Top Quotes About Anything
We’ve not had one Republican president in 34 years balance the budget. You can’t trust right-wing Republicans with your money. You ought to hire somebody who has balanced a budget. I’m much more conservative with money than George Bush is.
There was a queen that was overthrown here. So I was affected by all of that and felt profoundly grateful for the opportunity to live in Hawaii, and I set out at once to try to fit in.
Why not just do something a little more on the gentle side?
Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges… which are employed altogether for their benefit.
That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.
Ursula K. LeGuin
Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.
I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems.
I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage.
Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness.
Well, you don’t get to do things that other children get to do, having friends and slumber parties and buddies. There were none of that for me. I didn’t have friends when I was little. My brothers were my friends.
Students don’t know who Mark Twain was because he wasn’t on the test.
I asked God if it was a sin and He didn’t say anything.
Ernestine L. Rose
The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital.
Shmuel Y. Agnon
A Mac is a closed box, so Apple can make decisions about things that they don’t include. That makes, it in some ways, simpler for them.
Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.
I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe?
I act as a sponge. I soak it up and squeeze it out in ink every two weeks.
Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
Thomas A. Edison
I don’t understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?
The Bush administration said today there is a lot of support for us to attack Iraq. Exxon, Mobil, Texaco, Chevron, they’re all lining up.
I want to show how strong I am from my roots.
Edward James Olmos
I mean, movies are like your kids or your fingers and toes or something, it’s pretty hard to pick favorites.
If you use your mind to study reality, you won’t understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you’ll understand both.
I don’t want to write every week, it’s too much trouble, and I shall only write when I want something. If you think I’m sick when I don’t write, you can send for me to come and tell you.
Robert Gould Shaw
Maybe I just never learned my harmony part, because what everybody says sounds odd to them sounds perfectly natural to me.
There is nothing anyone can do anyway. The public has no power. The government knows I’m not a criminal. The parole board knows I’m not a criminal. The judge knows I’m not a criminal.
I’ve stopped drinking, but only while I’m asleep.
On that other novels followed: but I still wrote fairy tales and dreamy poems of another world.
But it seemed to me that as soon as you have computer storage you could put every point you wanted in – make the ones that are less relevant to your central topic, further away or allow the central topic to move as the reader proceeded.
I don’t know if I like being the sentimental favorite.
The Olympics: not one of my better memories.
How strange, when your father’s wearing women’s clothes and platform shoes, that a pair of loafers looks incredible.
Moon Unit Zappa
I have also written a book about the Giving of the Torah, and a book on the Days of Awe, and a book on the books of Israel that have been written since the day the Torah was given to Israel.
Shmuel Y. Agnon
It is a challenge to have your launch date slip continuously.
The only foreplay I really need is for a guy to kiss my hip bone. The hip is the most erotic and neglected body part. Kiss the hip bone with your lips.
Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle.
After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
There will always be a certain element of extremists on either side, left or right, who no mainstream news outlet is going to satisfy.
Never promise more than you can perform.
I mean the public likes it more in Europe than they do here because the state supported organizations have felt that playing contemporary music was part of the education of the public.
I’m too young for Medicare and too old for broads to care.
Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
John F. Kennedy
I feel like I’ve never had a home, you know? I feel related to the country, to this country, and yet I don’t know exactly where I fit in… There’s always this kind of nostalgia for a place, a place where you can reckon with yourself.
Since the days of Abraham many men of unusual intellect not only have diligently studied the divine plan, but have devoted their lives to having a part in making it known to others.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
Well, there’s that girl on the Internet – although this isn’t an example of someone who doesn’t know they’re on – but there’s a girl on the Internet who posts one photograph every two minutes from her bedroom.
They must have a feeling of do or die. It is such an overcrowded profession.
The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap.
The actual producing, mixing, and mastering is hard work, harder than what I do.
The way to get on in the world is to be neither more nor less wise, neither better nor worse than your neighbours.