We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Universal Quotes from Robert Greene, Meghan O’Rourke, David Cameron, Lobsang Tenzin, Zbigniew Brzezinski. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I’d done a lot of research in Hollywood and in academia. I love research and so I wanted to kind of ground the book in history, in things that I read that were universal and timeless and then kind of let my own experiences sort of filter through all of this history.
If the condition of grief is nearly universal, its transactions are exquisitely personal.
On the one hand we have got to ask, are there some areas of universal benefits that are no longer affordable? But on the other hand let us look at the issue of dependency where we have trapped people in poverty through the extent of welfare that they have.
We can never protect the rights by only thinking about our rights. By performing the universal responsibility with a compassionate mind, you can protect your own right and that of others.
Hard power makes sense under some circumstances. But there’s not a universal solution to global problems.
I believe that national sovereignties will shrink in the face of universal interdependence.
Remember our proud history of social justice, universal health care, public pensions and making sure no one is left behind. Let’s continue to move forward.
While the United States has never decreed that everyone has a ‘right’ to a telephone, we have come close to this with the notion of ‘universal service’ – the idea that telephone service (and electricity, and now broadband Internet) must be available, even in the most remote regions of the country.
Any rule, not existing in the nature of things, or that is not permanent, universal and inflexible in its application, is no law, according to any correct definition of the term law.
That’s why I write fiction, because I want to write these stories that people will read and find universal.
Every soul and spirit has some degree of continuity with the universal spirit, which is recognized to be located not only where the individual soul lives and perceives, but also to be spread out everywhere in its essence and substance, as many Platonists and Pythagoreans have taught.
Hiding a talent is not exclusive to any one particular group of people: young, old, black, white, Latin. It doesn’t matter. It’s universal. The idea that you have a gift or talent is always kind of threatening.
There is one universal truth: All women, all over the world, want to look beautiful. That is always the theme of my designs.
Basically, I just want to talk about love and how it can overcome boundaries. I want to discuss those more universal beliefs, not more politicized ideas.
Obamacare is simply incapable of doing what it is supposed to do – provide nearly universal care at an affordable and sustainable cost.
We are all ill: but even a universal sickness implies an idea of health.
I have inherited two of the most important brands in hip-hop, Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella. Reid and Universal Music Group have given me the opportunity to manage the companies I have contributed to my whole career. I feel this is a giant step for me and the entire artist community.
I think first and foremost everybody should understand that Canadians are strongly committed to the system of universal health insurance, to the principle that your ability to pay does not determine your access to critical medical service.
Top-quality public education, universal health care, and free child care are among the many benefits provided by the state in Norway, reflecting its long-standing egalitarian culture and spirit of communitarianism – a spirit that extends to its prisons.
The child of three or four is saturated with adult rules. His universe is dominated by the idea that things are as they ought to be, that everyone’s actions conform to laws that are both physical and moral – in a word, that there is a Universal Order.
The cost is minimal, but one of the things that you want in a universal design is to make the plan as open as you can… and to still have walls around bedrooms and that sort of thing, and to keep the corridors wide enough so the wheelchair can do a 360 in the corridor.
I don’t think you can bring the races together by joking about the differences between them. I’d rather talk about the similarities, about what’s universal in their experiences.
I… now see a rare opportunity to push across the goal line much of the unfinished business of America: investing in our infrastructure and workers, universal healthcare, comprehensive immigration reform and scrubbing a tax code that’s out of shape and behind the times.
My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling.
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
When I was a little kid – and even still – I loved magic tricks. When I saw how movies got made – at least had a glimpse when I went on the Universal Studios tour with my grandfather, I remember feeling like this was another means by which I could do magic.
I’ll tell you what, I had complete control on ‘Unleashed.’ I directed, produced, chose the musician, picked the costumes, and everything. I never had anyone saying, ‘I don’t like this and I don’t like that.’ The studio, Universal, were easy. It was this weird movie no one cared about.
There’s consciousness in my music, and my music comes from a conscious place. And when people say that, I certainly take it as a compliment. But my job, in terms of selling my music, is to be universal and to try to get it to everybody.
From the beginning, Christianity has struggled to sustain the creative tension between the personal appropriation of the gospel and the gospel’s universal reach.
It does not appear to me to be open to question that there is in the soul of man a nature and an order obtaining in it as permanent and universal as in the material world.
How children attempt to deal with everyday comedies and tragedies, and mortality, is universal and ultimately such a large part of what it means to be human.
The bones of the story of ‘War Horse’ is a love story. That’s what makes it universal.
I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership).
I don’t ever approach anything from the issue first, so I can’t tell you that I’ve thought about tackling universal health care. I’d have to have some great story I’d want to tell, and then universal health care would become part of the way to tell that story.
The storytelling in ‘Doctor Who’ is quite universal.
You might be asking too much if you’re looking for one vaccine for every conceivable influenza. If you have one or two that cover the vast majority of isolates, I wouldn’t be ashamed to call that a ‘universal vaccine.’
What we love about the character Katie, played by Katy Mixon, is that she feels very universal and very relatable. And what we love about ‘American Housewife’ is that it feels like it could speak for housewives from New York to Los Angeles, from Boise to Miami.
What’s great is that because math is such a universal language, really, our fans come in all shapes and sizes, all ages and genders and races and backgrounds and cultures.
If many things in the past have gone wrong in the lives of men and in the lives of their communities, it is because both small- and large-scale activities were blundered into without any thought or vision of universal planning.
The state exists to serve and protect every citizen, regardless of colour, creed, race or religion – and the welfare state should exist to and protect the populace in the same non-discriminatory and universal manner.
‘Milk and Honey’ was written with me being honest to myself, kind of pulling at the things that I hear the most and saying that out loud, and you know, that thing that we hear the most is most universal, and so that rings true with all folks. The language used in the poetry is extremely, extremely accessible.
Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy.
Someone who has experienced trauma also has gifts to offer all of us – in their depth, their knowledge of our universal vulnerability, and their experience of the power of compassion.
Stalin’s machine can be started up again at only a moment’s notice: the same informers, the same denunciations, the same tortures. The same universal, all-devouring terror.
I’ve loved taking on roles that have a very universal message that lots of people can identify and relate to – and at the end of the day can get people talking.
In the suffragist and abolitionist era, there were a lot of white women and some black men and women who argued for the old hierarchy and against universal adult suffrage – often on religious grounds.
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence.
We believe that the real child-care experts are mom and dad. That’s why we brought in the universal child care benefit way back in 2006.
I think the themes of belonging and parentage and love are obviously universal.
I think what ‘The Hobbit’ and Middle-earth deal in are quite universal and timeless themes of honour and love and friendship… so they’re things that do resonate with people.
That’s why I felt so at home when I went to Africa. It didn’t matter that I was halfway around the world in a foreign country, because all those elements are universal. And I think that’s one thing about my work: It’s universal.
Normally, we define banks as being either retail or corporate, but ICICI transformed itself from a corporate bank into a retail bank and, now, a universal bank.
For American families, Universal pre-K is an essential piece of the puzzle that not only allows their kids to get a good start, but it also allows mothers to remain on the job earning a paycheck and helping our economy grow.
