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Quotes by Author -  W (117)
AuthorQuote Topic
W. Gardner, John"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. "Experience
Walcha, Helmut"Bach opens a vista to the universe. After experiencing him, people feel there is meaning to life after all. "Music
Waldo Emerson, Ralph"The years teach much which the days never knew. "Experience
Wall, Larry"Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. "Technology
Wall, Larry"Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi. "Technology
Wallace, Lance A."We're all living in a chemical soup. "Science
Walpole, Hugh"In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last. "Science
Walter, Nicolas"Many people say that government is necessary because some men cannot be trusted to look after themselves, but anarchists say that government is harmful because no men can be trusted to look after anyone else. "Government
Ward, William A."Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority. "Business
Ward Beeche, Henry"Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. "Faith
Ward Beeche, Henry"Faith is spiritualized imagination. "Faith
Warga, Tom"This isn't just a legal compliance issue for us. We consider the privacy issue to be an opportunity to reinforce our brand image. "Business
Warhol, Andy"An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them. "Art
Warhol, Andy"It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it. "Movie
Warhol, Andy"Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible. "Business
Warhol, Andy"Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details. "Art
Warhol, Andy"Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery. "Art
Warhol, Andy"Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches."Art
Warhol, Andy"I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning. "Art
Warhol, Andy"I am a deeply superficial person. "Art
Warhol, Andy"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. "Art
Warhol, Andy"I like boring things."Art
Warren, Robert Penn"The poet is in the end probably more afraid of the dogmatist who wants to extract the message from the poem and throw the poem away than he is of the sentimentalist who says, "Oh, just let me enjoy the poem." "Poetry
Warren, Robert Penn"The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life. "Poetry
Warren, Earl"The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism. "Patriotism
Washington, Booker T."Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. "Success
Washington, George"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. "Government
Washington, George"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. "Friendship
Watson, James D."Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness. "Science
Watson, Thomas J."I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. "Technology
Watson, Thomas J."Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. "Business
Watson, Thomas J."If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid. "Business
Watson, Thomas J."Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops."Business
Watterson, Bill"I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night. "Dream
Webster, Daniel"The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it. "Society
Weil, Simone"Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life. "Imagination
Weizenbaum, Joseph"The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs. "Technology
Welch, Jack"It's [the internet] like the flu - it just spreads like crazy. "Technology
Welles, Orson"A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. "Movie
Wells, H. G."Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. "History
Wells, H. G."If we don't end war, war will end us. "War
Werner, Oskar"I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films. "Movie
West, Jessamyn"The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future. "History
West, Jessamyn"Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. "Imagination
Westmoreland, Gen William C."The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars. "War
Westmoreland, Gen William C."I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy. "War
Whistler, James McNeill"I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring. "Intelligence
White, E. B."Thurber did not write the way a surgeon operates, he wrote the way a child skips rope, the way a mouse waltzes. "Art
White, Theodore H."If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free - however free one can be on this planet. "Business
White, Theodore H."I saw Chungking for the first time more than 40 years ago - a city of hills and mists, of grays and lavenders, two rivers shaping it to a point and the cliff rising above me like a challenge. "History
White, Byron R."The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak, not the right to spend. "History
White, E. B."Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. "Intelligence
White, E. B."I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. "Life
White, E. B."I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel. "Science
White, E. B."A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer... He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it. A poet utterly clear is a trifle glaring. "Poetry
Whitehead, Alfred North"Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them. "Technology
Whitman, Meg"Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net. "Business
Whitman, Meg"What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations disaster that is the Net, in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good. "Technology
Whitman, Walt"To have great poets, there must be great audiences. "Poetry
Whittier, John Greenleaf"Peace hath higher tests of manhood Than battle ever knew. "Peace
Wiesel, Elie"Some stories are true that never happened. "Imagination
Wiggam, Albert Edward"Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence. "Education
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler"For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros. "Art
Wilczek, Frank"In physics, you don't have to go around making trouble for yourself - nature does it for you. "Science
Wilde, Oscar"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. "Poetry
Wilde, Oscar"Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. "Success
Wilde, Oscar"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. "Experience
Wilde, Oscar"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. "Education
Wilde, Oscar"A poet can survive everything but a misprint. "Poetry
Wilde, Oscar"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. "Art
Wilde, Oscar"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. "Art
Wilde, Oscar"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. "Art
Wilde, Oscar"All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life. "Art
Wilde, Oscar"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation. "Technology
Wilde, Oscar"Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing. "Experience
Wilde, Oscar"Who, being loved, is poor? "Love
Wilde, Oscar"Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. "Music
Wilde, Oscar"True friends stab you in the front. "Friendship
Wilder, Billy"Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award. "Movie
Wilensky, Robert"We've heard that a million monkeys at a keyboard could produce the Complete Works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true. "Technology
Will, George F."If you want to understand your government, don't begin by reading the Constitution. (It conveys precious little of the flavor of today's statecraft.) Instead, read selected portions of the Washington telephone directory containing listings for all the organizations with titles beginning with the word National. "Government
Will, George F."The future has a way of arriving unannounced. "History
Will, George F."Whatever right the Second Amendment protects is not as important as it was 200 years ago... The government should deconstitutionalize the subject by repealing the embarrasing Amendment. "History
Will, George F."World War II was the last government program that really worked. "History
Willard, Nancy"Sometimes questions are more important than answers. "Life
Williams, Robin"Carpe per diem-seize the check. "Business
Williams, Tennessee"Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it... Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching. "Success
Williamson, Marianne"Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface. "Religion
Wilson, Earl"Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. "Success
Wilson, Flip"You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine. "Technology
Wilson, Woodrow"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. "Intelligence
Wilson, Woodrow"We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who hope that their dreams will come true. "Dream
Wilson, Woodrow"The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy. "Government
Wilson, Sloan"Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders. "Success
Wilson, Woodrow"The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. "History
Winchell, Walter"Nothing recedes like success. "Success
Winfrey, Oprah"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. "Friendship
Winslow, Thyra Samter"Platonic love is love from the neck up. "Love
Winters, Jonathan"I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it. "Success
Winterson, Jeanette"We are friends and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn't mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often. "Friendship
Witcomb, Jon"Portraits are supposed to "look within," but in my opinion very few people have an interior significantly different from the outside portrait. "Art
Woodberry, George E."Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. "Success
Woods, Tiger"I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love. "Business
Woodworth, Fred"It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash. "War
Woodworth, Fred"If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also. "Government
Woodworth, Fred"Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness. "Government
Woollcott, Alexander"I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it. "Government
Wordsworth, William"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. "Art
Wordsworth, William"Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them. "Art
Wordsworth, William"Faith is a passionate intuition. "Faith
Wordsworth, William"Huge and mighty forms that do not live like living men, moved slowly through the mind by day and were trouble to my dreams. "Dream
Wordsworth, William"In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing. "Business
Wozniak, Steve"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window. "Computer
Wright, Frank Lloyd"A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. "Art
Wright, Frank Lloyd"Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed. "Art
Wright, Frank Lloyd"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. "Business
Wright, Frank Lloyd"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger. "Technology


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