Top Quotes About Anything
The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.
Hunter S. Thompson
Under the Bush plan, Social Security gets weaker, not stronger.
It’s not a break until you hold your serve.
In my country, at that time, being a champion of chess was like being a King. At that time I was a King – and when you are King you feel a lot of responsibility, but there is nobody there to help you.
From the sea came a boat with some Israeli commando soldiers who took me by the commando boat to the yacht and put me on the yacht. In the yacht I asked people, who are you. And they said we are Israelis, French and British.
The United States has got some of the dumbest people in the world. I want you to know that we know that.
Scientific reality is the modern human condition, and you can see that in the symbolic nature of my work.
Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.
There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.
I had spent many years before I was 31 hearing people tell me, Oh Man, you’re so funny, you need to be in television. But that and a quarter won’t get you on a bus.
It is not secret here in Congress we have not had the discipline in many instances to keep our hands out of the cookie jar of Social Security. Now to stop this I propose that in the future that Congress cannot get its hands on the money in the first place.
There are Americans will find it difficult to believe that the Prime Minister can simply impose candidates on ridings, and can so efficiently move individuals out of private life and into the Cabinet with virtually no resort to the electorate.
I’ve got my whole life. There’s a lifetime of experience, a lifetime of experiencing the road and the music and different players. It makes me a richer human being. I have a greater source of information to tap into, a wealth of life.
All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankind, except one, and that seems to have been reserved in Providence to be realized in America.
At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.
It comes down to this: black people were stripped of our identities when we were brought here, and it’s been a quest since then to define who we are.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
Maybe I’m a little more confident than I used to be, but not much.
I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.
The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.
Emile M. Cioran
Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody or cause problems within the company. The safest approach is to remove all useful information.
Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen.
George Jean Nathan
And that’s another reason to make this movie: We can put plays on film now, at a relatively small cost, and they will reach an audience they would never have reached otherwise.
Having the opportunity to fly the first flight of something like a space shuttle was the ultimate test flight.
When I entered college, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. My advisor happened to be from the theater department, and he encouraged me to take some classes there, which I did.
You can only do your best. That’s all you can do. And if it isn’t good enough, it isn’t good enough.
It’s always a live experience – anything that happens around you. It’s so easy to just put it to a song.
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Thomas A. Edison
With his trademark courage and conviction, President Reagan led us out of the Cold War, spreading his vision of freedom, resulting in the release of millions of people from the yoke of communism.
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.
It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.
Well, I actually grew up in the sixties. I feel very lucky, actually, that that was my slice of time that I was dealt. Let’s remember that the real motivation in the sixties, and even in the fifties, was the Cold War.
I feel like there is always something trying to pull us back into sleep, that there is this sort of seductive quality in all the hedonistic pleasures that pull on us.
It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.
I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
We are also ignoring and underfunding high speed rail which is one of the best ways to move citizens and improve congestion on our highways.
I don’t tend to have a favorite album; I tend to have favorite tracks. There are flaws in every album that spoil it for me.
I don’t want to be an action star, an action star’s life is so short. I want my life to get longer, I want my career to get longer.
Well, maybe at home I don’t have the best image.
But I said wait a minute, I’m going to get a computer, I can do this as well as anybody else. So I did some studying so I knew what kind of boards to get to put a PC together. But there was a guy sitting there with Apple. I said, ‘what’s that?’ and he goes, ‘Apple with 128k, it’s all built into the box,’ and I bought it. That was my first computer.
Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone.
The spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
What should exist? To me, that’s the most exciting question imaginable. What do we need that we don’t have? How can we realize our potential?
I have built my organization upon fear.
What the public needs to understand is that these new technologies, especially in recombinant DNA technology, allow scientists to bypass biological boundaries altogether.
The development of the meaning attaching to the personal self, the conscious being, is the subject matter of the history of psychology.
James M. Baldwin
During the week that I arrived in the United States, I saw an airport, used a telephone, used a library, talked with a scientist, and was shown a computer for the first time in my life.
For a while after the rape, I was afraid of my own sexuality, because I got raped right about the time when I started developing physically.