Best Quotes About Magnificent

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. -Jack London

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. -John F. Kennedy

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. -Jack London

It's more than magnificent – it's mediocre. -Samuel Goldwyn

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light. -Le Corbusier

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding. -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it. -Arnold Bennett

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood. -George S. Patton

Maimed but still magnificent… Europe's mightiest medieval cathedral. -R. W. Apple, Jr.

The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives. -Denis Waitley

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently. -Saint Augustine

Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times. -Sigmund Freud

This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still. -Joseph Conrad

To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit. It takes power to do that. -Carlos Castaneda

Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain. -Richard M. Nixon

Everything Marilyn does is different from any other woman, strange and exciting, from the way she talks to the way she uses that magnificent torso. -Clark Gable

I'm just not the glamour type. Glamour girls are born, not made. And the real ones can be glamorous even if they don't wear magnificent clothes. I'll bet Lana Turner would look glamorous in anything. -Teresa Wright

Surfing soothes me, it's always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I'm on a wave. -Paul Walker

We have magnificent brains, but we use a great deal of our brilliance to keep ourselves stuck and ignorant, to keep ourselves from not shining. We are so afraid of our beauty and radiance and brilliance because it scared the adults around us when we were children. -Patricia Sun

Notwithstanding these setbacks, the dream of a beautiful American orchestra goes on, and I share Dr. King's faith that each year we move inexorably closer to a magnificent opening night. -Adam Schiff

I don't know if you've noticed it. But Duchamp was magnificent. -Robert Barnes

The show was number one in the ratings, Gordon Russell was our head writer, the story lines were magnificent and the acting most exciting. I loved working with Judith Light and all the other actors on the show at that time. -Michael Storm

The more we can purge ourselves of the diseases we create the more we can become magnificent people. -Judith Light

After all, didn't I blow a magnificent career? -Dick York

The dining room in my old house was truly magnificent, but by far the worst room for conversation. I'd get up from the table, a very long table, and somebody would always say, Paul, I never got to talk to you. -Paul Lynde

The magnificent army that fought in Desert Storm is a great army, and it still is a magnificent army today. But it was one we designed for the Cold War, and the Cold War has been over for ten years now. -Eric Shinseki

Hello from above our magnificent planet Earth. -Laurel Clark

Your future is still before you. Your land is a vast storehouse of mineral and agricultural wealth awaiting further development for the benefit of mankind. It potentialities are magnificent. -Charles E. Wilson

The Declaration is a magnificent document. -Paul Gillmor

Bamboo is not a weed, it's a flowering plant. Bamboo is a magnificent plant. -Steve Lacy

Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing. -Albrecht Durer

Jackie Kennedy was magnificent in the days and weeks immediately following her husband's assassination. She was especially wonderful to me. -Pierre Salinger

My close-up was magnificent! -Bela Lugosi

The next day the two sisters went to the ball, and so did Cinderella, but dressed more magnificently than before. The King's son was always by her side, and his pretty speeches to her never ceased. -Charles Perrault

We are all proud of having thus contributed to the heretofore magnificent successes of our army. -Gustav Krupp

Goodness is something that makes us serene and content; it is magnificent. Those who are not good are evil. -Bhumibol Adulyadej

And yet there are some magnificent things from Freud, profound insights into the nature of man. -Chaim Potok

Everything was magnificent so far, even if I knew my part of dramas. -Jacky Ickx

The knowledge and understanding of the world which science gives us and the magnificent opportunity which it extends to us to control and use the world for the extension of our pleasure in it has never been greater than it now is. -Polykarp Kusch

I thought Cheever was magnificent and that if I could write like him that would be the best I could do. And then I realized that what I really wanted to write had nothing to do with what he was doing. -Harry Mathews

I pointed out on the floor last year, after Hurricane Katrina, we were very proud that one of our National Guard engineering battalions was called to Louisiana. And they did a magnificent job. -Kit Bond

And I had a big opportunity with Richard Brooks, The Professionals, which is really a magnificent movie. -Claudia Cardinale

French architecture always manages to combine the most magnificent underlying themes of architecture; like Roman design, it looks to the community. -Stephen Gardiner

