silent and strong quotes

The trade unions and the Labour Party… failed miserably. Instead of giving concrete support, and calling upon workers to take industrial action, they did nothing.
— arthur scargill

If I weren’t performing, I’d be a beauty editor or a therapist. I love creativity, but I also love to help others. My mother was a hairstylist, and they listen to everyone’s problems – like a beauty therapist!
— beyonce knowles

I was getting a lot of editorial, as in lots of pages in ‘Vogue,’ but it’s far more important to get your dresses on the back of a famous person. Charlotte Rampling in Bruce Oldfield. That sells.
— bruce oldfield

There’s no such thing as a natural-born pilot.
— chuck yeager

I love to create, and to me, the ultimate freedom of expression is a blank canvas or a block of clay to capture whatever emotions your imagination gives it.
— daniel boulud

I never minded flying cheap. I always said to myself, ‘Taking this flight saves enough money to rescue four dogs, or six cats, or will let me make a difference to the one woman saving chimps in Cameroon.’
— elayne boosler

Mentors, by far, are the most important aspects of businesses.
— daymond john

My religion is my most precious possession. Except for it, I could easily have become excessively occupied with industry. Sharing responsibility for church work has been a vital counterbalance in my life.
— george w romney

I’d say that Spanish football is probably the best I’ve seen.
— gareth bale

When an author has a very unique or specific input, whether it’s intentional or unintentional, the era that person lives in, their environment where they live, is reflected there. It can be a movie about aliens, a game about zombies, whatever it is. If there’s an authorship in there, the time and place of the author will be reflected there.
— hideo kojima

The point of mythology or myth is to point to the horizon and to point back to ourselves: This is who we are; this is where we came from; and this is where we’re going. And a lot of Western society over the last hundred years – the last 50 years really – has lost that. We have become rather aimless and wandering.
— j michael straczynski

One of the things that happens to people in grief is they secretly think they’re crazy, because they realize they are thinking things that don’t make sense.
— joan didion

Yes, but another writer I read in high school who just knocked me out was Theodore Dreiser. I read An American Tragedy all in one weekend and couldn’t put it down – I locked myself in my room. Now that was antithetical to every other book I was reading at the time because Dreiser really had no style, but it was powerful.
— joan didion

When I started working on ‘Michael And Michael,’ it was my life for three to four months, and then suddenly it’s gone.
— kumail nanjiani

Mountain climbing was one of Mother’s favorite occupations, but she never succeeded in inculcating this passion in any of us.
— katharine graham

I really don’t know the Chicago School. You see, I never walk. I always take taxis back and forth to work. I rarely see the city.
— ludwig mies van der rohe

Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way. Otherwise, all you have is an opinion.
— marilyn vos savant

When migraines briefly became a campaign issue for me, it appeared that political foes were maybe playing the gender card.
— michele bachmann

Voting has not been tough for me, for the most part, because there’s guideposts about what will bring about the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest amount of people.
— michele bachmann

This led to the discovery that long chain fatty acids would remarkably stabilize serum albumin to heat denaturation, and would even reverse the denaturation by heat or concentrated urea solutions.
— paul d boyer

I could have just received royalty checks every month by lending my name to a collection, but I didn’t want to do that. My name is a reflection of me.
— nicky hilton

I honestly don’t know whether I can ever top the experience of ‘Pacific Rim.’
— robert kazinsky

My father is a very successful man in the corporate world, and I am his only son. He had certain dreams for me. I was scared to tell him that I wanted to be an actor.
— ram kapoor

When I look in the mirror, I sometimes think I’m getting old, but then I have two generations behind me so that helps puts things into perspective. I am a grandmother now, but at least my nine-year-old grandson Jude calls me Glamma and not Granny.
— stephanie beacham

I was a switchboard operator on the first season of ‘Mad Men.’ I was the oldest and bitterest.
— stephanie courtney

I prayed like a man walking in a forest at night, feeling his way with his hands, at each step fearing to fall into pure bottomlessness forever. Prayer is like lying awake at night, afraid, with your head under the cover, hearing only the beating of your own heart.
— wendell berry

We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
— wendell berry

We cannot comprehend what comprehends us.
— wendell berry

If conservationists will attempt to resume responsibility for their need to eat, they will be led back fairly directly to all their previous concerns for the welfare of nature.
— wendell berry

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