of the illiterate.
Never stand and take a charge… charge them too.
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Education is the art of making man ethical.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Nobody is thinking they’re going to come out here and put a team here and become a multimillionaire. I don’t know anybody that comes into the NFL like that.
Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
The first reason for starting to do the symphony concerts was to play this new piece of mine.
There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution.
Most people do not actually know how to think for themselves, and unfortunately that prevents them from even knowing it.
Bryant H. McGill
The last thing, and the only one that you cannot physically train for, is the psychological preparation.
Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.
No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.
Soccer riots kill at most tens. Intellectuals’ ideological riots sometimes kill millions.
But such IMF pressure is very much helpful for me to push such a, you know, reform. So in this sense I think IMF is very much helpful for alien society.
Kim Dae Jung
I was not willing to give up because I was born to like taking risks and that is my way of life.
What the guys have learned is that whether you’re preaching to one or 10,000, it really doesn’t matter. That one person you touch may change the nation – could be the Billy Graham of Ethiopia.
I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Metro.
Charles de Gaulle
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Miguel De Cervantes
Pam has always been my glamorous big sister – 13 years older than I. She played on the women’s circuit for nine years and came home to tell me stories of France, Japan.
The U.S. couldn’t even get rid of Saddam Hussein. And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad. They’ll be killing each other again in less than a year. I’m sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits.
Cultivating literature as I do upon a little oatmeal, and driving, when in a position to be driven at all, in that humble vehicle, the ‘bus, I have had, perhaps, exceptional opportunities for observing their mutual position and behaviour; and it is very peculiar.
The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won’t feel like watching.