Top Quotes About Anything
There’s always some promoter having an ’80s night, saying, We’ll supply the band. All you can drink.
A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it.
Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.
Politicians… talk in generalities and lies, and I think they’ve caused all our grief. They’re so awful, they’re really funny. I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics.
We are shrinking the size of the federal government as a percent of our economy from over 21 percent of the economy to 19 percent of the economy. At the same time, we’re growing the private economy.
As much as we may want to withdraw into a world of pure problem solving, we have to acknowledge that the most successful architectures are the ones you can actually convince someone to implement.
Jesse James Garrett
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
William Makepeace Thackeray
In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong.
John Kenneth Galbraith
But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students.
We have just started, and if you compare the number of people using Skype to the number using a telephone network around the world, we’re still just starting.
I wasn’t allowed to go to movies when I was kid; my father was a minister. 101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it.
Ideas are infinite, original, and lively divine thoughts.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
We can spend our whole lives underachieving.
I’ve always been full of nervous energy, but I’m not really as happy as I seem.
The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.
Marriage is the tomb of love.
There is nothing of any consequence in education, in the economy, in city planning, in social policy that does not concern black people.
Are you trying to give me a hint that I should drop it? I can lose the accent; I just have to really focus on what I’m saying. And I have to talk slowly.
Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example.
If I was working hard, she bled into my personality. I became more cynical.
I have sometimes been told that my music is ‘difficult’ for the listener.
Years of science fiction have produced a mindset that it is human destiny to expand from Earth, to the Moon, to Mars, to the stars.
To have the truth in your possession you can be found guilty, sentenced to death.
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
The worst was when my skirt fell down to my ankles, but I had on thick tights underneath.
I had not got over the prejudice against Lincoln with which my personal contact with him in 1858 imbued me.
The kids put you on a pedestal. I didn’t like it.
At that time, the academic orientation was rather technical contrary to that of the university, where art theory is very important. The teachers were renowned artists and among the best of that time.
Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.
If modesty disappeared, so would exhibitionism.
Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age.
Well, to tell you the straight honest truth, it was like a Grateful Dead cover band. I didn’t feel – and nothing against the guys – I didn’t feel that they were opening up like they should. I’ll tell you what, with guitar players, Steven has what I like in guitar players.
All I want is for people to listen to it with unbiased ears, and decide for themselves. I just don’t want them to be dictated to by the media, or have preconceptions about it. If you like it, great. If you don’t, fair enough.
In gymnastics, the longest routine you do is a minute and a half, and that’s pretty tough to get through.
I’ve done Graham Norton’s show three times now. He tackles taboos and subject matter that wouldn’t make it past the censors in the States.
Unless you’re singing something that’s kind of in rhythm with the bass, the melodies, it’s just difficult.
Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide.
Every mission accomplished.
Matthew B. Ridgway
I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods, feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare. An actor must act.
Different strokes, for different folks.
Unless we repeal the illegal Byrd amendment, American exports will be vulnerable to retaliation, and the U.S. will continue to face a difficult task convincing other countries to make their laws comply with international rules.
They were very generous with me. Everybody was willing to talk about their particular accident, what they had to deal with and how they got back in touch with their competitors’ spirit.
Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored. We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook’s time than now. It’s amazing.
Going from Flip to Kev, obviously you don’t want to see someone ever lose their job. For me it’s probably a little more difficult, because other than Bill Blair, Flip is all I knew.
I grew up in Greenwich Village. Dad was friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
From that, I became very anxious to produce something of my own.
The upside to smoking is that you get to be social. I was looking for a light when I bumped into Ben Harper’s manager. A couple of days later, Ben and I were in the studio.
That common cold of the male psyche, fear of commitment.
The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.