Top Quotes About Anything
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
Henry Ward Beecher
When I got to filmmaking, the most democratic of environments where anybody could say anything, those were the best environments, but what you don’t want to assume is that you know what the audience is thinking.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the price of a large turbot for it?
You need the House, you need the Senate and you need the administration. And absent one of them, you’re not going to get a heck of a lot done.
To be a leader of men one must turn one’s back on men.
Jimi was a good guy ’til he got into drugs. That’s the way it is. I just tell it like it is.
The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.
You can say the opposite of something you’ve said but you can’t do the opposite of something you’ve done.
When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom.
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
I work closely with the printer to get the final print the way I want it.
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.
The reason we’re so dangerous is because we’re totally harmless.
I wanted nothing less than to be a fiction writer when I was a kid. If you had told me I would be an artist or novelist when I grew up, I would have laughed in your face.
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
I was in the tennis bubble. I wasn’t thinking about the big picture. I didn’t notice what they said on television, I wasn’t reading any papers. I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble.
I have always loved science fiction. One of my favorite shows is ‘Star Trek.’ I like the trips, where it drops my mind off, because they give you a premise and all of a sudden, you say, ‘Oh!’ and I’m fascinated by it.
One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.
John W. Foster
Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves – and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.
They could have been nice to me instead of treating me like an idiot.
I’ve always loved movies, art and clothes.
Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.
Seeing the family is a very important part of my weekend.
The one thing that scares me the most is failing. It scares me that one day I won’t be at this level. But while I’m here and while I’m having success early, I’m trying to do everything to stay on this level.
The line between greatness and obscurity is very, very small.
Words that are saturated with lies or atrocity, do not easily resume life.
Square meals, not adventurous ones, are what you should seek.
I mean there are tons of reasons. Well first of all. I write my own record. I don’t take other people’s materials. And I have a job which is being Willa Ford on top of getting back in the studio and writing and recording.
When I repress my emotion my stomach keeps score.
J. Enoch Powell
The number of Latino roles is very limited, and it’s unfortunate there isn’t more color-blind casting.
Women’s tennis is two sets of rubbish that lasts only half an hour.
The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds, who are infallible teachers of what is right and true.
I like to work with the same people when I can, and you want to get people with the same interests that you have, and the same aesthetic.
I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one’s memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.
I was not a politician.
For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature’s finest balm.
Edwin Way Teale
I could have stayed in L.A. and done sitcoms for awhile and will probably go back and do one I hope.
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
He saw us play a few times in fact. I did this song called I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes, and Jimi loved it. He paid me a huge compliment when he told me that he was thinking of doing something similar himself!
The Pledge of Allegiance says, “liberty and justice for all”.
It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren.
Sandra Day O'Connor
The thing is, if you control the Senate meetings, you control the gavel. And the gavel is a very important instrument… an instrument of power. An instrument that establishes the agenda.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Charles de Gaulle
I remember watching Jodie Foster in Contact, and that kind of opened my eyes.
Style, no matter how outrageous it is, is still an expression of someone’s personality. And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics.
I’d just recorded it in Mariah Carey’s studio. THey thought the song was perfect for Nina, because she’s so shy, so it was nice to have that connection with Nina in the song. It was special.
I don’t want to be daft and say I had some spiritual awakening or something, but I really did come of age in Los Angeles, where we recorded the album. I had my own little house and my own little circle and I really got to feel how the city ticks.
We want a vernacular in art. No mere verbal or formal agreement, or dead level of uniformity but that comprehensive and harmonizing unity with individual variety which can be developed among people politically and socially free.