Top Quotes About Anything
Three things are needed for a good life, good friends, good food, and good song.
Singing connected with movements and action is a much more ancient, and, at the same time, more complex phenomenon than is a simple song.
I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar.
In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity.
Samuel George Morton
I make a lot of money, but I don’t want to talk about that.
I confess it, I love the camera. When it’s not on me, I’m not quite alive.
Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge.
I think so much depends on how you are feeling mentally and emotionally. I try to keep my head on tight, and try to feel good, and just go out there and not be afraid.
Well who’s black and what is a black person?
In the house in Beverly Hills where our four children grew up, living conditions were a few thousand times improved over the old tenement on New York’s East 93rd Street we Marx Brothers called home.
I knew that we were clicking when mimics started kidding my voice, I’ll know that I’m on the way out when they stop doing their imitations.
To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
It is characteristic of the epistemological tradition to present us with partial scenarios and then to demand whole or categorical answers as it were.
I’m seeing and hearing lots of B to B instruments, and everybody isn’t, you know, using them… a lot of these guys are trying to do it on conventional guitars, although that has its own sound, and maybe its okay.
There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry.
The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn, been made the prey of ambition.
Mercy Otis Warren
The disappointment of losing is huge.
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
What is the use being a big man if you are wrong?
John Dos Passos
I’m going to be 58, and I’m a woman. In this business, that seems to be a bigger crime than being mentally ill.
No man ever quite believes in any other man. One may believe in an idea absolutely, but not in a man.
H. L. Mencken
It’s not like I’m anti-China. I just think it’s ridiculous that we allow them to do what they’re doing to this country, with the manipulation of the currency, that you write about and understand, and all of the other things that they do.
I’d like to read a book sometime. I’ve never read a book before. That’d be an adventure. I understand they have pages and everything. Yeah, I’ve got to do that sometime.
My goal is to break three hours in a marathon.
Life is a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
It’s something that – jazz is one of the few things that you can go and listen to, I don’t care where you’re from, what you are, what background you come from – there’s something there for you.
That is, a system starts with a group of interrelated propositions which involve reference to empirical observations within the logical framework of the propositions in question.
I can pull a bone out of my shoulder and dislocate it.
I challenge you to be dreamers; I challenge you to be doers and let us make the greatest place in the world even better.
It’s all about perfection, isn’t it?
I employ 20 people in Vienna. The other 130 coworkers are pilots and flight companions. The Overhead is limited with me. Reduces naturally the costs of my fliers.
It’s just that a lot of songs that are popular right now, they don’t have any meaning.
Poetry is one of the destinies of speech… One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
John C. Maxwell
Now I’m an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.
The level of ignorance is declining, and the ability to accumulate data and manipulate it for various ends is increasing.
Does not the very word ‘creative’ mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act – rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life – not death.
Nothing is more pleasant than to see a pretty woman, her napkin well placed under her arms, one of her hands on the table, while the other carries to her mouth, the choice piece so elegantly carved.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
I’m desperate to work again. I’ve often had those periods, but two years was the longest.
Maybe I’ve got to admit that what I did here was enough. I can make some more films. Maybe I’ll direct a film. Maybe I’ll have my musical put on stage. But nothing, really, to be absolutely honest, competes with making a very successful pop band for 10 years of my life.
Number one, cash is king… number two, communicate… number three, buy or bury the competition.
Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.
The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart – this you will build your life by, and this you will become.
James Lane Allen
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Once Miramax gets involved, if they like your movie, there’s a big machine that gets involved.
I don’t presume to think I’m great at anything.
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
The writer’s shortness of breath became more and more distressing as he rose.
Resignation, not mystic, not detached, but resignation open-eyed, conscious, and informed by love, is the only one of our feelings for which it is impossible to become a sham.
There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.
George Washington Carver
How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every ‘should’ is a compulsion, and not every ‘like’ is a high morality and true freedom.