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Heidi Klum – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Heidi Klum

 

I can’t look in the mirror and look at fake things. I just can’t. I’d rather age.

– Heidi Klum


In my job, people tell you that all the time: ‘This shoot was great. You look amazing.’ But you never know what they say when you turn away.

– Heidi Klum


Well, I was already so happy being chosen to do the issue itself, that when I got on the cover, it was even more of a surprise and even more amazing to me.

– Heidi Klum


I have the best husband in the world. He’s very involved.

– Heidi Klum


I think if you give your best as a parent, then that’s all you can do.

– Heidi Klum


For me, my business is my business and my house is my house. I don’t want the public in my house.

– Heidi Klum


Sure, climbing Mount Everest would be cool, but that’s something I would now like to do as a family. Big experiences like that I don’t want to have on my own anymore. I want to share them.

– Heidi Klum


When I was younger, I had a perm, and it was really big. My mom was a hairdresser, so even my dad had a perm! I looked like a poodle, but it was cool at the time.

– Heidi Klum


But I also want to have a family with children one day, which is very important to me.

– Heidi Klum


Family comes first. You’re the only thing they have.

– Heidi Klum


I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around, and I definitely want to have children as well.

– Heidi Klum


I love when I go out and I have my hair and makeup done, but I also like it when I’m just with the family because that’s real.

– Heidi Klum


If you have issues with family, friends, and people at work, try and solve these issues head on so you can move on and concentrate on having the life you want.

– Heidi Klum


If you have issues with family, friends, and people at work, try and solve these issues head on so you can move on and concentrate on having the life you want. Think about what you can do so that you are happy with yourself – for instance, eating right to feel great and energetic.

– Heidi Klum


With a family of six, there is always something to make, create and do together.

– Heidi Klum


It’s not difficult for me to stay healthy. I like healthy food.

– Heidi Klum


It’s not like I’m this glamour diva who hands everything over and I just sit on my throne at home.

– Heidi Klum


I think it’s important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state – meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.

– Heidi Klum


I always wanted to be a mom.

– Heidi Klum


I’m a lioness. I have four cubs. I’m a mom. I want to take care of my kids and protect them.

– Heidi Klum


But all the money in the world cannot make you happy either, so there has to be a balance.

– Heidi Klum


I know a lot of celebrities who are perfectly happy to put their name to something and then leave it at that because the money is good, but I need to have complete control over how something is going to look if my name is going to be attached to it.

– Heidi Klum


I’ve been heartbroken. I’ve broken hearts. That’s part of life, and its part of figuring out who you are so you can find the right partner.

– Heidi Klum


I believe that when you put a smile out there, you get a smile back.

– Heidi Klum


The main thing is healthy eating, exercise, which I do for special events, like if it’s Sports Illustrated, or the swim suit catalogue for Victoria’s Secret, or my own calendar that I did for the year 2000.

– Heidi Klum


For the longest time, you just sound like a broken record, but you have to be consistent when teaching kids.

– Heidi Klum


All German women are beautiful.

– Heidi Klum



Henry Adams – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Henry Adams

 

The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin.

– Henry Adams


I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist.

– Henry Adams


Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.

– Henry Adams


Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

– Henry Adams


All experience is an arch, to build upon.

– Henry Adams


I have written too much history to have faith in it and if anyone thinks I’m wrong, I am inclined to agree with him.

– Henry Adams


No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.

– Henry Adams


Friends are born, not made.

– Henry Adams


One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

– Henry Adams


Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

– Henry Adams


It is impossible to underrate human intelligence – beginning with one’s own.

– Henry Adams


There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.

– Henry Adams


The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled.

– Henry Adams


Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.

– Henry Adams


Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.

– Henry Adams


He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.

– Henry Adams


Politics are a very unsatisfactory game.

– Henry Adams


Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

– Henry Adams


Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

– Henry Adams


Politics… have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

– Henry Adams


Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

– Henry Adams


Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.

– Henry Adams


American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.

– Henry Adams


A teacher affects eternity he can never tell where his influence stops.

– Henry Adams


Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.

– Henry Adams


The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing.

– Henry Adams



Gary Bauer – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Gary Bauer

 

Catholics and evangelicals need to remain allied, and in solidarity, against the increasingly aggressive secularism of our age.

– Gary Bauer


For the record, I believe elected officials should talk about faith. Our founders believed the moral principles of faith were indispensable to our nation’s survival. The Declaration of Independence mentions God four times.

– Gary Bauer


I have come to the conclusion that while a candidate’s faith matters, what’s most important is how he or she applies that faith.

– Gary Bauer


It’s important to ask candidates about their beliefs, in part because politicians frequently exploit religious faith – often with the idea that voters will be more likely to unthinkingly accept certain political positions so long as they arise from religious belief.

– Gary Bauer


Republican values – strong families, faith, personal responsibility and freedom, among others – are not unique to specific subsets of the electorate. They are universal values, and it is Republicans’ job to remind Americans of that fact.

– Gary Bauer


The question Americans should ask is not whether a candidate is affiliated with a particular faith but rather whether that candidate’s faith makes it more likely he or she will support policies that align with their values.

– Gary Bauer


Big-government proponents embrace both the power of the federal government and the idea that millions of Americans ought to be dependent on its largesse. It’s time to return to our Founders’ love for small government. More is not always better.

– Gary Bauer


I’m against big bureaucracy in Washington making health care decisions. I just have an aversion to bureaucrats. But it’s not just government bureaucrats. I don’t like HMO bureaucrats and insurance company bureaucrats either.

– Gary Bauer


Republicans rarely criticize Obama for lack of empathy – in part because liberals have traditionally been seen as standing up for the weak and the vulnerable. Conservatives can be just as empathetic. But they believe that, in most cases, it’s not government’s role to be the primary dispenser of empathy.

– Gary Bauer


The Left regards the Constitution as defective and outmoded – in part because it impedes the government’s ability to control institutions, like churches and families, which stand between the state and individuals.

– Gary Bauer


Having robbed children of any sense that their Father is in Heaven and that they are His creation, we then launched an experiment in raising them without earthly fathers too. Having neither a Father in heaven or a father in the home, many young men make gangs their families.

– Gary Bauer


The Founders believed liberty came directly from God. With their knowledge of Scripture, they knew each child was made in the image of God. That is why everyone had dignity, value and worth.

– Gary Bauer


If one is going to change the definition of marriage to be, quote, ‘same sex,’ then there is absolutely no valid argument constitutionally or rhetorically you can make against multiple people getting married. These are radical social changes.