Original sin is the only rational solution of the undeniable fact of the deep, universal and early manifested sinfulness of men in all ages, of every class, and in every part of the world.
Pain doesn’t have a face and pain doesn’t have a certain way of adjusting. Pain is universal.
I’m pretty sure the feeling of inadequacy is universal for moms.
There are two possibilities: Either the kiss is a human universal, one of the constellation of innate traits, including language and laughter, that unites us as a species, or it is an invention, like fire or wearing clothes, an idea so good that it was bound to metastasize across the globe.
The goodness of a thing created is the perfection of its fitness for the use which it serves. Now that use is either particular or universal.
It is ironic you could make an animated film about a dog that’s a universal character, but God forbid it be a human being who is not a man.
Our religion is itself profoundly sad – a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man’s own language – so long as he knows anguish and is a painter.
President Obama’s first term in office has been better for intentions than for actual changes in planning and policy. I do believe, and he has several things to this effect, that he would like to provide universal preschool or at least far more preschool for our children.
Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.
Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me.
And you know what – and I don’t mean this in tongue in cheek way – but it’s like deja vu. When I walked in to WCW they were producing wrestling on a little teeny sound stage at Disney, okay? I’m walking into TNA and they’re producing wrestling in a little teeny sound stage at Universal.
These guys at Fox knew that as a filmmaker, I could always tell different types of stories and each can emotionally connect to a universal audience.
The Souvenir is an incredibly specific story, but people recognise the universal in it. Because, that’s how stories work.
Our late Leader, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, with his universal sympathy for all oppressed and his profound understanding of Jesus’ revolutionary spirit of love and sacrifice, carried on his revolutionary work for forty years and brought about at last the liberation of the Chinese people.
I’m only interested in science fiction that’s used as a literary device, a shortcut into something more exploratory or universal about our experience. That’s why I think it was invented and why mythology was invented; it’s a tool, not an end to itself.
Action is a universal language, so everyone understands a punch and a kick.
What has history said of eminence without honor, wealth without wisdom, power and possessions without principle? The answer is reiterated in the overthrow of the mightiest empires of ancient times. Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome! The four successive, universal powers of the past. What and where are they?
As a Naval officer, I’ve been all over the world, and one of the foundational lessons I learned was that parents everywhere would like to raise their children to a higher standard of living in a peaceful environment. That’s a universal goal for families.
I love to play chess. The last time I was playing, I started to really see the board. I don’t mean just seeing a few moves ahead – something else. My game started getting better. It’s the patterns. The patterns are universal.
After I made my hit in ‘Salome,’ Universal sent me to New York so I could learn to be a proper movie star.
There is something very very special, universal and easily identifiable among all Jews; it is beyond territory, it is something we all have in common.
It’s real simple – we all have nightmares, and the idea you can be in real jeopardy in them is a great gimmick. It’s universal.
I didn’t want to make a literal film about Detroit, because it felt like what they were experiencing was more universal than that.
Mother humor is such a universal theme. I wrote a show called ’25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.’ I had people coming up to me after the show saying, ‘I’m Baptist, and my mother is just like yours.’
As a result of the current universal benefit, the poverty rate for seniors in America is about 10%. Without the universal benefit, it would be over 50%.
A biopic would have required hiring an actor, and I always wanted to just let Bobby be Bobby. My thought was it would make it a more universal story to focus on ordinary people rather than this extraordinary man.
I’m making a movie about Wonder Woman, who I love, who to me is one of the great superheroes, so I just treated her like a universal character, and that’s what I think is the next step when I think you can do that more and more and when studios have the confidence to do that more and more.
I don’t like stuff that can only go into one set; I want stuff that can be applied across sets. It’s a more real Lego building experience. And, of course, it’s the same from a manufacturing point of view. I want elements that are universal; that gives me the best economics and best utilisation of the mould.
Romanists tell us that the Pope is the vicar of Christ; that he is his successor as the universal head and ruler of the Church on earth. If this is so, he must be a Christ.
As people’s lifestyles have improved, they’ve become more and more sensitive toward animals. It’s becoming a universal value, like Western classical music.
Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a universal human obsession.
Mostly I’m proud to be an African-American woman, but I’m glad I have a universal look as well.
War had always seemed to me to be a purely human behavior. Accounts of warlike behavior date back to the very first written records of human history; it seemed to be an almost universal characteristic of human groups.
Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept.
Above these universal themes ‘Truth Will Set U Free’ is also a song composed for those who were born gay. I am a straight man so I do not profess to understand or know what a LGBT person experiences but I do recognize injustice when I see it.
That first year at Universal was a big blur and, naturally, I thought they were wasting me. I didn’t realize at the time that I was learning my craft and acting more easily in front of the camera.
It is often said that having gone through any kind of suffering tends to makes you appreciate life more and live more in the present. I’m not sure how universal or long-lasting these effects really are.
I think the name of the show, ‘This American Life’ – we named it that just because it seemed like it made the thing feel big. But we don’t think about whether it’s an American story or not. We happen to be Americans. I think for the stories to work, they have to be universal.
That larger story in ‘Salvage the Bones’ is just about survival, and I think that, in the end, there are things about this novel and about these characters’ experiences that make their stories universal stories.
In terms of helping people understand and know each other a little better, music is universal – universal and transporting.
Sometimes I would write something that was so private, people would say, ‘Make it more universal.’ I never liked that idea. I always thought the more personal a song was, the more people would want to hear it.
It is the mark of great art that its appeal is universal and eternal.
Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a ‘universal’ without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere.
It is a universal and fundamental political principle that the power to protect can safely be confided only to those interested in protecting, or their responsible agents – a maxim not less true in private than in public affairs.
There’s always a common attraction to universal needs of love and a feeling of worthiness.
When you meditate or pray… both are forms of meditation… you give up control and find the answer and you open yourself to receive God’s gift, the universal force, or whatever that is.
It’s a universal truth that no parent wishes to acknowledge that the fear and phobias we are in thrall to in adulthood almost invariably connect back to childhood experiences.
The subjectivization of the universal in art brings the universal downward on one hand, while on the other it helps raise the individual toward the universal.
The universal principle of etymology in all languages: words are carried over from bodies and from the properties of bodies to express the things of the mind and spirit. The order of ideas must follow the order of things.
When I look at the majority of my own songs they really came from my own sense of personal confusion or need to express some pain or beauty – they were coming from a universal and personal place.
I love exploring the characters that I play, but the reason I sign on for something isn’t the details of the story but the universal message.
Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.
There are those who would draw a sharp line between power politics and a principled foreign policy based on values. This polarized view – you are either a realist or devoted to norms and values – may be just fine in academic debate, but it is a disaster for American foreign policy. American values are universal.
That a society controls, to a greater or lesser extent, the behavior of its members is a universal; but the methods, the particulars of that control, vary from one culture to another.
Music is like the genius of humankind, universal… People who have never really taken the time to get into music, their lives are a lot smaller. Kids deserve the richness and dimension of it in their lives.
