Quotes with wonderful
What a wonderful thing, to be conscious! I wonder what the people in New Jersey do.
Without Feathers (1975)
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.
In my head, coming in the other night, it was dusk, a pretty night and the skyline was wonderful.
Interview with Chicago Tribute, June 15, 1989
I have had a wonderful life. I have never regretted what I did. I regret things I didn't do. All my life I've done things at a moment's notice. Those are the things I remember. I was given courage, a sense of adventure and a little bit of humor. I don't think anyone has the right to intrude in your life, but they do. I would like people to separate the actress and the woman.
I don't want to spend the rest of my life doing as Toscanini did, studying and restudying 50 pieces of music. It would bore me to death. I want to want to conduct. I want to play the piano. I want to write for Hollywood. I want to write symphonic music. I want to keep on trying to be, in the full sense of that wonderful word, a musician. I also want to teach. I want to write books and poetry. And I think I can still do justice to them all.
Interview with The New York Times.
This is the true meaning of mutual security.It is the idea that by helping one another build a strong, prosperous world community, free people will not only win through to a just peace but can apply their wonderful, God-given talents toward creating an ever-growing measure of man's humanity to man.
Address at the Gettysburg College Convocation: The Importance of Understanding (April 4, 1959).
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
I thought it was a wonderful script. I thought, 'I can do this.' But I thought they would hire someone a little more debonair, shall we say. A little more appealing to the eye.
About his audition for Sopranos, Newsweek (2001)
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me ... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me.
Quoted in The Wall Street Journal (1993). Discussing success of Bill Gates at Microsoft.
I felt like a wonderful sandwich, a slice of white bread between two slices of ham.
About working on Hope & Crosby.
Bee-keeping is regarded in Europe as an intellectual pursuit, and no one who studies the wonderful habits of this useful insect, will ever find the materials for new observations exhausted.
A Practical Treatise on the Hive and Honey-bee (1857)
We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
On Milton (1825)
We all make mistakes. We know we make mistakes. I don't know any military commander, who is honest, who would say he has not made a mistake. There's a wonderful phrase: 'the fog of war.' What "the fog of war" means is: war is so complex it's beyond the ability of the human mind to comprehend all the variables. Our judgment, our understanding, are not adequate. And we kill people unnecessarily.
The Fog of War
I have seen the very bottom of life: I was so afraid I wouldn’t be funny anymore. I just knew that I would lose my zaniness and my sense of humor. But I didn’t. Recovery turned out to be a wonderful thing.
Fossils have been long studied as great curiosities, collected with great pains, treasured with great care and at a great expense, and shown and admired with as much pleasure as a child's hobby-horse is shown and admired by himself and his playfellows, because it is pretty; and this has been done by thousands who have never paid the least regard to that wonderful order and regularity with which nature has disposed of these singular productions, and assigned to each class its peculiar stratum.
Personal notes, January 5, 1796
In its effect upon war and peace, electricity offers still much greater and more wonderful possibilities. To stop war by the perfection of engines of destruction alone, might consume centuries and centuries. Other means must be employed to hasten the end.
"The Transmission of Electrical Energy without wires as a means for furthering Peace" in Electrical World and Engineer (January 7, 1905).
But don't get me wrong. As far as a man and a woman is concerned, I'm awfully happy there's a thing called sex. It's an extra something God gave us. I see no reason why it shouldn't be in pictures. Healthy, lusty sex is wonderful.
The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve. We should be grateful for it and hope that it will remain valid in future research and that it will extend, for better or for worse, to our pleasure, even though perhaps also to our bafflement, to wide branches of learning.
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences (1960)