Top 747 Quotes & Sayings by Czechoslovakian Authors

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As a goalkeeper, Van der Sar can do everything. He is very good at coming off his line, and he is also effective as a libero - what they call in England a 'sweeper keeper.'
I'm not really a person that needs to make a lot of money. The money is great for an easy life, but at the same time, it's not very important.
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. — © Milan Kundera
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
When I'm on court, I just worry about my half. Whatever is on the other half, I just don't care.
The great hope for a quick and sweeping transition to renewable energy is wishful thinking.
A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm.
I worked with Jack Nitzsche for 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,' and we'd booked a symphony orchestra. He dismissed them and came with a little man who poured water into glasses of different sizes to make a glass harmonica. And most of the music for the film was that - with some Indian flutes and some drums.
My diet is mostly composed of whole-grain cereals, legumes, beans, lentils. Lots of cooked, baked, or steamed vegetables. Lots of spices like curcumin or cumin that help aid digestion. Some superfoods.
Gorgeous hair is the best revenge.
Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it's also the only gift that does not keep on giving.
I enjoy life. I always enjoy jokes.
Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Because beauty isn't enough, there must be something more.
I was always at peace because of the way my mom treated me.
Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater. — © Emil Zatopek
Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.
If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people.
So the whole basis for jazz music is based on the fact that the bass player could not play his instrument.
Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon. I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology, if not a religion. Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming.
When I was about 12 or 13, my father gave me 'The Little Prince.' He was making sure that I knew it was a special book. I'd seen the name of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, but to me it seemed a very French name, and I was not excited about him as a person.
People judge you by the way you play in the playoffs.
It is better to die well than to live badly.
Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.
I honestly cannot explain why my relationship with fans is so strong but, possibly, it's due to the way I see football. I have always seen it as the result of great sacrifice, sacrifices you make every day for the victories, and hard work.
I am sometimes accused of being a dictator because I provoked the extraordinary elections by nominating the interim government. Can you imagine any dictator who provokes free elections in his own country?
We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn't have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.
Some writing is a really nice solitary process, in a way, because you can be a little self-conscious around other people. If it's just you, and you're at your favorite piano, or whatever instrument, and you feel comfortable, then somehow, I always feel like it's opening a door and letting whatever is to pass through pass.
Many legitimate forms of ownership, mainly cooperative and communal, had not been used to any effective extent mainly because of the imposition of Stalinist restrictions.
I said I would do all the films about the commercials, and the films about ball-bearings and Ford tractors and so on, if once a year they gave me money for a free film.
I do a lot of biking. I need that mileage and the long-distance stuff because tennis demands it. My fitness trainer is always trying to convince me to do an Ironman. I can probably run the marathon, I can make the 112 miles on the bike, but I will never swim for 2.4 miles. I will die after 100 meters.
I just wanted to play tennis. I started because I wanted to pick up another sport and then as I was slowly getting better I wanted to see how far I can go but I always wanted to be myself. I wanted to be original. I didn't want to copy anybody's style.
If I'm on location on some island, we usually get up at four in the morning to set up. By seven thirty, we're on the beach working until noon, then we rest. It's not exactly a vacation.
Asylum was good exposure for me and it is still shown quite often on television. I remember the special effects people had fun making a little doll that looked like me - which is not so easy - and it had to move along the floor.
I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system.
Lovers of literature will look for the remains of the golden treasure in that shipwreck on the bottom of the sea of criticism.
We are the party of the Czechoslovak proletariat and our general headquarters are in Moscow.
Mozart is sweet sunshine.
They taught us because they wanted to pass the knowledge on and educate young musicians. It was not because they had to teach because they failed as musicians. There is a huge difference in the reasons why someone is teaching and what they can offer and what they cannot offer.
When I was a baby, I was on a tennis court every day with my mom and with my brothers, so I would pick up the balls for them when they'd play, and then sometimes I'd play with them, but not very often.
I did extensive, extensive recordings and made a classical CD-ROM set, which is still on the market. For ten years, it was by itself as the cream of the crop of samples.
I tell you, in my opinion, the cornerstone of democracy is free press - that's the cornerstone. — © Milos Forman
I tell you, in my opinion, the cornerstone of democracy is free press - that's the cornerstone.
The game overall has gotten so much better, stronger, more physical parts to the game.
Mass adoption of renewable energies would thus necessitate a fundamental reshaping of modern energy infrastructures.
Optimism is the opium of the people.
I, Master John Hus, in chains and in prison, now standing on the shore of this present life and expecting on the morrow a dreadful death, which will, I hope, purge away my sins, find no heresy in myself, and accept with all my heart any truth whatsoever that is worthy of belief.
You either have commercial pressure or ideological pressure. I prefer commercial pressure; otherwise, you can be at the mercy of one or two idiots.
I'm against all of us looking homogenous, where there's only one kind of a template of a person.
You know, 20 years... the films of television when it started, the literature, radio in communist countries, they're clean as a whistle; there was no violence, no sex, no drugs, nothing.
I speak all my languages basically every day with the people in the dressing room, and it's a pleasure to be able to do so. On the pitch, if it's a group of players I'm trying to communicate with, then I use English because you need to make sure everyone understands what you are saying.
Life is life, so try to enjoy it. You only have one life.
I don't make a habit of watching tennis matches, but I try to watch all the major finals. I try to make time for that. So unless I have something going with the kids where I can't, I try to watch, and I enjoy that.
I'm not really the kind of person that wanted this kind of big attention everywhere. But on the other side, I'm glad that children are picking up a racket and they have an idol in myself.
Many European guys go to the N.H.L. at a young age, even without knowing English. But they quickly adapt to new conditions, another game, a new country. They are also young, receptive, can move mountains.
For me, it's a compliment to be compared with Marilyn, the unforgettable actress, the most beautiful one of all. But, curves aside, we have very little in common.
I remember when I first started modeling, and I would read interviews with people. Then I would see them, and they would always say something entirely different to a crowd of people than they would say privately. I always found that really offensive.
If you take the autobiographies of great sports people, they are almost always the same. They start with zero; they are always ambitious, know what they want to do in life, and have the confidence to do it.
Well, listen, you know, the Czech saying is, you know, when you are drowning you are grabbing even a little twig. That's what all Czechs were doing, grabbing for... with the hope for this little twig.
One should never live with regrets or with 'what if.' I've loved the good times, and I have learned from the bad. All in all, it's been a pretty fabulous life for me. — © Ivana Trump
One should never live with regrets or with 'what if.' I've loved the good times, and I have learned from the bad. All in all, it's been a pretty fabulous life for me.
My acting coach makes the impossible accessible.
I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect.
I live in Europe and care about democracy and sovereignty of nation states there.
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