Quality Quotes

Quotes tagged as "quality" (showing 1-30 of 355)
Ray Bradbury
“The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Shannon L. Alder
“When you find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stand in front of you when other’s cast stones, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who will hold your hand when your sick, who thinks your pretty without makeup, the one who turns to his friends and say, ‘that’s her’, the one that would bear your rejection because losing you means losing his will to live, who kisses you when you screw up, watches the stars and names one for you and will hold and rock that baby for hours so you can sleep…..you marry him all over again.”
Shannon L. Alder

Günter Grass
“Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.”
Günter Grass, The Tin Drum

W.H. Auden
“Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.”
W.H. Auden, The Dyer's Hand

Shannon L. Alder
“Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.”
Shannon L. Alder

Joss Whedon
“I'd rather make a show 100 people need to see, than a show that 1000 people want to see.”
Joss Whedon

Henry Ford
“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”
Henry Ford

R. Buckminster Fuller
“I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuity. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver. But this is not to say that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top. I think that we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterday’s fortuitous contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem.”
R. Buckminster Fuller

Criss Jami
“As Aristotle said, 'Excellence is a habit.' I would say furthermore that excellence is made constant through the feeling that comes right after one has completed a work which he himself finds undeniably awe-inspiring. He only wants to relax until he's ready to renew such a feeling all over again because to him, all else has become absolutely trivial.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ambrose Bierce
“Inhumanity, n. One of the signal and characteristic qualities of humanity.”
Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

Shannon L. Alder
“Don’t ever stray from yourself, in order to be close to someone that doesn’t have the courtesy to remind you of your worth, or the integrity of a gentleman to walk you home.”
Shannon L. Alder

Ashly Lorenzana
“How good something is should never be determined by its cost, designer, origin, or its perceived value by others.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Aristotle
“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”
Aristotle

John D. MacDonald
“...there are people who try to look as if they are doing a good and thorough job, and then there are the people who actually damn well do it, for its own sake.”
John D. MacDonald, Free Fall in Crimson

Kamila Shamsie
“You have this ability to find beauty in weird places.”
Kamila Shamsie, Kartography

Amit Kalantri
“To assess the quality of thoughts of people, don't listen to their words, but watch their actions.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Seneca
“It is quality rather than quantity that matters.”
Seneca

Sidney Lumet
“All good work requires self-revelation.”
Sidney Lumet, Making Movies

Edsger W. Dijkstra
“Raise your quality standards as high as you can live with, avoid wasting your time on routine problems, and always try to work as closely as possible at the boundary of your abilities. Do this, because it is the only way of discovering how that boundary should be moved forward.”
Edsger W. Dijkstra

Robert Greene
“The key then to attaining this higher level of intelligence is to make our years of study qualitatively rich. We don't simply absorb information - we internalize it and make it our own by finding some way to put this knowledge to practical use.”
Robert Greene, Mastery

Robert M. Pirsig
“You’ve got to live right, too. It’s the way you live that predisposes you to avoid the traps and see the right facts. You want to know how to paint a perfect painting? It’s easy. Make yourself perfect and then just paint naturally. That’s the way all the experts do it. The making of a painting or the fixing of a motorcycle isn’t separate from the rest of your existence. If you’re a sloppy thinker the six days of the week you aren’t working on your machine, what trap avoidance, what gimmicks, can make you all of a sudden sharp on the seventh? It all goes together ... The real cycle you're working in is a cycle called yourself. The machine that appears to be "out there" and the person that appears to be "in here" are not two separate things. They grow toward Qaulity or fall away from Qaulity together.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

John Ruskin
“There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.”
John Ruskin

Gustave Flaubert
“Better to work for yourself alone. You do as you like and follow your own ideas, you admire yourself and please yourself: isn’t that the main thing? And then the public is so stupid. Besides, who reads? And what do they read? And what do they admire?”
Gustave Flaubert

Robert McKee
“No matter our talent, we all know in the midnight of our souls that 90 percent of what we do is less than our best.”
Robert McKee, Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

David Gilmour
“It's about the quality of the worry," I said. "I have happier worries now than I used to.”
David Gilmour, The Film Club: A True Story of a Father and Son

Vanna Bonta
“Love is a quality, not a quantity.”
Vanna Bonta, Shades Of The World

“When Americans say it was great, I know it was good. When they say it was good, I know it was okay. When they say it was okay, I know it was bad.”
Laura Klos Sokol

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