Top Quotes About Anything
To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings – it’s all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle.
Language, after all, is only the use of symbols, and Art also can only affect us through symbols.
George Henry Lewes
Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.
I think I need a little break. I’ve got a two-year old. I’ll be part of The Leisure Class for a while.
It seems we always exceed even our own expectations-after a lot of hard work, though!
As my dad said, you have an obligation to leave the world better than how you found it. And he also reminded us to be givers in this life, and not takers.
Perhaps the time has come to cease calling it the “environmentalist” view, as though it were a lobbying effort outside the mainstream of human activity, and to start calling it the real-world view.
E. O. Wilson
Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.
When I heard Little Richard, I mean, it just set my world on fire.
The Lord grant we may all be tillers of the soil.
San Franciscans know we live in the most beautiful city in the world, a jewel on the edge of the Golden Gate.
One with the law is a majority.
Western countries in particular can today no longer be separated from Muslim societies, because they have them within themselves. They are themselves internally globalized.
The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy’s old seat probably must have him rolling in his grave, probably spilling his drink.
I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting.
Instead, in the absence of respect for human rights, science and its offspring technology have been used in this century as brutal instruments for oppression.
John Charles Polanyi
Every gesture is a gesture from the blood, every expression a symbolic utterance… Everything is of the blood, of the senses.
I’m grateful for doing those drugs, because they kept me from getting laid and I would have gotten AIDS.
Many a revolution started with the actions of a few. Only 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence. A few hanging together can lead a nation to change.
If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends – you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.
Alice Duer Miller
It goes back to all of us wanting to be in Hollywood. We’re all dying to win an Oscar.
Jerry Della Femina
Again, racing for me was about energy management.
People don’t really think other people are the same.
If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing, perhaps it isn’t so.
In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.
Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.
Life is a zoo in a jungle.
Peter De Vries
I enjoy my job as long as I can create a character, otherwise it’s boring.
And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.
The left has chosen the courts as a major battlefield over social issues.
It’s so difficult to find time besides the tennis.
Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
I’d rather go to the dentist… but I’m going.
I’m not in the business of harassing anybody.
I believe that music is connected by human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies.
I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.
A. E. Housman
My parents said, Oh, he’s going to be a director someday. I wanted to be an actor.
I’ve been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I’ve come to use the language of sports, winning streaks and losing streaks.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
My advice to someone to follow in my footsteps is to have patience. I’ve been doing this for twelve years.
We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.
The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.
A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
I’m very happy to sing whatever I’m singing. I’ve always enjoyed any role I’ve been given at a certain time. They’ve all been favourites, they’ve all been wonderful pieces to play.
So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.
We are always rushing to an appointment or trying to meet a deadline.
Menachem Mendel Schneerson
I’m a Gemini, so I have a great time with the other guy.
Years ago I had a house in Sussex, it was like Arcadia, with an old Victorian bridge, a pond and the Downs.
My audience is the baby-boomers, the bulk of the population. This is also a group that is being ignored by most record companies because they’re not the Top 40 hit singles market. They forget these people still listen to music.
The economic and political roots of the conflicts are too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state of harmonious understanding between men.