Quotes with lot
I think that I've always been attracted to characters who are positive and come from a very innocent place. I think there's a lot of room for discovery in these characters and that's something I always have fun playing.
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980)
And as they drifted up, their minds sang with the ecstatic knowledge that either what they were doing was completely and utterly and totally impossible or that physics had a lot of catching up to do.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984)
All you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from a position of thinking it's pretty damn complicated in the first place.
Mostly Harmless (1992)
Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the Universe than we do now.
A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979)
I've worked with a lot of great glamorous girls in movies and the theater. And I'll admit, I've often thought it would be wonderful to be a femme fatale. But then I'd always come back to thinking that if they only had what I've had - a family, real love, an anchor - they would have been so much happier during all the hours when the marquees and the floodlights are dark.
I feel content. I am 51 years old and I see a lot of work, a lot of people, a lot of faces, a lot of souls. And I feel like I am in the middle of the game. The match is not over and I may score some goals.
The best way to keep young is to keep going in whatever it is that keeps you going. With me that's work, and a lot of it. And when a job is finished, relax and have fun.
I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There's still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas. A lot of the traditions haven't been explained in song.
My God, there aren't any more movie stars, which is terrific with me, it's very healthy. A lot of love now occurs in the business, people helping each other to do good work, getting high on each other's success. Isn't that great?
I’d like to be remembered as just a good old country boy that did his best to give us something to listen to and help them through a lot of sad moments, happy moments, whatever.
Interview on House of Blues Radio Hour, 2009
I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up.
I actually use a computer a lot. I have three computers that I use on a regular basis - one is on my desk top in my Washington office, another is at home, and I have my laptop that I use when I'm travelling.
When it’s too easy to get money, then you get a lot of noise mixed in with the real innovation and entrepreneurship. Tough times bring out the best parts of Silicon Valley.
People respond strongly to that archetype, so that must be common in a lot of homes. Claire keeps Phil on task, but Phil keeps the house off-task, in a good way.
Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience.
A Happy Death (1971)
Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
From thirty feet away she looked like a lot of class. From ten feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from thirty feet away.
The High Window (1942)
She had a lot of face and chin. She had pewter-colored hair set in a ruthless permanent, a hard beak, and large moist eyes with the sympathetic expression of wet stones.
The High Window (1942)
I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. I put them on and went out of the room.
Farewell, My Lovely (1940)
I found films to be turbulent and stressful. They have caused me an enormous amount of anxiety, because I do not have a lot of confidence. You are working, intellectually and mentally, and you are having to be with people and socialise all the time. Actors like it, on the whole, but I was not born with that quality. I am very quiet and would much prefer to talk to a few people rather than a crowd.
You learn to write the same way you learn to play golf. You do it, and keep doing it until you get it right. A lot of people think something mystical happens to you, that maybe the muse kisses you on the ear. But writing isn’t divinely inspired -- it’s hard work.
Being president is like running a cemetery. You’ve got a lot of people under you, but nobody’s listening.
I'm fed up with the idiots, the ever-widening gap between people who know how to make movies and those who green-light them. I don't say they're all idiots - I'm just saying there's a lot of them. It would almost need a Mafia-like offer I couldn't refuse to do another movie.
The rich are not really a bad lot. We must not judge by appearances. If it weren't for their money they would be indistinguishable from the rest of us.
The Crow's Nest (1921)
It is the lot of man to suffer, it is also his fortune to forget.
The Floating City is set against a dystopian vision of the 1940s that might have existed had WWII turned out a lot differently.
About the Map Of The Floating City game that was released in June 2011 to promote his first new studio album in 20 years (June 2011).
Everyone steals in commerce and industry. I've stolen a lot, myself. But I know how to steal! They don't know how to steal!
