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Samuel Smiles – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Samuel Smiles

 

Progress however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.

– Samuel Smiles


Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.

– Samuel Smiles


The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.

– Samuel Smiles


It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.

– Samuel Smiles


We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

– Samuel Smiles


The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.

– Samuel Smiles


Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.

– Samuel Smiles


Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.

– Samuel Smiles


Hope… is the companion of power, and the mother of success for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.

– Samuel Smiles


Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession – a property entirely our own.

– Samuel Smiles


Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.

– Samuel Smiles


The wise man… if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear.

– Samuel Smiles


I’m as happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!

– Samuel Smiles


The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.

– Samuel Smiles


Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.

– Samuel Smiles



Samantha Morton – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Samantha Morton

 

I have worked very hard on being aware of my childhood but moving forward and not letting it bring me down emotionally. That is a hard thing – especially when you have children of your own and you remember what happened to you at that age.

– Samantha Morton


Everyone wants to look their best, everyone has dreams of wanting to look like something else. But we are who we are.

– Samantha Morton


Catholicism played such a huge part in my life, I would not have survived without my faith.

– Samantha Morton


It’s more important for me to feel content than to be famous.

– Samantha Morton


It’s fantastic to strive towards a nice life where you eat nice organic food and your children go to a nice school and you can afford nice clothes and nice perfume and the hypoallergenic make-up. But there’s never a day goes by, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, that I don’t think about where I’m from.

– Samantha Morton


The truth is I had lots of rehab and now I have a clean bill of health.

– Samantha Morton


I will check the internet for at least an hour every morning scanning worldwide news to do with child abuse. So if you’re constantly putting yourself in an environment where you’re checking up on social economics or homelessness problems, if you keep yourself aware of it, you don’t really have a day off.

– Samantha Morton


The thing with me is, if I wake up one morning and I’m not happy working as an actress, I’ll stop. It’s not something I have to do. It’s not a vocation.

– Samantha Morton


I’m not a writer. I think I can write short stories and poetry, but film writing, brilliant film writing, is a talent – you can’t just do it like that.

– Samantha Morton


It’s like I understand images and some people understand poetry.

– Samantha Morton


I respond very well to well-written material and women who have had an effect on society, something tragic or monumental has happened to them.

– Samantha Morton


My mind boggles at the amount of violence inflicted upon children in today’s society.

– Samantha Morton


You’ve got all these books on self help, getting to know yourself, doing the right thing, eating the so-called right foods, even down to what books you have on your shelves. People are encouraged to look to themselves first as opposed to being a part of society.

– Samantha Morton


When you’ve been raised in care, rap music isn’t just about guns and sexism. They’re talking about real things you can hang on to, problems of identity that you have sympathy with. It’s not just about the music, with rap: when I was in care, it meant a whole lot more than that.

– Samantha Morton


Some directors cast you because they trust you to do the performance – but then they forget to direct you.

– Samantha Morton



Sargent Shriver – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Sargent Shriver

 

As far as I was concerned, the Depression was an ill wind that blew some good. If it hadn’t occurred, my parents would have given me my college education. As it was, I had to scrabble for it.

– Sargent Shriver


If education does not create a need for the best in life, then we are stuck in an undemocratic, rigid caste society.

– Sargent Shriver


Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces, like discrimination in housing or in education.

– Sargent Shriver


Do we talk about the dignity of work? Do we give our students any reason for believing it is worthwhile to sacrifice for their work because such sacrifices improve the psychological and mental health of the person who makes them?

– Sargent Shriver


Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight.

– Sargent Shriver


I don’t have to run the Peace Corps. I could live without seeing my picture in the newspapers and without being interviewed.

– Sargent Shriver


I want to warn anyone who sees the Peace Corps as an alternative to the draft that life may well be easier at Fort Dix or at apost in Germany than it will be with us.

– Sargent Shriver


In the Peace Corps, the volunteer must be a fully developed, mature person. He must not join to run abroad or escape problems.

– Sargent Shriver


The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we’re not apologetic about it.

– Sargent Shriver


The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world.

– Sargent Shriver


Does politics have to be injected into everything?