What’s interesting when you see ‘Black Panther’ is you realize it couldn’t have been directed by anybody else but Ryan Coogler. It’s a great adventure movie, and it works on all those different levels as entertainment, but it has this kind of cultural through-line that is so specific that it makes it universal.
Putin stands for the opposite of a universal ideology; he has become an arch-nationalist of a pre-Cold War type, making mystic appeals to motherland and religion.
I’m not saying that ‘Twilight’ is, you know, some brilliant Oscar-winner, it’s not ‘Dr. Zhivago.’ It’s not trying to be. Because it is a female fantasy. I would argue that it’s actually a universal fantasy. Which is, the fantasy being to be loved and cherished for exactly who you are.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful, and the ennobling in man, and for one, I wish to see it become universal.
As we rise higher in the understanding of ourselves, the national and racial dissonances will be forgotten in the universal rhythms of Truth and Love.
I don’t have any doubts either about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Perhaps some more should be added to the list, but I don’t have the slightest doubt about human rights.
It is impossible to anticipate all of the misdeeds engendered by the universal conflict of human passions. They multiply at a compound rate with the growth in population and the interlacing of particular interests that cannot be directed with geometrical precision towards the public utility.
Universal background checks work. You keep the guns out of the hands of dangerous people. That shouldn’t be partisan – that should be something we can all agree to, but it became this huge battle and, you know, really, really a challenge.
Universal suffrage is sound in principle. The radical element is right.
I always want to write erotic music… Not only about the love between men and women, but in a much more universal sense – about the sensuality of the mechanism of the universe… about life.
It’s more like can I build a group of characters and can I tell some universal truths that feel real and aren’t formulaic in the spirit of filmmakers gone by who’ve told American stories that were personal and universal as well.
Europe must not distance itself from Africa’s universal ambitions.
And for me anyway, consciousness is three components: a personal component which for lack of a better word we can call the soul. A collective component which is more archetypal and a deeper level, and then a universal domain of consciousness.
Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.
With the advent of computing, human invention crossed a threshold into a world different from everything that came before. The computer is the universal machine almost by definition, machine-of-all-trades, capable of accomplishing or simulating just about any task that can be logically defined.
I hope that my lyrics have a way that they’re so specific they become universal, and they go, ‘Oh I’ve been there, I know what that’s like.’
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
I have to be more universal than my projects, but no less innovative.
For humanism also appeals to man as man. It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil and class and to create a common language and a common culture in which men can realize their common humanity.
It takes a special, selfless person to make music that accommodates the universal need for mindless escapism – or what I call oblivion.
There has been a stigma around letting movies be seen on home screens on the same day as theatrical screens. Universal said they were going to do it with ‘Tower Heist,’ but they backed off when challenged by the theater owners. I understand where the theater owners are coming from on big studio movies.
Star-crossed lovers who have a destiny that isn’t necessarily going to work in their favor – that’s a universal story; that’s an archetypal story.
The question that we must ask is whether we are making progress toward the goal of universal peace. Or are we caught up on a treadmill of history, turning forever on the axle of mindless aggression and self-destruction?
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
The power of literature does not lie in resonance with the particular but the way that the particular speaks to a broader, more universal truth.
Yeah, what happened was Universal wanted one of the characters to be nice so they chose me so there was a scene where the girl was tied to the bed and I let her go.
The beauty of music is that it is a universal language. I truly believe it knows no boundaries of any kind.
Strong policies and innovation can make the difference for energy security, climate change, air quality, and universal access to modern energy services in parallel – in short, building a secure, affordable, sustainable energy system that is available to all.
The fierce battles between New Democrat centrists and old-style liberals that defined the Democratic Party in the 1990s are long gone, with the party unified behind Barack Obama’s economic agenda of universal health care, expensive federal programs and more regulation of the financial markets.
I never really thought about my music being universal. When I set out to write, it was just a feeling that felt good to me. I never thought about being able to reach everybody.
There’re been sort of a sea change in my work in general, in that the more personal, the universal it’s become.
Painting (like poetry) chooses from universals what is most apposite. It brings together, in a single imaginary being, circumstances and characteristics which occur in nature in many different persons.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
More people with HIV/Aids are getting inexpensive anti-retroviral drugs, and their life expectancy has increased, but universal access is still far off, and the disease is still spreading, if more slowly than before.
What makes ‘A Christmas Story’ universal, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, is that you recognize that family… It’s ultimately about a family being glued together for the holiday season.
I think of the nudes as seed pods, like flowers or grasses. They are universal bodies.
In my early days I was a contract player at Universal and I had a wonderful mentor named Monique James, who was head of talent there, and she used to drag me on sets to do parts.
Florida has tons of entertainment opportunities because Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are there.
In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Among many other reforms, Australians pioneered the secret ballot and universal suffrage.
It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all societies people value respectability granted to them.
Throughout my career, when I have been rejected, there was sometimes subtext, and it was this: People will not read your work because these are not universal stories.
It’s very important to be curious in a very universal way. Whether someone is poor or rich, I’m curious about everything.
Everyone has this universal understanding of roommate drama.
You have got to stress the freedom of music to really branch out and be universal.
I haven’t really been recording in the last several years. I haven’t wanted to. And even though I had to deal with Sony and now I’m on Universal again, I will probably put out a new record soon.
Seasonal changes, as it were, take place in history, when there is practically an almost universal death, a falling of the foliage of the tree of life. Such were the intervals between the ancient and mediaeval time, the mediaeval and the modern.
I aspire to write what are called ‘familiar essays.’ They begin in the personal and end in the universal. It’s not for me to say if I have been successful at it. But that is the hope.
The ancient Jewish people gave the world the vision of eternal peace, of universal disarmament, of abolishing the teaching and learning of war.
When you talk, you realize that the pains and worries you feel are universal; you no longer feel alone in your sadness. You relate and find comfort in the fact that there are other women going through the same things as you are.
I quit after my seven-year contract with Universal was up. I quit for 33 years.
Most Americans think there’s already universal background checks. They don’t understand why there wouldn’t be a background check to purchase a weapon.
In the world of celebrity, there is one universal law: if there’s a scandal or death, Al Sharpton will be there.
The wonderful thing is, imagination is universal all over the world, no matter what the language is.
I’m confident being at Universal, which is a great home for me, ’cause they understand what I’m trying to do.
I discovered how science is truly a universal language, one that forges new connections among individuals and opens the mind to ideas that go far beyond the classroom.
Music is universal too. Even deaf people like to dance, love rhythm, and can kind of pick it up.
Frankly, it was only after ‘Clone Wars’ got cancelled that there seemed to be this universal love-fest from fans.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Doing something with Uniqlo means you come up with a wardrobe which is universal and quirky.
Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world… Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.
I sketched out a rough story for them and the director said, well it’s a good story but we have the go-ahead from Universal to make this script and did I want to do it. I said no, and they left.
You see a Clint Eastwood movie, and you might not know if it’s from Universal or Warner Bros. or another studio. He has affiliations with so many studios now, but there was a time when you’d just look at a movie and think, ‘Oh, that’s a Warner Bros. film.’
My style is a very universal sound, which is very close to where I grew up.
Walt Whitman is the only great modern poet who does not seem to experience discord when he faces his world. Not even solitude – his monologue is a universal chorus.
