Top Quotes About Anything
There can be no peace in the world so long as a large proportion of the population lack the necessities of life and believe that a change of the political and economic system will make them available. World peace must be based on world plenty.
John Boyd Orr
Great lives never go out; they go on.
The intense perfumes of the wild herbs as we trod them underfoot made us feel almost drunk.
Jacqueline du Pre
The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.
I left for Petersburg in August, 1871 and stayed there until 1879.
Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.
David Lloyd George
A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us.
I had to realize that the use of samples has its rules, too.
If North Korea is allowed to maintain its nuclear weapons programs, other nations may well follow suit and some may buy such weapons from the North Koreans.
Robert F. Ellsworth
I’ve been out on the periphery.
A woman’s life is not perfect or whole till she has added herself to a husband. Nor is a man’s life perfect or whole till he has added to himself a wife.
I don’t want to come to Washington to be just another vote. I want to lead on issues that are important.
I’ve gone very far, far away, but my character keeps me close to home.
Here is the real domino theory – gay man to gay man, bisexual man to straight woman, addict mother to newborn baby, they all fall down and someday it will come to you.
It’s a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don’t need to have anything else; and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t much matter what else you have.
J. M. Barrie
It has always been something I could do, and it may seem odd that in my case I seem to create an interesting narrative and frustrate the reader’s opportunities to follow it at every step.
The public has become my fairy godmother.
I am maintaining my schedule of commuting to Washington, D.C. each week from Oregon so that I can spend my weekends and days when we are not in session traveling to communities throughout my district.
But by all this I am not deterred, for I have seen, I have heard, I have felt.
But here I am today recording this and I’m in the studio with all the others on a clean mic. It’s extraordinary, the actor’s found a way of doing it for himself.
Right now, after having had back surgery, I am finally back to running again.
Suddenly, at about ten o’clock, a dull thud sounded somewhere far away from us, and simultaneously we saw a small white round cloud about half a mile ahead of us where the shrapnel had exploded. The battle had begun.
Everyone has the impulse to be elite.
We must love one another, yes, yes, that’s all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other.
Peter De Vries
The civil rights movement wasn’t easy for anybody.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
When I’m rhyming it’s all in my head… Like the slaves, when they were picking cotton, they would block out their minds. They would sing.
I have the necessary lack of tact.
Please believe that I do this because I am convinced that my illness cannot be helped for any length of time and I cannot bear to be a burden on anyone any longer.
Lesbian humor isn’t trying to sell anything, it doesn’t have to sell out. Coming out as a lesbian onstage is still a very political act; if it weren’t, more women would do it.
Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out.
Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond words, they are not to be despised.
Age shouldn’t affect you. It’s just like the size of your shoes – they don’t determine how you live your life! You’re either marvellous or you’re boring, regardless of your age.
Yes, sampling has changed not just my way of playing and composing.
Some shows, like PPG, tape in a group session, which is always more fun because you can play off each other.
As I understand I took most so-called democratic states about 200 years on average to build their democracies. That is why, when we go to sleep under totalitarian rule and wake up in a democracy, it makes me laugh.
I can explain that shot. Arnold moved his wallet to the other pocket.
We view things not only from different sides, but with different eyes; we have no wish to find them alike.
Jury selection is strictly an emotional process. They’re looking for people they can manipulate. Both sides are.
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
J. Donald Walters
You will attract the younger generation and they might well prove tougher than the older generation. What we are trying to do is to look at the future and see what we can do to bring some stability back to people’s lives.
I go to make art as who I am as a person. The fact that I am a woman comes into play maybe in the kinds of things I’m interested in or in the way I structure a canvas.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who sets himself some serious work to do, and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed.
The people of the Southern States now own near five millions of these negroes, and they are worth to them near three millions of dollars.
John H. Reagan
No, I never went to college. Always regretted it, always envied people who did.
Children love secret club houses. They love secrecy even when there’s no need for secrecy.
It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.
I get to the theatre in plenty of time; I prepare my shoes in advance; I eat and drink the right things at the right time. The rest you have to leave to luck!
I am writing about people who are alive in the city of New York during mid-20th-century America. And these people are like a character in a play or they are figures in a short story or a novel.
I die pretty much every year. I find it amusing.
I can inhabit any character in a way that is difficult to do successfully in a contemporary novel.