The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring, magnificent here. Down the terraced slopes and right to the water's edge on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks. -Ernest Thompson Seton

I did Star 80, which was a magnificent experience as well, but still, I was at the height of my career at the beginning. Then I had to jump down the ladder and climb back up again, which I didn't understand. That was very hard. -Mariel Hemingway

I don't want people to come and see our gig because of the magnificent things I'm doing with my hips, but it's their evening, you know. They have to have fun. I'm a little bit naive. -Andrew Eldritch

I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature. -Paul Cezanne

The Odyssey is, indeed, one of the greatest of all stories, it is the original romance of the West; but the Iliad, though a magnificent poem, is not much of a story. -George Saintsbury

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing. -Edmund Burke

There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is man himself. If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn't be here. We have survived it on our optimism. -Edward Steichen

With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress, no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system. -Herbert Hoover

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. -Martin Luther

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. -Henry Miller

That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit. -John Joly

The sound of the orchestra is one of the most magnificent musical sounds that has ever existed. -Chick Corea

I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate. -Jack London

No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor. -Benjamin Harrison

The shows at the Hilton are the most exciting shows I've ever done. The stage is huge, but the theater is intimate, so we can have a magnificent production and still connect with the audience. -Barry Manilow

There are three things we cry about in life, things that are lost, things that are found, and things that are magnificent. -Douglas Coupland

I think it's brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television – but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent. -Steve Jobs

Good food and a warm kitchen are what makes a house a home. I always tried to make my home like my mother's, because Mom was magnificent at stretching a buck when it came to decorating and food. Like a true Italian, she valued beautification in every area of her life, and I try to do the same. -Rachael Ray

David Shire and I have been happily married for 21 years! We have a 12-year-old son. David is a genius. He writes the most magnificent music and he is a devoted and loving husband and father. I am so blessed! -Didi Conn

I think directors can become overly infatuated by gilt and gold, and the word 'lavish' and everything being magnificent. -Tom Hooper

It's time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone. -Paul McCartney

Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing. -Guy Kawasaki

India is a land of plenty inhibited by poverty; India has an enthralling, uplifting civilization that sparkles not only in our magnificent art, but also in the enormous creativity and humanity of our daily life in city and village. -Pranab Mukherjee

When times are bad, people like to lose themselves in the sheer glamour of another period: beautiful wardrobes, magnificent meals served in elegant settings. -Shirley MacLaine

There are Mafia families that have bought magnificent houses on the North Shore, although not yet the great estates because they don't want that kind of high profile. -Nelson DeMille

I believe that we must maintain pride in the knowledge that the actions we take, based on our own decisions and choices as individuals, link directly to the magnificent challenge of transforming human history. -Daisaku Ikeda

I was at the end of the studio system so when I walked into movies, I had a magnificent suite in which I had a living room and a kitchen and a complete makeup room. I had everything just for me. With the independents, you're kind of roughing it, literally. -Tippi Hedren

I think I had about a month off when I broke my rib in Australia, which was magnificent. -Kevin Pietersen

Muhammad Ali – he was a magnificent fighter and he was an icon… Every head must bow, every knee must bend, every tongue must confess, thou art the greatest, the greatest of all time, Muhammad, Muhammad Ali. -Don King

The trouble is now, with rock'n'roll and stuff, it gets so big that it loses what once upon a time was a magnificent thing, where it was special and quite elusive and occasionally a little sinister and it had its own world nobody could get in. -Robert Plant

Star Wars was magnificent, but you could tell Darth Vader's ships were glued together. -Gary Coleman

'Secretariat' was such a magnificent animal, unbelievably beautiful and powerful. It's always nice to see something that close to perfection, a reason to celebrate. -John Malkovich

And I always think of life like a giant wave. You know, it rises and it crests and it flies, and it's just magnificent, and then it crashes. And for a lot of people, when it crashes, that's the end, and they go down the deep, dark hole of depression. -Jane Seymour

Nothing in the last few years has dazzled me more than Hilary Mantel's 'Wolf Hall,' which blew the top of my head straight off. I've read it three times, and I'm still trying to figure out how she put that magnificent thing together. -Elizabeth Gilbert

