Quotes with making
This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980)
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Without Feathers (1975)
The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age -- what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff.
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore faith in yourself.
Our problem in money-making or government affairs is how to remain properly venturesome and experimental without making fools of ourselves.
The essential function of the universe, which is a machine for making gods
Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one the second time.
When men are so busy making money that they have no time for anything else, then the day is not far off when they will have no money for anything else.
People discuss parenting the way they talk about denominations of faith. They say, "The other camp [is] absurd, and why would you ever do fill-in-the-blank with your kid?" Then you go to the other camp and they're making fun of the other people. We try to stay out of the fray.
We have all sinned and come short of the glory of making ourselves as comfortable as we easily might have done.
There is only one way to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
I was utilized because I have a certain face that works well in cinema, and I'm used to making myself look as good as possible.
Time has been savage in its relentless eating up of the years. Have I made the most of it? I have had an endless struggle not to be a coward about things. I know what I feel, but hate being looked at, hate doing anything in public, hate making speeches ...
Let us not torment each other because we are not all alike, but believe that God knew best what He was doing in making us so different. So will the best harmony come out of seeming discords, the best affection out of differences, the best life out of struggle, and the best work will be done when each does his own work, and lets every one else do and be what God made him for.
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
Happiness is a hard thing because it is achieved only by making others happy.
The third way (1947)
I hate crowds and making speeches. I hate facing cameras and having to answer to a crossfire of questions. Why popular fancy should seize upon me, a scientist, dealing in abstract things and happy if left alone, is a manifestation of mass psychology that is beyond me.
Commerce is a game of skill, which every man cannot play, which few men can play well. The right merchant is one who has the just average of faculties we call common sense; a man of a strong affinity for facts, who makes up his decision on what he has seen. He is thoroughly persuaded of the truths of arithmetic. There is always a reason, in the man, for his good or bad fortune, and so, in making money. Men talk as if there were some magic about this, and believe in magic, in all parts of life. He knows, that all goes on the old road, pound for pound, cent for cent, — for every effect a perfect cause, — and that good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.
The Conduct of Life (1860)
I am always wandering around in enigmas. There are young people who constantly come to tell me: you, too, are making Op Art. I haven't the slightest idea what that is, Op Art. I've been doing this work for thirty years now.
Your grapes are really your script. Without good fruit, you’re just not making a good bottle of wine. Without a good script, the best actors in the world have struggled against bad material to make a good movie.
Article in New York Times, January 22, 2011 by Amy Wallace, "Growing Grapes as Part of a Real-Life Script".
Some people approach acting with all these things in their head, making it more complicated than it needs to be, way too cerebral. I don't want to know that an actor lived in a cave for 12 days so that he could prepare for a part.
He saw no reason why there should be all this to-do about so simple a thing as love-making.
Madame Bovary (1857)
I have known not a few men who, after reaching the summits of business success, found themselves miserable on attaining retirement age. They were so exclusively engrossed in their day-to-day affairs that they had no time for friend-making.... They may flatter themselves that their unrelaxing concentration on business constitutes patriotism of the highest order. They may tell themselves that the existing emergency will pass, and that they can then adopt different, more sociable, more friendly habits. [But] such a day is little likely to come for such individuals.
There are two ways of making yourself stand out from the crowd. One is by having a job so big you can go home before the bell rings if you want to. The other is by finding so much to do that you must stay after the others have gone. The one who enjoys the former once took advantage of the latter.
Freedom of speech and of the press are essential to the enlightenment of a free people and in restraining those who wield power. Particularly should this freedom be employed in comment upon the work of the courts, who are without many influences ordinarily making for humour and humility, twin antidotes to the corrosion of power.
Bridges v. California (1941)
It has been said by a certain general, that the first object in the establishment of an army ought to be making provision for the belly, that being the basis and foundation of all operations.
Military Instructions (1747)
The way you solve things is by making it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing.
The progress is made by correcting the mistakes resulting from the making of progress.
There can be no profit in the making or selling of things to be destroyed in war. Men may think that they have such profit, but in the end the profit will turn out to be a loss.
Education is the art of making man ethical.
There is infinite pathos in unsuccessful authorship. The book that perishes unread is the deaf-mute of literature. The great asylum of Oblivion is full of such, making inaudible signs to each other in leaky garrets and unattainable dusty upper shelves.
I hold we can still ... make a little civilization, the inkpot aiding, even when vast chunks of it, around us, go down into the abyss ... the preservation of it depends upon our going on making it in spite of everything and sitting tight and not chucking up.
Writing about World War I.
The plunge of civilization into this abyss of blood and darkness by the wanton feat of two infamous autocrats is a thing that so gives away the whole long age during which we have supposed the world to be, with whatever abatement, gradually bettering, that to have to take it all now for what the treacherous years were all the while really making for meaning is too tragic for any words.
Letter to Howard Sturgis on August 5, 1914 about the outbreak of World War I.
Life is in the business of making its environment agreeable for life.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
The world of our own making has become so complicated that we must turn to the world of the born to understand how to manage it.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
There is no way under the sun of making a man worthy of love, except by loving him.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
I'm not interested in making movies for everybody. I like making movies for myself and my friends and people with my sensibility.
People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.
In some industry markets, high quality can be tied to making more money, but I am sure by now all of us know the computer industry is not like that.
Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process.
I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
A clever man ought to so regulate his interests that each will fall in due order. Our greediness so often troubles us, making us run after so many things at the same time, that while we too eagerly look after the least, we miss the greatest.
The love of glory, the fear of shame, the design of making a fortune, the desire of rendering life easy and agreeable, and the humor of pulling down other people, are often the causes of that valor so celebrated among men.
I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.
Random Reminiscences of Men and Events (1906)
It might take some here and there, but Apple's market share in the global computer business has really shrunk pretty far, and where they've been making success recently is not in the computer business but in the iPod music business.
Interview with CNET, January 18, 2005.
Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
The movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men and women often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making. In a moment of dedication they are given wisdom and courage to dare a deed that challenges and to kindle a hope that inspires.
Footprints of a Dream : The Story of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples (1959)
In this topsy-turvy, crazy, illogical world, Man has made laws for himself. He has fenced himself round with them, mainly with the idea of keeping communities together, and gain for the strongest. No woman was consulted in the making of laws. And nine-tenths of the people who are daily obeying--or fighting against--Nature's laws, have no real opinion. Opinion means deduction, after weighing the matter, and deep thought upon it. They simply echo feeling, because for generations forbears have laid something down as an axiom. They do not investigate or weigh for themselves. The axiom of the forbears was, 'It is immoral to follow God's law, unless bound by man's law and a wedding ring.'
quoted in Mark Twain on Three Weeks, Elinor Glyn
No one can make any money. It was a really tough slog and I had a good go at it, but it was difficult. You put in so much effort and put in so many long hours for not much return. I was making all my money from endorsements and appearances, but I didn't make that much from the actual record sales. I think everyone is suffering in the music industry. It wasn't just me. I do something until it's not fun any more and then move on. Music wasn't fun any more.
Interview in Men's Style magazine, in October 2007
In general, the art of government consists of making as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other.
We need to keep making this gift of human imagination available to the world.
Imagine: What America Could Be in the 21st Century (2000)