Top Quotes About Anything
Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things take second place to money.
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
W. Somerset Maugham
Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
Because Hightower’s problem, among other things, is that advertisers would be a lot less interested in his show than in Limbaugh’s, even if they have similar ratings, because of what Hightower is saying.
Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest job I ever had was working on my family farm. Each morning my father would come into my bedroom around 4:30 am and command me to get up and work the fields. I would spend the next two hours before school slopping pigs and cropping tobacco.
I couldn’t tell you what I am going to do next ’cause I have no idea, but I am open to anything.
The thing about rock is that people are not just interested in bands because of where they want to go. It’s where they want to escape from that matters.
I grew up in the heart of the Depression.
Bankers cannot afford to be concerned with only the economic aspects of projects. There may be serious implications on the natural environment, the urban environment, on human culture.
Drugs were pretty easy to quit taking. I was never addicted to anything to begin with. But then, liquor – I had to wait about another six years before I finally got around to quitting that. I’m sure glad I did.
If George W. Bush is elected president, I’m leaving for France.
Our analysis of truth and falsehood, or of the nature of judgment, is not very likely to be influenced by our hopes and fears.
Charles D. Broad
I do not believe that civilizations have to die because civilization is not an organism. It is a product of wills.
Arnold J. Toynbee
A shepherd may be a very able, trusty, and good shepherd, without a sweetheart – better, perhaps, than with one. But what is he without his dog?
My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
I’m a firm believer that actors take to work who they aren’t at home. People show their other self in their art or in their work.
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
There is an abundance of misinformation, exaggeration, and blatant lies being spread by interest groups regarding the prospects for embryonic stem cell research.
I’d like to go back to standup. I don’t like to think I’ve done my last gig. At the moment it terrifies me, I get really nervous. It’s a great buzz when it goes well.
She bowed her head, clasping her hands tightly before her upon the arm of his chair, for her heart yearned towards him, yet could not reach him, and it made her throat ache with unhappiness to meet that look of his that rested on her face without seeing it.
I love the idea of a woman being able to discover the idea of power this way, on such a scale. And I don’t know about that, what it means – well, I guess I’d better, or my part’s in trouble.
I certainly gained a lot by reading about Shanghai.
We are all encouraged that Bush appears, really for the first time in his experience on the stage of presidential politics, relaxed. His comfort is our comfort.
I never really saw myself as writing science fiction anyway.
Pigs prefer to wallow in clean mud, but if nothing else is available, they will frequently wallow in their own urine, giving rise to the notion that they are dirty animals.
A book is simply the container of an idea like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.
My list of things I never pictured myself saying when I pictured myself as a parent has grown over the years.
Polly Berrien Berends
I never, in all my life, had anything whatever to do with robbing any bank in the state of Missouri.
A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories.
I’d like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting, down-to-earth person.
Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it’s open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.
Writing for young children I find I often use particular jokes with words and exaggerated, funny events, but some of these haunt the more complex stories for older children too.
When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
Actors take risks all the time. We put ourselves on the line. It is creative to be able to interpret someone’s words and breathe life into them.
The best way to make a good deal is to have the ability to walk away from it.
Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
I worked the drive-through at McDonald’s and tried out different accents – Italian, Russian, Irish.
I’m an open book.
Despair and frustration will not shake our belief that the resistance is the only way of liberation.
Helping others is like helping yourself.
It’s one thing you aspire to: someday, you’ll be able to write a book.
Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!
Honore De Balzac
Neither of my parents has been very sensitive about my writing.
Today’s developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise.
The whole image thing gets in the way. Then there are the guys that it excites them and it’s what draws them to me. But I don’t know whether they would care for me if I didn’t have this image.
I mean rappin’ to me is easy, it’s something you can do over a week.
Mr. Disney and his staff were constantly scouting for great stories to bring to life on film.
My Department has already recognised this and has been working specifically on the technical support issue since January and will offer advice to schools during the Autumn term.
When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!