Topics quotes

  • If you spend any time in Los Angeles, there's only one topic of conversation.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Talking #Topics #Los Angeles

  • I just like making people laugh, and buried in that I like to bring up topics and start discussions.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #People #Laughing #Topics

  • The very old certainly do not go back on lunch remains but they do bite back at old conversational topics ...
    -- Ama Ata Aidoo

    #Lunch #Topics #Remains

  • Im not the voice of reason; Im more the guy using these offensive topics as fodder to raise tension in a joke.
    -- Anthony Jeselnik

    #Voice #Guy #Topics

  • According to the science of cybernetics, which deals with the topic of control in every kind of system (mechanical, electronic, biological, human, economic, and so on), there is a natural law that governs the capacity of a control system to work. It says that the control must be capable of generating as much "variety" as the situation to be controlled.
    -- Anthony Stafford Beer

    #Law #Cybernetics #Topics

  • I work in a business environment forty hours a week, and writing is what I do to unwind. It allows me to transport myself to a happy place where I can indulge my hopes, beliefs, aspirations and fantasies. It also allows me to live and breathe a topic for eighteen months while I'm researching and writing.
    -- Ashwin Sanghi

    #Writing #Months #Topics

  • Most people come out of their Ph.D. experience trying to prove themselves, trying to get ahead, trying to get published. You're scared everybody else is going to do your research and get your topic.
    -- Bernice Johnson Reagon

    #People #Trying #Topics

  • A good day for Barack Obama is anytime the dominant topic of discussion is anything but the economy.
    -- Bob Beauprez

    #Good Day #Topics #Economy

  • There has been failure, particularly with the effort to protect our coast and our marsh. And that was the biggest topic of discussion in a very frank meeting we had with the president.
    -- Bobby Jindal

    #Effort #President #Topics

  • Americans know more about religion than almost any other topic.
    -- Bruce Feiler


  • Talking about stepping down in five years is frankly not a topic of particular actuality now.
    -- Carlos Ghosn

    #Talking #Years #Topics

  • It does not seem to me that the evidence concerning the being of a God, and concerning immortality, is such as to enable us to assert anything in regard to either of these topics.
    -- Charles Eliot Norton

    #Atheism #Doe #Topics

  • This is the magnanimity of authorship, when a writer having a topic presented to him, fruitful of beauties for common minds, waives his privilege, and trusts to the judicious few for understanding the reason of his abstinence.
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Understanding #Mind #Topics

  • Even though money seems such an objective topic, it can also be the most intimate, and possibly harmful, part of a relationship.
    -- Christie Hefner

    #Objectivity #Topics #Intimate

  • I feel like if you read something, and it makes you so curious about a topic that you then go read something else, that's exciting.
    -- Curtis Sittenfeld

    #Topics #Curious #Exciting

  • A filmmaker should never assume he's superior to his subject. I often find that even the simplest topic remains an enigma. The best film portraits not only evoke that enigma but ingest it in a process that renders what's invisible visible.
    -- Damian Pettigrew

    #Portraits #Topics #Assuming

  • I write about African women, that's really my topic. I have no shame or qualm in it because it's a very underrepresented topic, which is part of the reason I started to write.
    -- Danai Gurira

    #Writing #Topics #Shame

  • Within psychology and neuroscience, some new and rigorous experimental paradigms for studying consciousness have helped it begin to overcome the stigma that has been attached to the topic for most of this century.
    -- David Chalmers

    #Psychology #Topics #Overcoming

  • I spent 11 years at 'The Daily Show,' and I learned everything there about how to write funny, how to write funny on topic.
    -- David Javerbaum

    #Writing #Years #Topics

  • In a modern world, increasingly filled with pop culture fads and gimmicks, Lisa Morton reveals much of the underbelly history and unknown facts regarding the biggest pop culture event in history-Halloween. Her sheer delight and well-researched enthusiasm in tackling many of the unrecognized aspects of this monstrous topic makes one wonder what we don't know about everything else that should be as commonplace to our psyche as a bag of candy.
    -- Del Howison

    #Halloween #Enthusiasm #Topics

  • I spent my time trying to understand grand jury procedure - a topic about which I never before had the slightest interest.
    -- Donella Meadows

    #Trying #Topics #Procedures

  • I love playing in the UK because there are some topics that you just can't talk about in the States without getting run out of town. So let me just say this: Louis C. K.'s new show sucks.
    -- Doug Stanhope

