Quotes with nobody
Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am - and what I need - is something I have to find out myself.
God didn't have time to make a nobody, only a somebody.I believe that each of us has God-given talents within us waiting to be brought to fruition.
I could never really see the point of being high-profile when I loathed it so much. Every now and then, you can go to something like an Oscars ceremony, but nobody is holding a gun to your head. The rules were the same 40 years ago as they are now. You can either choose your spotlight - or you can stay at home.
Being president is like running a cemetery. You’ve got a lot of people under you, but nobody’s listening.
Being called very, very difficult is the beginning of success. Until you’re called very, very difficult you’re really nobody at all.
Infancy conforms to nobody: all conform to it, so that one babe commonly makes four or five out of the adults who prattle and play to it.
Nobody had ever measured, even poets, how much the heart can hold.
All right, then nobody can complain if we ask pregnant women to make parachute jumps.
Apparently in defense of his belief that women belong at home.
No. I don't consider myself to be a representative of my people. I am thinking of me and nobody else.'
In response to a reporter's question who compared her to Jackie Robinson as an outstanding representative of her race.
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.
Every man is working out his destiny in his own way and nobody can be of any help except by being kind, generous, and patient.
Henry Miller on Writing (1964)
Nobody dies nowadays of fatal truths: there are too many antidotes to them.
Nobody makes me uncomfortable here. It's a place where you can be eternally anonymous.
About living in New York City.
When you’re screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore, that means they’ve given up on you.
The Last Lecture
Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
Interview in Doctor Dobb's Journal
Nobody quite knew what was happening. Was there a melt-down? Was there not? What could possibly happen? So for a good while, we were in a state of suspended animation.
Interview aired in the documentary "Meltdown at the Three Mile Island" for The American Experience, PBS.
Nobody really wants to spend life with someone who has no other choice, and children who have been raised by a mother who gave up her life for them almost always spend years on an analyst's couch learning to spit in her eye.
Some Men are More Perfect Than Others (1973)
I'm 23 years old. I might just be my mother's child, but in all reality, I'm everybody's child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.
Books ain’t no good. A guy needs somebody — to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody.
Of Mice and Men (1937)
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy, we sow anonymous benefits upon the world, which remain unknown even to ourselves, or when they are disclosed, surprise nobody so much as the benefactor.
Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers (1881)
History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of "history" it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time -- and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1971)
Adam was the only man who, when he said a good thing, knew that nobody had said it before him.
I'm tired of suppressing myself. How can you live such an extreme life and nobody knows even half of what you've gone through?
About her autobiography
Nobody is more powerful as we make them out to be.
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose (1983)
In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.
A Few Maxims For The A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, 1894
Seventy-five percent doesn't seem legal. Nobody does anything because the government pays you to be broke. So why work?
Interview with Rolling Stone, 6/18/2013. About the tax rate in France.
On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.
Caption for Peter Steiner's cartoon, as published in The New Yorker (July 5, 1993)