I've worked with the Los Angeles Zoo for 45 years, and we have this magnificent photographer, Tad Motoyama. He takes these wonderful, wonderful animal pictures. All through the years he's given me copies of these pictures. Well, I have all these gorgeous ones, so I said, 'Tad, I want to do a book with your picture on one side.' -Betty White

What the Founding Fathers created in the Constitution is the most magnificent government on the face of the Earth, and the reason is this: because it was intended to preserve the American society and the American spirit, not to transform it or destroy it. -Mark Levin

Growing up in Memphis, I have always admired St. Jude's for the magnificent work they do. -Ginnifer Goodwin

The snow leopard is absolutely magnificent. It represents really what endangered species are all about. -Jack Hanna

The most magnificent creature in the entire world, the tiger is. -Jack Hanna

Everyone should be commended for allowing people to make disasters, to make failures – you've just got to be sure that it's a magnificent failure and that, by creating a magnificent failure, you plant the seed. -Malcolm Mclaren

You go to Holland, France, Germany, every community, the tiniest village, they have magnificent, pristine sports facilities. -Graham Taylor

I am an armor officer. I grew up as a part of the team that helped to field M-1s and M-60-A3s to the army back in 1980s. It's still a magnificent tank, and we designed it for the Cold War and Central Europe. -Eric Shinseki

The most awful museums are in China. They have magnificent stuff on display and just the worst way of displaying it. They just don't spend money on lighting and installation. -Elliott Erwitt

In a single generation, the Internet has given to virtually every person on the face of the earth the ability to communicate with fellow human beings on virtually any topic, at any time, and in every nook and cranny on the globe. This magnificent invention has done this without succumbing to government control. -Bob Barr

I want to say unequivocally the Queen is magnificent. She is the enduring force, she is the glue that makes everyone feel good. She is beloved. I would rue the day when she may not be here. -Louis Susman

Bob Dylan has always sealed his decisions with the unexplainable. His motives for withholding the release of the magnificent 'Basement Tapes' will be as forever obscure as Brian Wilson's reasons for the destruction of the tapes for 'Smile.' -Jon Landau

Discerning the will of God is a very tricky thing, partly because, you know, the little voice in my head can either be God's voice or it can be my own ego doing a magnificent impression of God's voice. -Gene Robinson

What a blessing that God allows a life to come through your body, and then allows you to place that body in a body bag and take it out. I had to say that there's a magnificent something that God has for me to do, to give me that level of completion. That level of experience. It's unspeakable. -Iyanla Vanzant

What is magnificent about humans is when they decide to turn and stand. If they respond with non-violence on principle and hold their ground, they are really magnificent. -James Cromwell

I've been intrigued by 'Le Monde' ever since work took me to Paris once, and I noted that on a day when there was some huge worldwide story, the paper led its front page on some cabinet changes in Turkey. It implied a magnificent disdain for the quotidian folderol of mere news. -Simon Hoggart

I came to political consciousness with John F. Kennedy's magnificent 1961 Inaugural Address. It seemed the start of something fresh and exciting, and it was. -Joe Klein

The problem with being a journalist is you go places and you're working. You don't get to appreciate everything. But I got enough of a sampler of South Africa; I thought, 'I want to come here when I don't have to interview people for a living so that I can really enjoy it.' Because I think it was just a magnificent place. -Lester Holt

Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' is a magnificent science-fiction film, all the more intriguing because it raises questions about the origin of human life and doesn't have the answers. -Roger Ebert

I will have won Wimbledon this year in 2013, and I will stop with that. It was magnificent. You will certainly see me at tournaments again, but not playing. -Marion Bartoli

New York has magnificent eating available, both in restaurants and in the materials available to home cooks in the many specialty markets. -Steve Albini

The magnificent lobby of the Chrysler Building – faced with rare marbles, aglitter with decorative metalwork, and surmounted by a ceiling painted with a totemic image of the tower itself – leads to elevator cabs inlaid with exotic woods in fanciful patterns. The entire route from street to office is invested with ceremony, dignity, and delight. -Martin Filler

Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something. -Ralph Marston

The city of Oia is the most magnificently romantic place I've ever been. -Lisa Ling

