Capital Quotes

  • Pops played football for LSU. Ever since I can remember, I've been working with him running routes and stuff.
  • Gratuitous fat jokes always hurt, no matter what.
  • I write to make sense of things that don't make sense to me.
  • The habit of breaking up one's colour to make it brilliant dates from further back than Impressionism - Couture advocates it in a little book called 'Causeries d'Atelier' written about 1860 - it is part of the technique of Impressionism but used for quite a different reason.
  • Finding shelter with nomads in the desert during summer was a matter of survival for me and my animals.
  • Metaphor is not just the detection of patterns; it is the creation of patterns.
  • I'm not selfish. I am where I am because I have worked very hard and have always done my job.
  • Cooking is like love. You don't have to be particularly beautiful or very glamorous, or even very exciting to fall in love. You just have to be interested in it. It's the same thing with food.
  • I've always been very left of center and the radio never had much diversity and film did.
  • I've seen 'Mork & Mindy' a couple times. Robin Williams amazes me. And I love Gary Coleman. He puts me away. He puts everybody away.
  • If they're in cell block 1A or 1B, these prisoners - they're murderers, they're terrorists, they're insurgents. Many of them probably have American blood on their hands. And here we're so concerned about the treatment of those individuals.
  • The problem of freedom in America is that of maintaining a competition of ideas, and you do not achieve that by silencing one brand of idea.
  • To understand the hidden secret of the modern industrial world in which I find myself, I have to return to another world. That world is at once wartime Nice and the plantation - the sugar isles on which Europe's prosperity was built.
  • Big companies such as Google and Facebook buy startups at ridiculously high prices - not for their products, but for their people.
  • Quickly you learn it's way better to have fans talking and caring about you than not.
  • I understand being less sexy than Osama bin Laden, but not less sexy than Carrot Top. That, I find offensive.
  • I've not gotten so much stuff because I improvise in an audition, but I always feel like, if that's the case, the reason is because it wouldn't have worked out anyway with us working together.
  • The challenge for capitalism is that the things that breed trust also breed the environment for fraud.
  • Few parents are aware of the difficulties that beset the minds of the little philosophers and theologians who sit upon their knees or play at their feet; and many a parent could not comprehend the disturbance, if he were aware of it.
  • Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone.
  • If you're someone in the business of verifying transactions on a proprietary network, the invention of Bitcoin cannot be safely ignored. It will change or disrupt the providers of most proprietary payment networks in the coming years.
  • You know, capital isn't patriotic. Capital goes to where it needs to go to get a return.
  • I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics.
  • To be what you want to be, you must give up being what you are.
  • My ambition was to be cosmopolitan. I grew up in the suburbs. I went to college in Maine. I had a dream in my head that if you wanted to be the most urbane, living-life-to-the-fullest kind of person, Paris was the place to be.
  • It's really rare as a teenager to be offered a role that actually resembles what it's like to be a teenager, because there are so many stereotypes that might be attractive to watch, but make you think: 'Who is that? Who has that life at 16?'
  • Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.
  • Few of us will forget the wail of mingled grief, rage and horror which rose from the camp when the Indians returned to it and recognized their slaughtered warriors, women, and children.
  • By the time I was twenty-three, I'd given up any thought of becoming a fiction writer, and I didn't return to the craft for over two decades. But, at the age of forty-five, return I did.
  • My safety and my family's safety are not guaranteed even now.
  • But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.
  • I think you're defined as a company by what you choose to do and what you choose not to do.
  • I always feel stupid giving advice since I've been married, what, a year? I can say this: Be in it for the long haul and just know there are going to be rough patches. No two people are the same, there are going to be areas where you just don't click.
  • I am fortunate in having people around me who protect me.
  • I have an instinct for survival, for self-preservation.
  • As a practicing neurologist, I place central importance in applying current science to the notion of disease prevention.
  • Conscious of our many problems, I seek today to lay a foundation to our public policy. My fundamental purpose is to devote my term of office to raising the standard of public service in New Jersey.
  • Shoes are a good starting point. I've become quite fussy about them! A patent pair of Sonia Rykiel oxfords have become invaluable.
  • Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.
  • The genius which runs to madness is no longer genius.
  • So the actual riffing came out of us just sitting there and doing it the way I think some people think we really did it, which is all spontaneously, and it really was.
  • Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
  • It's a bit embarrassing watching myself, but I couldn't get someone else to play me, that would've been stupid.
  • I studied engineering in the national university, the Universidad Autonoma, in San Ildefonso.
  • I think we Southerners have talked a fair amount of malarkey about the mystique of being Southern.
  • In God, the characteristics of men and women that we admire in men and women are combined. That's been a traditional Catholic teaching that God is the combination of opposites.
  • Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian.
  • Well, I am a lot like my dad, and the character of Ted is based on my dad.