– Gary Bauer


If Republicans want to be seen as more compassionate, they should continue to stand proudly for the sanctify of life and marriage. And they should do so without apologizing.

– Gary Bauer


Independence doesn’t – doesn’t equate to moderates. Millions of independents are pro-life. Millions of independents believe marriage is between a man and a woman.

– Gary Bauer


My argument is simple, which is, that for several thousand years in Western civilization, marriage has been the union of one man and one woman. Research is overwhelming that children need mothers and fathers.

– Gary Bauer


Obviously, marriage is not a synonym for morality. But stable marriages and families do encourage moral behavior.

– Gary Bauer


Particularly black Americans, many of them, from quotes that I have seen and conversations I’ve had, are sort of insulted that the civil rights movement is being hijacked – the rhetoric of the civil rights movement is being hijacked for something like same sex marriage. Black Americans tend to have a higher degree of religiosity.

– Gary Bauer


There is something wrong with our culture when the view that marriage is between one man and one woman, a view shared by half the nation, is portrayed as evidence of hatred.

– Gary Bauer


Beyond politics, the West is suffering from what can be called a crisis of brokenness – broken institutions, broken families and broken souls.

– Gary Bauer


Newt Gingrich is one of the brightest people in the Republican Party and he’s always been a little unorthodox in his approach to politics, but that’s what makes him Newt Gingrich.

– Gary Bauer


The science of life is changing hearts and minds.

– Gary Bauer


Obama often criticizes policies that place the interests of the powerful ahead of the powerless. But through his administration’s support of abortion rights, Obama shows his lack of empathy for society’s most powerless.

– Gary Bauer


The stigma that was once attached to things society deemed unhealthy served the purpose of making them undesirable. With the stigma gone, many people see little reason not to do whatever feels good at the moment.

– Gary Bauer


More and more political analysts and weak-kneed politicians are advising the historically pro-life Republican Party to abandon its pro-life stance for political gain. My first response is that if you cannot trust a party on the value of defending human life, how can you trust it on issues like marginal tax rates?

– Gary Bauer


All the culture war issues will be settled by the court.

– Gary Bauer



Hedy Lamarr – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Hedy Lamarr

 

Confidence is something you’re born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15.

– Hedy Lamarr


A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.

– Hedy Lamarr


My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.

– Hedy Lamarr


It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe.

– Hedy Lamarr


I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.

– Hedy Lamarr


I don’t believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn’t, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.

– Hedy Lamarr


I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.

– Hedy Lamarr


Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk. I got sick of it after a hile. So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices.

– Hedy Lamarr


Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.

– Hedy Lamarr


Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.

– Hedy Lamarr


It’s funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy.

– Hedy Lamarr


I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn’t have it.

– Hedy Lamarr


Some men like a dull life – they like the routine of eating breakfast, going to work, coming home, petting the dog, watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed. Stay clear of it – it’s often catching.

– Hedy Lamarr


If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude… I hope to make you use your imagination.

– Hedy Lamarr


One of my favorite people is Gypsy Rose Lee. She bears out the Biblical promise that he who has, gets. And I hope she gets a lot more.

– Hedy Lamarr


Mr. DeMille’s theory of sexual difference was that marriage is an artificial state for women. The want to be taken, ruled, raped. That was his theory.

– Hedy Lamarr


Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.

– Hedy Lamarr


The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn’t get a divorce for almost a year.

– Hedy Lamarr


American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook.

– Hedy Lamarr


I advise everybody not to save: spend your money. Most people save all their lives and leave it to somebody else. Money is to be enjoyed.

– Hedy Lamarr


I know why most people never get rich. They put the money ahead of the job. If you just think of the job, the money will automatically follow. This never fails.

– Hedy Lamarr


I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don’t want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.

– Hedy Lamarr


The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.

– Hedy Lamarr


I’ve met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with.

– Hedy Lamarr


I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don’t have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.

– Hedy Lamarr


I think women are concerned too much with their clothes. Men don’t really care that much about women’s clothes. If they like a girl, chances are they’ll like her clothes.

– Hedy Lamarr



George McGovern – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by George McGovern

 

My dad was a Methodist minister.

– George McGovern


Politics is an act of faith you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public.

– George McGovern


I’ve come to realize that protecting freedom of choice in our everyday lives is essential to maintaining a healthy civil society.

– George McGovern


Democrats believe that the federal government is not our enemy, it’s our partner.

– George McGovern


I think the country’s getting disgusted with Washington partly because of the decline of civility in government.

– George McGovern


I hope someday we will be able to proclaim that we have banished hunger in the United States, and that we’ve been able to bring nutrition and health to the whole world.

– George McGovern


I think it was my study of history that convinced me that the Democratic Party was more on the side of the average American.

– George McGovern


The Establishment center… has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster – a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.

– George McGovern


From secrecy and deception in high places, come home, America. From military spending so wasteful that it weakens our nation, come home, America.

– George McGovern


I seek to call America home to those principles that gave us birth.

– George McGovern


I hope I live long enough to see every hungry school child in the world being fed under the so-called McGovern-Dole program.

– George McGovern


I wish I had known more firsthand about the concerns and problems of American businesspeople while I was a U.S. senator and later a presidential nominee. That knowledge would have made me a better legislator and a more worthy aspirant to the White House.

– George McGovern


The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.

– George McGovern


I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.

– George McGovern


I always thought of myself as a moderate liberal, a fighter for peace and justice. I never thought of myself as being all that far out.

– George McGovern


Well, we ought to be stirred, even to tears, by society’s ills.

– George McGovern


I make one pledge above all others – to seek and speak the truth with all the resources of mind and spirit I command.

– George McGovern


The truth is that I oppose the Iraq war, just as I opposed the Vietnam War, because these two conflicts have weakened the U.S. and diminished our standing in the world and our national security.

– George McGovern


I did frequently refer to my war record in World War II, but not in any flamboyant way.

– George McGovern


I thought the Vietnam war was an utter, unmitigated disaster, so it was very hard for me to say anything good about it.

– George McGovern


I was the guy who was constantly speaking out against the Vietnam War. I have no regrets about that.

– George McGovern


I would not plan to base my campaign primarily on opposition to the war in the Persian Gulf.

– George McGovern


It is not patriotic to commit young Americans to war unless our national security clearly requires it.