I'm magnificent! I'm 5' 11" and I weigh 135 pounds, and I look like a racehorse. -Julie Newmar

I think woman is phenomenal, magnificent. I mean that sincerely. -Luke Goss

Armstrong described the lunar surface as 'beautiful.' I thought to myself, 'It's not really beautiful. It's magnificent that we're here, but what a desolate place we are visiting.' -Buzz Aldrin

My views about God come from my dad. Dad told me that he believed Nature, which to him included humankind, to be so beautiful, so magnificent, that there had to be something behind it all. -Al Franken

We spend so much of our lives not feeling but doing, doing, doing, and movies remind us that we are human. That life is all the things we see, and yet there is beauty there. There's a celebration of life and all of its intricacies. Movies are magnificent. -Nadine Velazquez

You don't have to know anything about baseball to respond to Babe Ruth because he's just this magnificent human being. And a really good story because he was this kid who grew up essentially as an orphan, you know, had a tough life, and then he became the most successful baseball player ever. But he was also a really good guy. -Bill Bryson

The longer I live, the more I feel that the individual is not so much to blame – not even the worst individuals, not even the 'best' citizens – as the system of corruption which has grown up about us, and which rewards an honest man with a mere living and a crook with all the magnificence of our magnificent modern life. -Lincoln Steffens

I think the best way to view the Gospels is to view them as a magnificent portrait being painted by Jewish artists to try to capture the essence of a God experience that they believe they had with Jesus of Nazareth. -John Shelby Spong

The poetry of Walt Whitman. I can return again and again to these magnificent poems and still get pleasure from reading them. -Robert Littell

The problem of the tall office building is one of the most stupendous, one of the most magnificent opportunities that the Lord of Nature in His beneficence has ever offered to the proud spirit of man. -Louis Sullivan

The 3D thing has been abused slightly, I think. There is no question about that. 'Avatar' did it magnificently, and then, of course, there was the old 'leaping on the bandwagon' thing where there have been one or two films which, let's face it, all know look bloody awful with the 3D. -Martin Campbell

As a journalist, I cannot help imagining with excitement a new era with a face-off between Hedi Slimane at YSL and Raf Simons at Dior – a magnificent battle of style and wills to echo the Armani/Versace, Gucci/Prada or even Chanel/Schiaparelli face-offs of earlier years. But I remind myself that this is not a game of chess. -Suzy Menkes

The divine light which you carry within your soul is inherited from God because you are His daughter. Part of the light which makes you so magnificent is the blessing of womanhood. -Margaret D. Nadauld

When I was fifteen, my father gave me a first edition copy of Ray Bradbury's magnificent work, 'The Martian Chronicles.' I had read other science fiction by noted authors, but this book was something else altogether. -Thomas Steinbeck

I was at the University of Miami, and I still had, like, a semester or so left. And through the film school, I found out that Al Gore was launching a new TV network; they were looking for passionate young storytellers to transform television, which was, like, ambiguous but magnificent-sounding. -Jason Silva

On the tech side, little start-ups can do something magnificent. They don't need too much in terms of plants and infrastructure. -Hamdi Ulukaya

I think 'I Spy,' still when you look at it, speaks volumes in terms of propaganda for equality. It's just magnificent. -Bill Cosby

Christopher Hitchens was a great warrior, a magnificent orator, a pugilist and a gentleman. He was kind, but he took no prisoners when arguing with idiots. -Richard Dawkins

The Earth – from our altitude at Hubble, we're 350 miles up. We can see the curvature. We can see the roundness of our home, our home planet. And it's the most magnificent thing I've ever seen. It's like looking into Heaven. It's paradise. -Michael J. Massimino

Many think of management as cutting deals and laying people off and hiring people and buying and selling companies. That's not management, that's deal making. Management is the opportunity to help people become better people. Practiced that way, it's a magnificent profession. -Clayton M. Christensen

As citizens of the United States, we are stewards of this magnificent thing called democracy. -Marianne Williamson

Whether the Sikhs want to worship in Wisconsin or the Christians want to worship in Texas or the Jews want to worship in New York, we're living under the magnificent umbrella of a Constitution that says we can. -Marianne Williamson

