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Quotes by Author -  C (182)
AuthorQuote Topic
Caesar, Julius"I came, I saw, I conquered. "History
Cage, John"There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing. "Poetry
Calder, Alexander"I paint with shapes. "Art
Caldwell, Philip"The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none. "Success
Callahan, Callahan"Dreams, ideas, and plans not only are an escape, they give me purpose, a reason to hang on. "Dream
Callas, Maria"I don't need the money, dear. I work for art. "Art
Calvino, Italo"A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say. "Art
Campbell, Joseph"Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. "Dream
Camus, Albert"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. "Life
Camus, Albert"All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door. "Art
Camus, Albert"Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. "Art
Camus, Albert"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. "Religion
Camus, Albert"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. "Nature
Camus, Albert"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."Nature
Canby, Vincent"Through the magic of motion pictures, someone who's never left Peoria knows the softness of a Paris spring, the color of a Nile sunset, the sorts of vegetation one will find along the upper Amazon and that Big Ben has not yet gone digital. "Technology
Cancian, Francesca M."Part of the reason that men seem so much less loving than women is that men's behavior is measured with a feminine ruler. "Love
Canetti, Elias"All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams. "Dream
Caplan, Claudia"We are there to serve our subscribers, not serve them up. "Technology
Caplin, Mortimer"There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist - the taxidermist leaves the hide. "Business
Capp, Al"Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of knowing the world, then art is relegated to a kind of rumpus room of the mind and the irresponsibility of the artist and the irrelevance of art to actual living becomes part and parcel of the practice of art. "Art
Carlyle, Thomas"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. "Love
Carlyle, Thomas"Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. "Business
Carlyle, Thomas"What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books. "Education
Carlyle, Thomas"Music is well said to be the speech of angels. "Music
Carlyle, Thomas"The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. "Business
Carman, John"With the Kennedys, the genes are in magnificent alignment, but the stars are demonstrably crossed. "History
Carnegie, Andrew"Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it"Business
Carnegie, Dale"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. "Success
Carnegie, Dale"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. "Nature
Carnegie, Dale"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure. "Art
Carnegie, Dale"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. "Success
Carnegie, Dale"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. "Business
Carnegie, Andrew"And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department. "Business
Carnegie, Dale"Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. "Success
Carroll, Lewis"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. "Imagination
Carroll, Ramona C."Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch. "Faith
Carroll, Jonathan"You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip. "Love
Carson, Rachel"It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be seen only once in a century, this little headland would be thronged with spectators."Nature
Carson, Rachel"One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space. "Nature
Carson, Rachel"Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life. "Nature
Carson, Rachel"My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon. "Nature
Carson, Rachel"As crude a weapon as a cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life. "Science
Carter, Jimmy"Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. "Nature
Carter, Jimmy"Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world. "Technology
Cartier-Bresson, Henri"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. "Art
Carver, George Washington"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. "History
Carver, George Washington"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. "Nature
Casals, Pablo"The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? "Patriotism
Cascio, Jamais"The difference between e-mail and regular mail is that computers handle e-mail, and computers never decide to come to work one day and shoot all the other computers. "Technology
Casey, K. K. V."Wars frequently begin ten years before the first shot is fired. "War
Casson, Hugh"Mine was the role of the oilcan in making the machinery clunk around. "Art
Castro, Fidel"I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action. "History
Cather, Willa"What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. "Art
Cather, Willa"I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. "Nature
Cather, Willa"Where there is great love, there are always wishes. "Love
Cavell, Edith"I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone. "Patriotism
Cayce, Edgar"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions. "Dream
Cerf, Vinton"I'm projecting somewhere between 100 million and 200 million computers [on the Net] by the end of December 2000, and about 300 million users by that same time. "Technology
Cezanne, Paul"When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art. "Art
Chagall, Marc"When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art. "Art
Chagall, Marc"Great art picks up where nature ends. "Art
Chagall, Marc"I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more. "Art
Chagall, Marc"The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep."Art
Chamfort, Nicholas de"Society is composed of two great classes - those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners. "Society
Chandler, Raymond"It is not a fragrant world. "Society
Chanel, Coco"There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time! "Business
Channing, William Ellery"The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven. "Nature
Char, Rene"A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof. "Poetry
Chardin, Pierre Teilhard de"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. "Love
Chargaff, Erwin"Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?" "Science
Charles, Prince"Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it. "History
Chase, Stuart"Traditional nationalism cannot survive the fissioning of the atom. One world or none. "War
Chekhov, Anton"Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out. "Life
Chekhov, Anton"Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit. "Nature
Cherney, Darryl"I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior. "Nature
Chesson, John"An intellectual is someone who can listen to the "William Tell Overture" without thinking of the Lone Ranger. "Music
Chesterfield, Earl of"A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man who by indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning, would have proved a coward. "History
Chesterton, Gilbert K."Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. "Education
Chesterton, Gilbert K."The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. "Poetry
Chesterton, Gilbert K."There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. "Imagination
Chesterton, Gilbert K."Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair. "Religion
Chesterton, Gilbert K."Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame. "Art
Chesterton, Gilbert K."Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere."Art
Chesterton, Gilbert K."Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. "Art
Chesterton, Gilbert K."No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete. "Education
Chesterton, Gilbert K."The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. "Love
Child, Lydia M."The cure for all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love.' It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life. "Love
Chirac, Jacques"The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible. "History
Chirac, Jacques"Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life. "History
Chrusciel, John"Behind every successful man lurks a truly amazed ex-mother-in-law. "Success
Churchill, Sir Winston"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."Government
Churchill, Sir Winston"Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time. "Government
