Quotes about Material Things

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To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

It's the business I'm in, I can't say that signing things is the favourite part of my career but you know that it has to be done and that there is no pain involved.

Cliff Richard

Hitting a baseball well, as in cricket, is a very rare skill. One of most difficult things to do in the world to do, hitting a ball coming at you at ninety miles an hour with a round bat. Wonderful to watch.

Peter Tork

I do talk less now because the sound of my voice saying over and over the things I said years ago embarrasses and depresses me. Why do I say the same things over and over?

Carroll O'Connor

Things that go on at Happy Times are very funny this year, and if you were watching last year, some of the people you saw then as basically extras emerge as real characters in their own right this season, at least to some degree.

Ellen Muth

My experience of the world is that things left to themselves don't get right.

Thomas Huxley

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.

Jules H. Poincare

You can do great things with low-tech stuff.

Laurie Anderson

One of the things that upset me was some of the criticism leveled at Simon and Garfunkel. I always took exception to it, but actually I agree with a lot of it.

Paul Simon

Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.

Andre Maurois

Because Hightower's problem, among other things, is that advertisers would be a lot less interested in his show than in Limbaugh's, even if they have similar ratings, because of what Hightower is saying.

Robert McChesney

While you are experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things. Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.

Ivan Pavlov

The more you turn down things, the more difficult it becomes to feel that the next one will be right.

Charlotte Gainsbourg

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley

I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.

Lord Acton

Sitting by the chimney corner as we grow old, the commonest things around us take on live meanings and hint at the difference between these driving times and the calm, slow moving days when we were young.

Rebecca H. Davis

Obviously one of the things that poets from Northern Ireland and beyond - had to try to make sense of was what was happening on a day-to-day political level.

Paul Muldoon

I sometimes worry that all the beautiful things have been made.

Robbie Coltrane

I learned very early that an audience would relax and look at things differently if they felt they could laugh with you from time to time. There's an energy that comes through the release of tension that is laughter.

Twyla Tharp

So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural resources that were radically different from ours, as the Europeans were from the American Indians.

Sarah Zettel
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