– Sargent Shriver


Respect for another man’s opinion is worthy. It is the realization that any opinion is valuable, for it is the sign of a rational being.

– Sargent Shriver


Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.

– Sargent Shriver


It is precisely our job as Catholics to speak the truth as plainly and precisely as we can.

– Sargent Shriver


The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity.

– Sargent Shriver



Ted Allen – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Ted Allen

 

I really have a great deal of humility in that department, and a great deal of respect for people who spend their lives learning how to make these amazing preparations.

– Ted Allen


In recent years, I’ve been writing because I’m fortunate enough to work in the world of food television, to travel and taste and learn about cooking from the best chefs in the business.

– Ted Allen


To me, the kitchen is a place of adventure and entirely fun, not drudgery. I can’t think of anything better to do with family and friends than to be together to create something.

– Ted Allen


Believe me, I understand the need for easy and speedy. After a 12-hour day of shooting ‘Chopped,’ say, I’m talking stir-fry, spaghetti, heck, peanut-butter sandwiches. But that’s not about the joy of food. That’s survival.

– Ted Allen


I think what I do differently from a lot of TV chefs is that I break down barriers and make fine food more accessible to the regular person, who might be intimidated. I try hard, particularly with wine, to make it not intimidating. It’s sort of a teaching job.

– Ted Allen


I went in saying I wanted to be the food guy.

– Ted Allen


I’m a home cook and love to read about food, but I’m not trained as a chef. I’m just really into cooking and passionate about it.

– Ted Allen


I’ve always hoped ‘Chopped’ would telegraph our enormous affection and love and admiration for chefs and food, but at the same time, we are inflicting extraordinary cruelty on them.

– Ted Allen


Jay Leno is not a guy who likes change. He eats the same food every day.

– Ted Allen


When I come home from a shoot, I’d rather reheat food I’ve made than eat takeout.

– Ted Allen


You know the great irony is that people think you have to have money to enjoy fine food, which is a shame.

– Ted Allen


Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information.

– Ted Allen


However, I was a restaurant critic at Chicago magazine before I worked at Esquire, and I’ve been a really enthusiastic home cook for a long time. It’s just something I’m passionate about.

– Ted Allen


My whole problem is that all of my favorite things at Thanksgiving are the starches, and everyone is trying to go low-carb this year, even a green vegetable has carbs in it.

– Ted Allen


Not to sound too much like Christopher Guest in ‘Waiting for Guffman,’ but on Thanksgiving you’re putting on a show!

– Ted Allen



Thomas Hardy – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Thomas Hardy

 

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.

– Thomas Hardy


If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.

– Thomas Hardy


Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.

– Thomas Hardy


Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

– Thomas Hardy


Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.

– Thomas Hardy


I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

– Thomas Hardy


I am the family face flesh perishes, I live on.

– Thomas Hardy


Fear is the mother of foresight.

– Thomas Hardy


My argument is that War makes rattling good history but Peace is poor reading.

– Thomas Hardy


The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.

– Thomas Hardy


It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.

– Thomas Hardy


Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society and we can’t get out of it if we would.

– Thomas Hardy


The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.

– Thomas Hardy


Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.

– Thomas Hardy


Yes quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you’d treat if met where any bar is, or help to half-a-crown.

– Thomas Hardy



Tom Peters – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Tom Peters

 

Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.

– Tom Peters


Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures.

– Tom Peters


Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.

– Tom Peters


Communication is everyone’s panacea for everything.

– Tom Peters


Stop being conned by the old mantra that says, ‘Leaders are cool, managers are dweebs.’ Instead, follow the Peters Principle: Leaders are cool. Managers are cool too!

– Tom Peters


Design is so critical it should be on the agenda of every meeting in every single department.

– Tom Peters


If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.

– Tom Peters


Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.

– Tom Peters


Celebrate what you want to see more of.

– Tom Peters


Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It’s about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it’s about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules.

– Tom Peters


The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.

– Tom Peters


Statistically and emotionally, I believe that the way I can be of help to society is by doing what I know and what I’ve been good at.

– Tom Peters


All business success rests on something labeled a sale, which at least momentarily weds company and customer.