Marriage can be a magnificent lesson in becoming our best selves; that is true. -Marianne Williamson

America was magnificently characterized in November of 2008 when we elected, for the first time, an African-American President of the United States. -David Scott

I discovered that, in order to write a magnificent piece, you should shoot the images because once you are filming, you are writing the script in your mind. -Wadah Khanfar

Samarkand, with its magnificent mosques, tombs and dazzling ensembles of ceramic tiles, is still one of the world's most awe-inspiring cities. -Stephen Kinzer

King Frederick I of Prussia conceived the Amber Chamber in 1701 as a magnificent gift to the Russian royal family that would seal the alliance between the two powers. -Stephen Kinzer

Diana Vishneva is not only a magnificent dancer but a magnificent actress – no one works harder or understands more. -Robert Gottlieb

I guess one of the most magnificent things a novel can do is to change your perspective on the world, and to give it some sense of wonder, and that's what I find so exciting in writing fantasy, especially fantasy for children. Because already, I think children have a very special and unusual way of seeing the world. -Marie Rutkoski

Management is the opportunity to help people become better people. Practiced that way, it's a magnificent profession. -Clayton M. Christensen

I always had a trunk full of good reviews. I'd get magnificent reviews, and I'd be standing out on the unemployment line! -Diane Ladd

It always trips me out that America, the most powerful and magnificent nation in the history of the world, whose might was built by immigrants from all over the world, only speaks one language. -Cheech Marin

Wales is blessed with some truly magnificent castles, full of history and a must see for visitors. -Luke Evans

Paris presents one incessant round of amusement & dissipation but very little, I believe – even for its inhabitants of that society – which interests the heart. Every day, you may see something new, magnificent & beautiful; every night, you may see a spectacle which astonishes & enchants the imagination. -John Marshall

If you want to make films, you'll watch Kurosawa. If you want to play a violin, you listen to Seghetti. Same with somebody who has the ambition to play in the NBA. I watch a basketball game; I enjoy it. Somebody who really wants to learn to play is studying whatever is most magnificent that's going on out there. -Robert Pinsky

Be magnificent. Life's short. Get out there. You can do it. Everyone can do it. Everyone. -Andy Serkis

I devour history books. I love anything by Thomas B. Costain or George MacDonald Fraser. He writes magnificent history, and he also wrote the Flashman stories, which are irresistible. -Virginia Henley

I would not describe my personality. And I think when you describe people, you are making a mistake. That's not how they are; that's how you perceive them at that moment. It's limiting in front of something that is magnificent and unlimited: life. -Philippe Petit

'James and the Giant Peach' magnificently starts out Dahl's career as a blithe and droll Bad Uncle corrupter and affirmer of youth. Its influence can be subsequently traced down the decades in everything from Maurice Sendak to Lemony Snicket to J. K. Rowling. -Paul Di Filippo

Sometimes magnificent visual art takes root in the humblest of soils. Advertisements painted on old barns, tattoos, fruit crate labels, hot rod embellishments – all these media and many other non-galleried forms have hosted and fostered esthetic delights that satisfy any rigorous definition of art. -Paul Di Filippo

There seems to me nothing very bad about a nation's capital having good intentions – and when the intentions are magnificent, so much the better. -Katharine Graham

It is hard to imagine Andre Le Notre laying out the exquisite landscape designs for Vaux-le-Vicomte, and later the magnificent Chateau de Versailles, with no high hill to stand on, no helicopter to fly in, and no drone to show him the complexities of the terrain. Yet he did, and with extreme precision, accuracy, and high style. -Martha Stewart

I have a magnificent chin and a long, odd-shaped face. As a result, I always look better in collars. -Anton du Beke

I have only read very classic traditional English ghost stories, other than Henry James, who wrote some magnificent short ones as well as the longer 'Turn of the Screw.' He, Dickens, and M.R. James are my influences. -Susan Hill

Your soul's mission is to serve in the grandest way it can. Divine plans lie imprinted in your inner world, and there are important lessons for you to learn and share on this journey to your most magnificent self. -Debbie Ford

To be more childlike, you don't have to give up being an adult. The fully integrated person is capable of being both an adult and a child simultaneously. Recapture the childlike feelings of wide-eyed excitement, spontaneous appreciation, cutting loose, and being full of awe and wonder at this magnificent universe. -Wayne Dyer

