Quote of the Day
- Page 36
I've been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that's kind of a religious belief. I mean, it's at least a moral belief.
My mother loved children - she would have given anything if I had been one.
All these jokes have been pre-approved as funny by me.
I've done everything I wanted to do, even if I have had to pay a very high price - which has been the case most of the time.
For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
H. L. Mencken
For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant - Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world - including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents.
Acting is my true love. I would like to have been a serious actor, and I plan to in the next life. I'm gonna be Meryl Streep Rivers.
God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.
August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I've been listening to in the late spring and summer.
I've been interested in Japan since the 1930s, when I read about Japan's vicious crimes in Manchuria and China.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
Two days after the Boston marathon bombings, there was a drone strike in Yemen attacking a peaceful village, which killed a target who could very easily have been apprehended. But, of course, it is just easier to terrorise people. The drones are a terrorist weapon; they not only kill targets but also terrorise other people.
Reviewing the record of American intervention in Indochina in the Pentagon Papers, one cannot fail to be struck by the continuity of basic assumptions from one administration to the next. Never has there been the slightest deviation from the principle that a noncommunist regime must be imposed and defended, regardless of popular sentiment.
You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.
The promise of America has always been that if you worked hard, had the right values, took some risks, that there was an opportunity to build a better life for your family and for your next generation.
I love the movies, and when I go to see a movie that's been made from one of my books, I know that it isn't going to be exactly like my novel because a lot of other people have interpreted it. But I also know it has an idea that I'll like because that idea occurred to me, and I spent a year, or a year and a half of my life working on it.
I've always been fascinated by everything with wings.
I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons.
When I look at acting careers that I really admire, I see that it's been a precise decision-making process for these people. They make decisions based on what they love, and they do only the things that they are passionate about. They play only characters that they can't stop thinking about.
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doin' now, man, for more years than I know. I got it from them.
Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I don't want to be too critical of what other people do, but when people go back to do the same thing that they did, I'm completely confused. I'm like, 'Didn't you make that movie already?' I've been very fortunate, and I'm well taken care of, so the least I can do is try to go forward.
Nowhere else in history has there ever been a flag that stands for the right to burn itself. This is the fractal of our flag. It stands for the right to destroy itself.
Captain Kirk has been a source of pleasure and income for a long time.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Image of the Moment
Get Social with BrainyQuote
Follow BrainyQuote on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to share inspiring quotes with friends.
Join us on
Follow us on
Follow us on
Quote of the Day
BQ on Facebook
BQ on Twitter
BQ on Pinterest
BQ on Google+
BQ on Instagram
Quote Of The Day Feeds
Quote of the Day Email
© 2001 - 2015 BrainyQuote