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Vita Sackville-West – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Vita Sackville-West

 

Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation.

– Vita Sackville-West


Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.

– Vita Sackville-West


I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong.

– Vita Sackville-West


Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong Kong.

– Vita Sackville-West



Valentino Garavani – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Valentino Garavani

 

I have my favourite fashion decade, yes, yes, yes: ’60s. It was a sort of little revolution the clothes were amazing but not too exaggerated.

– Valentino Garavani


I love my beauty. It’s not my fault.

– Valentino Garavani


I am especially grateful that I have been able to keep my own style over the decades, in spite of the many changes that have taken place in the world of fashion and in its business.

– Valentino Garavani


Even as a young boy, my passion was to design, and I have been very lucky to be able to do what I have loved all my life. There can be few greater gifts than that.

– Valentino Garavani


I am always locked in my design studio.

– Valentino Garavani



William O. Douglas – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by William O. Douglas

 

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms.

– William O. Douglas


Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.

– William O. Douglas


The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.

– William O. Douglas


One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That’s the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.

– William O. Douglas


Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back.

– William O. Douglas


Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.

– William O. Douglas


We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.

– William O. Douglas



Wilhelm von Humboldt – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Wilhelm von Humboldt

 

Coercion may prevent many transgressions but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.

– Wilhelm von Humboldt


True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body the two are ever united.

– Wilhelm von Humboldt


I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.

– Wilhelm von Humboldt


However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.

– Wilhelm von Humboldt



Virginia Satir – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Virginia Satir

 

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

– Virginia Satir


Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.

– Virginia Satir


What lingers from the parent’s individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her or his irrational parenting.

– Virginia Satir


Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don’t realize what messages they are sending.

– Virginia Satir


Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.

– Virginia Satir



Will Durst – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Will Durst

 

I hate the outdoors. To me the outdoors is where the car is.

– Will Durst


Men are superior to women, for one thing they can urinate from a speeding car.

– Will Durst


Comedy is defiance. It’s a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it’s the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.

– Will Durst


There is humor in the specter of the worst disaster in our nation’s history. All I have to do is sweep away the debris of shock to find it.

– Will Durst



Vladimir Putin – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Vladimir Putin

 

History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.

– Vladimir Putin


We don’t need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole.

– Vladimir Putin


The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history.

– Vladimir Putin



Walton Goggins – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Walton Goggins

 

I think I’m much too earnest to be as cool as ‘Boyd Crowder’.

– Walton Goggins


But probably my favorite music, believe it or not, is sad music.

– Walton Goggins


I aimlessly travel, meaning I have no agenda other than to get small in the world, be quiet and observe people.

– Walton Goggins



Wernher von Braun – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Wernher von Braun

 

It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.

– Wernher von Braun


Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.

– Wernher von Braun


We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.

– Wernher von Braun


For my confirmation, I didn’t get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.

– Wernher von Braun



William Dean Howells – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by William Dean Howells

 

The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.

– William Dean Howells


The conqueror is regarded with awe the wise man commands our respect but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.

– William Dean Howells


Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.

– William Dean Howells



Werner Heisenberg – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Werner Heisenberg

 

Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves.

– Werner Heisenberg


What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.

– Werner Heisenberg


The violent reaction on the recent development of modern physics can only be understood when one realises that here the foundations of physics have started moving and that this motion has caused the feeling that the ground would be cut from science.

– Werner Heisenberg



Walter Gilbert – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Walter Gilbert

 

Everyone wants a hand in the outcome, a piece of the knowledge.

– Walter Gilbert


I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background.

– Walter Gilbert


Early on, it’s good to develop the ability to write. Learning to write is a useful exercise, even if what you’re writing about is not that relevant.

– Walter Gilbert


The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.

– Walter Gilbert


Science doesn’t in the slightest depend on trust. It depends completely on the belief that you can demonstrate something for yourself.

– Walter Gilbert


It’s easier to change what you do than people think it is. If you don’t change, your field changes around you.

– Walter Gilbert



William Bennett – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by William Bennett

 

All real education is the architecture of the soul.

– William Bennett


Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you’ll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.

– William Bennett


Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.

– William Bennett



Wietse Venema – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Wietse Venema

 

When I write software, I know that it will fail, either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.