I’d like to see people pay attention to the science of hip hop. The knowledge part, the political side of what hip hop could do, or where hip hop is gonna go. I always say it’s gonna become universal as we become a galactic union.
Behavior is mutable. It changes from place to place. It’s like accents, dialect – it varies from one area to another. But there are universal truths about what it means to be a human being. All the other stuff is like applique. Learning that was interesting to me and probably useful for becoming an actor.
It would be misleading to say, ‘I believe in the Force,’ in the same sense that it would be misleading to say, ‘I believe in the sun.’ Give it whatever name you like – the Force, the Tao, the Holy Spirit, the Universal Mind – I see it in action everywhere I look, both in the world and in myself.
I grew up listening to hits, and if I write something I feel, I think that’s pretty mass appeal. I’m not very elitist with music. Love is universal; a great melody is universal; it goes around the world; it’s not just American. A great song can touch the world.
Scholars have long dreamed of a universal library containing everything that has ever been written.
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
Sites need to be able to interact in one single, universal space.
I’ve learned that universal acceptance and appreciation is just an unrealistic goal.
The fact that there is a unity in everything demonstrates that they are the works and artefacts of a single being. The universe is like a rosebud swathed in a thousand veils of unity. Or it is a single macroanthropos dressed in unities to the number of Divine Names and universal Divine works.
I would rather propose a bureau somewhat similar to that which we have in the Universal Postal Union.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
It doesn’t matter where you come from. Running is a universal sport and universal language.
There’s something about Southern women that is so unique yet so universal. Strong southern women are allowed to be soft and feminine and have a sense of humor. But what I love about Southern women in particular is their universality.
You know, for a long time I have been of the opinion that artists don’t necessarily know what they’re doing. You don’t necessarily know what kind of universal concept you’re tapping into.
I’ve interviewed multiple people who know bin Laden… who tend to have a universal picture of what he’s like, which is: modest, retiring, unassuming, kind of thoughtful – lots of things that don’t fit with a mass murderer, which he is as well.
I believe there’s no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.
We also want to try and slow down all this foolishness that’s going on between the East and West. We gotta understand that Hip Hop is now universal. Hip Hop is not East coast or West coast.
It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world.
There are people who can start having very powerful experiences without taking psychedelics. It can happen against their will. This is a universal phenomenon.
I believe that my own Christian faith does indeed make universal claims.
I think that music and art and film, at their best, can connect with something that is eternal in human beings, that might not have so many labels on it, something that’s ultimately universal and that may just be a feeling.
Directing ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful. I have Universal to thank for that.
If you ask someone if they like music, they look at you strangely. It seems to be a universal given. Like asking someone if they like breathing. It is like breathing. Or air, rather. Flowing without and within. A matrix within which our lives are set. The setting for the tableware of our beings.
The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.
Even as the Internet has revived hope of a universal library and Google seems to promise an answer to every query, books have remained a dark region in the universe of information. We want books to be as accessible and searchable as the Web. On the other hand, we still want them to be books.
There’s something universal about illness… Whether you like it, at some level all patients are saying, ‘Daddy, Mommy, help me, tell me it’s going to be alright.’
I think what’s universal is the idea of auditioning. It’s something that you do in every kind of job market. You audition every time you go on a date, you audition at a job interview, and it’s always about trying to put the best version of yourself forward and seeing what sticks and what doesn’t.
I still dream about doing something simple, very simple and universal.
I got a script sent to me at this office and I got a call from a woman – Universal’s doing a snowboarding movie. I’m not in it yet, but I’m supposed to meet with the director in New York soon. I’m waiting to hear back from them.
Hollywood… was the place where the United States perpetrated itself as a universal dream and put the dream into mass production.
Not being able to play makes one be able to listen and receive better. The constant noodling on guitar can be great, but also distracting to the universal music inside you.
It is a universal principle that you get more of what you think about, talk about, and feel strongly about.
‘I Am Jazz’ was more for children to understand what it means to be transgender, but with ‘Being Jazz,’ I wanted to get the universal message across that we are all just people, and we have to live our lives authentically.
My daughter Gabby very kindly once said that she thinks I was a better mother because I was doing a job I loved. I now think guilt is a universal part of being a mother. I used to think it was Jewish-mother guilt but now I think it is working-mother guilt.
For me, the essence of the great American Dream is spiritual. I believe that our Constitution is inspired and that it is based on principles that are timeless and universal. This is the reason why 95% of all written constitutions throughout the world are modeled after our Constitution.
I certainly witnessed bullying as a teen in both a small and a big school setting. I feel like it is a universal topic.
I try not to write jokes that are mean. I try my best to write jokes that are pretty universal and jokes that don’t attack anyone. I know I often fall short of that and end up taking unfair swipes at people, but I try not to.
I want to work with directors who can tell intimate stories in a way that feels universal and with a big enough scope and depth to travel outside of Iceland.
There’s nothing universal about Indian families except that the family itself is deeply important across the country. It’s sort of the fabric and anchor of our country.
Any union that can’t accept workers choosing their own representatives through universal franchise is finished.
The rehabilitation of order as a universal principle, however, suggested at the same time that orderliness by itself is not sufficient to account for the nature of organized systems in general or for those created by man in particular.
We Indians are Latin America’s moral reserve. We act according to a universal law that consists of three basic principles: do not steal, do not lie and do not be idle.
Universal coverage is a critical goal, but even if every man and woman, every parent and every child in America woke up with an insurance card in their hands, they would still need a place to go for health care.
‘Rome’ plays on universal human emotions that hopefully people can relate to. Historians are always going to be offended by it.
All individual thought is dissolved in universal thought, as all form is dissolved in the universal plastic means of Abstract-Real painting.
There is something universal in the theme of a man trying to save his family in the midst of the most terrible circumstances. It is not limited to Sierra Leone. This story could apply to any number of places where ordinary people have been caught up in political events beyond their control.
This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.
In England, literary pretence is more universal than elsewhere from our method of education.
Nothing unifies people more than music, more than that universal riff. The one thing that unifies us and the hope that we can have, especially being an artist, is that we can create music that can build bridges and smash down very bad ideas.
Music is, of course, a universal emotional experience, cutting across cultures and languages. I studied piano for ten years as a child and consider that experience one of the most valuable in my life.
One of the wonders of science is that it is completely universal. It crosses national boundaries with total ease.
Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.
So is it always nationalist to resist US globalization? The US thinks it is, and wants you to agree; and, moreover, to consider US interests as being universal ones.
The larger truth, the universal truth that you can give in a novel, is far greater than what you can give through journalism.
What is universal can be surprising. Over time you find the kind of stuff which has people thinking ‘That is just something that occurred to me… there’s something wrong with me’, is in fact stuff that is universal.
Man’s striving for order, of which art is but one manifestation, derives from a similar universal tendency throughout the organic world; it is also paralleled by, and perhaps derived from, the striving towards the state of simplest structure in physical systems.
In many ways, Scotland will benefit more than other parts of the UK when Universal Credit comes in. A larger percentage of people will see an increase in their income through moving into work or taking on more hours.
