Top Quotes About Anything
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
But it has been a long process because I’m kind of a renaissance person.
It’s one of those things; you just get a very nice stroke from being included in the next thing.
Art was carrying me a lot of the time. When you’re accustomed to playing with Art, and you play with other drummers, it’s as if the bottom dropped out.
Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.
After playing now for 60 years, it’s still very challenging for me to play a simple melody and have it clean and touch the reed at the proper time in the proper way.
I’m not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
Peter Boyle on Everybody Loves Raymond is more of an insane Dad.
I like the ball in a big game. I’m not afraid to take it.
I coined a word the other day, but I forgot what it was. It was a good one, it came to me in a dream.
Sammy Davis, I backed him up. I used to study him every night. I saw how great performers worked and was able to incorporate a little bit from the best.
I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It’s a pain in the ass.
Frankly I’ve never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an ‘icon’, ‘superstar’, etc. I’ve always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability.
I felt that what is personal is political.
To admit there is no god is to provide free license to pillage and rape with clear conscience.
It was necessary that the Devil should have a representation upon the earth as well as God.
It’s far easier to forgive an enemy after you’ve got even with him.
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Richard M. Nixon
I had pictured myself as a filmmaker but I had never pictured myself as a director if that makes any sense at all.
At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.
Otherwise, my whole career has just been flinging myself at whatever is most overdue first and letting everything else stack up.
If people ask me for the ingredients of success, I say one is talent, two is stubbornness or determination, and third is sheer luck. You have to have two out of the three. Any two will probably do.
I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown.
Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need. America will work if we’re all in it together. It’ll work when there’s a shared sense of destiny. It can be done!
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.
In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.
The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
Digital brand integration is part of the evolution of product placement. It’s simply another tool marketers use to get products integrated into shows. If you can put it in a package, we can put it in a show.
If we sit by and become complacent and put our heads in the sand, we’re complicit.
When something is troubling me, people know about it.
Rachael Leigh Cook
A world technology means either a world government or world suicide.
It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw.
I just think we want to stay healthy, and I don’t think we think about a sense of urgency. We realize how old we are, we realize we’ve been playing this game for a long time, but you know what? We’re not done yet.
You can’t take a character anywhere they don’t expect the character to go. But within those confines is where creativity lies.
Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world’s countries it is still being committed in secret. Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murder or “disappearance” to be carried out by their officials with impunity.
He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
What is the point of competing for a trophy if everyone gets a trophy?
I always go with the story and character and if those are good and if the setting is something that’s scary (horror films seem to always take place at night and the weather’s always bad) then I might be interested.
Change alone is unchanging.
Life isn’t a science. We make it up as we go.
CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man, Saddam said, ‘It’s not so bad.’
The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.
Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.
Value is what you get.
Now that I’m gettin’ old enough to get some money, I’d like to have some money. I don’t get much made, I need to conquer a big chunk of money. Not quit playin’ but quit playin’ so hard.
I almost didn’t name Butt-Head ‘Butt-Head.’ I came real close to calling him something else.
The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?
The secondary attack was made against The Hague. Its aim was to get a hold upon the Dutch capital, and in particular to capture the Government offices and the Service headquarters.