Top Quotes About Anything
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
What you don’t see backstage is what really controls the show.
I’d like to find great roles close to home and work on great projects while staying near my family. My family’s the most important thing to me right now.
I’ve always worked a bit like a cook in a big restaurant, where you’ve got lots and lots of things laid out and you go and look into one cauldron and you look into the other and you see what’s coming to the boil.
Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.
An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.
A man’s felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus which is the business of politics. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.
Timothy R. Minnich
Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time, anger at what we can’t do, fear or even disgust at growing old.
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
I suppose my look, the way I play – you combine all that sort of stuff and that makes people interested in what I actually do. So then, when off-the-field stuff happens… I suppose it’s one of those cocktail mixes.
Though I know he loves me, tonight my heart is sad; his kiss was not so wonderful as all the dreams I had.
Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant. To my surprise, I won – and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.
Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there – I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television.
America’s greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
John W. Gardner
My faith has been the driving thing of my life. I think it is important that people who are perceived as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values.
Marian Wright Edelman
You need to become a good listener. As you’re working, you hear someone else’s lines and how you absorb them becomes your acting.
I think that musicians should never forget about the intimacy of bringing two people together, and the aesthetic transference where you’re almost vicariously involved in a romance between other people.
The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind – not the fiend or the sadist.
He was happily married – but his wife wasn’t.
They’re hit writers. They’re gonna write me a hit whether I wanted it or not you know? I could have put out a single a year ago with the Neptunes and maybe been writing now on top but that was not the path that I chose.
The power and appeal of Documentary is the way it alters and plays with the way the viewer relates to and understands the subject.
Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace.
I’m not entangled in shaping my work according to other people’s views of how I should have done it.
There are a lot of people using technology that are playing to a click with backing vocals already stuck in there on some computerized thing that runs along in time to the show so they have these amazing vocals that are only partly the guys on stage producing them at the time.
When you see these people that are in the public eye all the time, it must get tiring.
The individual who signs the check has the ultimate power.
The role of Charlie Eppes has changed me. I never imagined I would play a role like this. I lost some weight, grew my hair and now every woman in America over 40 wants to date me. It’s their daughters I want to convince. The truth is all this talk makes me blush. Me, I look in the mirror and all I see is this Jewish kid from Queens.
I think some people record songs and make records a certain way to cater to radio. If you’re born to make commercial music that’s cool. But if you’re born to not make commercial records, maybe you’re meant to cater to another market.
All human language draws its nature and value from the fact that it both comes from the Word of God and is chosen by God to manifest himself. But this relationship is secret and incomprehensible, beyond the bounds of reason and analysis.
After years in white theaters I dreaded working in colored houses. The noise, the stomping, whistling, and cheering that hadn’t annoyed me when I was young was now something I dreaded.
But you have to take all of those things, you have to take into consideration the paths, the roadways, how much cloud cover there is, how much foliage cover there is, whether there are streams, all of that comes into play.
What the heart knows today the head will understand tomorrow.
My mother was a good mistress to her servants, taking care of them in their sicknesses, not sparing any cost she was able to bestow for their recovery.
Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to experience it.
Television news was expanding to an hour, and producers did not know how to fill the space and time.
The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.
College had little effect on me. I’d have been the same writer if I’d gone to MIT, except I’d have flunked out sooner.
Robert B. Parker
A man can do what he ought to do; and when he says he cannot, it is because he will not.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
I think we musicians are emissaries. Every time we go before the public, we’re there to make converts.
The one major disappointment I have is that I didn’t get a hundred against India in India. I got lots of runs against India in England including a double hundred I am very proud of.
If you were on the phone with me and Tommy right now, we would probably forget you were there, we’d just be cracking jokes. It’s like Beavis and Butthead.
I never lie because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid.
A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.
Henry Fonda gave me a spanking during a scene in Spencer’s Mountain.
I think people, for the most part, actually want what they think is best.
If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.
If I made a list of the people I admire, Mom would probably fill up half of it. She could do anything and everything.
I’ve got mad energy for days. That’s what people can’t get their minds around. They say, ‘Oh, he’s going to crash.’ They try to apply all these common terms to a guy who is not common. I don’t fit into their little box.