Top Quotes About Anything
The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
I’m a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student, I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used to ridicule continental drift. It was something we laughed at. We learned of Marshall Kay’s geosynclinal cycle, which is a bunch of crap.
But in the UK, I’ve given up any hope of being considered a director.
There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs… begins.
We have substantially improved our position in Japan which now represents a major part of our business.
The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides – Zarqawi and also the American troops at times. The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs. You also know what they do in the prisons.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
I don’t like doing most things unless I can do them quite well.
Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead. Worry gets you no place.
I was born in Alabama and my first live music experiences were in church. Every Sunday we watched regional gospel groups on television singing their hearts out.
Entrepreneurs with disabilities are overwhelmingly successful.
We had such a wonderful set of circumstances in Wilmington. Yes, the four of us became famous literally overnight, but we were in a small town and we always knew when people were coming down. We always knew when to behave.
Your gut is always right.
If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver. If a writer is silent, he is lying.
Of course it is going to be difficult for any player to get in the Chelsea side no matter who they are.
Smokey and The Bandit was just a lark. All we did was run up and down those Georgia roads wrecking cars and having the time of our life.
Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it.
Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can’t trade for your heart’s desire is your heart.
Lois McMaster Bujold
I just don’t want to die alone, that’s all. That’s not too much to ask for, is it It would be nice to have someone care about me, for who I am, not about my wallet.
Two million dollars is only small when you’re talking about Washington, D.C.
People should recognize who you are and how you can act rather then how famous you are.
That day, my first day on the job, was September 11, 2001! I was actually being recognized by Switzerland the very day that the World Trade Center was hit.
The sport in Scouting is to find the good in every boy and develop it.
It may be, however, that I am too much wedded to my own views in the matter, and as I have spent nearly eight years of the hardest work of my life in this department, I respectfully request that I may now be relieved from its command.
I saw a human pyramid once. It was very unnecessary.
I am here by the will of the Great Spirit, and by his will I am chief.
A guy who’d cheat on his wife would cheat at cards.
I loved old movies as a kid, so I always watched old movies.
It will be a difficult couple of days. It’s difficult now and it will be difficult tomorrow.
In my case, I learned that although God loves us, he doesn’t grant us immunity from the consequences of our choices.
Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?
As a social good, I think privacy is greatly overrated because privacy basically means concealment. People conceal things in order to fool other people about them. They want to appear healthier than they are, smarter, more honest and so forth.
You have Extreme and Van Halen and the history that I have with other people I played with. There are some effects that will hopefully break that stereotype.
Don’t count out other amazing programming like Frontline. You will still find more hours of in-depth news programming, investigative journalism and analysis on PBS than on any other outlet.
We are all gifted. That is our inheritance.
I dream that someday the step between my mind and my finger will no longer be needed. And that simply by blinking my eyes, I shall make pictures. Then, I think, I shall really have become a photographer.
The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book: Follies: A National Trust Guide, which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad, and by laughing at the architecture.
Ian Hamilton Finlay
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
When we race in London a world record will be the last thing on our minds.
I was spoiled by Monk’s music because it was so good, so complete.
I did 14 movies in six years, I had a cartoon TV show, and I don’t want to do that again. I just want to make unique pieces of art. That’s why I quit everything when I was 14 and sat around for eight years before I did another movie.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Nowadays the audience has changed. No one can anticipate the audience.
It’s cool to have a well run, comfortable and inviting home.
More than forty years of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in an unhappy and artificial division of Europe. It is this dark chapter of European history that we now have the opportunity to close.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: ‘Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.
Neale Donald Walsch
It’s the formulaic studio movies the make money, and when they do, the actors in them are automatically movie stars.
But, on the other hand, the occasional and precarious dripping of coppers has by no means a genial effect.
Now that was one thing, but from an actor’s point of view, this poor young man, crying from the moment I opened the door to the moment he left. Now if an actor did that they would say he’s over-acting.
Politics ruins the character.
Otto von Bismarck
All the men in my family were bearded, and most of the women.
W. C. Fields