Top Quotes About Anything
When I go to hell, I mean to carry a bribe: for look you, good gifts evermore make way for the worst persons.
I think the University of Texas has the chance to become the finest public university in the country.
In starting to learn about film festivals and what were good ones – ’cause there are five billion of them – it was just a really good East Coast festival. And I thought this little movie was an East Coast film.
I used to eat lunch with Billy Wilder when I first came out here.
The more alone I am, the more focused I can get. I’ve written things with people, some of which I liked and others I think are total travesties. Collaborating is trying to make a piece of music and get someone else to come up with the ideas. What’s the fun of that?
A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative, who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth.
If you hit a wrong note, then make it right by what you play afterwards.
In London, before I set out, I had paid one shilling; another was now demanded, so that upon the whole, from London to Richmond, the passage in the stage costs just two shillings.
Karl Philipp Moritz
I get all fired up about aging in America.
Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.
It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.
The funny thing about making this record and being away from the girls and on my own in LA is that it allowed me to reflect on how much we’ve accomplished.
The part which American friendship played in helping us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people.
Eamon de Valera
In Hollywood now when people die they don’t say, ‘Did he leave a will?’ but ‘Did he leave a diary?’
I think art can reflect tragedy.
I stopped dating for six months a year ago. Dating requires a lot of energy and focus.
I’ve had the odd good luck of starting slowly and building gradually, something few writers are allowed anymore. As a result I’ve seen each of my books called the breakthrough. And each was, in its way.
A key to the mentality of the left is that it judges itself by its best intentions, and judges its opponents – America chief among them – by their worst deeds.
I found my first novel difficult. I don’t want to make it sound like it’s any more difficult than driving a cab or going to any other job, but there are so many opportunities for self-doubt, that you just kind of need to soldier on.
I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Henry B. Adams
The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?
David Herbert Lawrence
Men wholly bent on wordly treasures were the dupes of their own passions, rather than deceived by the writings or pretenses of those who claimed to be Alchemists.
Ethan A. Hitchcock
When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing.
The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.
Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
Francis of Assisi
I probably belong to a type of composer of songs who keeps thinking about melody… I am old fashioned.
It’s only words… unless they’re true.
Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.
Happy Days was a wonderful, wonderful experience and I would not have traded it for the world.
Everybody’s going through a lot of stress these days, no matter how well off you are and how many advantages you have, it’s a stressful time in everybody’s lives.
Restoring the Welsh language in Wales is nothing less than a revolution. It is only through revolutionary means that we can succeed.
I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive.
William Wells Brown
It’s not how many tickets can we sell, it’s where do we want to play, not where should we play to make the most money. We don’t really care about that.
I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion, which I hated. I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would have written more songs of my own, but I didn’t.
I did go through a period where I was on unemployment. That was my low point: Martha Quinn on line at unemployment, hoping nobody will recognize her.
Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins.
I think people were just starving for good material because they just weren’t getting it on the radio.
You have to make sure that your assets and your back is protected before you make any big decisions.
Life had stopped for her a long time ago. She was so out of touch with her feelings that she had no joy in her life and no concept of the fact that she could be wrong. She delivered her care of her insane patients in a killing manner, but she was convinced she was right.
I’m always in that mode – whenever I have a little free time, I’m always recording songs, writing, whatever I gotta do. It’s like my job is my vacation.
Books stay with me and have shaped me and made huge impacts on my life.
Oh, I started out young. They handed me a cotton sack when I was about 8 years old. Give me a little small one, tell me to fill it up. I never did like the farm but I was out there with my grandmother, didn’t want to get away from around her too far.
If I don’t have room for an item, I put it in warehouses.
The reader has to be creative when he’s reading. He has to try to make the thing alive. A good reader has to do a certain amount of work when he is reading.
We’re not all nice, and there are a lot of levels of ambition and niceness.
The Senate is an unknowing world.
At the top of the cycle you write policies for everybody, no matter how bad, and at the bottom you cancel everybody, no matter how good. It’s a manic-depressive cycle.
Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
It may be those who do most, dream most.