There is far more danger in a public monopoly than there is in a private monopoly, for when government goes into business it can always shift its losses to the taxpayer. The Government never really goes into business, for it never makes ends meet, and that is the first requisite of business. It just mixes a little business with a lot of politics, and no one ever gets a chance to find out what is actually going on.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius --- and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose we know not, though sometimes sense it. But we know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.
Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory yields a lot, but it hardly brings us any closer to the secret of the Old One. In any case I am convinced that He doesn't play dice.
An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better.
I like Tim Cook, I think there are a lot of talented people there, but Steve is irreplaceable.
About Steve Jobs during interview with Charlie Rose on CBS aired on August 13, 2013.
I spent a lot of my life traveling and I knew that's where I got most of my education, not in school.
You can do one of two things; just shut up, which is something I don't find easy, or learn an awful lot very fast, which is what I tried to do.
I don't want people losing respect for me as a player. I want to go out in every game and perform to the highest level. I have no retirement plans. I've had a lot of injuries but I want to continue playing.
It hurts me when I see a priest or a nun with the latest model car, you can't do this. A car is necessary to do a lot of work, but please, choose a more humble one. If you like the fancy one, just think about how many children are dying of hunger in the world.
July 6, 2013
Mostly it’s not a lot of that stuff anymore with shooting and killing and dying and blood. I'm getting a little older, you know. The running and the jumping and killing, it's a little past me.
Interview in The New York Times (2010)
It takes a lot of courage to take this drug... it’s a tremendous jolt to your mind, to your ego.
Talking about taking LSD as part of psychotherapy with Esther Williams.
I guess the hard thing for a lot of people to accept is why God would allow me to go running through their yards, yelling and spinning around.
I could have made a lot more than them that if I'd have left of this kind and gardening and canning, and cutting the neighbor's hair, sewing for the men and women.
Interview with CBS News, February 11, 2009.
One difference between savagery and civilization is a little courtesy. There's no telling what a lot of courtesy would do.
There is a lot of sadness in my past life. My father beat me. It was difficult to take being beaten and then going on stage. He was strict; very hard and stern.
Somehow a party platform always reminds me a lot of New Year's resolutions.
Senator's Sorghum's Primer of Politics (1906)
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
The Day of Affirmation speech to National Union of South African Students members at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, on June 6, 1966
There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
There's a lot more future in hamburgers than in baseball. Baseball isn't baseball anymore.
After giving control of San Diego Padres in August 1979.
I do not believe that we can still speak of one structuralism. There were a whole lot of movements that claimed to be structuralist.
A lot of people say that my life is wasted on me because I could be a bigger asshole than I am, but I've chosen not to be.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot
I was like a lot of kids, looking for something to be interested in. Something to be passionate about. All you need is permission. Not only for Glee, but for anything in life.
About Glee casting in an interview published November 15, 2010.
Money is like manure. If you spread it around, it does a lot of good, but if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell.
I'm dead behind these eyes. I'm dead, just like the whole inert, shoddy lot out there. It doesn't matter because I don't feel a thing, and neither do they.
The Entertainer (1957)
The kind who would just nod their heads, pack their bags, and be early if I told 'em we had a game in some shopping-center parking lot, for no money, at 6 A.M. some Wednesday morning.
Explaining 'shopping lot' player
All you have to do is play better than the other guy and things go well. If you don't play better than the other players then somebody takes your place. Now a lot of guys, in this day and time with the transient nature of the sport, as soon as the competition gets too good, they want out.
When you don't know that you don't know, it's a lot different than when you do know that you don't know.
Political activism has been a part of my life and part of the films I try to make. But we don't focus on any one theme or another. We don't take any ideological stance. I'm anti-ideology. Our work tries to transcend politics. Whatever side you're on, we try to show stories from every part of the country, and so 'red state, blue state' doesn't mean a whole lot to us.
About the Sundance Film Festival
A lot of men are very uptight, but I don't distinguish between male and female beauty. Beauty is beauty.
A lot of progress was being made there at MIT. Those guys had molecules jumping through hoops like poodles in a circus.