– Wietse Venema


At the time the Sendmail program had a very poor reputation with respect to security, with four root vulnerabilities per year for two successive years.

– Wietse Venema


Defect-free software does not exist.

– Wietse Venema



Will Cuppy – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Will Cuppy

 

Aristotle taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.

– Will Cuppy


Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.

– Will Cuppy


Caesar might have married Cleopatra, but he had a wife at home. There’s always something.

– Will Cuppy


If a cat does something, we call it instinct if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence.

– Will Cuppy


If an animal does something, we call it instinct if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence.

– Will Cuppy


I don’t like to boast, but I have probably skipped more poetry than any other person of my age and weight in this country.

– Will Cuppy


Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people.

– Will Cuppy



Wim Wenders – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Wim Wenders

 

The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.

– Wim Wenders


In fact, it is amazing how much European films – Italian, French, German and English – have recovered a certain territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years.

– Wim Wenders


Movies are something people see all over the world because there is a certain need for it.

– Wim Wenders



Walter Isaacson – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Walter Isaacson

 

When you write biographies, whether it’s about Ben Franklin or Einstein, you discover something amazing: They are human.

– Walter Isaacson


Polite and velvety leaders, who take care to avoid bruising others, are generally not as effective at forcing change.

– Walter Isaacson


You can’t have a sustainable US economy without a great education system. Teach students to do the job right. You don’t have an innovative economy unless you have a great education.

– Walter Isaacson


I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant.

– Walter Isaacson


I think when money starts to corrupt journalism, it undermines the journalism, and it undermines the credibility of the product, and you end up not succeeding.

– Walter Isaacson


I have a strong emotional respect for Steve.

– Walter Isaacson


More generally, I made an effort to leave out things that weren’t relevant to the main narrative themes of the book, namely that there were two sides to Steve Jobs: the romantic, poetic, countercultural rebel on one side, and the serious businessperson on the other.

– Walter Isaacson


We have to compete in a universe of 200 networks, so we have to carve out our own niche, and to me, that niche is just basic shoe-leather journalism with some good journalists at the helm you can trust as presenters.

– Walter Isaacson



Wale – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Wale

 

I worked at a hot dog place, a bagel place, the Jersey Store and the hottest fashion joint around. I was getting too famous to work there anymore. I was almost showing up as a joke. I made $2,000 on my show the previous night and I’m going to go shopping during my five-hour shift.

– Wale


I’m learning as I go. I don’t know everything. I never had anybody to look at, nobody ever taught me, and where I’m from I didn’t have any famous role models.

– Wale


I’m very proud of my Nigerian heritage. I wasn’t fortunate enough to be raised in a heavy Nigerian environment, because my parents were always working. My father was with D.C. Cabs and my mother worked in fast food and was a nurse.

– Wale


We lived in a one-bedroom apartment in Northwest D.C. I was essentially raised by a Panamanian man and a Jamaican woman. That’s why I have such a fascination with Jamaican food.

– Wale


All the rappers my age are getting Audemars and Rolexes. I want to find my own thing. That’s why I travel the world – for me, that’s my B-side, why we go places. I have a Hublot on from time to time but I want a home base watch – something that’s elegant but has got a little pizzazz to it.

– Wale



Vince Gill – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Vince Gill

 

The real amazing thing about all of this is I think I’ve maintained the mentality of a musician throughout it all, which I’m proudest of. And I’m still playing on people’s records and singing on people’s records.

– Vince Gill


Yes, the companionship is amazing. You know, you can get that physical attraction that happens is great, but then there’s an awful lot of time and the rest of the day that you have to fill.

– Vince Gill


The real beauty of it – key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing.

– Vince Gill


I had just lost my dad and I remembered all the songs we used to go and hear at concerts, and the records around the house and sometimes we’d play together.

– Vince Gill


I do not like being famous. I like being normal.

– Vince Gill


I’ve always been more drawn to being normal than being famous.

– Vince Gill


Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you’ll have left is your character.

– Vince Gill



Wanda Sykes – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Wanda Sykes

 

But I think funny and talent will always win out I mean, of course there are hurdles, but I think if you’re funny you will get over all of that.

– Wanda Sykes


I have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business.

– Wanda Sykes


Actually, I majored in marketing and I have a bachelor of science.

– Wanda Sykes