– Tom Peters


The whole secret to our success is being able to con ourselves into believing that we’re going to change the world because statistically we are unlikely to do it.

– Tom Peters


For the blue-collar worker, the driving force behind change was factory automation using programmable machine tools. For the office worker, it’s office automation using computer technology: enterprise-resource-planning systems, groupware, intranets, extranets, expert systems, the Web, and e-commerce.

– Tom Peters



Tyra Banks – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Tyra Banks

 

Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command. I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I’d practice in front of the mirror and I’d ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will.

– Tyra Banks


Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world. Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn’t appreciate its beauty.

– Tyra Banks


I’m trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show.

– Tyra Banks


I don’t go to the cool, trendy restaurants. I go to either the holes in the wall or the super-fancy restaurants where there are no cool people.

– Tyra Banks


Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You’re in one minute, out the next.

– Tyra Banks


There’s always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are.

– Tyra Banks


I made my living being 20 or 30 pounds heavier than the average model. And that’s where I got famous.

– Tyra Banks


I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.

– Tyra Banks


I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don’t overeat.

– Tyra Banks


People always ask me if I’m going to stop modeling because I have started an acting career. I hope to continue to model for years to come.

– Tyra Banks


My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet.

– Tyra Banks


I’ve been singing for six years. I’ve been in and out of the studios with top producers, but it wasn’t something I was ready to express to the public or to the press. I wasn’t ready to come out. I wanted to perfect my voice and be 100 percent positive that I could come out right.

– Tyra Banks


The runway symbolizes something in society that’s very intimidating to women.

– Tyra Banks


Black women don’t have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies.

– Tyra Banks


Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can’t we just be the sexy American girl next door?

– Tyra Banks



Tom Hiddleston – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Tom Hiddleston

 

I was informed yesterday that there’s a Twitter account for my laugh. Very hard to get used to things like that. Pretty amazing.

– Tom Hiddleston


If you play it straight it’s funny – the best comedy is always played straight down the middle. The adjustment is understanding from the screenplay that a moment is hilarious.

– Tom Hiddleston


Some of the greatest actors have turned superheroes into a serious business: Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in ‘Batman’ Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, the first venerable knights of the X-Men, who have now passed the baton to Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.

– Tom Hiddleston


Joanna points her camera at a section of society unused to having cameras pointed at it. But I don’t know about categorizing them in terms of class I’m a bit wary of that. My dad is the son of a shipbuilder.

– Tom Hiddleston


In our increasingly secular society, with so many disparate gods and different faiths, superhero films present a unique canvas upon which our shared hopes, dreams and apocalyptic nightmares can be projected and played out.

– Tom Hiddleston


Since my education, I’ve done quite untraditional things. There are very few Etonians who went to Rada. And far fewer Etonians – certainly when I was there – went to Cambridge. I don’t know whether it’s the same now. Most people I knew went to Oxford, because it seemed more of an easy bridge.

– Tom Hiddleston


Chris Hemsworth is like Christopher Reeve in that he can do two things: he can wear a big red cape without a shred of self-consciousness. But he’s also funny as hell, and he’s so sweet. So with all the fish-out-of-water stuff, he’s so funny. So he does almost two jobs in a way.

– Tom Hiddleston


You look at the greatest villains in human history, the fascists, the autocrats, they all wanted people to kneel before them because they don’t love themselves enough.

– Tom Hiddleston


I always found the extraordinary loss of life in the First World War very moving. I remember learning about it as a very young child, as an eight- or nine-year-old, asking my teachers what poppies were for. Every year the teachers would suddenly wear these red paper flowers in their lapels, and I would say ‘What does that mean?’

– Tom Hiddleston


Haters never win. I just think that’s true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end.

– Tom Hiddleston


Loki in ‘Thor’ is the most incredible springboard into a sort of excavation of the darker aspects of human nature. So that was thrilling, coming back knowing that I’d built the boat and now I could set sail into choppier waters.

– Tom Hiddleston


Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you’re playing a tender love story that’s set in a coffee shop or whether you’re in ‘The Avengers,’ which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding.

– Tom Hiddleston


I’m an eternal realist and the success rate for being an actor is pretty low.

