Top Quotes About Anything
We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.
I was as happy doing theater in New York for little or no money as I am now doing television for more money. The happiness, I guess, comes out of it being a good job. The success has to do with the fact that it’s a good job that will continue.
David Hyde Pierce
Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered.
W. Somerset Maugham
These days the American dream of home ownership has turned into a nightmare for millions of families. They wake every day to the reality of a horrible decline in the value of the home that has meant so much to them.
Probably my mother. She was a very compassionate woman, and always kept me on my feet. And I think part of it is just the way you are, the way you’re raised. And she had the responsibility for raising me.
Directors never give you anything.
Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.
People wonder if I’ll always be a part of this family and the answer is yes. My family has a lot of good energy going in one direction and because of it, we get a lot of things done. That’s why I’ll always spend a lot of time at Camp Phoenix.
I never feel that my music is sparse or minimalist; the way fat people never really think they’re fat. I certainly don’t consider myself minimalist at all.
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
William E. Gladstone
But at a certain point, and I don’t really know… people have asked me this. I don’t know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed.
But I must think that an address to his majesty to remove one of his servants, without so much as alleging any particular crime against him, is one of the greatest encroachments that was ever made upon the prerogatives of the crown.
I believe in my music.
Let’s leave beside them in another pile all the injustices which exist in the northern state.
One can make a case that says that since 85% of children being brought up in single family homes are being brought up by women that about 85% of elementary school teachers should be males to balance out the feminization that the boys and girls receive.
I don’t think you can rely on Iran. I don’t think you can rely on other radicals like the Taliban. They dispatched Al Qaida to bomb New York and Washington. What were they thinking? Were they that stupid? They weren’t stupid. There is an irrationality there, and there is madness in this method.
Storytelling is not what I do for a living – it is how I do all that I do while I am living.
Whenever a liberal begins a statement with ‘I don’t know which is more frightening,’ you know the answer is going to be pretty clear.
Writers sometimes give up what is most strange and wonderful about their writing – soften their roughest edges – to accommodate themselves toward a group response.
God’s love doesn’t leave out Jews or Muslims or anyone.
The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history.
In a certain sense, this guy – who is one of the most evil people in the book – he’s not really that bad at running the show, because he knows what he’s doing, he’s smart and he’s got the big picture in mind. He’s like the Godfather.
Kevin J. Anderson
We have problems with our physical security, operational security through to management.
I believe that government is the servant of the people and not their master.
When someone was hitting me, or like sexually molesting me, it just seemed normal to continue to do that to myself.
I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.
According to the concept of transformational evolution, first clearly articulated by Lamarck, evolution consists of the gradual transformation of organisms from one condition of existence to another.
Be secret and exult, Because of all things known That is most difficult.
William Butler Yeats
Cole Porter wrote Anything Goes and four more hits for me.
It is hard for 2 creative people to work together for that length of time and not fall out.
I am… a mushroom; On whom the dew of heaven drops now and then.
The basic assumption of the secular society is that modernity overcomes religion.
Every single time I start to do a picture, without fail, I feel as if I don’t know what I’m doing.
But I try not to become preoccupied with that because with whatever direction I follow, with whatever advice I’ve followed or not followed, It’s landed me in New York, in a very beautiful hotel, talking to people about something that I love. So I ain’t that far off.
Eriq La Salle
Don’t stare into a mirror when you are trying to solve a problem.
Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.
I’m glad now, at age 66, that I never used alcohol or tobacco… I’ve buried a lot of friends who used tobacco or alcohol.
All I had to do was go out and perform. One of the hardest things was doing those back flips, where you had to jump up and land on the top rope. It’s precision movement.
Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
Take something you love, tell people about it, bring together people who share your love, and help make it better. Ultimately, you’ll have more of whatever you love for yourself and the world.
It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
The money is better in films and television. But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding.
He who has seen everything empty itself is close to knowing what everything is filled with.
Pretensions to moral superiority are devastatingly destructive.
I talked to the record company about what I had in mind. They said they wanted something lush. I figured the best thing to do was let them hear what I had in mind.
When Shakespeare begins his exposition thus he generally at first makes people talk about the hero, but keeps the hero himself for some time out of sight, so that we await his entrance with curiosity, and sometimes with anxiety.
Andrew Coyle Bradley
I still have my bad days when I think I’m not getting everything I deserve. But those pass quickly once my Mother gets on the phone and says, ‘listen, we used to eat rocks and walk 80 miles a day to school.
A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
Poor men’s reasons are not heard.
I’m into music for all different sorts of purposes.
Mind moves matter.