Top Quotes About Anything
The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Maybe if they all could he combined – art, rock and fashion. Those were always my favorite things.
A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.
But really important, perhaps most important is the craft; how you make your record, the creation of these sonic worlds you want your listener to hear.
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
We undress men and women, we don’t dress them any more.
Go, and never darken my towels again.
I have amply provided for my son during my lifetime.
William S. Hart
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
After you date a player or two it’s nice to just chill with a guy that can keep it basic.
So long as you’ve got your friends about you, and a good positive attitude, you don’t really have to care what everyone else thinks.
Most people sell stock to pay taxes, but I didn’t want to sell any stock.
Until 1914 I loved to travel; I often went to Italy and once spent a few months in India. Since then I have almost entirely abandoned travelling, and I have not been outside of Switzerland for over ten years.
I think that acting involves doing your job so well that you are able to help the viewer identify with the character.
It’s a moment that I’m after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.
Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I’d love to do a show in Vegas with drag queens. The tackier the better.
The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use. I was their human guinea pig.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard among the guns below.
Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Henry B. Adams
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
I also care that the public are getting their 12 dollars worth when they go to a movie, and that they’re not coming out not wanting to ever see a movie with me in it again. I don’t care what people think of me as a person, but I do care what people think of my work, and whether I’m investing enough into it.
Astronomers are greatly disappointed when, having traveled halfway around the world to see an eclipse, clouds prevent a sight of it; and yet a sense of relief accompanies the disappointment.
Serve the dinner backward, do anything – but for goodness sake, do something weird.
I received $100 per week when I started working at the Globe after graduation.
You can be young and still have views and opinions.
Joanna Noelle Levesque
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
The Britney Spears fans aren’t going to dig us.
You just sort of let them go for a while, but it was time to have something done to my teeth. I’m glad. It’s going to be good. Tom Cruise has braces now, too. I’m right in style.
If I was a criminal, stationery stores and bakeries would be the two kinds of places I would concentrate on.
It was comical because you’re at a firing range, all these people are so seriously shooting their little guns.
I want to take a few years out, maybe make a couple of more films or whatever.
I don’t think I’m going to do any good work this morning.
David O. Selznick
If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Looking good is the best revenge.
We are now on the threshold of a newer movement, with a newer hope and a new inspiration.
A little wanton money, which burned out the bottom of his purse.
If I had a plot that was all set in advance, why would I want go through the agony of writing the novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery, for me at any rate.
I think I probably hoped for it a little bit, but I’m not an optimist. I’m a realist… or maybe even a pessimist.
I vividly remember the stories my grandfather told me about the carnage of the First World War, which people tend to forget was one of the worst massacres in human history.
Politicians as a class are dangerous, that people who are seeking power over us are not, by definition, our friends.
Publicity can be terrible. But only if you don’t have any.
What I’m dealing with is so vast and great that it can’t be called the truth. It’s above the truth.
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
After leaving law school, I intentionally said that I never wanted to hold a job more than six years.
Men still have to be governed by deception.
Georg C. Lichtenberg