The essential lesson I've learned in life is to just be yourself. Treasure the magnificent being that you are and recognize first and foremost you're not here as a human being only. You're a spiritual being having a human experience. -Wayne Dyer

No one can make the most of himself until he looks upon his life as a magnificent possibility, the materials for a great masterpiece, to mar or spoil which would be a great tragedy. -Orison Swett Marden

The grandest ambition that any man can possibly have is to so live and so improve himself in heart and brain as to be worthy of the love of some splendid woman; and the grandest ambition of any girl is to make herself worthy of the love and adoration of some magnificent man. -Robert Green Ingersoll

The colonists' first protest against the British unfolded on Aug. 14, 1765 at the Liberty Tree. A magnificent elm towering over the other trees nearby, the Liberty Tree stood at the corner of what is now Washington and Essex Streets in downtown Boston. -Ronald Kessler

I'll never forget seeing 'Guys and Dolls' over and over. I used to sit up in the coliseum watching this magnificent musical. Brilliant. -Ron Moody

Gorillas may seem terrifying because of their bodies, but they are really magnificent and very gentle. -K. A. Applegate

That penetrating gaze, that intelligence; it's hard not to be anthropomorphic when you're looking at a great ape – at any primate – but especially with gorillas. They're just so magnificent. -K. A. Applegate

As an adult, I have often been deep in serious conversation with someone I've highly respected and seen them roll an eye as my mouth has mangled yet another magnificently conceived, clumsily articulated sentence. In my mind, the words are mellifluous as honey. In my mouth, they are shards of glass. -Kate Forsyth

I love Massachusetts for a number of reasons. I once loved a magical girl who lived in a magnificently converted barn, a half-hour or so from Boston. I love your winters. I love the snow. -J. D. Souther

The skyline in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rope' is made up: no, you don't get the Waldorf and the Chrysler and the Empire State buildings and a dozen other magnificent structures in one window. -Bill Buford

I have worked with several art directors and production designers who are just magnificent. Dave Getz, Paul Felix, Ian Gooding… just amazing artists, and I would say, if I had anything to do with it, I just pick good artists! -Roy Conli

During my career as an airline pilot, I had the opportunity to be a check and training captain. Part of this job was to train and test experienced pilots to ensure that they had the necessary knowledge and skills to safely and efficiently operate those magnificent big jets. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The Zocalo is a magnificent space, at least four times the size of Trafalagar Square, with the National Palace on one side, the huge cathedral on the other, and in one corner part of the old Aztec City so brutally destroyed by Hernan Cortez and the Conquistadores. -Jeremy Corbyn

The Rocky Mountains realize – nay, exceed – the dream of my childhood. It is magnificent, and the air is life-giving. -Isabella Bird

I'm not afraid of death. What's to fear? Once you're dead, that's it. Nothing. I don't believe in heaven or hell. That's baloney. What matters is the here and now. Yes, I'm 88, and there are things I can't do: I can't run a race or climb Everest. But isn't life magnificent? -Patrick Macnee

In the cold and snow-rich Silesian winters, there were hour-long rides on Sundays in horse-drawn sleighs to my maternal grandparent's farm to have lunch and to spend the afternoon. The house was a magnificent 18th-century manor house in the nearby Altgabel with a great hall that was decorated with hunting trophies. -Gunter Blobel

Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed – chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones. -John Muir

All the world lies warm in one heart, yet the Sierra seems to get more light than other mountains. The weather is mostly sunshine embellished with magnificent storms, and nearly everything shines from base to summit – the rocks, streams, lakes, glaciers, irised falls, and the forests of silver fir and silver pine. -John Muir

It's important to me to defend the Canadian colours. And I don't just do it in tennis. I might now follow hockey as much as the average Canadian, but I support several Canadian teams. I'm a big fan of the Toronto Raptors. On top of that, I love my country, simple as that. It's a magnificent country; the people are really welcoming. -Milos Raonic

America means far more than a continent bounded by two oceans. It is more than pride of military power, glory in war, or in victory. It means more than vast expanse of farms, of great factories or mines, magnificent cities, or millions of automobiles and radios. -Herbert Hoover

