One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans (1888).— Otto von Bismarck
Unexpected Damn Things quotations
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
There is no such thing as bad whiskey.
Some whiskeys just happen to be better than others. But a man shouldn't fool with booze until he's fifty; then he's a damn fool if he doesn't.
I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
I learned from a very young age that no one owes you anything and nobody's gonna give you a damn thing. But you can have anything you want, if you work hard enough for it.
The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering.
Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.
Life is a gamble, we scramble for money, I might crack a smile, but ain't a damn thing funny.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
The best friends you will ever have are the ones who don't make you feel like you owe them a damn thing.
Life is just one damned thing after another.
Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.
Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.
For even in hell, I still have faith, To one day be free with my father at the gates, But make no mistakes, I'll show you what time takes, To be a success on earth, mixed with all the hate, I stand on my pivot, my life you could not live it For the things that I've seen have been too damn explicit.
I want everything we do to be beautiful.
I don't give a damn whether the client understands that that's worth anything, or that the client thinks it's worth anything, or whether it is worth anything. It's worth it to me. It's the way I want to live my life. I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.
Just be yourself and everything will fall in line, the way it's supposed to be.
If you're yourself, that's the best thing you can do, because you can never go "damn if I'd only been myself." Live an authentic life and you don't have to worry about your reputation.
Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.
When I walk to the ring, I hear voices telling me what to do and sometimes it's not the right thing, but it's definitely damn entertaining.
What do I advise? Forget it all. Don't be afraid. Do what you get the most pleasure from. Is it to build a cloud chamber? Then go on doing things like that. Develop your talents wherever they may lead. Damn the torpedoes - full speed ahead!If you have any talent,or any occupation that delights you,do it, and do it to the hilt
I mean, first of all, let me say whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn't really onto anything good. The number of times I'm treading on that damn thing or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It's really not practical.
If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.
Since I came to the White House, I got two hearing aids, a colon operation, skin cancer, a prostate operation, and I was shot. The damn thing is, I've never felt better in my life.
How do people go to sleep? I'm afraid I've lost the knack.
I might try busting myself smartly over the temple with the night-light. I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things.
I just do things I really enjoy. I enjoy acting. When I'm driving to the studio, I sing in the car. I love my work and my wife and my kids and my friends. And I think, 'You're a lucky man, Gregory Peck, a damn lucky man.'
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
What you have to realize when you write poetry, or if you love poetry, is that poetry is just naturally the greatest god damn thing that ever was in the whole universe
A football team is like a piano. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing.
If a country can't save itself through the volunteer service of its own free people, then I say : Let the damned thing go down the drain!
Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.
You learn to cope with whatever you have to cope with.
I spent my childhood in New York, riding on subways and buses. And you know what you learn if you're a New Yorker? The world doesn't owe you a damn thing.
When you’re in love you don’t have to do a damn thing.
You can just be. You can just stay quiet in the world. You don’t have to move an inch.
And I really haven't done a damn thing.
Sometimes, a break from your routine is the very thing you need.
For all my desire to be interesting, I have to confess that for most things and people I don't give a damn.
There are two things you need if you are to uncover and communicate what is really happening in the world. One is to free of any dogmatic belief system. The second is not to give a damn what people think and say about you, or, at least, not to let that influence your decisions.
Our job is to find a few intelligent things to do, not to keep up with every damn thing in the world.
Beautiful things don't ask for attention.
I take my sport damned seriously. Basketball is my life. There are other people who go into important games as if they were any other game. I'm a brooder and I spend a lot of time thinking about my opponent, about the things he can do and about what I have to do to win. I don't think I'll ever be able to change that.
The key is to just get on the bike, and the key to getting on the bike… is to stop thinking about ‘there are a bunch of reasons I might fall off’ and just hop on and peddle the damned thing. You can pick up a map, a tire pump, and better footwear along the way.
Nothing that's good works by itself, you've got to make the damn thing work.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
I guarantee, that if I am elected, I will take over the White House, hang out, shoot pool, scratch my ass, and not do a damn thing . . . Which is to say, if you want something done, don't come to me to do it for you; you got to get together and figure out how to do it yourselves. Is that a deal?
You know, back in 2000 a Republican friend of mine warned me that if I voted for Al Gore and he won, the stock market would tank, we'd lose millions of jobs, and our military would be totally overstretched. You know what: I did vote for Al Gore, he did win, and I'll be damned if all those things didn't come true.
History is one damn thing after another.
Of one thing the investor can be certain: A large company's need to bring in a new chief executive from the outside is a damning sign of something basically wrong with the existing management - no matter how good the surface signs may have been as indicated by the most recent earnings statement.
Put me in the last fifteen minutes of a picture and I don't care what happened before. I don't even care if I was IN the rest of the damned thing - I'll take it in those fifteen minutes.