But by providing the background picture – the universal situational awareness that we desire – by showing the anomalies, the Space-Based Radar will change the nature of how we do our analysis and our intelligence.
It is a vulgar error that love, a love, to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth and Love in their universal energy.
If you’re holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
While the four-day work week is not yet universal, most citizens enjoy the pleasures of added three-day weekends during the year. These extra days, as well as monthlong vacations, are used in the pursuit of our studies, hobbies and travels – and often all three are indulged at the same time.
Universal vaccination may well be the greatest success story in medical history.
Music don’t have no color or no face. It’s a universal language.
Every now and then, people will recognize me at restaurants or Universal Studios or something. I’ll always take a picture with them if they want. I mean, that’s what telling stories and acting for a living are for – for the people.
If we want to protect people against dictators or repression or torture, don’t you need that rule to be universal so as to not end up with a situation where we do so only when it is comfortable, profitable and safe?
Viewed narrowly, all life is universal hunger and an expression of energy associated with it.
The appeal of romance is love. And that’s universal.
I don’t want to find myself ever locked into what people think I should think or do. In my art, and acting, I have a universal vision of things, an international vision. Bigger and broader and beyond. ‘Bigger than life’ is always on my mind.
Universal orthodoxy is enriched by every new discovery of truth: what at first appeared universal, by wishing to stand still, sooner or later becomes a sect.
After marketing surveys by Universal Studios indicated that ‘Rocket Boys’ as a movie title would not attract the female over-age-thirty demographic, the film was retitled and released as ‘October Sky.’
The profound self is a universal self.
There are some concerns that are universal. Everyone wants to be loved, and everyone wants to feel like they belong somewhere in the world. Everyone wants to do something and feel like they have a sense of purpose. These are just the things that I think about and the things that make their way into my songwriting.
‘The Infinity War’ is meant to be a culmination film. It’s meant to join together all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe against an incredible universal threat – Thanos.
In 1985, I went to work for MTM Records, Mary Tyler Moore’s Nashville record label, and stayed three years. After that, I spent two years as an independent promoter, then worked for MCA Nashville Records, DreamWorks Nashville, and Universal Music Nashville.
When I write I’m never really thinking about themes or the universal.
Every song brings back memories, like I remember where I wrote all these songs. ‘Universal Heartbeat’ was my apartment in New York City. ‘My Sister’ was at my apartment in Boston. I remember places and I remember what I was thinking when I wrote it.
I was a pop freak. I love music. Of course, I knew soul because I grew up in it. Writing it and everything. I love soul. But I love a tune that has some meat in it. Something I could hang my hat on. Because music is universal. Therefore, I felt no boundaries.
‘Need You Now’ is a universal subject matter. It’s something that not just country fans, not just pop fans – everybody’s been there. And the production was a little left of center.
Well, I called him and I said, Mr. Wright, what can I do? Universal offered me a contract $300 a week. He says take it. You’ll never get that money from me.
I try to do women’s-point-of-view comedy. The joke is, ‘This is what I think; there’s the truth.’ I try to think of stuff that’s real broad, but the more personal it is, the more universal it is. All my friends go through the same stuff.
What amplifies the transformational power ahead is the confluence of two major technological currents today: the universal access to mobile computing and the pervasive use of social networks.
It makes a difference what we choose to experience during sleep. Many of us think of sleep as a chance to get away from it all. But sleep is also a chance to return to the joys of our spiritual heritage – our universal awareness.
My grandmother was an actress too. In the thirties and forties she was under contract with Universal Studios. Crazy credits, lots of them. My dad was also under contract with Universal Studios. And my first film was shot on the same stage they both worked on at Universal.
More and more, my life is going in a direction that is not universal; there’s only a very small group of people who understand.
I’m committed to universal health coverage and education.
Governments have to conclude a fair, universal, and binding climate agreement, by which every country commits to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
Cinema is universal, beyond flags and borders and passports.
I’m a capitalist, and I believe that universal basic income is necessary for capitalism to continue.
As I travel around Idaho and visit with seniors, I hear almost universal concern about the rising cost of health care, particularly the cost of prescription drugs.
In order to be universal, you have to be rooted in your own culture.
To me, music is entertainment – what else can it be? In fact, it’s the only language I know of that’s universal.
No nation is so great as to be able to afford, in the long run, to remain outside an increasingly universal League of Nations.
The problem often is that aspiring brands wish to be universally loved. Unfortunately, universal love is neither achievable nor desirable. Instead, great brands are loved by some and hated by others because they actually stand for something.
There are a lot of great love stories. It’s just the best thing. Why wouldn’t you write about it? Why wouldn’t you want to read about it? But it’s hard to write about. It’s weird to have such a powerful and universal feeling and hope that you can write that and make it real for people.
At the risk of sounding like a spoilsport, I’d say that pagans have about the same experience of otherness and isolation as anyone else. We’re not special in that regard. But this is because the problem of loneliness is almost universal – and that, to my mind, makes it much more serious.
There is not a separate God for each person. There is one universal intelligence flowing through all of us.
I believe that there is a universal presence that is the kind of magical undercurrent in life that we all feel and is connected in, through, and as everything. That’s what I think God is.
The solutions to our problems are and always will be based upon universal, timeless, self-evident principles common to every enduring, prospering society throughout history.
I enjoy learning about different periods and people, and then taking what’s universal about the human condition and seeing where it matches up. No matter where you are, certain things unite everybody.
To me, White Boy Shuffle is sort of like Catcher in the Rye, the story is so universal.
Acting and philanthropy are braided together. I’ve tried to seek out things that speak not just specifically to the community that created me, but that speak in a way that’s universal and all of humanity celebrates.
The question is, what are we to do in order to consolidate peace on a universal and durable foundation, and what are the essential elements of such a peace?
One of the reasons we all still read Jane Austen is because her books are about universal things which still matter today – love, money, family. They haven’t gone out of fashion, so it’s not throwing the baby out with the bathwater to rework her in a contemporary style.
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
I’m painting the paintings that I want to see in museums. And I’m hopefully presenting them in a way that’s universal enough that they become representative of something different than just a black body on a canvas.
Truly, there is a Christian note which makes the whole World vibrate, like an immense gong, in the divine Christ. This note is unique and universal, and in it alone consists the Gospel.
God is the universal substance in existing things. He comprises all things. He is the fountain of all being. In Him exists everything that is.
Computing is becoming universal.
Nearly every tribe and nearly every human being has gods. Belief in gods is all over the place. It’s universal. It squeaks and squoozes from every pore of humanity.
Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life.
Yes, I’ve heard of the ‘Mad Men’ comparisons, but I like to think ‘The Hour’ has its own distinctive voice. Although it is set in 1956, I have tried to give it a contemporary edge, and its themes of love, passion, romance, fury, professional jealousy, and personal failure are universal, I think.
Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.
The gift of song is just like… I think music is one of those true things in this world that is universal.
After talking to people and meeting them every day, I realize that a song can be written from one perspective with an objective in mind. What is crazy about it is that many different people can take one song a totally different way. That is so cool, since music is a universal thing and a very personal thing.
