Top 632 Quotes & Sayings by Hungarian Authors

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Values are more important than money.
I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.
Chess demolishes differences. It's a language of different generations. — © Judit Polgar
Chess demolishes differences. It's a language of different generations.
If you are curious, you'll find the puzzles around you. If you are determined, you will solve them.
Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.
I listen to all kinds of music - new music, old music, music of my colleagues, everything.
Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover things that can be used for good.
Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness.
I was born in Budapest, Hungary, and moved to the United States in 1956. It was during the Hungarian Revolution when Russian tanks rolled into Budapest, and my family - me, my brother, and my parents - escaped over the border to Austria. We just took whatever we could carry. It was perilous, but we made it across.
Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.
If you will it, it is no dream.
Self-discipline is what separates the winners and the losers.
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive. — © Andy Grove
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.
I want to play a psycho, something more challenging than just 'the girlfriend' part.
And the inner dynamics of Hollywood are like politics. Say you give a script to a group of executives - they all sit around, afraid to voice an opinion, saying nothing, waiting to know what the consensus is. Just like focus groups, opinion polls or a cabinet.
Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
So long as we use a certain language, all questions that we can ask will have to be formulated in it and will thereby confirm the theory of the universe which is implied in the vocabulary and structure of the language.
I am no historian, but Hungary is a country which has never known democracy - and by that, I mean not a democratic political system, but an organic process which has mobilised the entire country's society. In the case of Hungary, this development was blocked by the growth of the Ottoman empire in the 16th century.
When I design something, I think of it as a gift to somebody else.
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
I was born and trained to communicate music, just as the sons were born and trained to hunt, and I was lucky to have grown up in Hungary, a country that lives and breathes music-that has a passionate belief in the power of music as a celebration of life.
Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind.
The conductor's gift does not always go hand in hand with that of composition; indeed, the union is found much more seldom than is popularly believed.
My parents owned a pharmacy in Budapest, which gave us a comfortable living. As I was their only child, they wanted me to become a pharmacist. But my own preference would have been to study philosophy and mathematics.
Goals transform a random walk into a chase.
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
Let us take our children seriously! Everything else follows from this... only the best is good enough for a child.
Those who joined us for selfish personal reasons, for a career or other motives will be the ones to leave.
Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
For a Canadian, natural resources were a good fit.
I have a few customers who have two or three hundred bags. When you see a lady carrying a little dog bag or a little cat bag or an egg, it makes you happy.
Everything has a purpose or premise. Every second of our life has its own premise, whether or not we are conscious of it at the time. That premise may be as simple as breathing or as complex as a vital emotional decision, but it is always there.
It is correct that I overlooked the contamination of the party, not just now but also in the past.
Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles... respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law... or, in a word justice.
Kill the snake of doubt in your soul, crush the worms of fear in your heart and mountains will move out of your way.
Every form is a base for colour, every colour is the attribute of a form. — © Victor Vasarely
Every form is a base for colour, every colour is the attribute of a form.
Yachts are the closest a commoner can get to sovereignty.
Competitions are for horses, not artists.
Out of nothing I have created a strange new universe.
Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
Generalizations, like brooms, ought not to stand in a corner forever; they ought to sweep as a matter of course.
We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? - Is he in hell? That damned, elusive Pimpernel?
When I was 20, journalists would ask me what I would do when I retire from waterpolo. For me this is not just a five- or ten-year-period in my life. This is life itself.
The camera is my tool. Through it I give a reason to everything around me.
In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain.
You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps.
The public is never wrong. — © Adolph Zukor
The public is never wrong.
The only things you regret are the things you don't do.
My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business.
To be loved is a strength. To love is a weakness.
Another method of eating burning coals employs small balls of burned cotton in a dish of burning alcohol.
Cigarettes are not a part of human behaviour, they are a habit.
To solve the Cube, you need special skills and understanding. For example, pattern recognition is very important to solve the Cube.
The only way to learn a language properly, in fact, is to marry a man of that nationality. You get what they call in Europe a 'sleeping dictionary.' Of course, I have only been married five times, and I speak seven languages. I'm still trying to remember where I picked up the other two.
And the actual achievements of biology are explanations in terms of mechanisms founded on physics and chemistry, which is not the same thing as explanations in terms of physics and chemistry.
The only thing you have to know are your words.
I learned, too, how it was possible with the help of the picture and action to transform an apparently insignificant violin passage into an incident, and to lift a simple horn call into a thing of stupendous significance by means of scenic emphasis.
The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums.
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