Olivia Hussey from Zefferelli's 'Romeo and Juliet' makes the intense vulnerability of true love look magnificent. -Lauren Kate

We are discovering what the universe is really like, and it is totally magnificent, and one can only be inspired and awestruck by what we find. -John C. Mather

My life has been a magnificent indulgence. -Dick Van Dyke

You look at a horse, and he's such a majestic, beautiful, powerful creature that you can't not be impressed. I love scraping the water off them when I wash them down because you go all round the contours, and its muscle and body, and you just think, 'Ooh, isn't this a magnificent creature.' You're touching it, and it's just solid, carved muscle. -Victoria Pendleton

Anyone that has been lucky enough to go to the races and witness the magnificent spectacle of a competitive race will know how people like me can instantly fall in love with the power and beauty of race horses in full gallop. -Victoria Pendleton

A neoliberal disaster is one who generates a mass incarceration regime, who deregulates banks and markets, who promotes chaos of regime change in Libya, supports military coups in Honduras, undermines some of the magnificent efforts in Haiti of working people, and so forth. -Cornel West

The magnificent cosmos is a palace that has the sun and the moon as its lamps and the stars as its candles; time is like a rope or ribbon hung within it, on to which the Glorious Creator each year threads a new world. -Said Nursi

My father being a soldier, every time I saw soldiers marching – 'Well,' I thought, 'my father's that,' and these soldiers were always looking magnificent. And I thought they were powerful; they were all-powerful. I knew that they were an elite in India. -Spike Milligan

Creating a fan base of both fervent feelers and fanboys, Trump magnificently played off many fawning commentator's insecurities – using the deep desire to be liked or noticed by Trump as a method to keep their criticism of him tamped down. -Greg Gutfeld

The high-tech, globalized capitalism of the 21st century is very different from the postwar version of capitalism that performed so magnificently for the middle classes of the Western world. -Chrystia Freeland

It's such a magnificent thing to be able to love someone and expect nothing from them. -Essie Davis

I've always adored the filmmaker Sam Fuller. The first time I watched 'Shock Corridor' was such a magnificent discovery. I love his lack of subtlety, the way he tackles serious topics with bold and inappropriate humor. -Lisa Lutz

I have a large collection of town cars because when I was just a snipe in the gutter, growing up in Los Angeles, a town car drove by. I remember running in the house to get my mother so she could see it. It was utterly magnificent. -Clive Cussler

I got to know Gore Vidal quite well, up front and personal: his magnificent strengths and his appalling, almost other-worldly weaknesses. -Fred Kaplan

A film is not going to change the world. But if it can do that to individuals on an individual level, I think it's a magnificent movie. -Martin Landau

I model myself on Christie Rampone and look up to her. Obviously, achieving what she's achieved would be magnificent. I'd really like to meet her just once. -Julie Ertz

Poland is not East or West. Poland is at the center of European civilization. It has contributed mightily to that civilization. It is doing so today by being magnificently unreconciled to oppression. -Ronald Reagan

A dress will never make a woman sexy, fatale, magnificent, mysterious. It's a way of walking, of standing, or existing, the way you give your hand or your regard. That's what makes the dress. -Sonia Rykiel

On style points alone, Donald Trump makes GWB look magnificently presidential. -H. W. Brands

I learned so much from the writing on 'King of the Hill', which I thought was just magnificent. They would let real moments happen in this animated, one-dimensional world. I feel like I've been in school this whole time. -Pamela Adlon

My favourite place in South Korea is Jeju Island: it's a tropical paradise with sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and the magnificent Geomunoreum lava tube system of underground caves. -Lee Hyeon-seo

To me, the art of music is magnificent, and I cannot bear to see it treated in a shabby way. -Maria Callas

By 30, I was separated from my husband, and I clearly remember sitting in my lovely office with a magnificent view, staring at a very lucrative pay stub, and bursting into tears because I was just miserable. So I had to make a decision: Keep following my plan, or be honest with myself and search for my true passion. -Valerie Jarrett

