Universally Quotes

Universally Quotes by Billy Joel, Larry Page, Evan Spiegel, Walt Disney, Roger Ebert, Shankar Mahadevan and many others.

More than art, more than literature, music is universal

More than art, more than literature, music is universally accessible.
Billy Joel
Basically, our goal is to organize the world’s information and to make it universally accessible and useful.
Larry Page
Talking with pictures and making memories is universally appealing.
Evan Spiegel
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
Walt Disney
It is universally agreed that Jean Renoir was one of the greatest of all directors, and he was also one of the warmest and most entertaining.
Roger Ebert
Music connects all of us universally!
Shankar Mahadevan
I’ve got a feeling that with the best coppers – and in fact the best people in any field of work – what sets them apart is a maverick quality. People who are not afraid to bend the rules in order to achieve the universally desired end.
Ken Stott
I’ve always wanted to make some kind of music that was universally appreciated.
Steven Wilson
Believe it or not, I’m a big fan of patchouli oil. I know it’s not a universally liked fragrance. I usually combine it with other essential oils – I have many mixtures I like.
Olivia Wilde
Laws are important and valuable in the exact natural sciences, in the measure that those sciences are universally valid.
Max Weber
It is a truth universally acknowledged that from puberty onwards, the female body is disgusting and unruly and must be tamed, trimmed and tinted to within an inch of its life before it can be allowed to roam freely in the public eye.
Stella Young
The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested.
William Dean Howells
For Texas, a wise and prudent administration in the commencement of her national existence will be universally expected, imposing upon me the difficult and delicate task of setting in complete and successful operation a political body based upon principles so hazardously asserted and so gloriously maintained.
Sam Houston
A Shakespeare could have arisen only on English soil. In the same way, your great dramatists and poets express the nature and essence of the Norwegian people, but they also express that which is universally valid for all mankind.
Gustav Stresemann
Vibrancy is so universally desirable, so totemic in its powers, that even though we aren’t sure what the word means, we know the quality it designates must be cultivated. The vibrant, we believe, is what makes certain cities flourish.
Thomas Frank
It is a truth universally acknowledged that M. Dirda is a sucker for anything bookish in the way of artwork.
Michael Dirda
While Republican voters have remained universally supportive of their President, Democrats and Independents are returning to a more naturally critical stance.
Thomas E. Mann
Bodily fluids and solids are universally the most disgusting things we as human beings can come upon, but as long as they are inside us, it’s part of you.
Mary Roach
There’s certain stock lines that, you know, like heckler lines, you know, like, where did you learn to whisper, a helicopter, you know? Nobody owns those. I mean, someone first wrote it but it’s been so universally used that it’s common and it’s called stock.
Ralphie May
Ham is undoubtedly one of the most universally beloved of meats, at least in those parts of the world where it’s not prohibited.
Kate Christensen
It seems that I have always been ahead of my time. I had to wait nineteen years before Niagara was harnessed by my system, fifteen years before the basic inventions for wireless which I gave to the world in 1893 were applied universally.
Nikola Tesla
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.
George Orwell
No Government has the moral authority to dismantle the universally understood meaning of marriage.
Keith O’Brien
Don’t get me wrong – I’m a big fan of things American – but when American people do British stuff, it’s so universally dreadful.
Martin Freeman
It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as one part of your life starts looking up, another falls to pieces.
Helen Fielding
From the Bush Administration to the 9-11 Commission, there is an urgent and universally recognized need to change the broken formula through which Homeland Security grant money currently is allocated to our first responders.
Vito Fossella
I understand the desire to write and read about the death of publishing. It’s a perversely and universally appealing topic.
Patrick deWitt
Whether that coherence obtains universally is a question that need not be answered here since only those parts where the coherence has actually been found become part of Science.
Wilhelm Ostwald
As we began working toward the finale of ‘Lost,’ I knew there was no possible ending that was going to be universally loved, and I accepted that. We ended the story the way we wanted it to end, and we stand by it. On my Twitter feed, I still get ten to fifteen positive comments for every negative one.
