Top Quotes About Anything
There have been only rare moments in history where individual histories were able to run their course without wars or revolutions.
I have a desire to create more film, more beauty, more art, more love, but I don’t feel desperate. It’s not about creating or building a career.
If I have to be typecast, I’d like it to be as Abraham Lincoln.
I’m not any kind of social reformer.
Most directors have little lists in their heads of people they really want to work with.
The want of money is the root of all evil.
As I passed along the side walls of Westminster Abbey, I hardly saw any thing but marble monuments of great admirals, but which were all too much loaded with finery and ornaments, to make on me at least, the intended impression.
Karl Philipp Moritz
However I am is however I am. When you see me onstage or in the press, there’s not a lot of thought and calculation that goes into it.
In the finest critics one hears the full cry of the human. They tell one why it matters to read.
Once I’ve written a song, I sometimes refine them.
The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.
R. D. Laing
America is a Nation with a mission – and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace – a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.
George W. Bush
I just try to take it as it comes. One autograph at a time.
Comedy is much more challenging, because you have to have the same level of belief but you have to make people laugh, and that’s definitely a challenge.
When the student has her voice under complete control, it is safe to take up the lyric repertoire of Mendelssohn, Old English Songs, etc. How simple and charming they are!
I was worried people would laugh at me when I started to talk the language, but they were just pleasantly surprised that I could. The sense of humour here is great – once I could have a giggle, I settled down.
Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does.
I like to see life with its teeth out.
The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchical of all forms of literature.
At best, the renewal of broken relations is a nervous matter.
Henry B. Adams
There’s only one thing I never did and wish I had done: climbed over a fence.
Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.
Strangely, some songs you really don’t want to write.
We simply must do better.
David E. Price
We may be coming to a new golden age of instrument making.
People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.
I’ve always had a great respect for the picture business. It’s been good to me.
I like being in control of making all the major decisions pertaining to my projects. That’s something that you don’t get to do in a group. Everything has to be voted on – every minor decision.
I nicknamed everyone in the gym. It was easier than remembering their names.
There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.
There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.
Our research led on to other things, such as the fact that exchange rates are not lognormally distributed.
The want of education and moral training is the only real barrier that exists between the different classes of men.
Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.
Applause waits on success.
We cannot live by power, and a culture that seeks to live by it becomes brutal and sterile. But we can die without it.
Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think.
You don’t have any kind of sense of being foolish when you are acting. When you’re younger you don’t want to look a fool, so you don’t do things that might make you vulnerable.
The other guys drink, but they don’t drink anywhere near what I used to. And I think they’re slightly respectful of the fact that I’m off it, so it’s not a problem.
It is evident that not all people that have the confidence of the prime minister are the same ones that have the confidence of the head of state.
Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
Everyone is looking for connections between the songs. I don’t usually approach a record as a concept. There’s no overriding theme I’m trying to represent. It’s all about the individual songs.
Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either.
My husband was actually very keen that I would become a Bond girl.
Therefore it does not help to sneer at the imperfection of today’s reality or to preach absolutes as a daily agenda.
But if one could go back in time, I’d love to have been directed by Howard Hawks, who’s one of my great heroes. One of the greatest directors there ever was. He directed probably one of the greatest westerns of all time in Rio Bravo.
Ultimately, you have to not worry about people thinking you should have played him differently. You’re the one playing the part so it has to be yours.
Art is eternal, but life is short.
Evelyn de Morgan
Men who like women rarely fall in love.
Mystery Science Theater is really a postmodern show, it’s really derived of many influences.
I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme.
It will be a physical encounter but we must not respond in kind.