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Sara Teasdale – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Sara Teasdale

 

Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break.

– Sara Teasdale


Oh who can tell the range of joy or set the bounds of beauty?

– Sara Teasdale


Though I know he loves me, tonight my heart is sad his kiss was not so wonderful as all the dreams I had.

– Sara Teasdale


Life is but thought.

– Sara Teasdale


Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children’s faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.

– Sara Teasdale


When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange – my youth.

– Sara Teasdale


Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.

– Sara Teasdale



Sally Field – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Sally Field

 

Last year I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. I was over 50, Caucasian, thin, small-framed, and I have it in my genetic history. It was almost a slam-dunk.

– Sally Field


My agent said, ‘You aren’t good enough for movies.’ I said, ‘You’re fired.’

– Sally Field


I haven’t had an orthodox career, and I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!

– Sally Field


I think that’s very sad, that I haven’t allowed my heart to be broken. I have broken a few.

– Sally Field



Steven Tyler – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Steven Tyler

 

We may need to change the way we think. As in Israel, I think there should be a mandatory draft, where you go away for the service of your country for three years.

– Steven Tyler


Why not share with the world the way it is and tell them my feelings about my cat, and how I played with my kids, and how addicted to Christmas time I am, and the smell of pine needles and hearing my kids laugh.

– Steven Tyler


Now I’m way into suits that I can put on whether I took a shower or not, and wear barefoot and paint my toes black or whatever color the suit is. It’s very cool to wear suits like that. Roll up the sleeves and just say yee-haw.

– Steven Tyler


My wife and I had decided not to let anybody take pictures of our home because it was just the last place on earth we had that was unscathed. But people have climbed over the fence they’ve taken aerial shots. They’ve gotten my address and put it on the Internet.

– Steven Tyler


Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.

– Steven Tyler


I’m not sure about the selling part, but I’ve always found that the things I’ve worn on tour have moved over to what people wear every day. Sometimes the things I wore in the beginning before I had money were things I put together.

– Steven Tyler



Tom Brokaw – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Tom Brokaw

 

It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.

– Tom Brokaw


You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.

– Tom Brokaw


If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.

– Tom Brokaw



Thomas Kincade – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Thomas Kincade

 

I view art as an inspirational tool.

– Thomas Kincade


Everyone can identify with a fragrant garden, with beauty of sunset, with the quiet of nature, with a warm and cozy cottage.

– Thomas Kincade


People who put my paintings on their walls are putting their values on their walls: faith, family, home, a simpler way of living, the beauty of nature, quiet, tranquillity, peace, joy, hope. They beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast.

– Thomas Kincade


I remember my mom had a big collection of copies of Saturday Evening Post magazines, and that was really my introduction to those great illustrators.

– Thomas Kincade



Theodore C. Sorensen – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Theodore C. Sorensen

 

We have convinced over one billion members of the Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion, that we would deny them freedom of religion, that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments.

– Theodore C. Sorensen


We will be safer from terrorist attack only when we have earned the respect of all other nations instead of their fear, respect for our values and not merely our weapons.

– Theodore C. Sorensen


We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner – by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership.

– Theodore C. Sorensen


Now people all across America are starting to believe in America again. We are coming back, back to the heights of greatness, back to America’s proud role as a temple of justice and a champion of peace.

– Theodore C. Sorensen


With the help of dedicated Americans from our party, every party, and no party at all, I intend to mount that stairway to preach peace for our nation and world.

– Theodore C. Sorensen


We shall listen, not lecture learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might.

– Theodore C. Sorensen


Military strength in reserve is better than military strength being reigned upon the other side including all of its innocent civilians.

– Theodore C. Sorensen



Tacitus – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Tacitus

 

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.

– Tacitus


Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

– Tacitus


Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.

– Tacitus


The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.

– Tacitus


A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.

– Tacitus


A bad peace is even worse than war.

– Tacitus


To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.

– Tacitus


Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay falsehood by haste and uncertainty.