Jitterbug Perfume (1984)
I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will — and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain.
Larry Bird is overrated in a lot of areas. ... Why does he get so much publicity? Because he's white. You never hear about a black player being the greatest.
Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes a lot of money to even get beat with nowadays.
Daily Telegrams, June 28, 1931.
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads.
To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
Some Men are More Perfect Than Others (1973)
It is interesting that when you really write material from inside yourself … just how many people can relate to that. I’ve also always written stuff that’s fun to say. There are a lot of comedians who love music and rhythm. I write things in a musical way in my head.
Interview in Huffington Post (May 2013)
I've heard that, but since I'm computer illiterate I don't know how it all works. But since I'm on Prodigy tonight, I'm learning a lot through my typist, Peter.
I get to go to a lot of famous places, like Canada.
I think it's very important for everyone in America to realize right now the state of our country, not just on this issue but on a lot of issues, that it is time to get active again. People have just sat back and just sort of said, oh, let somebody else do it for a long time, and we're seeing what's happening to the country, even freedom of speech. It's not going well. So I think this is a real opportunity for people to see, yes, if you do get out and you do get active, there are other people there. You just have to seek them out.
In my work, you get used to criticisms. Of course you do, because there are a lot of people trying to get you down, but I always cheer up immensely if one is particularly wounding because I think well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left. That is why my father always taught me: never worry about anyone who attacks you personally; it means their arguments carry no weight and they know it.
Interview with Italian television by Enzo Biagi (March 10, 1986)
The only way to keep alert on ether is to do up a lot of amyls -- not all at once, but steadily, just enough to maintain the focus at 90 miles an hour through Barstow.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1971)
I'm into being a dad, that's where my focus is most of the time. I'm an actor that's my job, but it's not my life. I have a lot of other interests too.
There's a lot of things great about life. But I think tomorrow is the most important thing. Comes in to us at midnight very clean, ya know. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
Interview with Playboy, May 1971
There's been a lot of stories about how I got to be called Duke. One was that I played the part of a duke in a school play--which I never did. Sometimes, they even said I was descended from royalty! It was all a lot of rubbish. Hell, the truth is that I was named after a dog!
We did a lot of grammatical analysis of ancient texts and that must have appealed to my taste. I was interested in philosophy before I knew I was. That's to say when I was at school I used to argue with my friends about issues that turned out to be philosophical ones of some kind.
Interview with Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian (November 29, 2002)
I had to get comfortable with knowing that one of my weaknesses was my weight. Especially growing up with Venus, who's so tall and slim and model-like, and me, I'm thick and hips and everything. I used to feel like I wanted to be her. I wanted to be thin, but it wasn't me, so I had to learn that I'm going to have larger boobs. I'm going to be bigger, and just enjoy that. So I think it's good for a lot of other girls who are curvy or more bodacious to be confident in themselves.
Interview with Rolling Stone, 6/18/2013
When I'm down, I talk to myself a lot. I look crazy because I'm constantly having an argument with myself. We're going back and forth and then I tell her she sucks and she tells me to shut up. Then we get along.
Interview with Rolling Stone, 6/18/2013
Neoconservatives, accordingly, place a lot of stock in applied social science research, especially the sort that evaluates old programs and tests new ones.
This is our fault. Doctors over-prescribing antibiotics. Got a cold? Take some penicillin. Sniffles? No problem. Have some azithromycin. Is that not working anymore? Well, got your Levaquin. Antibacterial soaps in every bathroom. We'll be adding vancomycin to the water supply soon. We bred these superbugs. They're our babies. And they're all grown up and they've got body piercings and a lot of anger.
House, Maternity. By Dr. Gregory House.
We breed these superbugs, now they're all grown up and they got body peircings and a lot of anger.
House, Maternity. By Dr. Gregory House.
There's a lot of porn piling up on the Internet. It doesn't download itself!
House, House Training. By Dr. Gregory House.