– George McGovern


It’s a tough thing, to know what to do about a war that deep in your gut you feel is wrong and yet watch your peers going off to fight in that war.

– George McGovern


People didn’t have the political guts to stand up against an American war.

– George McGovern


There is a strong tendency in the United States to rally round the flag and their troops, no matter how mistaken the war.

– George McGovern


When I was a youngster growing up in South Dakota, we never referred to the national debt, it was always referred to as the war debt because it stemmed from World War I.

– George McGovern


When I was in the war, I was lucky that I was in a plane and never saw the carnage close-up.

– George McGovern



Havelock Ellis – 29 Quotes

 

29 Quotes by Havelock Ellis

 

Man lives by imagination.

– Havelock Ellis


Every artist writes his own autobiography.

– Havelock Ellis


The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

– Havelock Ellis


Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?

– Havelock Ellis


The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.

– Havelock Ellis


Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.

– Havelock Ellis


It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.

– Havelock Ellis


All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

– Havelock Ellis


What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.

– Havelock Ellis


There is a very intimate connection between hypnotic phenomena and religion.

– Havelock Ellis


Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.

– Havelock Ellis


A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led those who cherish it astray.

– Havelock Ellis


There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.

– Havelock Ellis


Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.

– Havelock Ellis


Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.

– Havelock Ellis


The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.

– Havelock Ellis


Failing to find in women exactly the same kind of sexual emotions, as they find in themselves, men have concluded that there are none there at all.

– Havelock Ellis


It is becoming clear that the old platitudes can no longer be maintained, and that if we wish to improve our morals we must first improve our knowledge.

– Havelock Ellis


The average husband enjoys the total effect of his home but is usually unable to contribute any of the details of work and organisation that make it enjoyable.

– Havelock Ellis


The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing.

– Havelock Ellis


I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.

– Havelock Ellis


‘Charm’ – which means the power to effect work without employing brute force – is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman’s strength just as strength is a man’s charm.

– Havelock Ellis


In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.

– Havelock Ellis


For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education, and there is no stage for which so little educational preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period.

– Havelock Ellis


Education, whatever else it should or should not be, must be an inoculation against the poisons of life and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for meeting the chances of life.

– Havelock Ellis


If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other’s nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.

– Havelock Ellis


It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it.

– Havelock Ellis


The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person and in the end they unite.

– Havelock Ellis


The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being’s functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship.

– Havelock Ellis



Henri Frederic Amiel – 29 Quotes

 

29 Quotes by Henri Frederic Amiel

 

Order is power.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Society lives by faith, and develops by science.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Truth is not only violated by falsehood it may be equally outraged by silence.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd it must be communicated by contagion.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Common sense is the measure of the possible it is composed of experience and prevision it is calculation applied to life.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature… is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.

– Henri Frederic Amiel



Iain Duncan Smith – 29 Quotes

 

29 Quotes by Iain Duncan Smith

 

The financial costs of family breakdown are incredibly high.

– Iain Duncan Smith


We do not celebrate people who have made success out of serious hard work.

– Iain Duncan Smith


No one out there is interested in who did what to whom in Westminster politics.

– Iain Duncan Smith


Kids are meant to believe that their stepping stone to massive money is ‘The X Factor.’

– Iain Duncan Smith


There are few more powerful tools for promoting stability than the institution of marriage.

– Iain Duncan Smith


Over the years the political establishment has frowned if a mainstream politician mentions marriage.

– Iain Duncan Smith


A system that was originally designed to support the poorest in society is now trapping them in the very condition it was supposed to alleviate.

– Iain Duncan Smith


We do a disservice to society if we ignore the evidence which shows that stable families tend to be associated with better outcomes for children.

– Iain Duncan Smith


With participation in politics so low at the moment I think Christians should ensure their views are represented at all levels and not leave it to others.

– Iain Duncan Smith


My view is pensioners don’t have the one option that people of working age have. They can’t really increase their income, because they are no longer able to work.

– Iain Duncan Smith


Work is transformative. It gives you a greater chance of a greater income. You can affect your life while you’re of working age, so you have scope and opportunity. Pensioners do not.

– Iain Duncan Smith


If you look at the footballers, you look at our celebrity culture, we seem to be saying, ‘This is the way you want to be’. We seem to be a society that celebrates all the wrong people.

– Iain Duncan Smith


When the news is good, the BBC view is: ‘Get the government out of the picture quickly, don’t allow them to say anything about it.’ When the news is bad: ‘Let’s all dump on the government.’

– Iain Duncan Smith


Getting a family into work, supporting strong relationships, getting parents off drugs and out of debt – all this can do more for a child’s well-being than any amount of money in out-of-work benefits.

– Iain Duncan Smith


The future of Conservatism lies in our beliefs and values, not by throwing them away. We need to shed associations that bind us to past failures, but hold faith with those things that make us Conservatives.

– Iain Duncan Smith


Kids are meant to believe that their stepping stone to massive money is ‘The X Factor.’ Luck is great, but most of life is hard work. We do not celebrate people who have made success out of serious hard work.

– Iain Duncan Smith


Government cannot do it all. As we work hard to break welfare dependency and get young people ready for the labour market, we need businesses to give them a chance and not just fall back on labour from abroad.

– Iain Duncan Smith


For those who are able to work, work has to be seen as the best route out of poverty. For work is not just about more money – it is transformative. It’s about taking responsibility for yourself and your family.

– Iain Duncan Smith


What we want to do is reform the welfare system in the way that Tony Blair talked about 13 years ago but never achieved – a system that was created for the days after the Second World War. That prize is now I think achievable.

– Iain Duncan Smith


We have to challenge the whole idea that it’s acceptable for a society like Britain to have such a significant number of people who do not work one day of the week and don’t have any possibility of improving the quality of their lives.

– Iain Duncan Smith


All too often, government’s response to social breakdown has been a classic case of ‘patching’ – a case of handing money out, containing problems and limiting the damage but, in doing so, supporting – even reinforcing – dysfunctional behaviour.

– Iain Duncan Smith


By measuring the proportion of children living with the same parents from birth and whether their parents report a good quality relationship we are driving home the message that social programmes should promote family stability and avert breakdown.

– Iain Duncan Smith


Well football teams are perhaps easier to control than political parties, I’m sure the Prime Minister would agree with me, but yeah I think every team needs discipline and a sense of self-belief and that’s important, that’s what leadership’s all about.

