Top Quotes About Anything
There is no medical proof that television causes brain damage – at least from over five feet away. In fact, TV is probably the least physically harmful of all the narcotics known to man.
They throw the ball, I hit it. They hit the ball, I catch it.
And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.
The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.
To appear on the stage drunk, to have them leave there and remember me making drunken mistakes, that was death.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.
You know, Lisa, for the longest time, did not sing.
Success isn’t everything but it makes a man stand straight.
I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative.
The problem with Yanks is they are wimps.
I didn’t feel I had to prove anything more.
With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.
Barbarians always think of themselves as the bringers of civilization.
I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don’t handle fear very well; I’m not a good terrified person.
Unfortunately I put the opening date on the 5th of December 1941 and on the 7th of December the Japanese bombarded Pearl Harbour. My dream of a theater in Washington D.C. came to a prompt end.
Chess is not only knowledge and logic.
I was born to hit a baseball. I can hit a baseball.
A man who has no office to go, to I don’t care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception.
George Bernard Shaw
I wasn’t being bullied at school at this point. I had a group of friends, and I was isolated because I wasn’t communicating with my parents. I wasn’t telling them what I was going through.
The Paris peace talks kept a roof over my head and food on the table and clothes on my back because if something was said going in or coming out, I had the rent for the month.
I do believe in ghosts. Freaky things will happen, and I’m like, ‘The wind didn’t do that! Some spirit did’.
The latest page I’ve been working is about the organization of the pantheon of the gods. Who’s indebted to whom, how they are related, who screwed whose uncle or grandmother, all of that.
I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
History has shown us all too often the consequences of dreaming poorly or not at all.
Don’t ever slam a door, you might want to go back.
If we are to have such a discipline we must have standards, and to get our standards under existing conditions we must have criticism.
I guess you could say I’m what this country is all about.
For the past ten years I have had no financial problems.
I like my wine like my women – ready to pass out.
The family is changing, not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors.
Mary Catherine Bateson
I don’t see any move toward international pressure to stabilize the situation.
I pop gum. My parents get so annoyed with me. I know my dad wishes he never taught me how to do that.
I don’t have traceable literary models because I haven’t had great literary influences in my life.
I don’t know the first real thing about the dating game. I don’t know how to talk to a specific person and connect. I just think you have to go to person by person and do the best you can with people in general.
The present level of armaments could be taken as the starting point. It could be stipulated in an international treaty that these armaments should be simultaneously and uniformly reduced by a certain proportion in all countries.
I know a lot of gay males who I work with that are fantastic people and I love hanging out with them. But because I hang out and bring gay men into my life, does that mean that I’m gay? I promise you that I very much love women.
I’ve never been into what am I going to do next, trying to reinvent myself.
I believe I would rather have Stieglitz like something – anything I had done – than anyone else I know.
The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
I was not willing to give up because I was born to like taking risks and that is my way of life.
I’d rather be dead than singing “Satisfaction” when I’m forty-five.
Without natural gifts technical rules are useless.
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
There is no pure free-market economy.
The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.
I think the most beautiful thing is that we’re not parting because there were problems. We’re parting because we’re celebrating each others’ growth.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness.
People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subject inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all.
And whereas women had to fight to find their way into the workforce, men are now fighting to reclaim their place in the family structure.
People are never quiet. It’s go, go, go. I’m a go-getter, but you need rest and silence, just to sit around and think about things.