    #Running #Topics #Towns

  • There are many true statements about complex topics that are too long to fit on a PowerPoint slide.
    -- Edward Tufte

    #Long #Topics #Slides

  • Sometimes, if you really don't know how you feel about a topic, reading how both sides argue it can help.
    -- Elayne Boosler

    #Reading #How You Feel #Topics

  • Reading has always been in the chief joy, a never-ending topic of conversation, and often a lifesaver, in my family.
    -- Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

    #Reading #Joy #Topics

  • Half of Google's revenue comes from selling text-based ads that are placed near search results and are related to the topic of the search. Another half of its revenues come from licensing its search technology to companies like Yahoo.
    -- Eric Schmidt

    #Technology #Google #Topics

  • Interestingly, human irrationality is a hot topic in economics at the moment. Behavioural economics it's called, on the cusp of economics and psychology.
    -- Evan Davis

    #Psychology #Hot #Topics

  • Propaganda is a topic of particular concern to peace associations. This is a matter of educating the population in general, and not least the voters.
    -- Fredrik Bajer

    #Voters #Matter #Topics

  • In the 1950s, I proposed the survivor method of determining the efficient sizes of enterprises, and worked on delivered price systems, vertical integration, and similar topics.
    -- George Stigler

    #Survivor #Topics #Size

  • It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness
    -- Glenn Close

    #Topics #Speak #Mental Illness

  • Books are to be distinguished by the grandeur of their topics even more than by the manner in which they are treated.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Book #Topics #Distinguished

  • I think it's been the topic of conversation for every one... If the U.S. is hit again, how are we going to handle it? Our troops are all over the place.
    -- Holly Johnson

    #Thinking #Troops #Topics

  • While I've worked on many topics and written many books, I have not abandoned my interest in multiple intelligences.
    -- Howard Gardner

    #Book #Topics #Abandoned

  • You know, motherhood is my favourite topic in my personal life and I won't shut up about it, but it's not something I want to discuss publicly just because of the amount of attention it draws to a small person who didn't choose to be exposed.
    -- Isla Fisher

    #Motherhood #Topics #Attention

  • An exciting and yet highly lucid account of the formation and significance of Karl Kraus's modernist journalism, an activity that Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem regarded as the most Jewish writing in the German language. The Anti-Journalist is the best book I have seen on this engaging topic.
    -- Istvan Deak

    #Book #Writing #Topics

  • We should have apologized back then and made sure we had a rule in place and gone forward. ... Steroids and all of that was a part of history. But it was a topic that everybody wanted to avoid. Nobody wanted to talk about it.
    -- Jason Giambi

    #Gone #Topics #Made

  • The longer I'm alive, the more I realize how little I know. Pretending that you know everything about every topic, and being very vocal about it? That's an instant turnoff.
    -- Jennifer Morrison

    #Alive #Littles #Topics

  • As you know, the thing that I know the least about is the topic of sports.
    -- John Hodgman

    #Sports #Topics

  • If you are a friend of the Constitution as I am, I hope you will consider engaging me in the topics of my posts whether you agree or disagree with my position on a particular subject.
    -- John Jay Hooker

    #Topics #Constitution #Economy

  • The conversation topic in my head is not what role I should play; it is whether I am going to play at all,
    -- Jonny Wilkinson

    #Play #Roles #Topics

  • Let's forget the reunification, let's just shut up and don't talk about that topic for the next 20 years.
    -- Joschka Fischer

    #Years #Next #Topics

  • Here's the main page of motivational quotes, if you want a different topic. Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.
    -- Joseph Conrad

    #Gossip #Topics #Different

  • All of us necessarily hold many casual opinions that are ludicrously wrong simply because life is far too short for us to think through even a small fraction of the topics that we come across.
    -- Julian Simon

    #Thinking #Topics #Opinion

  • Although mathematical notation undoubtedly possesses parsing rules, they are rather loose, sometimes contradictory, and seldom clearly stated. [...] The proliferation of programming languages shows no more uniformity than mathematics. Nevertheless, programming languages do bring a different perspective. [...] Because of their application to a broad range of topics, their strict grammar, and their strict interpretation, programming languages can provide new insights into mathematical notation.
    -- Kenneth E. Iverson

    #Perspective #Topics #Different

  • If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic, he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience.
    -- Kenneth Lee Pike

    #Topics #Trouble #Scholar

  • The most elementary of good manners . . . at a social gathering one does not bring up the subject of personalities, sad topics or unfortunate facts, religion, or politics.
    -- Laura Esquivel

