Top Quotes About Anything
You can tell all you need to about a society from how it treats animals and beaches.
It is as if Clinton had called one of the most respected character witnesses in all of U.S. history to testify that the primal urge has a most distinguished presidential pedigree.
Joseph J. Ellis
I’ve been missing Japanese literature so much of late.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.
War itself is the enemy of the human race.
We’re not going to have another Watergate in our lifetime. I’m sure.
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Like the vast majority of my constituents, I continue to be concerned about record profits reported by petroleum companies at a time when consumers are paying record high prices for gasoline.
The only reason for using another cut is to improve the scene.
Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
What lies behind appearance is usually another appearance.
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
I’ve been in the league 12 years. To sit on the bench and complain about the way things were, that doesn’t get anything done. I don’t know. I’m playing for a championship and trying to make the playoffs. My effort has never changed.
I’d like to go to Brazil I think. Do a little South America trip.
Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
You have to be insane to direct.
I have no aspiration whatsoever to be the next great leading man.
The trouble with Nixon is that he’s a serious politics junkie. He’s totally hooked and like any other junkie, he’s a bummer to have around, especially as President.
Hunter S. Thompson
Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.
Just the other day I pulled out this old cassette of Ragged Glory and I popped it into my cassette player and I was digging it. They were just a great rock and roll band, one that presents the song ahead of everything else – there’s no grand idea or concept behind it.
If they can see you love them, you can say anything to them.
I’d like to be a giant enabler.
The present government is very insistent that business sponsorship should replace government sponsorship of the arts. Business sponsorship won’t happen unless you make tax concessions, which they won’t.
Peter Maxwell Davies
Our communications services revenue growth is being driven by continued strong top-line performance in data, Internet and international – three of the fastest growing and most profitable areas within communications services.
My toughest fight was with my first wife.
Everything from airplanes to kitchen blenders and even chopsticks comes with an instruction manual. Children, despite all their complexity, do not.
An idea is salvation by imagination.
Frank Lloyd Wright
I think all music is a gift from God.
Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody, and other times I would start from scratch. Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music.
No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I’m proud of the fact that I made my way in life very rigorously. I was a bit too stubborn when it came to certain things, which was unnecessary, like getting independent from and leaving Germany.
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
Warren G. Bennis
I went out there for a thousand a week, and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday. The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday.
The appeal all too often is to the gallery, hungry for sensation.
Otto Hermann Kahn
The Republican Party is bringing out here onto the floor of Congress an all-out assault on the protection of the rights of people who work in the fields of our country, in the factories of our country, in the offices of our country.
Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.
W. Eugene Smith
We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.
The only remedy against hunger is reasonable birth control.
The money that we make from the company goes into The Body Shop Foundation, which isn’t one of those awful tax shelters like some in America. It just functions to take the money and give it away.
I didn’t get into skating to be famous.
Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.
Hemingway is terribly limited. His technique is good for short stories, for people who meet once in a bar very late at night, but do not enter into relations. But not for the novel.
W. H. Auden
When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine.
Robert Louis Stevenson
We stay as a team. I might be England captain, but that doesn’t mean I get treated differently.
Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.
A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth.
Celibacy is not a matter of compulsion. Someone is accepted as a priest only when he does it of his own accord.
Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.
Life was very simple. My parents had come from the North of England, which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England, and so there was not the expectation of luxury.