– Iain Duncan Smith


When families are strong and stable, so are children – showing higher levels of wellbeing and more positive outcomes. But when things go wrong – either through family breakdown or a damaged parental relationship – the impact on a child’s later life can be devastating.

– Iain Duncan Smith


I do not believe the picture that some people paint of Scottish towns dependent on welfare. Every time I come here, I meet people who are determined to get into work. Who, with the right help are desperate to get off benefits, support their family and set an example for their children.

– Iain Duncan Smith


I am an optimist about the UK. We have been involved in trade with our European partners, which we will always be doing whatever this relationship is. We are a member of the EU. That gives us benefits. But we have to figure out where that is going. In the world, we are a global trader already.

– Iain Duncan Smith


It’s fairness to say those who work hard, get up in the morning, cut their cloth – in other words ‘we can only afford to have one or two children because we don’t earn enough’. They pay their taxes and they want to know that the same kind of decision-making is taking place for those on benefits.

– Iain Duncan Smith


Thankfully, due to the United Kingdom and the commitment of the Westminster government we are able to ensure that money brought in, whether it be from the City of London or from North Sea oil, can be pooled and directed to wherever it is needed most. That is what being in the United Kingdom is all about.

– Iain Duncan Smith


For families across the UK who are income-poor, but more than that, whose lives are blighted by worklessness, educational failure, family breakdown, problem debt and poor health, as well as other problems, giving them an extra pound – say through increased benefits – will not address the reason they find themselves in difficulty in the first place.

– Iain Duncan Smith



Glenn Beck – 31 Quotes

 

31 Quotes by Glenn Beck

 

You’ve got to demand the truth from yourself.

– Glenn Beck


Political Correctness doesn’t change us, it shuts us up.

– Glenn Beck


Every time the government grows we lose more of who we are.

– Glenn Beck


I don’t fancy myself a political commentator. I hate politics. I hate it.

– Glenn Beck


Music is the language of the heart, and conservatives always screw it up.

– Glenn Beck


Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one.

– Glenn Beck


Without failure there is no sweetness in success. There’s no understanding of it.

– Glenn Beck


You can get rich making fun of me. I know. I’ve made lots of money making fun of me.

– Glenn Beck


We just put General Motors in the hands of people who can’t even run our own government.

– Glenn Beck


A country is made not by policy alone, but by its music, its entertainment shows, all of it.

– Glenn Beck


Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President. We get them from God.

– Glenn Beck


When you live in an alcoholic family or an abusive family, you tiptoe, you don’t want to step on any mines.

– Glenn Beck


We should reject big government and look inside ourselves for all the things that built this country into what it was.

– Glenn Beck


I’m the whitest guy you will ever meet. The first time I saw an African-American, my dad had to tell me to stop staring.

– Glenn Beck


When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman – like my father, or like me?

– Glenn Beck


I have found there are four steps to change. 1. You must want it. 2. You must believe it. 3. You must live it. 4. You will become it.

– Glenn Beck


We’re giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed.

– Glenn Beck


Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.

– Glenn Beck


‘Hello my name is the Republican Party and I got a problem. I’m addicted to spending and big government.’ I’d like one of them just to stand up and say that.

– Glenn Beck


I’m a dad, and I no longer see a way for my kids to even inherit the money that I’m making, let alone go out there, have an idea, and create it in their own lifetime.

– Glenn Beck


People should be free, people should be unencumbered by regulation as much as possible, that big government always goes corrupt and the truth shall always set you free.

– Glenn Beck


The majority does not rule in America, but the minority shouldn’t hijack it. And it’s because we’re afraid. They have isolated us and made us feel as though we’re alone. We’re not.

– Glenn Beck


No one is guaranteed happiness. You can pursue it, but if you happen to find success along the way on that road to happiness, Conservatives believe you should not be demonized or penalized for it.

– Glenn Beck


Let me tell you, it is still morning in America. It just happens to be kind of a head pounding, hung over for four hours in America – and it’s shaping up to be a nasty day, but its still morning in America.

– Glenn Beck


I was in Washington, D.C., on the morning show, by the time I was 18, programming a station by 19, No. 1 in the mornings. I think I was making, I don’t know, a quarter of a million dollars by the time I was 25.

– Glenn Beck


What I’m trying to do is get this message out about self-empowerment, entrepreneurial spirit and true Americanism – the way we were when we changed the world, when Edison was alone, failing his 2,000th time on the lightbulb.

– Glenn Beck


I am going to take something I learned over in Israel. Their Independence Day is preceded the 24 hours before with Memorial Day, so it gives them a chance to serve and reflect and then celebrate. I am going to try to start that tradition here in America.

– Glenn Beck


By the time I was 30, nobody would work with me. I was friendless, I was hopeless, I was suicidal, lost my family – I mean, it was bad. Bottomed out, didn’t know what I was going to do. I actually thought I was going to be a chef – go to work in a kitchen someplace.

– Glenn Beck


And I’ve come to the place where I believe that there’s no way to solve these problems, these issues – there’s nothing that we can do that will solve the problems that we have and keep the peace, unless we solve it through God, unless we solve it in being our highest self. And that’s a pretty tall order.

– Glenn Beck


Let me go over this again on the reclaiming the civil rights movement. People of faith that believe that you have an equal right to justice – that is the essence. And if it’s not the essence, then we’ve been sold a pack of lies. The essence is everyone deserves a shot – the content of character, not the color of skin.

– Glenn Beck


The message that I gave on the – on the steps today was that you need to stand for those things that are right and empower the individual. Believe in the power of one person. Don’t believe that you can’t do it. Everybody wants – everybody wants a shot. That we can all agree on. Beyond that, it becomes politics. I’m not talking politics.

– Glenn Beck



Gloria Steinem – 31 Quotes

 

31 Quotes by Gloria Steinem

 

Hope is a very unruly emotion.

– Gloria Steinem


Most women are one man away from welfare.

– Gloria Steinem


If the shoe doesn’t fit, must we change the foot?

– Gloria Steinem


Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.

– Gloria Steinem


If women have young children, they are one man away from welfare.

– Gloria Steinem


The first resistance to social change is to say it’s not necessary.

– Gloria Steinem


Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.

– Gloria Steinem


A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.

– Gloria Steinem


Men should think twice before making widow hood woman’s only path to power.

– Gloria Steinem


It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.

– Gloria Steinem


I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

– Gloria Steinem


The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.

– Gloria Steinem


Most women’s magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.

– Gloria Steinem


We’ll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.

– Gloria Steinem


Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.