    #Personality #Topics #Facts

  • Bore : A fellow who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours.
    -- Laurence J. Peter

    #Topics #Conversation #Faster

  • In health we're doing the digestive system. We each got assigned a topic for an oral report. I got the small intestine. I swear to god I hate my life.
    -- Lynda Barry

    #Hate #Topics #Intestines

  • Of course what is talked about in the U.N. General Assembly is very important. Officials, the leaders of nations, appear there to speak of the most important topics - what they perceive to be the most important topics.
    -- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    #Leader #Important #Topics

  • Immigration is a sensitive topic.
    -- Mario Diaz-Balart

    #Topics #Immigration #Sensitive

  • The broader the topic, the easier it is, not only to fill a book, but to set the bar pretty high for really great stuff.
    -- Mary Roach

    #Book #Stuff #Topics

  • I think all of the best nonfiction that has ever been made comes from the result of someone who can't stop thinking about a certain topic - a very specific aspect of a certain topic in some cases. And second, they got really good at figuring out what they had to say about it.
    -- Merlin Mann

    #Pain #Thinking #Topics

  • One danger, when you're writing lots of quick, opinionated blog items about the latest developments, is that you never get around to stating fully, in one place, what you think about a particular topic.
    -- Mickey Kaus

    #Writing #Thinking #Topics

  • From experience, I came to learn that ayahuasca bestows upon the user knowledge about a variety of topics, not only consciousness and perception, but also leads one to realize that what we perceive is an illusion.
    -- Pablo Amaringo

    #Ayahuasca #Perception #Topics

  • Food was a constant topic of conversation in our household.
    -- Paul Lynde

    #Topics #Comedy #Conversation

  • Finding fresh song topics can sometimes be quite difficult.
    -- Peter Steele

    #Song #Air #Topics

  • I like to have fulsome discussions on every topic. What happens if you lose this show? What would you do? We have to look at every hypothesis.
    -- Philippe Dauman

    #Topics #Looks #Hypothesis

  • One of the great things about the sci-fi genre is that you can kind of get away with a bit more when talking politics, making social references or dealing with very hot-button topics because it is sci-fi.
    -- Rachel Nichols

    #Talking #Hot #Topics

  • When you exist in the centre of a debate, as a topic, a hypothesis - otherised and stigmatised - you become the prop in a proposition.
    -- Randa Abdel-Fattah

    #Topics #Debate #Hypothesis

  • Im pretty quick to delete something off of my phone if its become obsolete. And things like RSS readers have made life easier - all of the headlines are going to be related to a topic Im interested in.
    -- Rich Sommer

    #Phones #Topics #Obsolete

  • The Verse-Refrain form starts with a context before the topic that the Refrain is talking about happens.
    -- Ryan Cayabyab

    #Talking #Topics #Refrain

  • People can't help what topics cut them deep. It all depends on who's inferring - and what the contexts of their lives are at the time.
    -- Sarah Silverman

    #Cutting #People #Topics

  • Saul Gorn, an authority on machine oi automated language who has expanded his interests from the use of the computer foi information storage and retrieval to the broader topic of the "'information pollution" and an examination of the forces which contribute to it...
    -- Saul Gorn

    #Examination #Information #Topics

  • Morality is not just any old topic in psychology but close to our conception of the meaning of life. Moral goodness is what gives each of us the sense that we are worthy human beings.
    -- Steven Pinker

    #Giving #Psychology #Topics

  • But it seemed to me that as soon as you have computer storage you could put every point you wanted in - make the ones that are less relevant to your central topic, further away or allow the central topic to move as the reader proceeded.
    -- Ted Nelson

    #Moving #Topics #Computer

  • The topic of working moms is a tap-dance recital in a minefield.
    -- Tina Fey

    #Mom #Topics #Working Mom

  • It is a sign of a medium's immaturity when one of the main topics of discussion is the medium itself.
    -- Tom Standage

    #Immaturity #Topics #Mediums

  • I end up writing about all kinds of things. I never make an attempt to write about anything in particular. I don't have a little list of topics to write about.
    -- Tracy Chapman

    #Writing #Littles #Topics

  • There is nothing we can't do. So it's just the fact that we're doing topics like that that other people, especially network TV, won't touch, that we're satirists.
    -- Trey Parker

    #People #Topics #Facts

  • Coming back to the topic of computer security, the TCP Wrapper is an example of such a safety net. I wrote it when my systems were under attack by someone who appeared to walk through walls.
    -- Wietse Venema