I believe that communal admiration of individuals is healthy for society. It facilitates, in one way, the base of our universal standard, morals, but also publicly espouses the virtue of certain practices that are kind of like ‘inherently good’ in some kind of ideas of what the good is.
There are even many huts built entirely of the universal aloe.
Plays which are universal tempt me. ‘August: Osage County’ is a play which is relevant to the urban Indian set up.
I love Buster Keaton. I was a big fan of the stunt shows at Universal Studios. I’m a huge Cirque du Soleil nut.
Comics, in a sense, the style, the images – it’s almost like music. They say music is a universal language, but when the eyes behold something, a figure, somebody moving; it’s real, and it cannot be denied.
Growing up, I would watch a movie on video and would go to the back of the VHS and locate the address for Universal Pictures or MGM or whatever. I’d write to the studios asking them if I could be in a movie. They never wrote me back.
I have a lot of influences. I’m American-schooled. I’m classically trained. I’m a pretty universal student, if you will. I have a lot of degrees, which really don’t pay the rent. I have two doctorate degrees, I have a bachelor’s degree, but I’m still a cook.
The poverty one still sees in America today is more shocking to me than anything I have seen in Ethiopia or Calcutta or Manila, and has made me, as someone living in a society of great wealth and someone who’s never had to worry about the next meal, think seriously about what universal responsibility really means.
I think everyone’s pretty much the same underneath. The collective unconscious is a real thing. There’s only a few emotions, and we all have them. There’s, like, seven emotions. So personal is universal. Everyone experiences confusion, joy and pain, just in different forms.
Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?
A universal cash transfer in the form of a minimum guaranteed income would mean that automatically everyone has something to fall back on without having to deal with the vagaries of their local panchayat.
As universal a truth as the rising and setting of the sun each day, the global economy needs people.
Parents go to sleep early. This is universal.
If the choice is between universal health care or fixing our broken immigration system or upholding a 60-vote filibuster rule that is nowhere in the Constitution, I’m going to choose actually making progress for the American people.
I authored the Universal National Service Act because I believe that everyone in America should contribute to the greater good of America.
Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one.
A lot of high-level scientists are in fact people of almost universal interest.
Proof that they do not understand the republic is that in their fine promises for universal suffrage, they forgot women.
There is always some universal proportion, but along with that there are some places where special things happen. Ireland, for example. I’ve always felt it’s interesting to play there. Maybe they just drink more than anybody else.
Music is a universal thing with no boundaries, whether you play inside or outside.
The more uncompromisingly specific you are the more you end up touching the bigger universal truths.
I don’t know if it is a spiritual, physiological or psychological phenomenon, but I believe now more than ever that singing is a universal, built-in mechanism designed to cultivate empathy and compassion.
Music is universal, man. I got bitten by the wrestling bug and now I just do them both.
When a trait is universal, evolutionary biologists look for a genetic explanation and wonder how that gene or genes might enhance survival or reproductive success.
I have great confidence in Taiwan’s democracy. I have great confidence in the universal value and in basic human rights, and I have great confidence that referenda will eventually take root and become part of our daily lives in Taiwan.
Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.
We need a national universal paid family leave program that allows families to be together in the most important moments of our lives – from having a baby to caring for a dying parent.
We are in the society of the teacher-judge, the doctor-judge, the educator-judge, the ‘social-worker’-judge; it is on them that the universal reign of the normative is based; and each individual, wherever he may find himself, subjects to it his body, his gestures, his behavior, his aptitudes, his achievements.
I believe that it is important to have faith in a cosmic, universal power and identify the reasons for one’s existence.
I love musical theater so much. When done right, I think comedy songs can be the most efficient form of joke delivery. Songs can be the most efficient and the best forms of conveying emotion. Music is universal. It’s worldwide.
Universal coverage, not medical technology, is the foundation of any caring health care system.
While universal suffrage remains an ideal yet to be attained, if you’re lucky enough to be able to vote, don’t let that privilege go to waste.
Whenever I write, I try and approach my stories from some kind of universal theme or idea or emotion.
We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us. The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance.
Poetry endures when it possesses passionate and primally sincere clarity in the service of articulating universal human concerns.
When a battle for suffrage is conducted, it should only be conducted according to socialist principles, and therefore with the demand of universal suffrage for women and men.
Similar to computer technology in the ’60s, 3-D printing is a universal technology that has the potential to revolutionize our life by enabling individuals to design and manufacture things.
As far back as I can remember, these are the first movies, the Universal horror movies where I knew the title of the film and I also knew the names of the actors in those films.
Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture, seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal ethical principles.
I believe that true art is universal in its appeal.
Religion, any religion, no matter what sort of wonderful religion, never be universal. So now education is universal, so we have to sort of find ways and means through education system, from kindergarten up to university level, to make awareness these good things, the values, inner values.
The Burgess Shale is not unique, but for those who study evolution and fossils it has become something of an icon. It provides a reference point and a benchmark, a point of common discussion and an issue of universal scientific interest.
Foreignness is all around. Only in the heart of the heart of the country, namely the heart of the United States, can you avoid such a thing. In the center of an empire, you can think of your experience as universal. Outside the empire or on the fringes of the empire, you cannot.
We, all of us, could do a much better job of evoking what someone has called the universal principle of human altruism: the urge in us all to help others who are in danger.
We are all regionalists in our origins, however ‘universal’ our themes and characters, and without our cherished hometowns and childhood landscapes to nourish us, we would be like plants set in shallow soil. Our souls must take root – almost literally.
I like films that deal with some of those questions that you can never answer: ‘Why are we here? What’s it about? What happens to us with the choices that we make? What are the ramifications for doing something right, or doing something wrong?’ Those universal questions, I enjoy.
I think what Hollywood is learning at large is that there is profitability in stories that are culturally specific and that you can only address the universal through the specific.
A great deal has been learned about cell communication. The universal nature of cellular structure and organization in bacteria, plant and animal cells has been discovered.
Music is really powerful. It’s a universal language that connects everyone.
Have you ever seen the video of the kid with the Spider-Man pinata? He just sets the stick down, walks over, and gives the Spider-Man pinata a hug. He doesn’t want to hurt his Spider-Man. He loves him! And I think that’s a universal feeling towards Spider-Man. You just can’t help but love him.
‘Old Fashioned’ can expect strong interest because it taps into a universal human longing.
Well, I think that it is complicated in that the first four albums were all with Universal so they have the rights to that and therefore it is a lot easier for them to do that period.
We all know about secrets – to have that pressure of something you can’t reveal. That’s universal: ‘Am I safe? Am I gonna be OK? Will my family still love and respect me?’
Bob Marley stood for universal peace and love. He tried to break racial barriers.
It’s based around a Jewish family but it really is a universal theme about getting along and coming along.
Shakespeare is universal.
Man may well have covered over and, so to speak, encrusted the truth with the errors he has loaded onto it, but these errors are local, and universal truth will always show itself.
I’m learning with the older that I get that some feelings are just universal and that I’m not the only one who hates their hair or their life at times.
I firmly believe that talent and intelligence are universal, but resources and opportunities are not.
Bobsled is a universal sport, and most people don’t know that. Anybody can slide down a hill.