– Tom Hiddleston


I did a production of ‘Journey’s End,’ an RC Sherriff play about World War I, at the Edinburgh Festival. I was 18 and it was the first time that people I knew and loved and respected came up to me after the show and said, ‘You know, you could really do this if you wanted to.’

– Tom Hiddleston


It was quite a European war until 1917, when the Americans joined up. They don’t have the same sense of the loss of innocence and the cataclysmic loss of life. A whole generation was wiped out.

– Tom Hiddleston



Theodore Bikel – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Theodore Bikel

 

Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out.

– Theodore Bikel


We Jews have a special attachment to the Book. The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory.

– Theodore Bikel


In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them – unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event.

– Theodore Bikel


No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.

– Theodore Bikel


I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored. I would stand around in heaps of manure and sing about the beauty of the work I wasn’t doing.

– Theodore Bikel


I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored. To me it was meaningless. I would stand around in heaps of manure and sings about the beauty of the work I wasn’t doing.

– Theodore Bikel


But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered, Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel.

– Theodore Bikel


I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause of equality within the human family.

– Theodore Bikel


Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission.

– Theodore Bikel


On the stage you’re there, it’s live. There’s a beginning, a middle, an end. When something is funny you hear it right away.

– Theodore Bikel


As an artist I have an even more abiding interest in the compact between the Arts and Government.

– Theodore Bikel


I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation.

– Theodore Bikel


Epistemology is the study of knowledge. By what conduit do we know what we know?

– Theodore Bikel


In my mind the city of Ariel is a thorn in Israel’s side and a serious obstacle to peace.

– Theodore Bikel


All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.

– Theodore Bikel


You can’t expect the entire world to come to New York to see you. You have to travel to them.

– Theodore Bikel



Stephen Fry – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Stephen Fry

 

I don’t need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.

– Stephen Fry


I don’t watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.

– Stephen Fry


I’ve never had any illusions about being a lead actor in films, because lead actors have to be of a certain kind. Apart from the beauty of looks and figure, which I cannot claim to have, there’s just a particular kind of ordinary-Joe quality that a film star needs to have.

– Stephen Fry


Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business – which at least does us all some good.

– Stephen Fry


Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.

– Stephen Fry


I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.

– Stephen Fry


I think my view is that whenever you project into the future you’re never likely to be accurate in the details, or the paraphernalia and style. It’s in the spirit of it.

– Stephen Fry


When you get just a complete sense of blackness or void ahead of you, that somehow the future looks an impossible place to be, and the direction you are going seems to have no purpose, there is this word despair which is a very awful thing to feel.

– Stephen Fry


As someone who worked hard for a Labour victory in the 90s, do I regret it? Not really. It was bound to happen. And it’ll happen with the next government, and the one after it. Because all governments serve us. They serve the filth.

– Stephen Fry


But happiness is no respecter of persons.

– Stephen Fry


Happiness is no respecter of persons.

– Stephen Fry


I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.

– Stephen Fry


It’s rather splendid to think of all those great men and women who appear to have presented symptoms that allow us to describe them as bipolar. Whether it’s Hemingway, Van Gogh… Robert Schumann has been mentioned… Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath… some of them with rather grim ends.

– Stephen Fry


I think the fact that I’m so well known to be gay makes it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen. It wouldn’t be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman – I’ll kiss a frog if you like.

– Stephen Fry


I’ve always had great respect for Paddington because he is amusingly English and eccentric. He is a great British institution and my generation grew up with the books and then Michael Horden’s animations.

– Stephen Fry


Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.

– Stephen Fry



Thornton Wilder – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Thornton Wilder

 

But there comes a moment in everybody’s life when he must decide whether he’ll live among the human beings or not – a fool among fools or a fool alone.

– Thornton Wilder


The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.

– Thornton Wilder


It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.

– Thornton Wilder


The best thing about animals is that they don’t talk much.

– Thornton Wilder


We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind.

– Thornton Wilder


Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.

– Thornton Wilder


The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way.

– Thornton Wilder


Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.

– Thornton Wilder


When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.

– Thornton Wilder


Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home.

– Thornton Wilder


When you’re safe at home you wish you were having an adventure when you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.