    #Wall #Safety #Topics

  • Topics of conversation among the multitude are generally persons, sometimes things, scarcely ever principles.
    -- William Benton Clulow

    #Topics #Principles #Sometimes

  • To Englishmen, life is a topic, not an activity.
    -- William Henry Harrison

    #Topics #Life Is #Englishmen

  • I keep following this sort of hidden river of my life, you know, whatever the topic or impulse which comes, I follow it along trustingly. And I don't have any sense of its coming to a kind of crescendo, or of its petering out either. It is just going steadily along.
    -- William Stafford

    #Rivers #Topics #Kind

  • The effects of fame on the not-famous people who are close to a celebrity - this is definitely a topic that continues to interest me.
    -- Christine Sneed

    #People #Topics #Fame

  • I don't know if there are topics that I unconsciously avoid, but as soon as they pop up in my writing, I try to take on those topics, whether or not I publish the poems.
    -- Denise Duhamel

    #Writing #Trying #Topics

  • Sometimes one of the justices, because they're, you know, they're brilliant lawyers themselves, can put the question in a particular way so that, even if you've prepared to talk about the topic, the question is put in such an excruciatingly difficult way that there's just no good way to handle it.
    -- Donald Verrilli Jr.

    #Justice #Way #Topics

  • I believe in maximum flexibility, so I reserve the right to change my position on any subject when the external environment relating to any topic changes too.
    -- Henry Earl Singleton

    #Believe #Topics #Environment

  • Everyone has their personal topics. My comedy has always been very strong on observational humor, it stems from what I see every day in my life.
    -- Iliza Shlesinger

    #Strong #Topics #Comedy

  • A number of individuals tried to make my homosexuality a topic of debate. I admittedly found that rather upsetting.
    -- Jens Spahn

    #Numbers #Upset #Topics

  • Underhand euphemism are used, not so much to conceal offence and to deliberately disguise a topic and deceive
    -- Kate Burridge

    #Topics #Deceiving #Used

  • I don't know of any way to control the subject of one's dreams although I'm fairly certain there are more than a few types of psychoanalysis dedicated to the topic.
    -- Mallory Ortberg

    #Dream #Way #Topics

  • Politics and religion are topics that people tend to stay away from in their conversations, because they're polarising. But they are important topics, so they should be discussed the most, so we should know each other's opinions on them.
    -- Matt Lindland

    #People #Important #Topics

  • Part of what makes music so interesting is the lack of consensus on just about any given topic.
    -- Michael Hersch

    #Interesting #Topics #Given

  • Whatever my current beliefs are, on any topic, they're all open to being changed by the right facts and the right evidence.
    -- Ramez Naam

    #Topics #Facts #Belief

  • One of the topics that [Pope Francis] wants to raise, according to many Vatican analysts, is given the shortage of - worldwide shortage of priests is the possibility of a married priesthood. But he needs more backing from his bishops right now.
    -- Sylvia Poggioli

    #Want #Topics #Needs

  • I like to talk about very different topics. I like to jump around a lot because I don't want people to come see me and then for an hour I tell jokes about being a little person. I just don't want that to happen. I understand that it's part of me, that's the first thing that you notice and it's something that people are curious about.
    -- Brad Williams

    #People #Topics #Firsts

  • I'm constantly watching satirical news programs, and just - I never want to be in a situation where someone could yell out a topic and I will have absolutely no opinion on it whatsoever, or just not even know it exists.
    -- Brad Williams

    #News #Want #Topics

  • My hair is always a big topic. It is just hair.
    -- Anne Burrell

    #Hair #Topics #Bigs

  • Topics... are what people talk about when they don't know each other well. Topics... are what men talk about.
    -- Patricia Gaffney

    #Men #People #Topics

  • When you know absolutely nothing about the topic, make your forecast by asking a carefully selected probability sample of 300 others who don't know the answer either.
    -- Edgar Fiedler

    #Asking #Answers #Topics

  • Hamilton had one of those extraordinary 18th-century minds that touched on virtually every major topic of the day.
    -- Ron Chernow

    #Mind #Topics #Century

  • If there's only one answer, then this must not be a very interesting topic.
    -- Ron Jeffries

    #Interesting #Answers #Topics

  • Michelle Obama has mostly stuck to pretty anodyne topics. She's anti-childhood obesity, she's pro-veteran.
    -- Jodi Kantor

    #Childhood #Topics #Veteran