Oswald is an interesting character. Disney lost the rights to him in 1928 to Universal, who was distributing the cartoons and basically handed him over to Walter Lantz.
Many other countries have already banned human cloning, and there are efforts at the UN to make such a ban universal.
‘Call Me by Your Name’ is essentially the universal nature of love.
Black was not the universal hue of mourning in Europe. In Castile, white obtained on the death of its princes.
The universal utilization of water power and its long-distance transmission will supply every household with cheap power and will dispense with the necessity of burning fuel. The struggle for existence being lessened, there should be development along ideal rather than material lines.
It is critical that we pass legislation to dramatically reform our health insurance system, and this reform should include a genuine public option, universal coverage, an end to insurance policy rescissions, and no restrictions against covering people with pre-existing conditions.
I think I’m making music that’s pretty universal.
I do not believe in a universal religion any more than I believe in a universal language. My feeling is that people have to make their own religion as they have to make their arts and their parishes, and that they must find their own salvation; the salvation mongers are of not much avail.
The goal of real healthcare reform must be high-quality, universal coverage in a cost-effective way.
I believe that social security should be a universal retirement guarantee and not means tested.
Local color has a fatal tendency to remain local; but it is also true that the universal often borders on the void.
The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah.
Video is universal and allows people around the world to communicate and exchange ideas.
Universal basic income is not a solution in search of a problem – it is the obvious solution that has been in front of us for years. It only requires us to have the vision, empathy and courage to adopt it for the American people before it is too late.
Feeling angry is a universal human phenomenon. It is as basic as feeling hungry, lonely, loving, or tired. The capacity to feel angry and to respond in some way to that feeling is in us from birth.
I always feel like music should be a universal language.
Once I should have been, if not satisfied, partially, at least, contented with suffrage for the intelligent and those who have been soldiers; now I am convinced that universal suffrage is demanded by sound policy and impartial justice.
The Tweets that I have written that are most popular are the ones that are the kind of universal girly concerns and observations.
So it – we have one enduring, uh, idea that will always live on with the Smothers Brothers, that ‘Mom always liked you best.’ We’re the universal, uh, feeling that every child, every sibling has had somewhere along the line. Or, ‘Who did she like best?’ And that became kind of a little mantra.
For humans, gift giving is a universal ritual laden with evolutionary implications.
I’ve done a great job at being universal in my stand-up, which is why, for ‘Let Me Explain,’ I toured all over the world. These movies I have coming out – ‘Ride Along,’ ‘Grudge Match,’ ‘About Last Night,’ ‘Think Like a Man Too’ – are putting me in a position to become universal on an even bigger scale.
‘SCTV’ was the concept of a group ensemble doing satirical things. ‘Saturday Night Live’s sketches were broader than ours, more universal.
The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.
What I’ve learned over the years is that the craft of songwriting is trying to take the personal and make it universal – or in the case of telling a story, taking the universal and making it personal.
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
Television is making sports universal; for the same reason, big-time soccer is growing more popular in the United States.
I feel the presence of a higher power. I believe that what you give is what you get. It’s universal law. I believe in the power of prayer and of words. I’ve learned that when you predict that negative things will happen, they do.
It’s that one thing that you’re passionate about, that you end up developing tunnel vision for and everything else tends to fall by the wayside. Passion is appealing and universal.
Norway will be recognized as an open democracy with the rule of law, with the universal human rights, and with the broad international engagement on the international scene taking upon ourselves responsibilities, because we are a privileged country.
I grew up loving monsters. I’m just a total monster geek. When I was a kid, I had the Aurora monster models, and I would make them. I loved the Universal horror movies and the Hammer movies. I just had an affinity for them.
A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity.
The pleasure of work is open to anyone who can develop some specialised skill, provided that he can get satisfaction from the exercise of his skill without demanding universal applause.
My second album was written while I was on the road promoting the first record. I tried to take my personal experiences and elevate them to universal experiences, so that I wasn’t writing songs about living on a tour bus or being on a TV set for the first time.
We believe that Ripple will change the way the world thinks about and uses currency through universal access to a trusted, transparent, and easy-to-understand multi-currency financial tool.
The most universal challenge that we face is the transition from seeing our human institutions as machines to seeing them as embodiments of nature.
The slogan ‘Never Again!’ that emerged after the Holocaust implies that the Holocaust has a universal moral meaning, which, if properly learned, can provide at least a theoretical prophylactic against its repetition against anyone.
Religion has been terribly tarnished in the course of time, its pristine purity has long since vanished under the regime of creed, and it is no longer Catholic, that is to say, Universal.
Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn’t alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere.
Liberalism has never been about establishing a universal standard. Liberalism is simply intellectual cover for those wanting to gain political power and increase the size of the state.
New York, like the Soviet Union, has this universal usefulness: It makes you glad you live elsewhere.
I always wanted to create clothing that was universal – easy to wear, to care for, and that was also beautiful. As such, I became interested in polyester, and its potential, from the beginning of my career.
We are reflections of one another, therefore I know that you are part of me and I am part of you because we are all projections of the universal principles of creation/destruction polarities of the same infinite consciousness that we call God.
Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.
A weird sort of awareness set in, like, ‘Wow. My standup isn’t just separate from everything else I do anymore.’ With Twitter and Face book, everything is universal that everything everybody says gets seen.
I steer clear of books with ugly covers. And ones that are touted as ‘sweeping,’ ‘tender’ or ‘universal.’
If we’re talking about transportation, the best thing a city can do is densify as quickly as it can. That needs to be said every time this issue comes up, because it’s the only universal strategy that works.
English, unlike Hebrew, is read from left to right – as are clocks. The concepts of clockwise and counterclockwise are universal, irrespective of alphabet.
If you stop and think about our history, one of the reasons we had an American century and there is an American dream was because at key points in our history we made very bold decisions about making sure that there was very broad, universal access to quality education.
Loveleen Tandon, the casting director of ‘Brick Lane,’ understood my capacity and suggested my name to director Sarah Gavron. The film has such universal appeal that given a chance I would like to remake it in Hindi.
People are drawn to the spiritual. It has a universal appeal.
We have a plan that creates universal access programs at the state level which allows folks to access insurance if they’re denied by their insurer.
There will be an electronic currency, and it will be universal, and we must accept that fact.
Hinduism’s basic tenet is that many roads exist by which men have pursued and still pursue their quest for the truth and that none has universal validity.
Feelings are universal, and if an actor’s doing his job, I think he’s making people sit there, and if it’s in a movie or a theatre, going ‘Hmm, yeah, I know that… I know that.’
It is curious to reflect, for example, upon the remarkable legend of the Philosopher’s Stone, one of the oldest and most universal beliefs, the origin of which, however far back we penetrate into the records of the past, we do not probably trace its real source.
I support common-sense measures like universal background checks to prevent guns from falling into the hands of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill.
So the idea that there is nothing essential, in the sense that there are no human universals, is dogma. Ask most anyone who is going to be shot at dawn.
The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate… is a totalitarian’s dream.
