Top Quotes About Anything
Yet none use their words more recklessly than the strong, who have not been sobered by the rebuffs and uncertainties of life.
George A. Smith
Faulkner was almost oriental. I never got into Faulkner.
Tom T. Hall
When all else is lost, the future still remains.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Well, I realized finally that all of the hard work paid off.
I’m trying to trick people into thinking about the unthinkable by using pop culture images.
Hopefully each film can be given a musical voice of its own, which is not to say that the instrumentation is always unique, but that the relationship between the sound and the image is unique.
All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
Otto von Bismarck
I’m intimidated every day I go on the stage and everyday I go on a movie set. It’s terrifying and I always want to reshoot the first day or the first week, I’m so terrified.
God is always in my life, and that’s the most important thing to me.
Television probably has become the most evocative, widely observed signpost we have.
It’s like that scene from The Player when they talk about merging Star Wars and Kramer vs. Kramer, or whatever. You could do that with music and it would just be awful.
So often corporate America, business America, are the worst communicators, because all they understand are facts, and they cannot tell a story. They know how to explain their quarterly results, but they don’t know how to explain what they mean.
The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.
Space is almost infinite. As a matter of fact, we think it is infinite.
We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets.
It is misery, you know, unspeakable misery for the man who lives alone and who detests sordid, casual affairs; not old enough to do without women, but not young enough to be able to go and look for one without shame!
The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
Why should any man have power over any other man’s faith, seeing Christ Himself is the author of it?
Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.
If we don’t do it, somebody else will. The Chinese, the Europeans and the Japanese all have the goal of going to the moon. Certainly we don’t want to wake up and see that they have a base there before we do.
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Appropriations Committee in the Senate is out of control, out of control on spending.
Death is a billion-dollar business. They can’t even pass a law where it takes seven days to get a gun. Why don’t you have to go through the same kind of screening you do to get a driver’s license? It’s totally insane.
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it.
Freedom without limits is just a word.
Hiding spending does not reduce spending.
To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man.
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
If you make yourself understood, you’re always speaking well.
Also, if you have an accident, you can’t start to dance again at the top, you’re too weak; you start with the easy things – the way you did them when you were young, and come up up up, the way you did then.
Ninette de Valois
Back in the old days, we were often compared to Led Zeppelin. If we did something with harmony, it was the Beach Hoys. Something heavy was Led Zeppelin.
I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.
It’s disgusting that a Broadway show can’t try out anymore, that no matter where they are in the world, there is this massive dialogue going on between people damning or praising it.
My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet.
Young people in my generation were sort of in lockstep, and it wasn’t just the ’40s, either. In the ’30s and in the ’50s it was the same. No one ever dropped out unless he got sick or got kicked out.
I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent, especially if it means I can save lives, or serve humanity.
We can’t leave people in abject poverty, so we need to raise the standard of living for 80% of the world’s people, while bringing it down considerably for the 20% who are destroying our natural resources.
I’m a racehorse fanatic rather than a football fanatic.
I am just old-fashioned enough to prefer long hair.
Erich von Stroheim
The mathematics is not there till we put it there.
I know if I don’t tour people will forget the record and you run a high risk of the record failing.
One of my favorite movies is The Little Foxes.
In my freshman year in high school, I went to the only public high school in Boston with a theatre program.
If you make a fool of yourself, you can do it with dignity, without taking your pants down. And if you do take your pants down, you can still do it with dignity.
Basically the school system sets you up with what it wants to set you up with. They’re really good at it. I think they’re too good. Problem is, what they’re doing is conditioning kids to merely accept the culture at hand. But the rebels won’t accept it.
It always surprised me that I was getting acting work.
Mary Lynn Rajskub
All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?
No white group has founded a major religion on this planet. The major religious were started in the Orient and the Middle East, not in Greece and Rome. I always knew you racists didn’t have a prayer.
I’m a lucky person because I’ve been loved a lot. I have a great family.
If I was a little bit younger I would worry more. I’d want to do one thing at a time but now I try to do a bunch of different things at a time if I can.
Philip Seymour Hoffman