Top Quotes About Anything
To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world – that I am able to change it in positive ways.
Maxine Hong Kingston
I wanted to write a story that demanded the viewer’s attention.
The pirating thing is bad. The people it hurts the most are the ones you least think it hurts. It’s not the big Britney Spears albums that are being pirated; it’s the indie bands that don’t have two cents to their name.
You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Have a very good reason for everything you do.
The ultimate touchstone of constitutionality is the Constitution itself and not what we have said about it.
A lot of my best parts I’ve been the second choice for, so you never get too egotistical about anything.
Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most important things we can do for future generations.
To realize peace on the Korean peninsula, and to develop exchange, cooperation between both Koreas, they are the, you know, immediate target of our government.
Kim Dae Jung
Well, I had started a program which is even longer running than this one in 1967 which was a jazz program called The Best of Jazz and that still goes out on Monday nights. That’s been going for 33 years or something.
Once you accept the existence of God – however you define him, however you explain your relationship to him – then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things.
Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don’t know why he’s with me. I don’t know whether I’m good enough. But if I make him happy, then I’m everything I want to be.
In morals, truth is but little prized when it is a mere sentiment, and only attains its full value when realized in the world as fact.
If it weren’t for received ideas, the publishing industry wouldn’t have any ideas at all.
Donald E. Westlake
Knowing that you are completely forgiven destroys the power of sin in your life.
Even now I want to keep my amateur spirit, to spend my time, to be in the sport with all my heart.
Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope.
I thought that would be kind of cool, to make a bad guy look sympathetic.
The Democratic chairman doesn’t need to be a household name. Most people didn’t know who Ron Brown was when he was chairman of the Democratic Party, but he put the party in a position where Bill Clinton could come in and he had a solid base to run from.
It was a labor of love and they did really well.
The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders, suffers and raises the questions that have bothered him to the last day of his life, knowing he will never get the answers.
Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When I’m playing with the band or playing with some projects or some of my own stuff it’s about the musical approach. That would be the more turntablist approach to things of where it’s strictly about music.
Friendships are discovered rather than made.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader. Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people.
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world. No act is so private it does not seek applause.
It’s obvious that if you’re going to play a character you need to amass information about that person and about their environment or their era that they’re in and use as little or as much as necessary.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.
Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking.
So many plusses, so many minuses.
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.
Hector Hugh Munro
The children whom nobody leads by the hand are the children who know they are children.
Let’s put aside the politics and trust the people. Let’s embrace the unique opportunity we all have; take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions, knowing that we’re doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois.
It was difficult being a conscientious objector in the 1940’s, but I felt I had to stick to my guns.
The police belongs to the people and the people belong to the police.
I don’t think that has to be our choice… This party was born in principle. This party will die if it doesn’t stand by its decision of principle.
And they like being able to turn on the television day in and day out to see someone that they know and they feel comfortable with and trust hopefully and respect even.
There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.
But this is a little different. This is the adult acting. This is a different crowd. It’s more work and more good work. That’s it. People will have their opinion regardless.
Who are enemies? Those who oppose each others will.
If more women want to be a part of the computer industry today, they have to do more to put themselves there. Nobody is keeping them out.
Ninety percent of video game AI really is pretty damn bad. I think that’s actually why it’s so much fun to shoot things. Because the AI is so bad and the characters are so annoying.
I think film likes me better than the theatre does for some reason.
Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
You don’t work on something for six years and be blind to the myriad of other approaches.
Here, class attendance is expected and students are required to take notes, which they are tested on. What is missing, it seems to me, is the use of knowledge, the practical training.
Women are not pals enough with men, so we must make ourselves indispensable. After all, we have the greatest weapon in our hands by just being women.
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
I hate working out. Because I work out for films now solely I come to associate it with work.
My first paying job, when I was 15, I was a day camp counselor.