The great universal literature has always had a tragic relation with freedom. The Greeks renounced absolute freedom and imposed order on chaotic mythology, like a tyrant.
It’s perfectly obvious that there is some genetic factor that distinguishes humans from other animals and that it is language-specific. The theory of that genetic component, whatever it turns out to be, is what is called universal grammar.
Every culture has contributed to maths just as it has contributed to literature. It’s a universal language; numbers belong to everyone.
It only worked for a little while; the morning after I agreed to go with Universal, an article came out in the Hollywood trade papers, and the secret was out.
Universal peace sounds ridiculous to the head of an average family.
To me, regardless of who’s in office, the government is strangled by business. And the government’s priorities are dictated by business. I mean, why does America, even after healthcare reform, still not have free universal healthcare? I’m sure it has something to do with the insurance lobby.
With literature, sometimes a book is presented in the media as being say, a Muslim story or an African story, when essentially it’s a universal story which we can all relate to it, no matter what race or social background we come from.
Science provides an understanding of a universal experience. Arts provide a universal understanding of a personal experience.
Universal was absolutely marvelous about sitting down with me and listening to my input. It wasn’t something where they chose a bunch of songs that were best sellers. They did a marvelous job on the packaging. It’s a beautiful tribute.
Some values must be universal, like human rights and the equal worth of every human being.
The UN’s unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries.
People’s love of sweets and guilty feelings about overindulgence are pretty universal.
Realistically, English is a universal language; it’s the number one language for music and for communicating with the rest of the world.
It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized.
That human beings seek their own well-being and that of those close to them is not an especially provocative discovery. What is important is that this universal aspect of human nature persists no matter what economic system is in place; it merely expresses itself in different forms.
Perhaps genes did regulate the aging process. Perhaps different organisms had different life spans because a universal regulatory ‘clock’ was set to run at different speeds in different species.
I like 1977 because it is more primitive. If it were modern day, like one Universal guy was like wouldn’t they just use their cell phone? I guess he did not read that it was 1977 in the script.
I have always felt that, aside from research that violates universal human mores, when it comes to technological applications, that which can be done will be done.
Boy’s natural play is rough and tumble play, it’s the universal play of little boys. And it’s very different from aggression. And we are a society that’s failing to understand the distinction.
A country which has a population 99% as their faith in Islam can also be a country which are subscribing to the universal values of the E.U.
It’s very difficult to balance different audiences and talk to each one without selling the others short. There is no universal literature – or, if there is, I don’t know how to write it.
Self-respect, the value of ‘face,’ is universal but is most pronounced in China, then in Japan where the Confucian ethic is most influential.
What you discover when you look at creativity from the perspective of the brain is that it is universal. We’re all creative all of the time, we can’t help but be creative.
Rules matter, and to be rules they need to be universal in form: always do this, never do that. But it is foolish to rule out in advance the possibility that an occasion might arise when normal rules just don’t apply. Rules are not there to be broken, but sometimes break them we must.
Let’s just say I’m a believer in universal, single-payer healthcare insurance.
If Obama succeeds in turning health insurance and funding for college into universal entitlements, he will have expanded Washington’s obligations on the scale of an LBJ or an FDR.
There is universal consensus among experts that the earth’s atmosphere is heating up – and that we are responsible for it by putting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We also know that the consequences of global warming are catastrophic. But how do we make sure that all countries reduce greenhouse gases?
English language is the most universal language in history, way more than the Latin of Julius Caesar. It’s the most punderful language because its vocabulary has a certain critical mass that makes a lingo good for punning.
There will never be a universal way of cooking, but information will always be universally useful.
One of the illusions that we live by is that we can really know anybody else, and we’re often surprised by traits in people that we thought we knew very well. The struggle to overcome loneliness, which is sort of our universal burden, leads us to leap to conclusions about who other people are.
May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.
Poems – crystallizations of the universal play of analogy, transparent objects which, as they reproduce the mechanism and the rotary motion of analogy, are waterspouts of new analogies.
I realised I wanted to make clothing which was as universal as jeans and T-shirts.
In the not-for-profit world, I never felt that being female was an impediment. I was, however, given my break into commercial theatre by a female producer, Judy Craymer, and women – in particular, Donna Langley, president of production at Universal – were crucial in giving ‘Mamma Mia’ a home in Hollywood.
In the moment when you’re doing a show, you’re thinking of that moment, but you don’t think of, ‘Here’s down the line how people will be relating to the characters.’ There’s something very universal about ‘Sex and the City’ that people are still tapping into, where every generation seems to be discovering for itself.
The more specific we are, the more universal something can become. Life is in the details. If you generalize, it doesn’t resonate. The specificity of it is what resonates.
Paying attention and awareness are universal capacities of human beings.
The desire for freedom and equilibrium (harmony) is inherent in man (due to the universal in him).
What this denomination stands for is, really, is the universal vision of all people being treated fairly under the law as God sees us in His sight.
What’s universal is the texture of our relationships. It’s evolving. Times are changing with the women’s movement. Men’s roles are being redefined and, in some ways, they’re confused.
An increased push for energy efficiency, renewable energy technology, electric mobility – along with the growing digitalization movement and a universal carbon pricing structure – would speed up the carbon-free future and the rise of a global middle class we desperately need. We can and must all do our part.
The web’s strength lies precisely in its unique position as the world’s first universal platform.
Japan and Australia share the universal values of freedom, democracy, the rule of law, and fundamental human rights.
Scaling up community health workers and health system capacity must be a fundamental component of our efforts to achieve universal health coverage, which will be my topmost priority if elected as Director-General.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Buddhahood.
The ugly duckling is a misunderstood universal myth. It’s not about turning into a blonde Barbie doll or becoming what you dream of being; it’s about self-revelation, becoming who you are.
Our Declaration of Independence was held sacred by all and thought to include all; but now, to aid in making the bondage of the Negro universal and eternal, it is assailed, sneered at, construed, hawked at, and torn, till, if its framers could rise from their graves, they could not at all recognize it.
Comedy is a universal language. I grew up watching Nagesh, Surilirajan, Thenga Srinivasan and S.V. Shekhar’s comedies. And, of course, Charlie Chaplin! These artists are so blessed: they can make other people happy.
Freedom is a timeless value. The United Nations Charter calls for encouraging respect for fundamental freedoms. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights mentions freedom more than twenty times. All countries have committed to protecting individual freedoms on paper – but in practice, too many break their pledge.
When I was at U.C.L.A., I worked my way through school as a tour guide at Universal Studios, and I came in contact with a lot of people in the agency business.
Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity – in short, of tyranny – and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
There’s something about approaching universal truths with the simplicity of the acoustic guitar. You can take it anywhere, and it helps me reach listeners of all ages and walks of life.
Only conscious man can mirror the universal: he can consciously become one with the universal and so can consciously transcend the individual.
The feminists who are aware of the effects of patriarchy realize that we are all in the same boat from the dangers of patriarchy, and that the oppression of women is universal.
Fairytales work on two levels. On a conscious level, they are stories of true love and triumph and overcoming difficult odds and so are pleasurable to read. But they work on a deeper and symbolic level in that they play out our universal psychological dramas and hidden desires and fears.