Top Quotes About Anything
Triumphant science and technology are only at the threshold of man’s command over sources of energy so stupendous that, if used for military purposes, they can wipe out our entire civilization.
I read a lot of scripts. Most of ’em go to other actors.
That’s the only way I can control my movie. If you shoot everything, then everything is liable to end up in the movie. If you have a vision, you don’t have to cover every scene.
I’m obsessed with books.
If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers.
I always know my lines.
I have had much to learn from Sweden’s poetry and, more especially, from her lyrics of the last generation.
I’m about to become a member of the Chemists Society of America. I’m very proud of that.
Women’s liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.
We are not at war against Islam.
Yes, I am seeking a husband. As soon as the right man asks me, I shall say, It is not good for a woman to live alone.
I don’t like things like little sandals that look fragile. I like to look strong and commanding.
Loss means losing what was We want to change but we don’t want to lose. Without time for loss, we don’t have time for soul.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
If everything had already been done, there would be nothing left for young people to accomplish. There are always going to be people who run faster, jump higher, dive deeper, and come up drier.
They were written in the early ’90s when I was strapped for cash.
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
A man is accountable to no person for his doings.
The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.
I accept a role only if it’s something I really, really like.
Max von Sydow
Agnosticism has nothing to impart. Its sermons are the exhortations of one who convinces you he stands on nothing and urges you to stand there too.
Anna Julia Cooper
If you’re sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.
George W. Bush
In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct.
John C. Calhoun
My life’s work has been accomplished. I did all that I could.
Every small town has its dramatic group, its barber-shop quartet, every home has music in one form or another.
Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.
The fact that tradition hinders the individual savage from thinking logically by no means proves that he cannot think logically.
James M. Baldwin
When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body.
Life is supposed to be a series of peaks and valleys. The secret is to keep the valleys from becoming Grand Canyons.
When sages commend excess, Desire is sick.
Most publishers seem very reluctant to publish short story collections at all; they bring them out in paperback, often disguised as novels.
It’s better to burn brightly for half as long than to be a dim lingering light.
Acting for me is not that quid pro quo.
Cancer is just a horrible disease.
You never know who’s going to become your friend. Friends are always chance meetings.
The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
I’ve spent my whole life with people underestimating me.
I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience – it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Stones are checked every so often to see if any have split or at worst exploded. An explosion can leave debris in the elements so the firing has to be abandoned.
The 1984 European Championships were held in France and that was something important. I felt on form then, even though I was practically always injured at all the World Cups. It’s a great memory. But in any case, the past is past.
I grew up thinking that whatever I wanted to do, I could do.
Large sums were paid for the use of money, because the available amount of gold and silver was far less than was needed to carry on the commercial transactions of the times.
John Buchanan Robinson
I think film likes me better than the theatre does for some reason.
Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.
The airplane has had a big impact on my life.
Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
Henry B. Adams
In my teens or twenties I wanted to do Blanche. Now I’m over that. Those roles are not attracting me now. Which is odd, because that’s what most every actress would want to go do.
As time goes on, all schools only get left alive if they have found something special themselves.
Ninette de Valois
There’s always got to be a struggle. What else is there? That’s what life is made of. I don’t know anything else. If there is, tell me about it.
Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside, pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives.
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
William Samuel Johnson