Top Quotes About Anything
Tough guys don’t dance. You had better believe it.
By 3000 B.C. the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that it is surprising to find any student of early culture proposing that the crude contemporary art of the early Babylonians is the product of a civilization earlier than that of the Nile.
James H. Breasted
I’ve had great success being a total idiot.
What is the life of man! Is it not to shift from side to side? From sorrow to sorrow? To button up one cause of vexation! And unbutton another!
But we moderns are impatient and destructive.
John C. Ransom
Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention.
I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means. It is this which has led me to give my painting a character of even greater bareness.
I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I’m really scared of being alone; because if I’m left to my own devices, I’ll just turn into a madwoman.
I work with the options I have in front of me and my reasons for choosing a job can vary enormously depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I take a job because it’s a group of people I’m dying to work with, and sometimes it can be a desire to shake things up a bit and not to take myself too seriously.
It was Neuberger who first taught me how to do research, both technically and as a way of life, and I owe much to him.
Terri’s death brings to a close a very tragic, human and personal event that has left everyone with a feeling of emptiness, regardless of what side of the issue you may have been on.
Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create, to educate people on a larger level and to make a change.
Doug E. Fresh
I would describe myself as emotional and highly strung. If something upsets me, it really upsets me. If something makes me angry, I get really angry. But it’s all very upfront. I can’t hide it. I’m also loyal and I hope I’m fun.
We were telling everybody we weren’t getting back together when we were in the studio actually recording. We wanted to try it on, to see how it would fit.
I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation.
I’m trying to assemble materials for a different mode of life.
I got a hundred bucks says my baby beats Pete’s baby. I just think genetics are in my favour.
Amtrak offers riders a cost-effective way to travel throughout the country.
I’ve seen so many people in this business that made a fortune. They get old and broke and can’t make any money. I tell you something… no one’s going to play a benefit for Jimmy Dean.
I am more weary of life, I think, than ever I was.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The Iranian regime doesn’t express the wishes and values of the Iranian people.
What is important, then, is not that the critic should possess a correct abstract definition of beauty for the intellect, but a certain kind of temperament, the power of being deeply moved by the presence of beautiful objects.
I like a lot of the stuff that they did without me, the time I wasn’t around.
When I heard Monk in person in 1955, he was playing with a quartet in a small club. The place was full of musicians, but there was no public at all.
I was constantly being around artists and Bohemian types.
I don’t know if anybody wants to mix their politics with their entertainment.
Good designers can create normalcy out of chaos; they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing and manipulating of words and pictures.
Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.
Henry Louis Gates
Not often do you approach a character where people know more about him than you do.
And ’tis remarkable that they talk most who have the least to say.
Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.
My language is what I use, and if I lost that, I wouldn’t be able to say anything.
I figured out early on what I wanted to do.
I spent two months on the first draft, working 8 hours a day, five days a week.
The links between the American government and the Iraqi government are so close that you cannot judge one without asking at least the other what he has done by this time.
When you look like you stepped out of a catalog, that’s never good. People shouldn’t succumb to trend, they should interpret trend.
Anytime you play a finalist it’s going to be a challenge.
Whoever you are, you will not write this book. I can tell you nothing. Do not call me again. Ever.
I was teased horribly as a child and beaten up a lot.
With my wife I don’t get no respect. I made a toast on her birthday to ‘the best woman a man ever had.’ The waiter joined me.
Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.
Writing is manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe.
John Gregory Dunne
All that seems indispensible in stating the account between the dead and the living, is to see that the debts against the latter do not exceed the advances made by the former.
I’m a very spiritual person, and proud of my Mormon roots.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read – they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting.
The flame is not out, but it is flickering.
All these boundaries – Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America – are set by men. But you don’t have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man – at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader?
Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
You can get sucked into the idea that, ‘Gosh, this is impressive. Maybe I should do this. It will look good.’ Or ‘I’ll write like this because it will impress that critic.’