Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.— Mark Twain
Special Really Great quotations
You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
The essence of America - that which really unites us - is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion - it is an idea - and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit.
And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us.
A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose.
The days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days.
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
Doing little things with a strong desire to please God makes them really great.
The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.
A really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.
Organization doesn't really accomplish anything.
Plans don't accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don't much matter. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds.
He does things I have never seen from any other player and it really is marvellous to watch. It takes a great player to grab the bull by the horns and make things happen, but he has done it repeatedly. He has been even better than people here thought he would be and that's saying something.
Who can really be faithful in great things if he has not learned to be faithful in the things of daily life?
I remember my son wanted to go to bed with his cowboy boots on, and we had this fight for like an hour. Then I realized that the only good reason I had for him not to do it is because I didn't want him to. There was really no other reason. And finally I said, "OK, fine." It was a great victory for me, because I realized it doesn't really matter.
I like to look like a person. It drives me crazy when you see women in movies playing teachers, and they have biceps. It totally takes me out of the movie. I start thinking, Wow, that actress playing this part really looks great!
All architecture is great architecture after sunset;
perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
My studio is designed for atmosphere.
I have a really cozy, comfortable room that has a great, huge glass door that views my backyard.
After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were.
After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.
The grid is like the lines on a football field.
You can play a great game in the grid or a lousy game. But the goal is to play a really fine game.
You have to really dive deep back into yourself and get rid of so much modern analytical categorization. It's one of the great things poetry does.
So what Ghost Stories means to me is like you've got to open yourself up to love and if you really do, of course it will be painful at times, but it will be great at some point.
The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
I spent a great deal of my life being ignored.
I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learned to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.
I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.
Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
In my twisted brain, I truly believe that nobody ever really dies, as long as the people that he or she touched continue to spread their legacy. I miss Eddie Guerrero. Eddie Guerrero was a great man. So right now, I don't want to hear 'CM Punk', you know the name I wanna hear.
Sports for me is when a guy walks off the court, and you really can't tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.
For sure, all over Poland, kids had my picture of a lemur on their bedroom wall - but the chances are they may never get to see a real lemur in Madagascar. I thought this was great and it really meant a lot to me.
If you love something, set it free.
If you really want to judge the character of a man, look not at his great performances. Watch a man do his most common actions.
We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life.
But we can decide what happens in us - how we can take it, what we do with it - and that is what really counts in the end.
It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist. All modern musicians are, for better or worse, prisoners of Gutenberg.