Top 845 Quotes & Sayings by Belgian Authors

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Attitude is everything.
The goalkeeper position is not an easy one. You can only speak about it if you are a goalkeeper yourself.
If you want to win the game, you have to be aggressive. — © Marouane Fellaini
If you want to win the game, you have to be aggressive.
Chelsea is my favourite team. I have always said it, and I have never hidden it.
My beauty icon is the love between my mother and father.
The biggest pass for a defender is a pass forward.
I've had more ups than downs in my career. All you can do is keep working. You still have to take enjoyment out of what you're doing, and things will turn, and my smile has always been there. In good moments and bad.
I am convinced that if you win one trophy, then the rest will follow.
There is always a good part in everything.
It is a childhood dream to be in the World Cup.
I'm not so rock and roll. I'm more techno.
Even if I'm not a big guy, I have good footwork, I'm fast on the court, and I see the ball really early.
You have to show you have ambition as a team, as a group of players; show you want to win. Otherwise, in my opinion, you can't win a tournament.
I collect objects I fall in love with more than antiques per se. Value is not a criteria that attracts me to something. — © Dries van Noten
I collect objects I fall in love with more than antiques per se. Value is not a criteria that attracts me to something.
Technology, through automation and artificial intelligence, is definitely one of the most disruptive sources.
Tottenham play some of the most attractive football in the Premier League - we have a beautiful style of play.
If you have a good squad, and the hunger is there to win something, you can do it.
We always see the point of an iceberg. So I've always accepted the idea that people - they don't necessarily know everything I am.
As it is I'm very pleased at PSV.
I think it's hard to describe my style in one sentence. It depends on how I'm feeling. Sometimes I'll dress more street; other times, I'll dress more classy. I have so many different ways that I can express myself, so my style is pretty versatile.
You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome - just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against myself.
The cost of our success is the exhaustion of natural resources, leading to energy crises, climate change, pollution, and the destruction of our habitat. If you exhaust natural resources, there will be nothing left for your children. If we continue in the same direction, humankind is headed for some frightful ordeals, if not extinction.
It sounds strange to say, but someone's bad luck is sometimes the happiness of the other.
And you cannot have a socialist revolution commandeered from the top, ordered around by some omniscient leader or group of leaders.
Good fashion is like rock music: all anarchy and revolt.
I believe very strongly that when it comes to desire, when it comes to attraction, that things are never black and white, things are very much shades of grey.
People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.
And luckily, therefore the good old days return. The traditional art of driving counts again, and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power.
I said in my mind, 'keep fighting.'
The cell, over the billions of years of her life, has covered the earth many times with her substance, found ways to control herself and her environment, and insure her survival.
At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.
You have to really use your imagination to refresh your daily life.
I'm not going to talk about winning, I don't like to talk about winning.
When we have all data online it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.
When people ask me if I am a feminist film maker, I reply I am a woman and I also make films.
Every industrial revolution brings along a learning revolution.
Sometimes I'll have sections that I'm not quite sure how they fit in the puzzle of a tune, they'll get moved around; what I think was originally a verse ends up becoming the chorus, or what's an intro gets dropped as a hook, things get shifted around a lot.
I think, when I was younger, I'd be crippled sometimes by what others thought or how others would do better. It's been a long journey, and having a lack of confidence is really damaging in this industry.
I thought maybe I would become a god, or a goddess, or a president or a Nobel Prize winner. — © Amelie Nothomb
I thought maybe I would become a god, or a goddess, or a president or a Nobel Prize winner.
You can be a Christian. You can be Jew. You can be a Muslim. You can be atheist. This is your own choice. But the law, the constitution, the law of the people is above God's law. So when somebody arrives in Europe, people need to accept those rules.
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
My parents emigrated from Poland in 1924 with my brother, who was a few months old. They were from a simple family of Polish Jews. They were looking, I suppose, for a better economic life and were escaping from an anti-Semitic environment.
Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.
Being human is being a lot of things at the same time.
The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.
In the eye of the tornado, there's no more high and low, no floor and sky.
My parents are both Belgian-born, and so am I, actually.
Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations.
And if I have a strong point, it's that I like to believe it's not cheap or schmaltzy sentimentality. — © Toots Thielemans
And if I have a strong point, it's that I like to believe it's not cheap or schmaltzy sentimentality.
Of what good would another lecture on peace be? Peace is not something to lecture about, but something to put into practice.
In these troubled times we live in, we should remain vigilant and see through populist arguments.
Life can be less mysterious than we make it out to be when we try to think about how it would be on other planets. And if we remove the mystery of life, then I think it is a little bit easier for us to think about how we live, and how perhaps we're not as special as we always think we are.
Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is not what I meant to invent. I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars.
Filmmaking has always involved pairs: a director coupled with a producer, a director alongside an editor... The notion of couples is not foreign to cinema.
After a sound drubbing followed by half a day's fasting, I felt more like laughing than like crying; and, in half a while, all was forgotten and my wickedness began afresh and worse than ever.
Go now, verses, on your light feet, you have not trodden hard on the old earth where the graves laugh when they see their guests, the one corpse stacked on top of the other. Go now and stagger to her whom I do not know.
The cause of the break with the tradition of antiquity was the rapid and unexpected advance of Islam. The result of this advance was the final separation of East from West, and the end of the Mediterranean unity.
International institutions ought to be, as the national ones in democratic countries, established by the peoples and for the peoples.
While working as a team, you push yourself forward and move outside the boundaries. It's a great thing.
My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size... has ever surpassed my courage.
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