– Thornton Wilder


Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.

– Thornton Wilder


Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she’s a householder.

– Thornton Wilder


Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.

– Thornton Wilder


Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success.

– Thornton Wilder


Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

– Thornton Wilder



Tom Felton – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Tom Felton

 

I think it’s pretty crazy to say you’ve been typecast at the age of 20 before you’ve even really started getting going.

– Tom Felton


Going online and asking questions is the best way to learn.

– Tom Felton


I like physics. I think it is the best science out of all three of them, because generally it’s more useful. You learn about speed and velocity and time, and that’s all clever stuff.

– Tom Felton


As soon as I get my car I think I’ll be going to the cinema more. Since I don’t go very often, there are no films that are a must see at the moment. I usually wait till they come out on DVD.

– Tom Felton


It’s shocking to say, but the cinema is quite a while away from me, and I haven’t got a car yet.

– Tom Felton


Draco’s not really a bully. He’s not exactly the biggest, strongest guy in the world. He’s more a rich, snobby person. He thinks of himself as really cool.

– Tom Felton


I really liked the snake that breaks out of the cage in the beginning of the movie. I saw it in real life, and it was really cool. Really big and fat. The owls are cool as well, but you can’t really pet them.

– Tom Felton


You see another side of Draco when he’s with his dad. When Draco is with his dad, he doesn’t say anything. He keeps his mouth shut. He’s sort of bullied by his dad, so he acts very different.

– Tom Felton


We went with the St. Lawrence Experience, which is run by Joe Babbitt, who is a close friend now. We went out there for 10 days and we had the best week of our lives, and we’ve been going back since. We’ve been back three times now.

– Tom Felton


Working with big actors and realising that they were just normal people who’ve got an incredible talent was just a great experience.

– Tom Felton


I bought a lot of rubbish things that kids buy: skateboards and clothes and typical teenage stuff. And, as soon as I could, I wasted a lot of money on cars – BMW’s mostly – for myself and my family.

– Tom Felton


And to me, fame is not a positive thing. The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality. It’s fantastic when you go to premieres and people cheer you, but it’s not real. And it’s totally not my approach to get my name on a club door just because I can.

– Tom Felton


The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality.

– Tom Felton


I hope to be scaring children for the rest of my life.

– Tom Felton


One thing that people keep on saying to me is that the wealth and the fame must have made up for missing out on my childhood. But the idea of money – putting a price on your childhood – is ridiculous. You will never get those years back and you can’t put a price on them.

– Tom Felton


The music stuff is just a hobby.

– Tom Felton



Trey Parker – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Trey Parker

 

It’s been a fascinating thing because we didn’t really know how to write when we started South Park at all. It’s been like, we’ve just sort of grown up a bit and it’s amazing to just see how, if you take Butters and Cartman and put them in any scene, it works.

– Trey Parker


I got into this little habit of architecture and building. I designed a house in Colorado and one in Hawaii. The idea is supposed to be build and sell – but then I can never bring myself to sell them.

– Trey Parker


So we’re considering doing a new Christmas album, because there’s been Christmas episodes since then, and maybe finally do the version of ‘The Most Offensive Song Ever’ with lyrics intact.

– Trey Parker


If we have a great idea, we’ll go, ‘Oh, this could be a cool movie.’ Or really for us, it’s more like, ‘Oh, this is a really bad idea. Let’s do this. This seems really stupid.’

– Trey Parker


I bought a house for my mom, I bought a house for my dad, I bought a house for my sister.

– Trey Parker


My dad was just a big Joseph Campbell nut.

– Trey Parker


My fear is that, as soon as I get married and have kids that I’ll kind of do what a lot of people do and suddenly start making, ‘Now I’m gonna make films for kids.’ I really hope I don’t do that.

– Trey Parker


In terms of the creative side of it, it’s really been a thing where you come up with the funny stuff is usually at a bar or out talking to people or whatever.

– Trey Parker


It’s funny because I think a lot of it is simply… We’ve never considered ourselves satirists, but because we’re on Comedy Central and because we’re South Park on Comedy Central, we can do any topic we want.