– Tacitus



Stephenie Meyer – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Stephenie Meyer

 

With ‘The Host,’ I think the actors could be really big names. That would be cool. I’d love to see Robert Redford put on a beard and be Jeb he would be amazing… Matt Damon has some very Jared-esque qualities, and then Casey Affleck as Ian and Ben Affleck as Kyle. Imagine the interplay.

– Stephenie Meyer


What’s funny about that is when I was writing Twilight just for myself and not thinking of it as a book, I was not thinking about publishing, and yet at the same time I was casting it in my head. Because when I read books, I see them very visually.

– Stephenie Meyer


I’ve seen little pieces of ‘Interview with a Vampire’ when it was on TV, but I kind of always go yuck! I don’t watch R-rated movies, so that really cuts down on a lot of the horror.

– Stephenie Meyer


No, actually ‘The Host’ was totally a palate-cleanser for me. I wanted to do something a little bit different than romantic love. Romantic love is in there, obviously, because I enjoy writing about that and living it a lot.

– Stephenie Meyer


It’s sad when you can’t make everyone happy, though. It’s impossible but, at the same time, you still hope. You think, ‘Maybe I can do it,’ but you know you can’t. But gosh, if I had to rely on giving people what they wanted, I would have had to write 40 billion different books and even then, I wouldn’t get it right.

– Stephenie Meyer



Tracy Kidder – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Tracy Kidder

 

Paul Farmer has helped to build amazing health care system in one of the poorest areas of Haiti. He founded Partners in Health, which serves the destitute and the sick in many parts of the world from Haiti to Boston and from Russia to Peru.

– Tracy Kidder


You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.

– Tracy Kidder


The hardest thing was learning to write. I was 13, and the only writing I had done was for Social Studies. It consisted of copying passages right out of the encyclopedia.

– Tracy Kidder



Stephane Mallarme – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Stephane Mallarme

 

Dreams have as much influence as actions.

– Stephane Mallarme


You don’t make a poem with ideas, but with words.

– Stephane Mallarme


The flesh, alas, is sad, and I have read all the books.

– Stephane Mallarme



Sarah Wayne Callies – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Sarah Wayne Callies

 

I’m learning to hunt with rifles, because if you think about it, hunting gets you the healthiest meat – organic, free-range food. It’s a totally yuppie spin on what I thought was kind of a redneck occupation.

– Sarah Wayne Callies


Learning to shoot firearms to me is a little like driving stick – it seems like a decent skill to have.

– Sarah Wayne Callies


The rite of passage of learning to build a fire that will burn all night with one match is not an insignificant one in my husband’s family, and I grew up camping and backpacking. I love to camp.

– Sarah Wayne Callies



Soleil Moon Frye – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Soleil Moon Frye

 

I wanted to be an astronaut and wanted to go to space camp, but then I found out that I was too short to become an astronaut. My mom really made me believe that if I worked hard enough and if I really wanted to do it, I could do it.

– Soleil Moon Frye


My mom always made sure I lived my life as a regular kid.

– Soleil Moon Frye


I don’t know why you call it morning sickness, because I was sick all day and night!

– Soleil Moon Frye



Ted Nelson – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Ted Nelson

 

Computers are hierarchical. We have a desktop and hierarchical files which have to mean everything.

– Ted Nelson


The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.

– Ted Nelson


They were saying computers deal with numbers. This was absolutely nonsense. Computers deal with arbitrary information of any kind.

– Ted Nelson


In my second year in graduate school, I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.

– Ted Nelson


So in my uncertainty, I went to graduate school and there it all happened.

– Ted Nelson



Shelby Foote – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Shelby Foote

 

I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process.

– Shelby Foote


I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of – I began writing poetry. And I find that to be quite usual with writers, their trying their hand at poetry.

– Shelby Foote


I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose.

– Shelby Foote


I’m crazy about Grant: his character, his nature, his science in fighting and everything else. But I don’t like the idea that he never accepted the blame for anything, always found someone else to blame for any mistake that was ever made, including blaming Prentiss for Shiloh.

– Shelby Foote


I think that everything you do helps you to write if you’re a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don’t experience either one of those, you’re being deprived of something.

– Shelby Foote


And I’m a slow writer: five, six hundred words is a good day. That’s the reason it took me 20 years to write those million and a half words of the Civil War.

