Top Quotes About Anything
There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going under, in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others. Nothing can help that man. What is left of that man flees from what is left of human attention.
James A. Baldwin
Today you have something like A Film by Joe Harry. That is patently asinine and ridiculous.
Northern Uganda presents a situation of extraordinary violation of the rights of children.
I’m not a sedentary person. I’ve always been active.
I did well as an actor in Australia, and then Paramount invited me over… to have a look at me.
The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
I’m a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don’t enjoy.
I read all the time… I read a lot of history books.
The other salient characteristic of the Declaration is its universality: it applies to all human beings without any discrimination whatever; it also applies to all territories, whatever their economic or political regime.
It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action.
The last of our enemies is laid low.
What am I doing in this silly showbiz life? I do wonder that sometimes.
If I’m going to do blues, it’s going to be a typical Jimmy Rushing record.
All of the studies we do in my group are quantified.
Certitude belongs exclusively to those who only own one encyclopedia.
Robert Anton Wilson
I just play because I love playing and I try and take as many wickets as I can.
Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit that even American cultural music comes from Europe. That’s what classical music is, real European music.
Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.
Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that’s what makes it so boring.
But if you could make that mistake and press the send button and the entire world sees it forever.
The burden of disease falls on the poor.
Gro Harlem Brundtland
An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.
Incredible that liberals aren’t more concerned about the monopoly of information in South Dakota.
The statistics of life out there and the statistics of intelligent beings and advanced civilization is a certainty, the way I look at it. that It has not been accepted, because we’ve been in an anthropocentric era.
I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading.
You don’t even have to win a championship every year to draw the fans. You just have to show you’re really trying.
The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.
I had no money nor friends to prepare for the trial till last night.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.
At my Rolling Stones’ tour, the camera was a protection. I used it in a Zen way.
You may choose your words like a connoisseur, And polish it up with art, But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays, Is the word that comes from the heart.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Like Russell, I enjoy the fact that when I’m playing solo, if I want to do something completely spontaneous, I don’t have to worry about how I’m going to cue the other musicians, or if it’s something that’s rehearsed.
Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today.
The hardened mass of liquid stones had much stronger qualities than those which had simply torn. The skin remained a recognisable part of the molten stone.
All human actions are equivalent… and all are on principle doomed to failure.
Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing – where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do.
Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.
Then again, my case was all about the misappropriation of source code because I wanted to become the best hacker in the world and I enjoyed beating the security mechanisms.
A defence in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner, for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation, and the greater his wealth the greater his danger.
The Democratic party of Florida has put a temperance plank in its platform and the Republican party of every state would nail that plank in their platform if they thought it would carry the election.
You have to be very brave in that first writing session.
I put the costume on and said ‘It’s not very comfortable, but it looks amazing,’ so it’s all good.
My husband is exceedingly busy. For some time the talk of his going had been slack, but just now again there seems to be a move to get him sent to the front!
Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
Any time I’m in a moving thing, like an airplane, I’m usually asleep before we even get on our way.
That will only happen if I have a bout of amnesia or if I feel like mooning someone in the audience.
It is not the money but the self-respect and wanting to create good music.
I’m always honest, whether I’m in the limelight or not.
I just wanted laughs – that’s really what I was after.
I hope I never get so old I get religious.