– Trey Parker


No, writing musicals is the hardest thing in the world. And it was really funny, because I remember when the South Park movie came out, there were some critics that said, ‘Well it’s obvious that in order to get it to be 90 minutes they filled some time with music.’

– Trey Parker


I don’t want to say never, but I hope I don’t become that ‘take me seriously now’ guy.

– Trey Parker


Me and Matt love to argue, but in general our sense of humor is pretty much alike.

– Trey Parker


I try not to tune in to politics until it’s two or three months before the election. Till then, it’s like watching preseason football.

– Trey Parker


I grew up with the religion of ‘Star Wars,’ frankly. That’s when I realized there is something bigger out there… and it’s called The Force.

– Trey Parker


Most people I know are not hard-core religious people. They are what I would call ‘lightly religious.’ So I don’t buy the notion that we can’t laugh about religion in America.

– Trey Parker


Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.

– Trey Parker



Sarah McLachlan – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Sarah McLachlan

 

I think sometimes all you need is to hear someone else say the same thing that you’re going through to realize that you’re not alone. I try to put some sense of hope into the songs, into whatever the situation is so that it’s not just dirt, drudgery and a life of misery.

– Sarah McLachlan


I’m really lucky that my record companies have been patient with me and leave me alone and give me the time to make it right in my mind.

– Sarah McLachlan


I have a full life: I have two amazing kids, I have great friends, great family. And right now, that’s plenty for me to manage. A new relationship just seems like way too much work.

– Sarah McLachlan


It’s an amazing luxury to say I’m 31 years old and I’m gonna take a year off. That’s pretty amazing.

– Sarah McLachlan


Trying to force creativity is never good.

– Sarah McLachlan


I spent a lot of years on the road, and what happens is you find out who your real friends are and you find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie in communication. I’ve had the same friends for 20 years now and I can count them on one hand.

– Sarah McLachlan


Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult.

– Sarah McLachlan


I didn’t get hugely famous really quick. It was a slow, gradual process, so I was able to sort of grow into myself and figure out who I was and what I wanted without the glaring spotlight on me telling me who I was.

– Sarah McLachlan


Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.

– Sarah McLachlan


It’s all kind of a big illusion: the white picket fence and the perfect marriage and the kids. Check that box off, check that box off, and move forward.

– Sarah McLachlan


I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.

– Sarah McLachlan


I’m not one to sit and wallow – I would rather figure out a way around so I can move past it and be at peace with things. I don’t like bad feelings gnawing away at me.

– Sarah McLachlan


It’s a very romantic sentiment, but to think that you would die if you didn’t write, well, I would definitely choose to not write and live.

– Sarah McLachlan


I was trying to uphold what I thought feminism was as best I could by supporting women, by trying to create an opportunity to get women to get together, play music together and celebrate the fact that we are having great success making music on our own and together.

– Sarah McLachlan


Time is a beautiful thing. It’s like when you meet an old lover on the street six years later and they don’t look so ugly anymore.

– Sarah McLachlan


I’ve learned to trust myself, to listen to truth, to not be afraid of it and to not try and hide it.

– Sarah McLachlan



Sylvester Stallone – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Sylvester Stallone

 

I was very much into buying contemporary art, but I’ve just decided I want to get rid of it all. Not that it’s not great art, but all of a sudden my mood has changed, and I want to go back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters.

– Sylvester Stallone


I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.

– Sylvester Stallone


I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don’t know if I’m the monarch of all I survey.

– Sylvester Stallone


It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful.

– Sylvester Stallone


Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.

– Sylvester Stallone


I think that’s become passe, but if you can surround yourself with a kind of monument to yourself and your family – a statement – and you can afford it, then that’s a noble project.

– Sylvester Stallone


I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.

– Sylvester Stallone


I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.

– Sylvester Stallone


I made some truly awful movies. ‘Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot’ was the worst. If you ever want someone to confess to murder just make him or her sit through that film. They will confess to anything after 15 minutes.

– Sylvester Stallone


I tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality plays in which good triumphs over evil.

– Sylvester Stallone


I could start a war in 30 seconds. But some countries spend 100 years trying to find peace. Just like good manners, peace has to be learned.

