Top Quotes About Anything
Toleration is the best religion.
I had a number of teachers who hated me. I didn’t do well in school.
Francis Ford Coppola
If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing.
Miguel de Unamuno
Well it is certainly the case that the poems – which were in fact published during Shakespeare’s lifetime – are weird if they began or originated in this form, as I think they did, because the poems get out of control.
It doesn’t take me long to write songs.
Ben E. King
Hey, our Founding Fathers wore long hair and powdered wigs – I don’t see anybody trying to look like them today, either… But we do look to them as role models.
Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead of me to discover and create. I want something, but I won’t know what it is until I succeed in doing it.
Many actresses do that kind of shoot when they are in their early 20s but I didn’t think I had anything to worry about so I decided to go for it. I was very pleased with the results and it was also nice to surprise a few people.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
I’ve been taking longer to write stories lately.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I will not nullify, I will not secede, but I will under sovereign State authority fight in the Union another revolutionary conflict for civil liberty, and a Union which will defend it.
Henry A. Wise
The type of music that I love to sing would have to be more bluesy and jazzy and more soul-like ’cause I love to belt when it comes to singing, so I guess bigger songs are what I lean more towards.
I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details.
Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others.
History is a vision of God’s creation on the move.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Bush is giving the rich a tax cut instead of putting that cut in the pockets of working people.
Carol Moseley Braun
Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.
Musicians now find themselves in the unlikely position of being legitimate. At least the IRS thinks so.
Look I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don’t starve myself in an extremist way. You’re not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because I’d be devastated.
Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
I enjoy ‘Supermarket Sweep’ because of its adlib demands in following the fast action.
Had he learned to draw, M. Renoir would have made a very pleasing canvas out of his ‘Boating Party’.
Love, work, and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives, they should also govern it.
Whiskey is all right in its place – but its place is hell.
The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Poverty doesn’t imply necessarily violence.
It scares me to think that one day I’m not going to be in school anymore.
Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.
Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
Marquis De Vauvenargues
I don’t necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that’s most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there.
In jail I was just like everybody else, I was sitting there praying, feeling caged.
You can be very independent, but admit to wanting somebody close to you and that’s what me and my wife have. We don’t need each other but we want to be with each other and I think it’s important to educate the kids with that.
It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.
Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you.
Henry J. Kaiser
There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants.
Mao Tse Tung
After the Soft Boys I just didn’t want to work with any more guitarists.
The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important.
When I went back to England after a year away, the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale, stifled by the weight of tradition.
The glimpses of human strength and frailty that a physician sees are with me still.
There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense.
I was already set for life when I met her.
What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked ‘a majority of the majority,’ or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America’s security foremost in mind?
I’m not in retirement. I just don’t want to work so much, and I don’t get that many offers any more.
Max von Sydow
I strongly support the Bush Administration’s clean diesel rules, which will reduce air pollution from diesel engines by more than 90 percent, and reduce the sulfur content of diesel fuel by more than 95 percent.
They have so fundamentally flawed techniques it’s ridiculous. They shoot the ball flat. They all stand upright, there’s just so many things they do incorrectly.
Write in a disciplined manner, but write in a way that is natural to the individual’s thought processes.
There’s a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it.
Naturally I drew register a little exaggerated, in order to create something new in the sense of a sublime literature that sings of despair only in order to oppress the reader, and make him desire the good as the remedy.
Comte de Lautreamont
It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
E. L. Doctorow