We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Apt Quotes from Roy Harper, Sherman Alexie, Washington Irving, Simon Mainwaring, Tacitus. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Every song has a bouquet, which is the music. If you can put words with something that is really apt, then you’ve done it.
I think that white women are more apt to read laterally. So I think there’s some strong identification for women, and their political and social positions, and minorities. I think that the political power of, let’s say, the average Indian man and a white woman are pretty equal.
Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
There’s an adage that is an apt description of the new dynamic at work between brands and consumers connected through social media: People support what they help to build. But now that many brands are launching community-driven cause marketing campaigns, the challenge becomes what to do next?
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
If you expect nothing, you’re apt to be surprised. You’ll get it.
Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.
I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.
Among intellectuals who consider themselves ‘scientific,’ the phrase ‘the nature of man’ is apt to have the effect of a red flag on a bull.
A changeling is one child substituted for another. I couldn’t find anything more apt. We had to kind of fight that supernatural element in the publicity, and I offered to try and find another title, but Clint liked it, and it stayed.
Though knowledge itself increasingly ignores boundaries between fields, professors are apt to organize their pedagogy around the methods and history of their academic subculture rather than some coherent topic in the world.
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
When you hurry you’re more apt to make mistakes. But you have to be quick. If you’re not quick you can’t get things done.
A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.
Good scripts, which are apt for me, eventually come to me.
If kids cook with you and participate with you, to me that makes them more apt to eat the food. They feel like they made the dish; they want to taste it. It’s special, It’s an effort.
For many, the recent disclosure of massive warrantless surveillance programs of all citizens by the Obama administration has brought back memories of George Orwell’s ‘1984.’ Another Orwell book seems more apt as the White House and its allies try to contain the scandal: ‘Animal Farm.’
Writers who take on polarising issues are apt to step on a few toes.
Till people find themselves greatly abused and oppressed by their governors, they are not apt to complain; and whenever they do, in fact, find themselves thus abused and oppressed, they must be stupid not to complain.
We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile.
You’re more apt to criticize an NBA player than you are a college players. Some of these guys are freshmen. They are learning the game. The other guys have taken it to the biggest stage there is. That’s the NBA. So they are going to get more heat if they don’t perform.
A man will speedily sit down and sympathize with a friend’s griefs, but if he sees him honored and esteemed, he is apt to regard him as a rival and does not so readily rejoice with him. This ought not to be; without effort, we ought to be happy in our brother’s happiness.
In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.
It is certain, indeed, that the sacred writers were apt to make great allowances for people with empty stomachs, and though I am well aware that the present profane ones think this very reprehensible, I venture to agree with the sacred writers.
I haven’t much opinion of words. They’re apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that’s what I say.
The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.
Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be.
Now since France has three times in sixty years failed to obtain practical results from Political revolutions, all Europe is apt to press forward into new Social doctrine to regulate the future.
If you say ‘Domo arigato’ to people, they’re apt to go, ‘Mr. Roboto.’
Somebody once told me I treated my smart phone like Wilson, the volleyball Tom Hanks turns into a friend when he’s stranded on a desert island in that movie ‘Castaway.’ It’s an apt comparison: parenting a toddler occasionally feels like being marooned, and your phone is your only connection to the rest of the world.
We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
Hobbies are apt to run away with us, you know; it doesn’t do to be run away with. We must keep the reins.
Wherever there is a design that is highly successful in a broad range of similar environments, it is apt to emerge again and again, independently – the phenomenon known in biology as convergent evolution. I call these designs ‘good tricks.’
I am the world’s worst reporter. I am apt to try too hard to help rather than just document my subjects.
I want people to believe me when I play a part and they are less apt to if they know a lot about me and have associations about me.
Committed partisans are generally the most knowledgeable voters, independents the least. And the more political knowledge people have, the more apt they are to discuss politics with people who agree with, and reinforce, them.
It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation.
For purposes of marketing, writers are designated as poets, novelists, or something else. But writing is about matchmaking, an attempt to marry sensations with apt words.
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course.
The people who work in intelligence work are more conscious, more apt to be attentive.
When you try to do something bigger and more grandiose, a lot of times it’s more apt to fall apart. It’s a lot easier to lay down a bunch of singles than it is to get a home run.
Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette – the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace.
I think that at one moment you’re apt for one thing, and at the next moment you’re apt for something else.
The premiere of Lynne Ramsay’s film of ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’ at the Cannes film festival provides an apt juncture at which to celebrate the miraculous power – not of film but of fiction. Lo, I have created a monster.
It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.
Today’s average American is more apt to rebel against a tennis shoe not coming in the right color than against the slow erosion of our democratic freedom.
The man of science, like the man of letters, is too apt to view mankind only in the abstract, selecting in his consideration only a single side of our complex and many-sided being.
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends.
Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, and lose the medium in the wild extreme.
If a person is treated like a patient, they are apt to act like one.
But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
Human creatures, living in the circle of their intimates and friends, are too apt to remain in ignorance of the comments and instructions which may be made of what they say and do in the world at large. I entertain a great horror of this ignorance.
I don’t dream songs. I’m more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into a song. I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning from which will come songs.
Guys are more apt to test me than they are to test a Charles Barkley. I think I have to go out and prove myself all the time, and that’s fine, because I’ve had to prove myself my whole life.
To illustrate what I mean, an apt dancer may be in thorough unison with the others in that particular group, and at the same time reveal a difference in dancing temperament, rhythm or technique; she may phrase, accentuate or actually interpret differently.
Your kids might feel more apt to try some art of their own after viewing contemporary works that are far less intimidating than those of the Old Masters.
The English expression ‘to fall asleep’ is apt because the transition between waking and sleeping is a gradual drop from one state of being into another: a giving up of full self-consciousness for unconsciousness or for the altered consciousness of dreams.
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of government unfounded in nature, are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have been assessed too high and collected too rigidly.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance.
Standardization of our educational systems is apt to stamp out individualism and defeat the very ends of education by leveling the product down rather than up.
In these days when science is clearly in the saddle and when our knowledge of disease is advancing at a breathless pace, we are apt to forget that not all can ride and that he also serves who waits and who applies what the horseman discovers.
Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity, enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
We’re apt to fall in love with those who are mysterious and challenging to us.
Once the bear’s hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps.
Whenever I write, I write what I find to be the way people are. I never use any symbolism at all, but if you write as true to life as you possibly can, people will see symbolism. They’ll all see different symbolism, but they’re apt to because you can see it in life.
Being a fan of authentic Dada, I find today’s art – what I call ‘Bankers’ Dada’ – mind-numbingly dull. The most challenging work I’ve seen of late is by The British Art Resistance. Their document, ‘A Call for Heroes in an Age of Cowards’, is apt in these days of witless chancers.
In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.
In cash games, you’re apt to see more players staying in to see the flop. If you have a hand worth playing, your best options are to either limp in or make a slightly larger pre-flop raise to build the pot and narrow the competition. A raise of four times the big blind should do the trick.
The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
In talking about the impact of ideas in one field on ideas in another field, one is always apt to make a fool of oneself.