– Shelby Foote



Thurgood Marshall – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Thurgood Marshall

 

If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.

– Thurgood Marshall


Today’s Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish.

– Thurgood Marshall


Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men’s minds.

– Thurgood Marshall


Sometimes history takes things into its own hands.

– Thurgood Marshall


None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.

– Thurgood Marshall



Tom Baker – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Tom Baker

 

We have newsreaders behaving like actors, lowering their voices if it’s a sad story, as if we didn’t know it’s a sad story. There isn’t a single cool newsreader.

– Tom Baker


I have never described the time I was in Doctor Who as anything except a kind of ecstatic success, but all the rest has been rather a muddle and a disappointment. Compared to Doctor Who, it has been an outrageous failure really – it’s so boring.

– Tom Baker


We are pre-disposed for fantasy, there is a natural impulse for human beings to want to get off their heads or out of their heads in something in a substance or a drink or an idea or a religion which will comfort them and make life exciting.

– Tom Baker


The Old Testament is my favourite science fantasy reading.

– Tom Baker



Tracey Gold – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Tracey Gold

 

I knew that by getting behind the wheel of the car and having had something to drink, the responsibility laid on my shoulders.

– Tracey Gold


I remember that all of a sudden, the car felt like I couldn’t control it. It was absolutely the most horrifying experience. We rolled over, off the freeway. I think there was something wrong with the car.

– Tracey Gold


I will never have a drink and get behind the wheel of a car. It’s not illegal to drink and drive, but there becomes a certain point where it does become a crime.

– Tracey Gold


I have faith in the justice system, and what will happen will happen. I’m just trying to do the right thing.

– Tracey Gold


Anorexia, you starve yourself. Bulimia, you binge and purge. You eat huge amounts of food until you’re sick and then you throw up. And anorexia, you just deny yourself. It’s about control.

– Tracey Gold


Our family has gone through a very difficult time. My husband and I have taken the brunt of it. I’ve never known what it truly felt like to be so sad and desperate inside.

– Tracey Gold



Shirley Henderson – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Shirley Henderson

 

It’s odd, because I used to see pictures, on telly or wherever, of what I now know to be Shaftesbury Avenue and I used to wonder what that amazing street with all the lights was. Well, now I know. I think when you get a wee taste of something, it maybe isn’t what you thought it was.

– Shirley Henderson


I spend plenty of time in London and it doesn’t scare me, but it’s a lonely place, even if you’ve got friends there. My job takes me all around the world, meeting lots of interesting people. But I think if I couldn’t get home, if I couldn’t get back to what I consider my real life I’d be frightened.

– Shirley Henderson


Children don’t just play any more – they’re far too busy learning to fence and taking extra French classes. In the end, you’re actually doing more damage to your children by trying to hot-house them. It’s far better to remain a calm parent.

– Shirley Henderson



Steven Pinker – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Steven Pinker

 

As many political writers have pointed out, commitment to political equality is not an empirical claim that people are clones.

– Steven Pinker


There has to be innate circuitry that does the learning, that creates the culture, that acquires the culture, and that responds to socialization.

– Steven Pinker


Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately art depends on human nature.

– Steven Pinker


Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language.

– Steven Pinker


By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries about what makes us tick, we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu.

– Steven Pinker



Shakira – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Shakira

 

I think my dad is the only Arabic descendent who is an unsuccessful businessman.

– Shakira


I’m more afraid of marriage than death.

– Shakira


I’m lucky to have family around me. Otherwise, I’ll be taking the risk of falling in love with myself.

– Shakira


My team and I have reunited two elements that coexist with difficulty: respect and affection, because when they love you they don’t respect you and when they respect you they don’t love you.

– Shakira


I remember the first time I saw the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video. I will never forget that day. I just wanted to see Kurt Cobain’s face. I had a feeling he was very cute. But, I couldn’t see his face. When I finally did see him, he was even cuter than I imagined!

– Shakira


I pefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart.

– Shakira


I always believed that women have rights and that there are some women that are intelligent enough to claim those rights. There are some others that are stupid enough not to.

– Shakira