– Gloria Steinem


The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day a movement is only people moving.

– Gloria Steinem


Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.

– Gloria Steinem


God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there’s no turning back.

– Gloria Steinem


If you say, I’m for equal pay, that’s a reform. But if you say. I’m a feminist, that’s a transformation of society.

– Gloria Steinem


We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.

– Gloria Steinem


Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.

– Gloria Steinem


Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

– Gloria Steinem


Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form.

– Gloria Steinem


I’d like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood. I’d have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal.

– Gloria Steinem


Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.

– Gloria Steinem


No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office.

– Gloria Steinem


It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous.

– Gloria Steinem


I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.

– Gloria Steinem


Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us.

– Gloria Steinem


For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.

– Gloria Steinem


If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn’t it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?

– Gloria Steinem



Helen Rowland – 31 Quotes

 

31 Quotes by Helen Rowland

 

A fool and her money are soon courted.

– Helen Rowland


One man’s folly is another man’s wife.

– Helen Rowland


Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.

– Helen Rowland


Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds.

– Helen Rowland


Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.

– Helen Rowland


Love, the quest marriage, the conquest divorce, the inquest.

– Helen Rowland


Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.

– Helen Rowland


A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.

– Helen Rowland


Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.

– Helen Rowland


Wedding: the point at which a man stops toasting a woman and begins roasting her.

– Helen Rowland


In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar – a practice which is still continued.

– Helen Rowland


When you see what some women marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.

– Helen Rowland


A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.

– Helen Rowland


A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.

– Helen Rowland


Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.

– Helen Rowland


There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age.

– Helen Rowland


Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.

– Helen Rowland


Somehow a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.

– Helen Rowland


A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.

– Helen Rowland


Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.

– Helen Rowland


Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.

– Helen Rowland


Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.

– Helen Rowland


It isn’t tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying it’s separating himself from all the others.

– Helen Rowland


Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts, and his higher nature – and another woman to help him forget them.

– Helen Rowland


And verily, a woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them.

– Helen Rowland


After a few years of marriage a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.

– Helen Rowland


Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.

– Helen Rowland


Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple, woman’s punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him.

– Helen Rowland


The woman who appeals to a man’s vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.

– Helen Rowland


Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can’t be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time.

– Helen Rowland


After marriage, a woman’s sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man’s so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.

– Helen Rowland



Harry Connick, Jr. – 33 Quotes

 

33 Quotes by Harry Connick, Jr.

 

My Dad is my hero.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


I have those dreams that you can’t put into words.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


I practice and work hard at my music, but I’m not saving lives here.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


Well, my dad was the district attorney of New Orleans for about 30 years.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


I only tour in short bursts, I’m only ever away from my family and three daughters for a month or two.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


I think a dad has to make his daughter feel that he’s genuinely interested in what she’s going through.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


It is jazz music that called me to be a musician and I have always sang the songs that moved me the most.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


Marriage has made me a lot happier and I’m deeply in love with my wife, and I thank God for her every day.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


There’s an album by Antonio Carlos Jobim – the album with ‘The Girl From Ipanema.’ That’s the most seductive music ever.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


Golf is good, it means I get some fresh air and exercise, take my mind off work and see some of the landscape of the place I’m visiting.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


My dad and mom believed that you do what you have to do in private and don’t make a big deal out of it. Just try to help people as much as you can.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


We would like to get to a point in our society where people really are colorblind and this message would not have to be told anymore. Unfortunately, we’re not there yet.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


I have no doubt that the government of this great nation will work with its people to lead New Orleans and the Gulf Coast back to an enlightened, proud, safe part of the world.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


I’m not a movie star. People know me, but they don’t necessarily know what they know me for. I get recognised, but it’s not like Justin Bieber. It’s a nice thing, people are cool.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


My Dad is my hero. He’s 85 now and he is in great health. He is handsome and strong. He has an incredible moral and ethical backbone. I couldn’t have been luckier with my parents.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


You know what’s funny? I don’t ever feel the need to escape. I have a strong marriage. I like my life. You hear about these guys having midlife crises – I don’t see that happening to me.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


‘The Christmas Song,’ by Nat King Cole, is not only a masterful performance to me it just sounds like the holidays. I’ve never sung it, because Nat’s version is so perfect. I gotta leave it alone.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


I don’t really get shaken very much. People could heckle me, a spotlight could go out, I could forget a lyric… I’m not operating on somebody’s brain, you know what I mean? So I just think it’s all funny.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


I’m sure that there are reasonable people that had some reasonable projections about the future of New Orleans, but none of those could include not trying to rebuild the city and make it better than it was before.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


My mom and I were super tight. I think she really wanted me to be an artist, you know? She used to like to tell people she wanted to be Beethoven’s mother. That was her thing. She wanted to be the mother of this person.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


I used to go to Bourbon Street when I was a kid and there would be club after club after club of people who were around when the music started. I mean these are legendary, maybe not so well known, but legendary musicians.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


A lot of the music that you listen to now is because of the things that the Meters did, the Neville Brothers did, and they’re there, the guys who invented those beats that the guys sample today. Such an enormous opportunity.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


We have been working with Habitat for Humanity and we have built eighty homes, 80% of which are being lived in by New Orleans’ musicians. It is called the Musicians’ Village and at the center is the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


I’ve been all over the world. I love New York, I love Paris, San Francisco, so many places. But there’s no place like New Orleans. It’s got the best food. It’s got the best music. It’s got the best people. It’s got the most fun stuff to do.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


I love my wife and I know she loves me. We’re best friends. We’re just lucky to have found each other. It takes a lot of work but I just feel very blessed that I found the right person. It’s a very fortunate situation and not everyone has that.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


I’m not trying to be romantic. I think you can tell when people are trying to be sexy onstage. When I was doing ‘All the Way,’ I was really thinking about my wife. People don’t know my personal experience, but they can tell it’s an honest interpretation.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


You have to read scripts and audition and develop relationships. It takes a long time to develop a body of work but over the last 25 years I guess I’ve done that many movies. In hindsight it may seem effortless, but there’s a lot of work that goes into it.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


The whole ‘American Idol’ way of looking at things is the antithesis of what I grew up with. There are a whole lot of kids wanting to be famous now, whereas if I’d even mentioned that word to one of my teachers, I would have got into a whole load of trouble.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


Before I had kids I’d go out on the road for months and months at a time, but now I don’t think I’d want to do that anymore, because I’d miss too much time at home, so it’s just a matter of monitoring how much work that I do and how much time I’m on the road.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


It is really rare to find someone you really, really love and that you want to spend your life with and all that stuff that goes along with being married. I am one of those lucky people. And I think she feels that way too. So the romantic stuff is easy because you want them to be happy.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


My dad was the district attorney of New Orleans for about 30 years. And when he opened his campaign headquarters back in the early ’70s, when I was 5 years old, my mother wanted me to play the national anthem. And they got an upright piano on the back of a flatbed truck and I played it.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


It is jazz music that called me to be a musician and I have always sang the songs that moved me the most. Singers, like Frank Sinatra and myself, we interpret the songs that we like. Not unlike a Shakespearean actor that goes back to the greatest words ever written, we go back to the greatest songs.

