Top Quotes About Anything
When you’re in love it’s the most glorious two and a half days of your life.
I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.
God knows how many things a man misses by becoming smug and assuming that matters will take their own course.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests.
Books are a finer world within the world.
There really isn’t a story that you can’t tell inside of it. It’s very much a clearinghouse for anything that goes on in the world. So you’re not at all limited.
A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.
Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we’re currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity.
I had never auditioned for Broadway – any play – and I was not familiar with what you’re supposed to do.
Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want.
James F. Cooper
I think I came across Cecil Taylor a bit later, in 65 or 66. That really impressed me – Cecil Taylor is an amazing character… Both his music and the way he approaches the instrument are astonishing.
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.
I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature.
Not so the scientist. The very essence of his life is the service of truth.
When I got political that blew our marriage out of the water. I was not the same person and I admit that.
For your own good is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
It was then, I think, that I discovered that the best way of bringing a medieval subject home to my generation was not to be medieval in its treatment.
I’ve never worked as much as I would’ve wanted to, and that’s why I end up doing a lot of stage as well, because stage is a full course meal.
For me, my travels have been the chance to go to a place that already exists in my imagination.
I try to treat people the way I would like to be treated, but I can’t worry about what everyone’s going to think.
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
There was a strange atmosphere on the set because we were filming in this large house, which was used for troubled children. You’d go in and find walls had been burnt down. The building was charged with this history and it stayed with us throughout the filming.
The only advice I would give Christians entering the world of arts: give yourself a period of time, maybe three or four years. If you haven’t made it in your chosen art form, dump it.
Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type.
Never have so many recordings of the great Masses and motets been in wider circulation.
To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
Henri Frederic Amiel
I don’t know if we ever fully get over the pain of watching a child trying to find their way through a world that too often doesn’t understand.
A person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.
I hope that people learn from my mistake and I hope that the fans forgive me.
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
The Cuban people have an amazingly strong and unbroken spirit.
Sleep – the most beautiful experience in life – except drink.
W. C. Fields
There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.
I’m very old-fashioned in some ways because of my father, who thought that being a public servant was an honor. Everyone must find a capacity in which they can serve, because we all benefit from society.
Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life.
I’d love to have the opportunity to sing in a Disney movie.
I just want to act. I just want to do the work.
There’s not really much destruction in New York besides the weather and it’s a natural force so it’s not like any destruction. But LA gets leveled (laughs). That’s my comment to Hollywood.
Folk music was out there. Clubs were springing up and they were hot with the college kids.
I think when you’ve lost an election by 179, there’s going to be a period of time after eighteen years in government when you can’t do anything right, and people just kick you for the sake of it, will never admit they voted Conservative.
It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.
Charles Caleb Colton
I always anticipated difficulties in order to avoid scenes.
I do believe that God has his hands on me and that he has work for me to do.
Orphans, dead parents, lonely children at Christmas, morose spoken word recordings, everything you love about the holidays. Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven.
An exorcism is tantamount to a miracle – an extraordinary intervention of God.