Top Quotes About Anything
To act is to be committed, and to be committed is to be in danger.
James A. Baldwin
My children forgave me at a time when I could barely forgive myself.
The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end.
Charles Caleb Colton
It’s been like a bad dream I never woke from.
I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.
Robert A. Heinlein
The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.
The thing that I like about the way characters are written on the show these days is that nobody’s perfect. Everyone has made a lot of mistakes and bad choices.
Film then does not promote socialist revolution in any consistent way.
You know, Python should have won a Grammy for our musical work on the show.
Atlantis will rise again.
In these highways our engineering will reflect the National Socialist movement.
Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.
I don’t have ideas so much as there are things which constantly evolve… there are various threads or layers, if you like, which change.
There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing. Such tenderness, those afternoons and evenings, saying blackberry, blackberry, blackberry.
It’s sort of what the Johnny and Devi stories are about, the idea of always being a slave to something.
The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.
We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
The Gospel has to be the norm.
If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.
Nations are equal in respect to each other, and entitled to claim equal consideration for their rights, whatever may be their relative dimensions or strength or however greatly they may differ in government, religion or manners.
The natural movement of one’s soul is upwards. But just as any object is dragged down when a heavy weight is tied to it, the burden of the body drags down the soul.
I have a film I want to direct. Gena Rowlands was going to do it with me a long time ago. It’s about an older woman who’s running a ranch in the west the old fashioned way.
In the States, it takes you a lifetime just to get from Chicago’s South Side to the West Side.
I know that if I went to other studios, like in Vancouver, that those are set up to be as professional and as true, so it’s just a different flavour, it’s a different sound, but I think both have their place.
Sincerity is like traveling on a plain, beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey’s end than by-ways, in which men often lose themselves.
And $18 million in three Japanese banks, completely false. That I have two factories in Panama, also completely false. This is part of the counter campaign of some people.
Investing in auto companies and ensuring a financial collapse didn’t lead not from a recession to a great depression may not have been the most popular thing to do, but it was the right thing to do.
Looks like a pretty serious race unfolding.
One blob of red in the wrong place and the audience isn’t looking at the hero, they’re looking at a patch of curtain (or something similar) and your whole effect is lost.
There is no way to have a strong arm if you don’t throw enough.
The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
I did pretty well at the Sydney Olympics, but those were my first Games.
It’s a difficult question of relations between people.
Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.
Increasingly, staying in the middle class – let alone aspiring to become middle class – is becoming a game of chance.
I was born in Philadelphia and currently live in Minneapolis. I write for both children and adults.
But it’s a very universal story and the thing is I was reluctant to answer that question because I don’t want people latching on to a particular stereotype.
I wasn’t the one managing my career back then, that was the problem – I was 14 years old.
If you want quality service, you have to pay for it. You don’t buy into waste. I have great misgivings about the amount of advertising that we see in the health care field, some by hospitals, a lot by drug companies.
The Bush administration works closely with a network of rapid response digital brownshirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for ‘undermining support for our troops.’
It is, therefore, essential that we guard our own thinking and not be among those who cry out against prejudices applicable to themselves, while busy spawning intolerances for others.
Through the Thou a person becomes I.
Where women are concerned, the rule is never to go out with anyone better dressed than you.
It is amazing how the public steadfastly refuse to attend the third day of a match when so often the last day produces the best and most exciting cricket.
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
The doctor must have put my pacemaker in wrong. Every time my husband kisses me, the garage door goes up.
Bob Dylan is quite a songwriter, and a great singer and musician. I won’t bother with comparing myself to him, but I will say that I heard his records at a very young age and I still listen to all his records.
For example, when my mother died, the people who showed up just to put an apron on to cook, people who really do the right thing, so to speak, as my momma would always say to show that they care, a sense of community that we’ve lost so much in our country.