– Harry Connick, Jr.


There are more than 300,000 families in the Gulf region that lost their homes and are waiting for peace of mind. The hurricane exposed the sad reality of poverty in America. We saw, in all its horrific detail, the vulnerabilities of living in inadequate housing and the heartbreak of losing one’s home.

– Harry Connick, Jr.



Horace – 32 Quotes

 

32 Quotes by Horace

 

Anger is a short madness.

– Horace


We are free to yield to truth.

– Horace


A picture is a poem without words.

– Horace


Life is largely a matter of expectation.

– Horace


Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.

– Horace


Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.

– Horace


Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

– Horace


It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.

– Horace


Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.

– Horace


Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

– Horace


Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.

– Horace


The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.

– Horace


Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.

– Horace


No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.

– Horace


Pale Death beats equally at the poor man’s gate and at the palaces of kings.

– Horace


He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.

– Horace


You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she’ll be constantly running back.

– Horace


Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it a mistress, if thou knowest not.

– Horace


Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.

– Horace


Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.

– Horace


The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.

– Horace


A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.

– Horace


To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it those who have, fear it.

– Horace


The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.

– Horace


You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.

– Horace


Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.

– Horace


Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.

– Horace


It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.

– Horace


Strange – is it not? That of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too.

– Horace


Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.

– Horace


It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar – that I call an achievement.

– Horace


Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.

– Horace



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – 34 Quotes

 

34 Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Resolve and thou art free.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Music is the universal language of mankind.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


People demand freedom only when they have no power.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


All things must change to something new, to something strange.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


It is difficult to know at what moment love begins it is less difficult to know that it has begun.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person’s mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Men of genius are often dull and inert in society as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close Something attempted, something done, has earned a night’s repose.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake, a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning – an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



George Santayana – 55 Quotes

 

55 Quotes by George Santayana

 

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

– George Santayana


Music is essentially useless, as is life.

– George Santayana


Only the dead have seen the end of the war.

– George Santayana


The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.

– George Santayana


Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.

– George Santayana


Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

– George Santayana


Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.

– George Santayana


Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

– George Santayana


An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.

– George Santayana


There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

– George Santayana


The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.

– George Santayana


The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.

– George Santayana


For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.

– George Santayana


The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.

– George Santayana


Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

– George Santayana


One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.

– George Santayana


Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.

– George Santayana


Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.

– George Santayana


To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.

– George Santayana


Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.

– George Santayana


Knowledge is recognition of something absent it is a salutation, not an embrace.

– George Santayana


The word experience is like a shrapnel shell, and bursts into a thousand meanings.

– George Santayana


It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.

– George Santayana


The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.

– George Santayana


The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it.

– George Santayana


Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.

– George Santayana


History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.

– George Santayana


I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.

– George Santayana


The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.

– George Santayana


When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions their reasons are always different.

– George Santayana


Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never to draw them.

– George Santayana


The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate they are green and vigorous in old age.

– George Santayana


Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.

– George Santayana


That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.

– George Santayana


To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

– George Santayana


Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.

– George Santayana


Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world.

– George Santayana


Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another people are friends in spots.

– George Santayana


By nature’s kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man’s power to answer do not occur to him at all.

– George Santayana


To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.

– George Santayana


Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.

– George Santayana


The degree in which a poet’s imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity.

– George Santayana


Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine.

– George Santayana


Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions their reasons are always different.

– George Santayana


Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt, but cannot be reduced to a common denominator.

– George Santayana


Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.

– George Santayana


The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.

– George Santayana


It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.

– George Santayana


Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.

– George Santayana


We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.

– George Santayana


Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent it is a salutation, not an embrace.

– George Santayana


A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption it is not a symbol, but a fraud.

– George Santayana


It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to be a master in the truth, because a false philosophy can be made as simple and consistent as one pleases.

– George Santayana


Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.

– George Santayana


A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one’s life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.

– George Santayana



Groucho Marx – 32 Quotes

 

32 Quotes by Groucho Marx

 

Humor is reason gone mad.

– Groucho Marx


Women should be obscene and not heard.

– Groucho Marx


Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.

– Groucho Marx


I must confess, I was born at a very early age.

– Groucho Marx


Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

– Groucho Marx


Next time I see you, remind me not to talk to you.

– Groucho Marx


A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.

– Groucho Marx


I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.

– Groucho Marx


I remember the first time I had sex – I kept the receipt.

– Groucho Marx


I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.

– Groucho Marx


Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows – marriage does.

– Groucho Marx


Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.

– Groucho Marx


She got her looks from her father. He’s a plastic surgeon.

– Groucho Marx


No man goes before his time – unless the boss leaves early.

– Groucho Marx


All people are born alike – except Republicans and Democrats.

– Groucho Marx


Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

– Groucho Marx


In Hollywood, brides keep the bouquets and throw away the groom.

– Groucho Marx


Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.

– Groucho Marx


It isn’t necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.

– Groucho Marx


A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.

– Groucho Marx


Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?

– Groucho Marx


I’m leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it’s not raining.

– Groucho Marx


I’m not feeling very well – I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course.

– Groucho Marx


Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.

– Groucho Marx


One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know.

– Groucho Marx


The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.

– Groucho Marx


I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

– Groucho Marx


I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.

– Groucho Marx


Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

– Groucho Marx


I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.

– Groucho Marx


The first thing which I can record concerning myself is, that I was born. These are wonderful words. This life, to which neither time nor eternity can bring diminution – this everlasting living soul, began. My mind loses itself in these depths.

– Groucho Marx


Well, Art is Art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.

– Groucho Marx



Henry Rollins – 40 Quotes

 

40 Quotes by Henry Rollins

 

Some music really does suck!

– Henry Rollins


Most Americans are very cool people.

– Henry Rollins


You don’t have to twist my arm to work.