Carlton Cuse
It may seem like hindsight now, but I just knew that ‘Doctor Who’ was going to be an enormous success. Don’t ask me how. Not everybody thought as I did. I was universally scoffed at for my initial faith in the series, but I believed in it.
William Hartnell
I don’t think I ever want to just leave comedy and become a straight dramatic actor. But if the opportunity comes, I would love to be seen as universally talented in all trades.
Patti Harrison
According to the now almost universally accepted theory, all the races of mankind had a common origin.
Ellsworth Huntington
The letters were universally complimentary, and we designers loved hearing that our games were being enjoyed, but if they weren’t sending us a picture of their screens most of those writers would have spent their time playing the game rather than writing letters.
David Crane
James Joyce – an essentially private man who wished his total indifference to public notice to be universally recognized.
Tom Stoppard
I learned early that class is universally admired.
Frank Abagnale
I love film, and I would love to be a part of something that people universally love as a piece of film. Sure. Of course I would. And I would love to take acting lessons, and see that side of it someday. But I’m a musician.
Norah Jones
The Internet’s great promise is to make the world’s information universally accessible and useful.
Gary Wolf
Working with higher education institutions can also help to aid cybersecurity professionals who are already in the workforce. Programs like these can help to move the industry forward by building rigorous and universally accepted certifications and changing expectations of what a security expert can and should be.
Ken Xie
For me, the real earth is that chosen part of the universe, still almost universally dispersed and in course of gradual segregation, but which is little by little taking on body and form in Christ.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I don’t think that my kind of journalism has ever been universally popular. It’s lonely out here.
Hunter S. Thompson
The importance of human life should be universally respected – and that refers to children before they are born and after. All children have the right to be brought up in a loving two-parent family where the notion of divorce is not even possible.
Christopher Monckton
Certainly it may, under present imperfect conditions, often be a duty not to destroy the outward form of marriage for the sake of the children. But by no means can this duty be preached as universally binding.
Ellen Key
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a delusional Housewife in possession of an audience must be in want of a ludicrous storyline.
Carole Radziwill
The incarnation is true, not of Christ exclusively, but of Man universally, and God everlastingly.
James Martineau
I’ve never been universally loved from the beginning.
Joe Bonamassa
We live in an epoch where rational reasoning associated with evidence isn’t universally accepted and is, in fact, in jeopardy. That worries me a lot.
Rainer Weiss
To paraphrase Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a married man in possession of a vast fortune must be in want of a newer, younger wife.
Bruce Feirstein
In the past I’ve made movies that were pretty universally liked. You can’t really hate them. You can discard them, but you can’t really hate them.
Ang Lee
‘Captain America’ was probably the most universally positive experience I’ve had in this mad business.
Joe Johnston
‘Mean Gene,’ as he was universally known, made every WWE Superstar he interacted with appear larger than life. He had the gift of gab as one of WWE’s most tenured personalities.
Natalya Neidhart
The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.
Robert Baden-Powell
I’m a little sheepish about it. Whenever I meet fans and they’re like, ‘Oh, you’re so sexy,’ I just don’t get that. There’s no way one man can be universally sexy.
Idris Elba
Putting is so difficult, so universally vexing, that the best the pros can do is tell us how to miss. ‘Miss it on the pro side,’ they say, meaning miss it above the hole. I can’t even do that consistently. I miss it on the pro side. I miss it on the amateur side. I miss it on both sides of the clown’s mouth.
Steve Rushin
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.
Nirmalya Kumar
How individuals of the same species surpass each other in these sensations and in other bodily faculties is universally known, but there is a limit to them, and their power cannot extend to every distance or to every degree.
Maimonides
It’s not that I’m universally loved. We know I’m not in New Jersey. But what they do say in New Jersey is, ‘We like him, and we think he’s telling us the truth.’ I think we need to have that type of politics on the national level.
Chris Christie
I believe it is universally understood and acknowledged that all men will ever act correctly, unless they have a motive to do otherwise.
Abraham Lincoln
I made ‘Siam Sunset.’ In Australia, it was pretty much universally hated, but I did notice that almost any American who saw it loved that film, so in 2001 I made a film in America called ‘Swimfan,’ and they released like a big studio movie, and it made money.
