Top Quotes About Anything
The North understand it better – they have told us for twenty years that their object was to pen up slavery within its present limits – surround it with a border of free States, and like the scorpion surrounded with fire, they will make it sting itself to death.
I’m one of those people who is actually inspired by a deadline. I might not sleep for many days on end, it may not be good for my health, but it definitely helps.
But you have to understand that I consider myself a very modest artist, or whatever, and not of importance really at all – it is quite embarrassing to me to be asked my opinion about things. I am only a wee Scottish poet on the outside of everything.
Ian Hamilton Finlay
In reality, the most important things happen when you don’t look for them.
An individual voice can be heard in a choir that otherwise sings in unison. This is something that is not excused.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
I just put my feet in the air and move them around.
One will never again look at a birch tree, after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much which road you take, as how you take it.
Charles de Lint
My mum loves cats so I took her to see the lion cubs which at about a year old are actually quite big. She wasn’t scared at all and went straight over and kissed one on the mouth! She thought they were just like her pets at home.
I read a book recently by a psychiatrist who was able to interview a few serial killers and she had a thesis on how you could figure these people out. And she thinks that there are things that could tell you whether someone has the potential to do that.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
After an author has been dead for some time, it becomes increasingly difficult for his publishers to get a new book out of him each year.
I think it’s been the topic of conversation for every one… If the U.S. is hit again, how are we going to handle it? Our troops are all over the place.
My life style in a sense is kind of private.
If I have a rough day, and I’m angry, I’ll just go into Kirk Douglas and throw over a table. And when I need to lift my spirits, Kermit can always do the trick.
Maybe if they all could he combined – art, rock and fashion. Those were always my favorite things.
A recent police study found that you’re much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run.
You say that your hope is in God, and he will, I am sure, stand by you. But you must not forget that you have been given worldly means to use and employ against human arrogance and wrong; it is necessary to see such things with a broad mind in order to oppose them.
Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits of one culture to materially affect another. Now, that which becomes popular in one country can sweep through others within months.
It should cause no surprise that anyone so lazy as myself should be economical to the point of miserliness with everything he writes.
Our great history has been that people came to Michigan because you didn’t have to have a college degree to get a good-paying job. Consequently, we have got a larger number of our population that right now are facing outsourcing, et cetera, without higher or advanced degrees.
Jennifer M. Granholm
Anybody who has any doubt about the ingenuity or the resourcefulness of a plumber never got a bill from one.
An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
I don’t like being 50 and I don’t like thinking about death.
I feel that my ear candy is a little different from the ear candy most people are receiving right now.
Ideas rose in clouds; I felt them collide until pairs interlocked, so to speak, making a stable combination.
He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust.
Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
First of all, writing at best – certainly fiction writing – more and more I think is magic.
If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
Miguel de Unamuno
Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just God’s way to say nobody’s perfect.
I understand that NASA reported that there’s new evidence of water on Mars. I’m here to report that we still don’t have any evidence of affordable gasoline in Michigan.
The format’s better because it gives us a much stronger hand to play when going to the North Koreans unified, with our allies and partners in the region, all of us saying the same thing: telling them their current course is unacceptable.
I love turning my daughter on to old movies.
I think you know that I classify science as British science, American science, and everybody else.
I think people tend to live, whether they like it or not, influenced by what’s next door to them.
I still draw a lot though. Ballpoint pen is my preferred medium.
In the United States, viewers don’t get to see a lot of things we can show in other countries. We didn’t get to show our naked Twister game from Wild On Jamaica, but we definitely filmed it.
I don’t see pitches down the middle anymore – not even in batting practice.
Fear of failure has always been my best motivator.
I don’t think any movie I would do would be too serious or serious at all.
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that’s the law.
Justice and judgment lie often a world apart.
Four years earlier I had been selected, with Kay Boyle, the writer, and a number of others, to go to Cambodia and come back and prove that there were no sanctuaries in that country.
Ray is very secretive about his ideas – why not, the times that the Kinks have been ripped off, especially in the early years, it makes you a little bit cautious about telling anybody what you’re doing. And that’s understandable.
In my solitude, many miles from men and houses, I am in a childishly happy and carefree state of mind, which you are incapable of understanding unless someone explains it to you.
Always when I directed the play, I was always trying to cast people not who were necessarily like the characters, but people who I felt had the essential component that the character had, some kind of soul for it.
There’s no conversation more boring than talking about what it’s really like to live in Newport and how the show compares to the real thing. I just don’t care.
We all have that burning question about what happens if we lose somebody we love, especially if we lose them tragically. We wonder what fear was going on, we wonder if we could have reached out and touched them, held their hand, looked in their eyes, been there.