– Sylvester Stallone


I respect a woman too much to marry her.

– Sylvester Stallone


Like I said, I’ve got too much respect for women to marry them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t support them emotionally and financially.

– Sylvester Stallone


Suddenly I’ve got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.

– Sylvester Stallone


A lot of guys have muscles. A lot of strong men in this world. I think it’s important to show that even under all this strength there’s a fragile side, a side that can be affected.

– Sylvester Stallone


When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.

– Sylvester Stallone



Thomas S. Monson – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Thomas S. Monson

 

Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval.

– Thomas S. Monson


The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.

– Thomas S. Monson


We must not let our passions destroy our dreams.

– Thomas S. Monson


Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives.

– Thomas S. Monson


Choose your friends with caution plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.

– Thomas S. Monson


Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other.

– Thomas S. Monson


I forbid you, agnostic, doubting thoughts, to destroy the house of my faith.

– Thomas S. Monson


I wasn’t with Joseph, but I believe him. My faith did not come to me through science, and I will not permit so-called science to destroy it.

– Thomas S. Monson


Should doubt knock at your doorway, just say to those skeptical, disturbing, rebellious thoughts, I propose to stay with my faith, with the faith of my people.

– Thomas S. Monson


We may not only find faith in God in our sorrow. We may also become faithful to Him in times of calm.

– Thomas S. Monson


The way to be with God in every season is to strive to be near Him every week and each day.

– Thomas S. Monson


I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions. don’t take counsel of your fears.

– Thomas S. Monson


Choose your love, Love your choice.

– Thomas S. Monson


Perhaps the surest test of an individual’s integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.

– Thomas S. Monson


Choose a field that will supply sufficient remuneration to provide adequately for your companion and your children. I bear testimony that these criteria are very important in choosing your life’s work.

– Thomas S. Monson


Work will win when wishy washy wishing won t.

– Thomas S. Monson



Scott Walker – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Scott Walker

 

What has made America amazing has been the fact that throughout our history, throughout the more than 200 years of our history, there have been men and women of courage who stood up and decided it was more important to look out for the future of their children and their grandchildren than their own political futures.

– Scott Walker


What makes America amazing is that there have always been men and women of courage who were willing to think more about the future of their children and grandchildren than they did about their own political careers.

– Scott Walker


The unions say ‘last hired – first fired,’, we say hire and fire based on merit. We want the best and brightest in the classroom.

– Scott Walker


In education, they say either property taxes have to go up, or we’ll have poor education – that’s a false choice.

– Scott Walker


So why am I facing a recall election? Simple: the big government union bosses from Washington want their money. They don’t like the fact that I did something fundamentally pro-worker something that’s truly about freedom.

– Scott Walker


I have not made any plans for the future, and my wife would kill me if I announced anything before that.

– Scott Walker


I’d like now and into the future to play a bigger role not only in Wisconsin and the Midwest, but nationally. I’d like to have an impact.

– Scott Walker


But I don’t want massive layoffs of anyone – public or private. We are planning on shrinking government through attrition and reform, not through random pink slips.

– Scott Walker


I believe that smaller government is better government. But I also believe that in the areas where government does play a legitimate role, we should demand that it is done better.

– Scott Walker


I hate big government, but I really hate a government that doesn’t work. So when ‘they say we either have to raise taxes or cut core services,’ it’s actually a ‘false choice.’

– Scott Walker


I promised to empower the taxpayer – instead of a handful of big government union bosses.

– Scott Walker


I think most people believe success in government is how many fewer people are in government, not because you kick them off of benefits like unemployment but they’ve been able to control their own destiny because private sector employers have created more jobs.

– Scott Walker


More people on unemployment benefits is not success in America, fewer people on not because we kicked them off but because they have been able to get a job in the private sector, because government got out of the way.

– Scott Walker


One of those promises was to limit the size of government and to have the government serve the people – and not the other way around.

– Scott Walker


People create jobs, not the government.

– Scott Walker


We are the ones looking out for the middle class. Who do think pays for the endless expansion of government? Its middle class taxpayers. Our reforms protect middle class taxpayers.

– Scott Walker



Sophia Bush – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Sophia Bush

 

Marriage is not about age it’s about finding the right person.