John Polson
The constituents of tragedy may be universally acknowledged, easily invoked and deeply felt, but the elements of comedy are, I think, more widely variable from person to person.
Paul Di Filippo
It is a truth universally unacknowledged at Westminster that there is life after politics.
Ann Widdecombe
That man is a religious being, is universally conceded, for it has been seen to be universally true.
Simon Greenleaf
There may never be another Madiba. But instead of waiting for the next Nelson Mandela to emerge, those whom he universally inspired are now looking to themselves and each other to build their own dream together.
Craig Kielburger
Experience shows that the reliance on illegal, immoral, and inhumane interrogation techniques is universally a very poor choice.
Peter Maurer
Earlier feminists were almost universally pro-choice and have dominated political debate until now. Having access to abortion was viewed as the only way women could have full equality with men, who, until recently, couldn’t get pregnant.
Kathleen Parker
Linguistics will have to recognise laws operating universally in language, and in a strictly rational manner, separating general phenomena from those restricted to one branch of languages or another.
Ferdinand de Saussure
A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance is universally available.
Daniel Akaka
Fear invariably and universally induces disengagement, and disengagement is negative division of labor.
Alan Greenspan
I don’t think I’m kind of universally known. I think in the indie world I’m probably better known than in some mainstream Hollywood terms.
Steve Coogan
The important consequences to the American States from this Declaration of Independence, considered as the ground and foundation of a future government, naturally suggest the propriety of proclaiming it in such a manner as that the people may be universally informed of it.
John Hancock
Public health service should be as fully organized and as universally incorporated into our governmental system as is public education. The returns are a thousand fold in economic benefits, and infinitely more in reduction of suffering and promotion of human happiness.
Herbert Hoover
I realize we’re not curing diseases with ‘iCarly,’ and we’re not doing Shakespeare. It’s not an Academy Award-winning film, but it has definitely touched people universally.
Dan Schneider
Background checks applied universally and nationally would take millions of illegal guns off the streets of our cities.
Chris Murphy
I try and take the commonplace – and some of it is writ large, like death – take the commonplace and make it universally resonant, revelatory, and beautiful at the same time.
Sally Mann
In every human society, there is an effort continually tending to confer on one part the height of power and happiness, and to reduce the other to the extreme of weakness and misery. The intent of good laws is to oppose this effort and to diffuse their influence universally and equally.
Cesare Beccaria
With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage, marriages are going to have to exist on their own merits.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
The best songs/films/collections expose truths about life and make them universally accessible; they progress humanity.
Andreja Pejic
It is a truth universally acknowledged on Wall Street that original research is on life support. Serious research can be bad for business, as well as expensive.
Alex Berenson
Of course, everyone in the New World is an immigrant or a descendant of immigrants, and immigrants have built America and continue to do so. Legal or illegal, they are almost universally good people who work to better their lot and that of their children.
Mark Helprin
When you try to bring about behavioral change by an effort of will, you actually do violence to yourself, and the chances are very good that you will not succeed. This is so universally true that you can actually make money from it.
Srikumar Rao
The subtle generational cues that make one thing cool and another uncool aren’t always obvious to a parent. My children are my dinner-table sounding board. I’ve come up with some wonderful ideas that they universally dismissed as ‘lame.’
Nolan Bushnell
Once you’ve been on tour six, seven years, you get an idea of what works and what doesn’t work universally. There will be some crowds that we just can’t play a song, but we’ve got 90% of a show that we know is going to be a hit with the Lupe Fiasco fan. I think the catering has already been done.
Lupe Fiasco
I know we’ve had AI films, but they’ve been quite specific in their scope. The scope of ‘Humans’ is a world set up where this technology is universally accepted. I haven’t seen anything that’s dealt with it in that multi-layered, every-layer-of-society way.
Gemma Chan
The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally.
Stephen Gardiner
At some point we must realize that actively defending against radical Islamic teachings is not a matter of cultural relativity. It is a matter of universally recognized human rights.
