Famous Words - Quotes
It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best,knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
Citizenship in a Republic
The key to immortallity, is living a life which is worth to be remembered.
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
Freedom in these United States is not cheap, but it must never become unaffordable.
I don't intend to leave my name in the pages of history. I shall be satisfied in people's memory.
What luck for rulers that men do not think.
Exitus acta probat. (The result justifies the means.)
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.
Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you 50,000 dollars for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul.
There is a certain charm in the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.
There's no doubt that I've deserved my enemies, but I don't think I've deserved my friends.
I'm responsible for the way it looks, the way it sounds, the way it's cast, what the locations look like, what the script's like, how the fucking shoes are tied and how your fucking hair is done. So back off and have the good grace to give me a little bit of space to coordinate these things at which I'm maybe one of the best. I say it's not just about you. Ultimately, it's about me.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas?
Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice; I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots.
Keep Ya Head Up
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way in which its animals are treated.
A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
It's a curse. Yes, it's a flame. It owns you. It has possession over you. You are not the master of yourself. You are consumed by this thing. And the books you write. They're not you. They're not me sitting here, this Henry Miller. They belong to someone else. It's terrible. You can never rest. People used to envy me my inspiration. I hate inspiration. It takes you over completely. I could never wait until it passed and I got rid of it"
One man with courage is a majority.
Great individuals are known not because they possess great souls, but because of their great designs.
I never said it. Honest. Oh, I said there are maybe 100 billion galaxies and 10 billion trillion stars. It's hard to talk about the Cosmos without using big numbers. I said 'billion' many times on the Cosmos television series, which was seen by a great many people. But I never said 'billions and billions.' For one thing, it's imprecise. How many billions are 'billions and billions'? A few billion? Twenty billion? A hundred billion? 'Billions and billions' is pretty vague... For a while, out of childish pique, I wouldn't utter the phrase, even when asked to. But I've gotten over that. So, for the record, here it goes: 'Billions and billions.'
Billions and Billions
An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind.
It is over, the Reich walls have collapsed, my generals have betrayed me and my army refuses to fight, this is the herr Doernitz! I only hope you can turn this around.
last known words to admiral Karl Donitz
"Ein Volke, Ein Reich, Ein Führer." (One people, one realm, one leader).
It is not the critic who counts, or the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly...; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worth cause; who, ast his best knows the triumph of high achievement, and who, at his worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall nver be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
The Man in the Arena
Good girls go to heaven, but bad girls get to go everywhere.
Our glory is not in never falling, but rising every time we fall.
I know God won't give me more than I can handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much sometimes.
Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world.
No one knows my ability the way I do. I am pushing against it all the time.