– Sophia Bush


Because sorry to say, women run the house. They run the family. They hold things up. I mean, it’s like you don’t ever see your mom get sick because she handles everything. And it’s kind of amazing I think to show people just how strong women are.

– Sophia Bush


Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It’s when you make your best friends – I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.

– Sophia Bush


Of course, everybody makes mistakes, and we’ve all been young and stupid. But people need to have a sense of respect, particularly in this business, because hundreds of people are ready to take your place at any time. Maybe some people should think about that.

– Sophia Bush


So, I’m always around video games but I’ve always been interested in them from a visual perspective, with the graphic design and that whole thing. I don’t know if that comes from my love of photography or what but that’s always what’s held my interest about them.

– Sophia Bush


I was a total education geek. I loved school. I loved learning. I loved doing homework. All of my books and notebooks from high school are underlined and highlighted and there are notes all over the margins. And you know, I was a theater kid too. I was all over the place.

– Sophia Bush


I think it’s easy for people to assume that fame is equal to glory, but it can be a very isolating experience.

– Sophia Bush


I was lucky. My family is wonderful. And it’s funny, because most of my best friends come from very large families. So it always felt as if I had lots of siblings, though in the end I had to leave them and go home. I kind of got the best of both worlds as a kid.

– Sophia Bush


I think the sexiest thing on anybody is intelligence. I respect somebody who has a brain and wants to use it more than a pretty face and status.

– Sophia Bush


It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic – another joke marriage.

– Sophia Bush


Your body tells you what it needs, and if you sleep past your alarm on a Saturday morning, it’s probably because you need the sleep.

– Sophia Bush


I like all of the mental, psychological thriller movies too. I enjoy horror movies across the board.

– Sophia Bush


The more that I know of politics, the more it makes me realize that being a politician is largely useless.

– Sophia Bush


I’ve always been the long-term relationship, go-home-and-meet-mom girl.

– Sophia Bush


There are fundamentalist psychopaths in every religion in the world. Every single one.

– Sophia Bush


All the sudden high-impact stress can really take a toll on your body. So if you still want to be active and get in a good workout, go to a yoga class or pilates class, or get in some strength and conditioning.

– Sophia Bush



Toni Morrison – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Toni Morrison

 

You need a whole community to raise a child. I have raised two children, alone.

– Toni Morrison


Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.

– Toni Morrison


At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.

– Toni Morrison


There is nothing of any consequence in education, in the economy, in city planning, in social policy that does not concern black people.

– Toni Morrison


Women’s rights is not only an abstraction, a cause it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.

– Toni Morrison


I don’t think a female running a house is a problem, a broken family. It’s perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man.

– Toni Morrison


She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.

– Toni Morrison


I like marriage. The idea.

– Toni Morrison


Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don’t mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old-boy network.

– Toni Morrison


I don’t think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they’re black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That’s what we’re upset about.

– Toni Morrison


All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.

– Toni Morrison


The body is ready to have babies. Nature wants it done then, when the body can handle it, not after 40, when the income can handle it.

– Toni Morrison


As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.

– Toni Morrison


The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.

– Toni Morrison


It’s been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied, because it’s about this unimportant intellectual topic, which is religion.

– Toni Morrison


Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.

– Toni Morrison


I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes.

– Toni Morrison



Thomas Hobbes – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Thomas Hobbes

 

The flesh endures the storms of the present alone the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind.

– Thomas Hobbes


I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.

– Thomas Hobbes


The disembodied spirit is immortal there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns.

– Thomas Hobbes


Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.

– Thomas Hobbes


Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.

– Thomas Hobbes


There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.

– Thomas Hobbes


Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.

– Thomas Hobbes


Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.

– Thomas Hobbes


In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.

– Thomas Hobbes


The right of nature… is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature that is to say, of his own life.

– Thomas Hobbes


That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.

– Thomas Hobbes


During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.

– Thomas Hobbes


The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.

– Thomas Hobbes


Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.

– Thomas Hobbes


The condition of man… is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.

– Thomas Hobbes


War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.

– Thomas Hobbes


It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

– Thomas Hobbes