Armstrong Williams
The greatest love I believe… the greatest love I have is for my children, but I think the greatest love probably universally is a mother’s love for a child.
Peter Hedges
We can agree that keeping serious criminals in prison is an effective means of preserving public safety, but we must also recognize that the axiom of ‘putting people in jail and throwing away the key’ does not apply to all offenders universally and can actually be counterproductive.
Ken Cuccinelli
To draft a bill of rights that simply replicates the European convention on human rights gives the game away; namely that the Human Rights Act does, in fact, offer appropriate protection to all of our citizens according to universally accepted standards.
Keir Starmer
Narcissism is a trait universally unappreciated by human beings, and NFL players fall into this human bucket.
Gabe Kapler
There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is that people can commend it without envy.
William Shenstone
Cents are the most universally used interval measure.
Alexander John Ellis
The progress of the American Revolution has been so rapid and such the alteration of manners, the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas that almost universally prevail, that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions have been nearly annihilated.
Mercy Otis Warren
We believe digital payments are making financial services more universally affordable, accessible and, therefore, have the opportunity to drive financial inclusion and financial health for billions worldwide.
Dan Schulman
Gay marriage will be universally accepted in time. But if I may be so bold as to say to gays and lesbians, don’t wait for that time to arrive. Just as my father and his generation did not ‘wait’ for their civil rights, nor should you. The toothpaste ain’t going back in the tube. The tide has turned.
John Ridley
To have the chance to see your music be elevated and to have almost universally positive response to that music, makes me feel better every day. I feel more confident and inspired, and that’s fun.
John Legend
It is a truth universally acknowledged that secrets are toxic and break up families.
Jane Ridley
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Jane Austen
You look at the Americans. They don’t lack fervour in moral causes. They promote democracy, freedom of speech, women’s rights, gay rights, sometimes even transgender rights. But you don’t see them applying that universally across the world with all their allies.
Lee Hsien Loong
While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.
Andrea Dworkin
It’s hard to think of another body of work that is more universally beloved – I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who has encountered ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ without falling for them.
Anthony Marra
I don’t attribute any ‘luck’ to ‘Bol Bachchan”s success. It was an entertaining commercial film which was bound to do well, and I guess I have the knack of picking up such universally appealing, fun masala movies which turn to be successful.
Asin
It’s always more interesting to make a movie about what is relevant in your society. What’s the political global backdrop? What are our threats? What are we vulnerable to? Because that’s what an audience vibes on – that is what people are interested in, universally.
Gerard Butler
Tommy Burns was a brilliant human being. One of the biggest compliments ever paid to me was that I was to Celtic supporters what Tommy was to Rangers supporters. You’re not universally loved, far from it, but you are accepted.
Ally McCoist
I think it’s important that ‘Star Wars’ characters speak universally, to kids and to people.
Dave Filoni
With but a few exceptions, we don’t have this personal study under masters any more. Craftsmanship has sunk very low. We no longer have any universally creative persons who are able to guide young learners not only in technical matters but also, at the same time, in a formal way.
Walter Gropius
The thing I stress to my fans is that I’ve been making big, universally friendly-type music for a long time now. I never really made underground music.
Machine Gun Kelly
Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.
Herbert Spencer
It is ironic in today’s world, but the core values, the protection of the law which we had thought to be universally accepted, has been seriously breached by the war on terrorism.
Malcolm Fraser
All the information in the world has been pretty dispersed, but Google’s mission has been to organize it and make it universally accessible.
Bill Maris
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
Albert Einstein
Anything that happens in America culturally resonates throughout the world because the American culture is exported universally.
Rege-Jean Page
There aren’t many things that are universally cool, and it’s cool not to litter. I’d never do it.
Matthew McConaughey
The year 2100 will see eugenics universally established. In past ages, the law governing the survival of the fittest roughly weeded out the less desirable strains. Then man’s new sense of pity began to interfere with the ruthless workings of nature. As a result, we continue to keep alive and to breed the unfit.
Nikola Tesla
Believe me, the drug of freedom is universally potent.
Natan Sharansky
Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?
Desiderius Erasmus
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Confucius
People aren’t universally heroic.
Alexei Sayle