Top Quotes About Anything
‘Tis folly to be wise.
The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I prefer to write music for family films. I like people.
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.
I’ve already felt that I want to direct. Being an executive producer is like the best job in the world because you make all these executive decisions and then you leave the money to other people. You don’t have to be on set and counting beans.
Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
I would be with those who say the hierarchy in the United States has badly mishandled this whole situation.
William P. Leahy
It’s a fantasy that we could have a president who could actually make choices based on what’s right, rather than having to weigh the political fallout. But that’s sort of what we’re showing. And you can dream.
The change began in Somalia, where we discovered that we were involved in an operation where there was no peace, so there was no more a peacekeeping operation because there was no peace.
Allan had come down wanting to do some sort of crucial music and I’d been involved in so-called Art Music and wanted to explore other areas – we were approaching it in some quite tongue-in-cheek ways and we had a lot of fun – we spent more time laughing than playing music.
At the descriptive level, certainly, you would expect different cultures to develop different sorts of ethics and obviously they have; that doesn’t mean that you can’t think of overarching ethical principles you would want people to follow in all kinds of places.
I’m a private guy, and you don’t want to be out there preaching to people. But faith leads you in the decisions you make. You don’t always pick the right path, but it’s there in your conscience.
The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.
Griffin Bell later apologized to me for that decision.
Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Madame de Stael
Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don’t know what they are conserving.
No matter what happens, the U.S. Navy is not going to be caught napping.
The best 45 years of my life were the 5 years I spent with Ton Jones.
There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury.
When you compete with Wal-Mart, even if you think you’ve found a niche don’t ever become complacent.
Thus self-love as one part of human nature, and the several particular principles as the other part, are, themselves, their objects and ends, stated and shown.
For a band like us tracklisting is a massive, massive task.
We find it hard to believe that other people’s thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.
James Harvey Robinson
A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.
James H. Douglas
Love has many faces.
I started in for the ball but I just couldn’t get it. I should have caught it because I was used to catching everything on the sandlots. But they hit the ball a lot harder in the major leagues and I just couldn’t reach the ball this time.
Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property.
Had we really succeeded therefore in altering the period of vibration, which Maxwell, as I have just noted, held to be impossible? Or was there some disturbing circumstances from one or more factors which distorted the result?
The mercury rule writers also ignored mercury’s special qualities.
To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that’s not what I play. I play black classical music.
Digital downloading of music has affected us all in adverse ways.
Defence was an afterthought, prompted by necessity; and its introduction as a State function, though effected doubtless with a view to the strengthening of the State, was really and in principle the initiation of the State’s destruction.
Same thing with film, by the time you’ve finished shooting and you’ve really been into everything, you’ve touched up everything in the editing room. You’ve gone in there and taken little bits from everything.
Headlines twice the size of the events.
Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting – it is bad acting with the intent to deceive.
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.
Right now, writing for me is most rewarding because I’m old enough now to have something to say, which probably wasn’t always the case.
I have more information in one place than anybody in the world.
It’s a terrific… you can’t put it down. So I phoned him back and I said I’d love to do it. I went over to Paris for a meeting, and we just talked very generally about the approach.
Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
The super power that I would choose would be compassion. Because that’s what I think it takes to make it through life-an understanding, a give and take. It saves an awful lot of resentment.
Craig T. Nelson
The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
I never really studied business in school. I kind of wish I had, but how boring is that?
The more I talk about things, the more I understand myself.
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.
Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.
I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.
Nicolas de Chamfort
You’re always frustrated, you don’t have the chance to do a song on the album, like the Beatles did with Ringo and George, or like Led Zeppelin, where everybody was given a chance to contribute. There never is a chance with the Stones.
Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.