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A woman does not want the truth; what is truth to women? From the beginning, nothing has been more alien, repugnant, and hostile to woman than the truth - her great art is the lie, her highest concern is mere appearance and beauty
View quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche

The labouring man, that tills the fertile soil, And reaps the harvest fruit, hath not in deed The gain, but pain; and if for all his toil He gets the straw, the lord will have the seed.
View quotes by Edward De Vere

From winter, plague and pestilence, good lord, deliver us! (Summer's Last Will and Testament 1600)
View quotes by Thomas Nashe

A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.
View quotes by Cicero

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

View quotes by William Blake

I have been uncompromising, peppery, intractable, monomaniacal, tactless, volatile, and ofttimes disagreeable... I suppose I'm larger than life.
View quotes by Bette Davis

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.

View quotes by Carl Sagan

The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it friendly.
View quotes by Rev John H Holmes

If Iím sitting on the toilet and Iím looking at the grouting on the tiles, that grouting really gets me. Mothers have a thing about grouting.
View quotes by Sharon Osbourne

I love building spaces: architecture, furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion. The development procedure is more tactile. It's about space and form and it's something you can share with other people.
View quotes by Donna Karan

'Necessity is the mother of invention' is a silly proverb. 'Necessity is the mother of futile dodges' is much nearer the truth.
View quotes by Alfred North Whitehead

Bob Dole is going to be appearing in a Pepsi commercial with Britney Spears. Yeah, apparently Dole says that if this doesn't cure his erectile dysfunction, nothing will.
View quotes by Conan O'Brien

Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.
View quotes by Graham Greene

Until the rise of American advertising, it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults.
View quotes by Gore Vidal

Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.
View quotes by Simone Weil

Your struggle is futile.
View quotes by Doctor Who

The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds.
View quotes by David Hume

The reaction to me out on the stump was quite hostile.
View quotes by Tony Banks

The reaction to me out on the stump was quite hostile.
View quotes by Tony Banks

Well, I can play in the centre, on the right and occasionally on the left side (when asked if he was a 'volatile' player)
View quotes by David Beckham

This is not good. The meeting was bad. Relations were bad. It was very hostile, even bitter... I don't like to see grown men bickering.
View quotes by Bertie Ahern

I'll rip your jugular out [when asked by journalists about a hostile bid]
View quotes by Richard Cousins

Nobby Stiles a dirty player? No, he's never hurt anyone. Mind you, he's frightened a few!
View quotes by Matt Busby

If I manage to skin a crocodile for my new pair of stilettos I hope everyone will be impressed and know that Iím a chip off the old block
View quotes by Carol Thatcher

Republican comes in the dictionary just after reptile and just above repugnant.
View quotes by Julia Roberts

A journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns, a tutor of nations. Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets
View quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte

Remarkable places are like the summits of rocks; eagles and reptiles only can get there.
View quotes by Suzanne Curchod Necker

It could have been worse - I could have been named Nobby Stiles! [on his full name David Rhys George Best Cotterill]
View quotes by David Cotterill

But I think the other is a little more like bullfighting, a little more daring and although I appreciate good acting and I liked being versatile my whole career, it kept me working.
View quotes by Robert Klein

Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face.
View quotes by Charlotte Whitton

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