Top Quotes About Anything
Until the year 1967, it was a crime, for which you could be put in prison, to make homosexual love to someone in your own house. If they came in and caught you at it, you could be put into prison. This has changed – I’m talking about England, incidentally.
Which death is preferably to every other? “The unexpected”.
I don’t have an iPod.
Workers, comrades, and you, women of the people, let not this festival of May, the second during the war, pass without protest against the Imperialist Slaughter.
An author knows his landscape best; he can stand around, smell the wind, get a feel for his place.
My time inside there was very short compared to the amount of time it took to take on and take off this suit and to test me for how much radioactivity I have.
All the intelligence and talent in the world can’t make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can’t be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.
My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past.
A riot is the language of the unheard.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves.
My Brilliant Career was beautifully directed, but I had a bit of trouble with myself in it. It was a silly script, based on a book this 16-year-old girl wrote.
But if you can find that spot – I suppose it’s like running – I used to be a swimmer and swim laps, and you just have to be there with what you’re doing.
I have not made any suggestions about climate change. This is more about blending or shifting the conversation about the environment versus the economy. It’s just such an old, outdated conversation.
The very first time I was on a car in Atlanta, I saw the conductor – all conductors are white – ask a Negro woman to get up and take a seat farther back in order to make a place for a white man. I have also seen white men requested to leave the Negro section of the car.
Ray Stannard Baker
Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.
You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am.
Oh eyes, no eyes, but fountains fraught with tears; O life, no life, but lively form of death; Oh world, no world, but mass of public wrongs.
Basketball is a team game. But that doesn’t mean all five players should have the same amount of shots.
I thought I had to show all my stuff and I almost tore the boards of the grandstand with my fastball.
A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.
E. E. Cummings
We don’t ever want IT to be the thing that holds GM back.
Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
Golf has become so manicured, so perfect. The greens, the fairways. I don’t like golf carts. I like walking. Some clubs won’t let you in unless you have a caddy and a cart.
I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it.
Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
On the Wednesday evening – that is, the day I saw her Majesty on this particular point – I had the opportunity of conferring with all those whom I proposed to submit to her Majesty as Ministers.
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
The student who deceives himself into thinking that he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art, is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism.
It is hard for people outside the White House to understand the constant daily problems and issues that come up that require the president’s attention, but he can not let himself get too personally involved.
Fred F. Fielding
Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.
I bought a railroad during this period of time.
Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence. Join me in my desire for a greater self. Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man.
Bryant H. McGill
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
It is now clear that major irregularities did not occur.
Which Esther Williams do you want to hear about?
Lives in eternity’s sun rise.
Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possessions is a disease in them.
My neighbor is now an 18-wheeler who comes by here 1,000 times a day.
Geraldo has been in Lebanon. He has done some excellent reporting out of there, and of course, we now know by virtue of the president’s speech on Tuesday night that the terrorist organizations that operate in that area are now on the list.
The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake.
We must strive to encourage East and West not only to move towards each other but also to encourage them to find a new philosophy, a philosophy which will serve as a tool determining the future of Planet Earth – our common and only shelter.
Buzz and the right publicist are not only important but crucial in show business.
The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.
But the myth of violent solutions as the ultimate solutions maintains itself in much of popular media.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.
Vatican II declares the Church… as necessary for salvation.
It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived at any degree of eminence or fame, have written Memorials of themselves, at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.
The ultimate censorship is the flick of the dial.
Take a film of Jacques Tati like Mon Oncle which has something quite new – for me, unique – in it.
He won’t, won’t he? Then bring me my boots.
Richard Harris Barham