Top Quotes About Anything
There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants – more than anything else – to become rich. As long as they don’t have the money, it’ll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they’ll understand how important other things are – and have always been.
One can’t write without having read – you have to read before beginning to write – and universities offer a very good opportunity to read.
The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest; and that of conquest preservation.
Charles de Secondat
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
I’m good at reading people.
In fact, there was general agreement that minds can exist on nonbiological substrates and that algorithms are of central importance to the existence of minds.
Citibank had nothing to do with getting reelected.
How many of us have been attracted to reason; first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
Biographical data, even those recorded in the public registers, are the most private things one has, and to declare them openly is rather like facing a psychoanalyst.
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.
Nevertheless, I tend to get offensive easily.
My mother thought Hollywood was a den of iniquity, and people came to terrible bad ends there.
If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.
They teach anything in universities today. You can major in mud pies.
But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.
It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.
How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.
The Beatles were something everyone had in common; this was thirty years ago, there was Dr. Who and everybody knew who the Daleks were and there was The Beatles and everybody knew who George Harrison was.
Hubert, a speech doesn’t have to be eternal to be immortal.
And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family was need something from someone. So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me.
I’m more interested in the meaning of funerals and the mourning that people do. It’s not a retail experience. It’s an existential one.
A widow’s refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope.
The theory has to be interpreted that extra dimensions beyond the ordinary four dimensions the three spatial dimensions plus time are sufficiently small that they haven’t been observed yet.
It wasn’t until my second year that I got to actually work with Church.
Stephen Cole Kleene
I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
I took the hardest possible route that you could take, and I still overcame and succeeded.
David Allan Coe
Jackson went from the professor’s chair to the officer’s saddle. He carried with him the very elements of character which made him odious as a teacher; but I never saw him in an arbitrary mood.
Daniel H. Hill
Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises.
This is a soul under perpetual migraine attack.
I’m the Latin artist who has been the most successful in history at representing the Latin culture. The stylings of my words are immodest, but it’s the truth.
But really it was just, it was perfect. You know, I actually got that feeling like you know what, maybe this is why I’m alive, you know – maybe this is why I’m here on this on earth.
She kind of reminds one of Helen. There’s something very similar about Elizabeth Perkins.
Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience.
Carl Clinton Van Doren
The economic, social and cultural progress of a nation depends on citizens counting for more and having more rights.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
I am a pacifist.
I know that plans and reality may be two different things, but I think my demands on life are minimal.
I’ll probably never put out another album because I’m a tough critic of my work, and I don’t think I could come up to those standards any more.
A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.
The easiest person to deceive is one’s self.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands.
William Lyon Phelps
Liberty: One of Imagination’s most precious possessions.
Each State has its own health insurance mandates, and some of them are good, but there are about 1,800 of them all across the Nation, including provisions for acupuncturists, massage therapists, and hair replacements.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
Liking one person is an extra reason for liking another.
E. M. Forster
It’s unfortunate that you don’t see the loyalty from management to players and players to management like we used to see in the old days.
When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion are integrated with the medium of expression, every interview of the soul may become art. This is contingent upon mastery of the medium.
All religions have periods in their history which are looked back to with retrospective fear and trembling as eras of persecution, and each religion has its own book of martyrs.
Richard Le Gallienne