– Henry Rollins


The world’s a better place since I chose music.

– Henry Rollins


I take the work seriously, just not myself in it.

– Henry Rollins


I need to do things on my own, need to be left alone.

– Henry Rollins


You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.

– Henry Rollins


I have not the smarts or patience for political office.

– Henry Rollins


It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.

– Henry Rollins


As long as I tell the truth I feel that nobody can touch me.

– Henry Rollins


Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.

– Henry Rollins


Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.

– Henry Rollins


I have always thought that change you can see and feel is best.

– Henry Rollins


But I have a good life. I enjoy what I do. I am married to work.

– Henry Rollins


War is very sad and small life is pathetically fragile at times.

– Henry Rollins


I want to change things for the better, just like everybody else.

– Henry Rollins


Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.

– Henry Rollins


I just travel the world with my backpack and my cameras and a bunch of Clif bars.

– Henry Rollins


I’ve made some great mistakes in my life, but, you know, they were honest mistakes.

– Henry Rollins


The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink.

– Henry Rollins


Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.

– Henry Rollins


I think politicians get hamstrung by the nature of politics when the private sector can really do great things.

– Henry Rollins


Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time.

– Henry Rollins


Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.

– Henry Rollins


I can deal with people who watch me on stage but I am not good in communicating with people any other way than through my work.

– Henry Rollins


Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium.

– Henry Rollins


The scarcity of the music not only makes the music itself enjoyable but it also gives the collector a strange sense of superiority.

– Henry Rollins


So, one way or another, I found myself in a few movies. I take it seriously when I’m on the set, but I don’t take myself seriously as an actor.

– Henry Rollins


When people hold you in high esteem, it’s very delicate relationship. When they meet you they’re putting all their chips up. It’s make or break.

– Henry Rollins


I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.

– Henry Rollins


I am an optimist because I want to change things for the better and I know that blood has to be spilled and disharmony and cruelty are necessary to do that.

– Henry Rollins


I don’t mind The Boss. I think he’s an honest guy. I have some of his records, not all of them. I’ve met a couple of the E-Street guys, and they seem really cool.

– Henry Rollins


Don’t do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts.

– Henry Rollins


Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because trying to impress people just isn’t worth the time and effort.

– Henry Rollins


The only difference between me and others is that they think they can change something with cute little poems, nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs.

– Henry Rollins


I just get things done instead of talking about getting them done. I don’t go out and party. I don’t smoke, drink or do drugs and I’m not married, that leaves a lot of time for my work.

– Henry Rollins


Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic, its great metallic wings smashing against the ground, heating the air with ever-increasing intensity.

– Henry Rollins


So I’m more at home with my backpack, sleeping in a hotel room or on a bus or on an airplane, than I am necessarily on a bed. It’s weird being here. It feels like I’m standing next to my real life.

– Henry Rollins


I don’t mean to be arrogant and I really appreciate my fans but talking about what I am doing is not something I’m good at. I do what I do and that’s it. I want to get back to my work and do more of it instead of talking about it.

– Henry Rollins


I’m 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her, I’d also be marrying her former life, her past. It might be OK for some people – I don’t want to judge it or anything – but it’s not for me. It would destroy my creativity.

– Henry Rollins



Henry Louis Gates – 34 Quotes

 

34 Quotes by Henry Louis Gates

 

Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.

– Henry Louis Gates


Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique.

– Henry Louis Gates


My goal is to get everybody in America to do their family tree.

– Henry Louis Gates


There are just so many stories that are buried on family trees.

– Henry Louis Gates


My brother and I had a really privileged relationship with my parents… They treated us like adults.

– Henry Louis Gates


The thing about black history is that the truth is so much more complex than anything you could make up.

– Henry Louis Gates


I knew that there were black people in Africa, of course, unfortunately because of movies such as ‘Tarzan.’

– Henry Louis Gates


So many people of color who made major contributions to American history have been trapped in the purgatory of history.

– Henry Louis Gates


The bottom line is that Wanda Sykes has the longest continuously documented family tree of any African-American we have ever researched.

– Henry Louis Gates


My father and I made genetics history. We were the first African-Americans and the first father and son anywhere to have their genomes sequenced.

– Henry Louis Gates


Wherever you go in the history of America, there have been Black people making contributions, but their contributions have been obscured, lost, buried.

– Henry Louis Gates


We can revolutionize the attitude of inner city brown and black kids to learning. We need a civil rights movement within the African-American community.

– Henry Louis Gates


If you share a common ancestor with somebody, you’re related to them. It doesn’t mean that you’re going to invite them to the family reunion, but it means that you share DNA.

– Henry Louis Gates


People who own property feel a sense of ownership in their future and their society. They study, save, work, strive and vote. And people trapped in a culture of tenancy do not.

– Henry Louis Gates


Well, certainly one of the ironies of the success of affirmative action is that the middle class within the black community no longer lives within ‘black community’ by and large.

– Henry Louis Gates


Very few, if any, first-generation black or white or Asian kids will pursue a Ph.D. They’ll pursue the professions for economic security. Many will go to law school and/or business school.

– Henry Louis Gates


My mom, God rest her soul – she liked nicknames. In the womb she named me Skip. There was another black guy in Piedmont, W.Va., and his name was Skip. They called him Big Skip, and I was Little Skip.

– Henry Louis Gates


If you share a common ancestor with somebody, you’re related to them. It doesn’t mean that you’re going to invite them to the family reunion, but it means that you share DNA. I think it’s fascinating.

– Henry Louis Gates


The sad truth is that without complex business partnerships between African elites and European traders and commercial agents, the slave trade to the New World would have been impossible, at least on the scale it occurred.

– Henry Louis Gates


America is the greatest nation ever founded. The ideals are the greatest ever espoused in human history, and we just need the country to live up to them. But what I worry about are the 1 million black men in the prison system.

– Henry Louis Gates


People are afraid, and when people are afraid, when their pie is shrinking, they look for somebody to hate. They look for somebody to blame. And a real leader speaks to anxiety and to fear and allays those fears, assuages anxiety.

– Henry Louis Gates


My family and our neighbors and friends thought of Africa and its Africans as extensions of the stereotyped characters that we saw in movies and on television in films such as ‘Tarzan’ and in programs such as ‘Ramar of the Jungle’ and ‘Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.’

– Henry Louis Gates


You can say I had a severe case of ‘Roots’ envy. I wanted to be like Alex Haley, and I wanted to be able to… do my family tree back to the slave ship and then reverse the Middle Passage, as I like to put it, and find the tribe or ethnic group that I was from in Africa.

