Top Quotes About Anything
You don’t want the biggest record deal as far as money goes, you just want to make sure that the people at the label really support your band and the music and stuff.
It is always a mistake to be plain-spoken.
Everybody now admits that apartheid was wrong, and all I did was tell the people who wanted to know where I come from how we lived in South Africa. I just told the world the truth. And if my truth then becomes political, I can’t do anything about that.
Mbeki began to write a study of the workings of apartheid policy in the reserves – the areas set aside in law for African occupation – as early as 1959 and 1960.
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
I feel beautiful when I’m at peace with myself. When I’m serene, when I’m a good person, when I’ve been considerate of others.
Until democracy in effective enthusiastic action fills the vacuum created by the power of modern inventions, we may expect the fascists to increase in power after the war both in the United States and in the world.
Henry A. Wallace
Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
William Butler Yeats
No one feels another’s grief, no one understands another’s joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
When we got to the hotel, the Hawaiian Village, there were 500 screaming women there. The police were trying to keep the crowd back. It was very dangerous.
It worked well because Don Murray didn’t want to be on Knots anymore.
When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman – like my father, or like me?
I’ve grown up with dogs and love dogs.
An actor would be foolish to do something that might hold up the picture, or more importantly incapacitate him. If an actor does do a stunt he needs to make sure a stunt man stands by to see that it’s done correctly.
The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death constantly visits his thoughts and is thus an image of a serene dialogue.
The general public has long been divided into two parts those who think science can do anything, and those who are afraid it will.
Dixie Lee Ray
The most difficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself, to express what you have to. As an artist, I feel that we must try many things – but above all we must dare to fail. You must be willing to risk everything to really express it all.
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
If you don’t get spending under control, eventually you’re going to have a big tax increase.
Bruce Willis. Pain in my ass, no problem about that. We just didn’t get along. We got along off camera, but shooting we just didn’t get along.
The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect.
If literature isn’t everything, it’s not worth a single hour of someone’s trouble.
Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.
A large family and Democrats have a lot in common: teenagers and Democrats are always happy spending other people’s money.
We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
I’d find it demeaning to be cleaning toilets.
Dylan can do no wrong.
You learn so much from competition you gain confidence every time you have to step up and perform.
An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.
We don’t have milk cows. People have so many stereotypes of people from where I come from – Oklahoma. We don’t ride around in covered wagons, either.
He knows that you have ability and what he does is he manipulates it and sort of empowers you.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There’s just no vision. You have no ground, no vision.
If you see me as just the princess then you misunderstand who I am and what I have been through.
The thing is, I don’t believe in most of what’s done. The amount of financial and imaginative energy that’s put into mediocrity is just amazing which I find to be fundamentally offensive as a human being.
The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
As an actress, you’re already disregarded for a lot of the parts by the people who are setting up those shows. You don’t need your agent to be doing the same.
If you have music you want to play that no one asks you to play, you have to go out and find where you can play it. It’s called do or die.
Along with the lazy man… the dying man is the immoral man: the former, a subject that does not work; the latter, an object that no longer even makes itself available to be worked on by others.
Michel De Certeau
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest.
The perfect date for me would be staying at home, making a big picnic in bed, eating Wotsits and cookies while watching cable TV.
Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.
Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves – and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.
I want a world without war, a world without insanity. I want to see people do well. I don’t even think it’s as much as what I want for myself. It’s more what I want for the people around me. That’s what I want.
When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn’t be any press without the censorship.
The commencement speech is not, I think, a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture.
John Kenneth Galbraith