Top Quotes About Anything
When you first get money, you buy all these things so no one thinks you’re mean, and you spread it around. You get a chauffeur and you find yourself thrown around the back of this car and you think, I was happier when I had my own little car! I could drive myself!
I played in rhumba bands, mickey mouse bands; all kinds of bands.
Sometimes there’s one person in the audience laughing hysterically, and it’s so much fun. You end up playing the entire play to them.
As soon as you go into any biological process in any real detail, you discover it’s open-ended in terms of what needs to be found out about it.
We believe the 36, nearly 40, billion pound discount given for a right to buy houses took a million houses out of the public housing sector which is desperately needed for rent.
We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract and general just as the monks let it wither in the world of prayer and contemplation.
He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say “when!”
P. G. Wodehouse
It’s the most unglamourous glamour business in the world.
The hardship of living in a refugee camp made me psychologically strong.
Money tends to make people suspicious, if there’s any money floating around.
A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Throughout Soviet times, I understood what was really happening in the world around me.
It’s about the pleasure of being in the mountains, traveling efficiently over the terrain, having that sense of dynamic motion which you don’t get when you’re on foot.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
W. H. Auden
I can go out in public without being recognized. If I want to be recognized in public, it will happen.
Reaching out to Hispanics is critical to our future. The fastest-growing, and most conservative, segment of the population are natural Republicans.
You know what I like about disposable razors? They’re disposable.
Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
There is no place where we can safely store worn-out reactors or their garbage. No place!
David R. Brower
The Kalahari is brilliant – and easy to visit.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs, have played an important role in enriching the lives of not just African Americans, but our entire country.
When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. I never played with puppets or had any interest in them.
Rescue someone unwilling to look after himself, and he will cling to you like a dangerous illness.
I’m really only happy when I’m on stage. I just feed off the energy of the audience. That’s what I’m all about – people and laughter.
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
G. M. Trevelyan
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
In fact, from then on scholars engaged in a kind of game of comparing different Indo-European languages with one another, and eventually they could not fail to wonder what exactly these connections showed, and how they should be interpreted in concrete terms.
Ferdinand de Saussure
Acting? No, it is not for me. I would be terrible.
We wouldn’t turn over our customs service or our border patrol to a foreign government. We shouldn’t turn over the ports of the United States, either.
Be soft, even if you stand to get squashed.
E. M. Forster
When it comes to two of the big social earthquakes in the last fifty years – which are the gay movement and the women’s movement – I think there is a direct line from Kinsey to those.
The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art, but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.
Humor is reason gone mad.
Let’s clean up the Senate and return to politics of common ground.
I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone’s expectations.
Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
It’s pretty sad when you have to choose between the lesser of two evils.
Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children’s party taken over by the elders.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I take a breath when I have to.
I always looked up there, because I remember a time when the only things on the walls in Fenway were the Jimmy Fund sign and the retired numbers. Never in a million years did you think you’d ever be up there with those guys.
The founding fathers were not only brilliant, they were system builders and systematic thinkers. They came up with comprehensive plans and visions.
Hee Haw was probably my biggest exposure to live music at a young age, because there wasn’t any live music around my town and no one in my family played instruments.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one – keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
All the arts are predominantly national, and therefore the Australian Film Commission should be funding us. The battle gets more and more vicious each year.
There are two sides to every question.
The 19 hijackers that came over here to commit the attack on Sept. 11, there were those that were at the bottom of the line. There were those who were the principal conspirators. There were those who were the pilot. Everybody has a role.
The sooner I get into the Hall of Fame the better.
I loved movies and went to see every movie I could in Finland.
The society Shakespeare knew was heading for tremendous change, and he seems to have recognized that and written about it in a coded way. I understand those codes, I think.
When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.
Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.