Churchill, Sir Winston"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. "History
Churchill, Sir Winston"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. "Success
Churchill, Winston"I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. "Business
Churchill, Sir Winston"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. "War
Churchill, Sir Winston"Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam. "Success
Churchill, Sir Winston"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. "Government
Churchill, Sir Winston"Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. "Nature
Ciardi, John"Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old. "Love
Ciardi, John"You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone. "Poetry
Ciardi, John"Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea. "Art
Ciccone, Madonna"I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams. "Dream
Cicero, Marcus Tullius"An unjust peace is better than a just war. "War
Cioran, Emile M."Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there. "Dream
Cisneros, Sandra"I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog. "Art
Clark, Jim"The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things - of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language. "Technology
Clark, Chris"URLs are the 800 numbers of the 1990's. "Technology
Clark, Frank A."A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it. "Love
Clark, Gregory"Are bombs the only way of setting fire to the spirit of a people? Is the human will as inert as the past two world-wide wars would indicate? "War
Clarke, Arthur C."It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars. "Patriotism
Clarke, Arthur"The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. "Business
Clarke, Arthur C."I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her. "Religion
Clarke, Arthur C."If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong. "Science
Clarke, Arthur C."Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. "Technology
Cleese, John"I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me. "Business
Clemenceau, Georges"All that I know I learned after I was thirty. "Experience
Clemenceau, Georges"I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war. "Peace
Cleveland, Grover"A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil. "History
Clinton, William J."The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists. "Peace
Clinton, William J."There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America. "Patriotism
Coates, James"There never was a chip, it is said, that Bill Gates couldn't slow down with a new batch of features. "Technology
Cocteau, Jean"A film is a petrified fountain of thought. "Movie
Cocteau, Jean"The poet doesn't invent. He listens. "Poetry
Cocteau, Jean"Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie. "Poetry
Cocteau, Jean"A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses. "Poetry
Cocteau, Jean"Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time. "Art
Cocteau, Jean"The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth. "Poetry
Cohen, Leonard"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. "Poetry
Cohen, Dr. Stanley N."Nature [is] that lovely lady to whom we owe polio, leprosy, smallpox, syphilis, tuberculosis, cancer. "Science
Colander, Pat"In Chicago, we may not think the Picasso presiding over the Richard J. Daley Center plaza is art, but we know it's a big Picasso and it's the city's Picasso, and when the Cubs made the play-offs, the sculpture wore a baseball cap just like everything else. "Art
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor"Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole. "Love
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor"Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing. "Nature
Collyer, Robert"Faith makes the discords of the present the harmonies of the future. "Faith
Colton, Charles Caleb"Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it. "Religion
Colton, Charles Caleb"A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition. "Intelligence
Colton, Charles Caleb"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never. "Love
Columbus, Christopher"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World. "History
Confucius, "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. "History
Confucius, "The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. "Business
Connolly, Cyril"It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book. "Nature
Connolly, Cyril"The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above. "Art
Conrad, Joseph"Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life. "Love
Conrad, James"I take it that what all men are really after is some form of, perhaps only some formula of, peace. "Peace
Cooley, Charles Horton"One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide. "Art
Cooley, Charles Horton"Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also. "Society
Cooley, Charles Horton"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. "Art
Cooley, Mason"Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half-brother, statistics. "Business
Coolidge, Calvin"Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. "Patriotism
Coolidge, Calvin"I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm. "History
Copland, Aaron"When I speak of the gifted listener, I am thinking of the nonmusician primarily, of the listener who intends to retain his amateur status. It is the thought of just such a listener that excites the composer in me. "Music
Corbet, Christian Cardell"When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes! "Art
Cosby, Bill"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. "Success
Cosby, Bill"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. "Success
Cousins, Norman"Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country. "Business
Cousins, Norman"Where is the indignation about the fact that the United States and Soviet Union have accumulated thirty thousand pounds of destructive force for every human being in the world? "War
Cousins, Norman"History is a vast early warning system. "History
Cousteau, Jacques"I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists. "Science
Cousteau, Jacques"What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on. "Science
Covey, Stephen R."Live out of your imagination, not your history. "Imagination
Covey, Stephen R."A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships. "Business
Covey, Stephen R."Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. "Business
Cox, Alex"Spielberg isn't a filmmaker, he's a confectioner. "Movie
Craig, Edward Gordon"That is what the title of artist means: one who perceives more than his fellows, and who records more than he has seen. "Art
Craik, Dinah"Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. "Friendship
Cramer, James"Funny, but after trading for more than 15 years, I still am capable of forgetting a cardinal rule: The paper you own, in the end, will be intertwined with the fate of the 30-year bond. "Business
Creighton, Bishop Mandell"The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. "Education
Cringely, Robert"If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside. "Computer
Crisp, Quentin"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style. "Success
Crisp, Quentin"You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave. "Life
Crothers, Samuel McChord"A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose. "Poetry
Crowfoot, "What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. "Nature
Crowley, Abraham"I never had any other desire so strong, and so like covetousness, as that... I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life to the culture of them and the study of nature. "Nature
Cudmore, Lorraine Lee"Cells let us walk, talk, think, make love and realize the bath water is cold. "Science
Cudmore, Lorraine Lee"Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, we [cell biologists] are forced to be lonely admirers of spectacular architecture, exquisite symmetry, dramas of violence and death, mobility, self-sacrifice and, yes, rococo sex. "Science
Cummings, E. E."Unbeing dead isn't being alive. "Life
Cummings, E. E."The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. "Nature
Cummings, E. E."I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. "Nature
Curie, Marie"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. "Science
Curothe, Charles"Most dreams of glory are safe because we never venture to put them into practice. "Dream
Curtis, George William"A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. "Patriotism
Curtis, George William"He is so old that his blood type was discontinued. "Science


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