– Henry Louis Gates


The African American’s relationship to Africa has long been ambivalent, at least since the early nineteenth century, when 3,000 black men crowded into Bishop Richard Allen’s African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia to protest noisily a plan to recolonize free blacks in Africa.

– Henry Louis Gates


Let’s face it – think of Africa, and the first images that come to mind are of war, poverty, famine and flies. How many of us really know anything at all about the truly great ancient African civilizations, which in their day, were just as splendid and glorious as any on the face of the earth?

– Henry Louis Gates


It’s important to debunk the myths of Africa being this benighted continent civilized only when white people arrived. In fact, Africans had been creators of culture for thousands of years before. These were very intelligent, subtle and sophisticated people, with organized societies and great art.

– Henry Louis Gates


So when you do your family tree and Margaret Cho does hers, and… Wanda Sykes and John Legend… we’re adding to the database that scholars can then draw from to generalize about the complexity of the American experience. And that’s the contribution that family trees make to broader scholarship.

– Henry Louis Gates


What people forget is that the most radical thing about Obama is that he was the first black man in history to imagine that he could become president, who was able to make other Americans believe it as well. Other than that, he is a centrist, just like I try to be. He’s been bridging divisions his whole life.

– Henry Louis Gates


The historical basis for the gap between the black middle class and underclass shows that ending discrimination, by itself, would not eradicate black poverty and dysfunction. We also need intervention to promulgate a middle-class ethic of success among the poor, while expanding opportunities for economic betterment.

– Henry Louis Gates


The only people who live in a post-black world are four people who live in a little white house on Pennsylvania Avenue. The idea that America is post-racial or post-black because a man I admire, Barack Obama, is president of the United States, is a joke. And I hope no one will even wonder about this crazy fiction again.

– Henry Louis Gates


The sad truth is that the civil rights movement cannot be reborn until we identify the causes of black suffering, some of them self-inflicted. Why can’t black leaders organize rallies around responsible sexuality, birth within marriage, parents reading to their children and students staying in school and doing homework?

– Henry Louis Gates


Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique. When you’re willing to stand up within the group and say, ‘It is wrong for Black people to be anti-Semitic,’ or ‘It is wrong for America to discriminate against persons of African descent and made them slaves and based its wealth upon free labor,’ it’s crucial to say that.

– Henry Louis Gates


I first learned that there were black people living in some place called other than the United States in the western hemisphere when I was a very little boy, and my father told me that when he was a boy about my age, he wanted to be an Episcopal priest, because he so admired his priest, a black man from someplace called Haiti.

– Henry Louis Gates


But you see, our society is still trapped in this binary, black/white logic and that has had some very positive implications for our generation. It’s had some very negative ones as well and one of the negative ones is that it creates enormous identity problems for people who have one black ancestor and all white ancestors for example.

– Henry Louis Gates



Gustave Flaubert – 35 Quotes

 

35 Quotes by Gustave Flaubert

 

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.

– Gustave Flaubert


Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry.

– Gustave Flaubert


There is no truth. There is only perception.

– Gustave Flaubert


Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.

– Gustave Flaubert


The future is the worst thing about the present.

– Gustave Flaubert


The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.

– Gustave Flaubert


A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies.

– Gustave Flaubert


The cult of art gives pride one never has too much of it.

– Gustave Flaubert


Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.

– Gustave Flaubert


Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.

– Gustave Flaubert


The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

– Gustave Flaubert


One must always hope when one is desperate, and doubt when one hopes.

– Gustave Flaubert


I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.

– Gustave Flaubert


Life must be a constant education one must learn everything, from speaking to dying.

– Gustave Flaubert


Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.

– Gustave Flaubert


Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness nothing but faith, faith and freedom.

– Gustave Flaubert


I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key.

– Gustave Flaubert


Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

– Gustave Flaubert


The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family.

– Gustave Flaubert


One mustn’t ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.

– Gustave Flaubert


All one’s inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.

– Gustave Flaubert


Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.

– Gustave Flaubert


Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.

– Gustave Flaubert


The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest.

– Gustave Flaubert


The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.

– Gustave Flaubert


I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love, as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly.

– Gustave Flaubert


To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.

– Gustave Flaubert


The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful one must sense him everywhere but never see him.

– Gustave Flaubert


You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.

– Gustave Flaubert


Stupidity is something unshakable nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.

– Gustave Flaubert


Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.

– Gustave Flaubert


Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature.

– Gustave Flaubert


Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.

– Gustave Flaubert


There are neither good nor bad subjects. From the point of view of pure Art, you could almost establish it as an axiom that the subject is irrelevant, style itself being an absolute manner of seeing things.

– Gustave Flaubert


The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.

– Gustave Flaubert



Henry Miller – 36 Quotes

 

36 Quotes by Henry Miller

 

The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.

– Henry Miller


Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don’t take it too seriously.

– Henry Miller


If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.

– Henry Miller


I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.

– Henry Miller


The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.

– Henry Miller


Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything except his own nature.

– Henry Miller


In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance.

– Henry Miller


Sin, guilt, neurosis they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.

– Henry Miller


An artist is always alone – if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.

– Henry Miller


What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?

– Henry Miller


All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.

– Henry Miller


The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.

– Henry Miller


The only thing we never get enough of is love and the only thing we never give enough of is love.

– Henry Miller


The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.

– Henry Miller


The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens.

– Henry Miller


Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.

– Henry Miller


Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.

– Henry Miller


Instead of asking ‘How much damage will the work in question bring about?’ why not ask ‘How much good? How much joy?’

– Henry Miller


Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.

– Henry Miller


True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.

– Henry Miller


We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets – we remember only.

– Henry Miller


The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death.

– Henry Miller


The worst sin that can be committed against the artist is to take him at his word, to see in his work a fulfillment instead of an horizon.

– Henry Miller


Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.

– Henry Miller


When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.

– Henry Miller


Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang’s feeble imagination.

– Henry Miller


In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.

– Henry Miller


Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.

– Henry Miller


No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.

– Henry Miller


In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.

– Henry Miller


Develop interest in life as you see it in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

– Henry Miller


Develop an interest in life as you see it the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

– Henry Miller


There is nothing strange about fear: no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears who is without it we are at once enslaved by him.

– Henry Miller


No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man’s front embraces the whole universe.

– Henry Miller


The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary.

– Henry Miller


Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.

– Henry Miller