The vanishing of David Tang is like the unthinkable diappearance of a magnificent palace on a mythical mountaintop. He was a dreammaker, pianist, adventurer, writer, entrepreneur, scholar, connoisseur, and a great friend. -Simon Sebag Montefiore

King Arthur was one of my heroes because he was such a marvelous, heroic, courageous, and magnificent person that I had to admire him even though I knew perfectly well that I could never be in any way like that. -Lloyd Alexander

I have had a magnificent run. -Valerie Harper

As a kid, I'd buy novels with these magnificent Chris Fosse covers which showed an enormous contraption hovering over a planet, and you'd always think 'Where's that going to come in?' And it never did! It was always slightly disappointing when the contents of a book never lived up to the cover. -Alastair Reynolds

You can raze the old buildings and erect magnificent corporate towers, hose down Port Authority, but you can't change people. -Colson Whitehead

I talk all the time about how much I read growing up and how much I love Stephen King and how he impacted my work from a genre perspective, but Pat Conroy wrote some of the most magnificent stories about characters who had to deal with dysfunctional families and try to find a place of honor in their own world and the pain of loss. -Julie Plec

Working with actors who are directors is magnificent. Because they understand the art form intimately, and they know exactly how everything works. -Robert Zemeckis

I realized that filmmaking is an eminently scalable act. No matter how big or how small, there's joys and stresses that will all scale themselves magnificently to fit the production. -David Lowery

I don't understand women who don't love women. I love women. I just think they are magnificent creatures. -Tina Knowles

It's almost easy for me to write about a magnificent tropical village with orchids and dragonflies. That's intoxicating, but the United States is magical, too. We just forget this. -Luis Alberto Urrea

Where does an actress go after playing Cleopatra's magnificent death? Why didn't Shakespeare write more – and more powerful – roles for mature women? -Harriet Walter

'Day Men' provides a magnificent challenge in that it deals with a secret society within a secret society. -Brian Stelfreeze

We got to see Sondheim shows, 'Phantom of the Opera,' 'Cats' and all sorts of stuff. When you're 10 or 11 years old, it's just magnificent. The story-telling, the music – it lifts you out of your seat. -Josh Groban

Being in my more senior years now, you hope somewhere along the track that you're going to get to collide with a role that feels very special, and Einstein is such a magnificent figure. -Geoffrey Rush

Even though Bandos is one of the biggest islands in the Maldives, it only takes 20 minutes to walk round. All it has are some chalets and a little harbour centre with three restaurants and a bar. The food is magnificent. -Dominic Holland

Arsenal are an historic club, magnificent, known the world over, one of the best in Europe with big stars in the team. It's difficult to describe, but it's another dimension. -Matteo Guendouzi

Winning the 2012 bronze medal was magnificent, but I would love to win a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. -Mary Kom

I have played at the Bernabeu twice with Bayern Munich, and it was a magnificent experience. -Toni Kroos

When I write about working-class people, I do so in ways that reveal them at their absolute, magnificent worst. -Steven Berkoff

If we see someone, an artist who just does magnificent art, and especially if they're already doing Ghost-related art, we just reach out and start collaborating. But when it comes to the record sleeves and the tour posters, I'm usually quite particular. -Tobias Forge

When I look back and think how fortunate I've been to work with some wonderful people and had some marvelous experiences, then I can look at 'Star Trek' and think it's almost like the cream on the coffee. I don't approach it as anything but a magnificent plus. -DeForest Kelley

The thing about my dancing is, I actually think I'm magnificent. -Stacey Dooley

Unfortunately, being a woman in society means that sometimes you have to sort of quell what is instinctually broad and magnificent and magical about you. -Gina Torres

Growing up with a bold feminist in my mother, I witnessed her march magnificently from mini to maxi, fashions so obviously linked to powerful statements of female progression, equality and recognition. I knew no other than freedom of expression in all the forms it came in; art, theatre, fashion, literature and music. -Esther McVey

I'm here to inspire young people to be part of the most magnificent culture on earth: hip-hop. -KRS-One

My three seasons in Villarreal have been magnificent, and I'm sad to leave. -Pepe Reina

It has been an honor to manage such a magnificent club as Manchester United FC, and in doing so, I have fulfilled a long-held ambition. -Louis van Gaal

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