Top Quotes About Anything
To not sing with an orchestra, to not be able to communicate through my voice, which I’ve done all my life, and not to be able to phrase lyrics and give people that kind of joy, I think I would be totally devastated.
It’s hard being visible, so I’ve made myself invisible.
I put a Phrygian cap on the old dictionary.
My whole career is based on taking a left turn after each film and doing the opposite of what I’ve just done.
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
The ongoing strife in Iraq, and the billions of dollars that the President is seeking to continue that war, give me little comfort that this Administration has learned from its mistakes in Iraq.
No, improvising is wonderful. But, the thing is that you cannot improvise unless you know exactly what you’re doing.
When my mother signed at MGM, that was the only kind of contract you could sign. There was no such thing as an independent agent.
I work hard. The staff and crew see how much energy I put into this project, and it makes them step up.
Each tribe has its characteristics, it is true.
John H. Speke
We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them, means being looked at from every possible direction. You are never left at peace, you’re just fair game.
Now when I look back to the Guildford of that time, it seems far more exotic to me than Nagasaki.
Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won’t feel like watching.
It is to be hoped that the leaders of this movement will place the nation above the party.
Franz von Papen
The particular features of the photographic method of detecting atomic particles enabled us to establish the existence of transient forms of matter which had escaped recognition by other methods.
Cecil Frank Powell
A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is, therefore, a thinker.
While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom.
I had a quick ear and could pick up languages.
I’ve been to a lot of places and done a lot of things, but writing was always first. It’s a kind of pain I can’t do without.
Robert Penn Warren
We must wake ourselves up! Or somebody else will take our place, and bear our cross, and thereby rob us of our crown.
A fallen lighthouse is more dangerous than a reef.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
When I was about to break a world record and become well known, my mother used to say that for her the important thing was for me to become a doctor – a career which had not been possible in her generation and in her society. Sport was something to be set aside.
The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn’t know how other people would take it.
B. B. King
I hope that there are no persons that would want to think ill of me in any direction or any behavior.
Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb!
A little man often cast a long shadow.
G. M. Trevelyan
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.
The thing about being famous is, it’s weird. The only people who get how weird it is are other famous people.
I had done a lot of reading, relative for a kid, about World War Two, and I thought about Chamberlain a lot.
I got into my very theatrical phase. I wore only black: a big black hat and wild hair and wild black clothes, and I carried a sword stick. I went there still looking like Miss Florida, and I came back looking very different.
There is no harm in repeating a good thing.
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
The integrity of the game is everything.
The visa lottery system poses a national security threat. Under the program, each successful applicant is chosen at random and given the status of permanent resident based on pure luck.
Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster.
I’m going to become the Pope next year. Nothing is impossible.
One congressman asked ‘I just want to know if you’ve accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior. The minister looked stunned, and he said ‘no.’ The whole table almost fell on the floor. The congressman was quite serious. That was his litmus test.
I didn’t want to get attached to one guitar; I didn’t want to have an instrument that was irreplaceable.
All my money was made doing the dates and selling products when I was out there on the road.
I love doing this day, and George was exactly as he’s always been, very calm and very gentle, and if I’m in the final cut in the summer theater, I’ll be thrilled. If I’m not, well that’s the way things go.
Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.
Taking in and blowing out smoke? And now you see girls smoking cigars. It got to be such a fad. Girls on the covers of magazines, smoking cigars. Give me a break. I didn’t want to be a part of that. I don’t like “popular.”
It is admitted by everybody that rights and privileges enjoyed by the Roman Catholic minority in Manitoba down to 1890, were taken away by legislation of 1890.
I’m sure people in the business have said: She’s too old for that part. I don’t hear about it because your agent protects you from those negative things.
No one in the world can beat Ella Fitzgerald as a riff singer.
It was horrifying. You wouldn’t believe how people are treated there. You could see that these people had withdrawn so far that they just lived in their own minds. They did terrible things to themselves.
The Incarnation is the medicine of the soul, undoing the Fall and bringing man to the Tree of Life, and the office of a priest is to administer this medicine in the sacraments.
Research has shown that the perceived style of leadership is by far the most important thing to most voters in evaluating officeholders and candidates.
Crime, money, power, drugs – are all linked.
Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them.