Top Quotes About Anything
We breathed the air of freedom without knowing the language or any person.
Lets not push it under the rug, or push it to the side because, no matter what, it’s going to keep coming up. You know, if you never deal with that dirt up under the carpet, it’s going to get larger and larger, and it’s going to keep coming up.
I know that sounds selfish, but you have to look at what it’s doing to you personally – are you frustrated because of the way people perceive you, or are you happy enough about the things you’ve realized about yourself that you can tolerate the way people perceive you?
I don’t think good and evil are polarized.
I want no epitaphs of profound history and all that type of thing. I contributed. I would hope they would say that, and I would hope somebody liked me.
If it wasn’t for Abe Lincoln, I’d still be on the open market.
I am a writer who came of a sheltered life. A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within.
This is my seventh decade… and every once in a while I get a hankering to re-visit these songs again… songs with which I have had a great relationship.
I identified in a very deep way with the individuals I was writing about because the theme that runs through this story is of extraordinary hardship and the will to overcome it.
Time travel may be achieved one day, or it may not. But if it is, it should not require any fundamental change in world-view, at least for those who broadly share the world view I am presenting in this book.
The most important thing to do is really listen.
What’s really hit me over the years is that you go to every race and see all the well-wishers, and you really feel like you are connected with people after all these years.
If you’re going to be a myth or want to be a myth, you’d better die young.
It’s a terrific… you can’t put it down. So I phoned him back and I said I’d love to do it. I went over to Paris for a meeting, and we just talked very generally about the approach.
If there hadn’t been women we’d still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
I will play my part by singing the spirit into every open heart.
Individuals have little opportunity to get elected to Parliament under the label of the government party… unless they are in good standing with the Prime Minister and pledged to be cooperative.
‘Do you pray for the senators, Dr. Hale?’ No, I look at the senators and I pray for the country.
Edward Everett Hale
We were thus led to organize ourselves, as men who had fought the war together, in order to support those statesmen who had truly understood the lessons of that World War, thus attempting to prevent its recurrence.
I do like to look at female drummers, because I am one.
The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation, so that they readily acquire mechanic arts. They have a great talent for music, and all their external senses are remarkably acute.
Samuel George Morton
There are two kinds of marriages – where the husband quotes the wife and where the wife quotes the husband.
Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.
If you want to achieve things in life, you’ve just got to do them, and if you’re talented and smart, you’ll succeed.
Useful as a war against France, undertaken by the Government against the will of the people would be for our revolutionary development, just so dangerous must be the effect upon our democratic development of a war supported by blind popular enthusiasm.
Having a home away from the media glare is important to world-class athletes.
Mary Lou Retton
There must be a day or two in a man’s life when he is the precise age for something important.
Franklin P. Adams
Regardless of the moral issue, dishonesty in advertising has proved very unprofitable.
The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway.
A genocide in Africa has not received the same attention that genocide in Europe or genocide in Turkey or genocide in other part of the world. There is still this kind of basic discrimination against the African people and the African problems.
It will never be mistaken for a high school gymnasium or a meeting room in a Midwestern motel.
Most people associate command and control leadership with the military.
Margaret J. Wheatley
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
If we don’t believe in Americans, who will? I do believe. I’ve seen it in the people of our very typical corner of the nation.
I have been black and blue in some spot, somewhere, almost all my life from too intimate contacts with my own furniture.
Frank Lloyd Wright
I am an actor and I live in the world of pretend in my working capacity. I live in the world of my imagination.
I would say that I’ve been lucky. Being blessed and not really ever giving up.
Second place is just the first place loser.
My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn’t because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children.
How could I stand by and watch my house on fire?
The colors I choose there was to paint the first hotel, the Disneyland Hotel. Because of the cloudy sky we had in Paris, it had to be a particular kind of color who will fight those grey days. And also something you can see when you’re driving up ‘There it is! We’re arriving!’
Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and murder a single individual, so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense.
Ida B. Wells
Most of those mocking us and our works night after night have not reached the point of suggesting we are going to use those weapons. They are pretty useless right now.
In a world where change is inevitable and continuous, the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival.
Most of our history in space has been communicated in terms of action – what people do, a chronological list of events which have transpired – as opposed to the human experience of having done those things.
It seems that it is madder never to abandon one’s self than often to be infatuated; better to be wounded, a captive and a slave, than always to walk in armor.
The message of women’s liberation is that women can love each other and ourselves against our degrading education.
When deeds speak, words are nothing.
At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.
Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
Good stories flow like honey. Bad stories stick in the craw. A bad story? One that cannot be absorbed on the first time of reading.