Document Quotes

Life moves so fast. You gotta document the good times, man.
Big Boi

Today’s Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish.
Thurgood Marshall

I used to say that the Constitution is not a living document. It’s dead, dead, dead. But I’ve gotten better. I no longer say that. The truth is that the Constitution is not one that morphs. It’s an enduring Constitution, not a changing Constitution. That is what I’ve meant when I’ve said that the Constitution is dead.
Antonin Scalia

Every Fourth of July, our Declaration of Independence is produced, with a sublime indignation, to set forth the tyranny of the mother country and to challenge the admiration of the world. But what a pitiful detail of grievances does this document present in comparison with the wrongs which our slaves endure!
William Lloyd Garrison

What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it.
Walter Scott

So what do you desire to do? What do you really want to do as a person? You need to stop and document that; write it down; make a plan; and then God says, ‘I’ll direct your steps.’
Myles Munroe

I chose to document the lives of people living in a remote village in Alaska called Shishmaref because there we can literally see how climate change is affecting their homes, livelihoods and ultimately their lives.
Amy J. Berg

The amazing fact is that America is founded on a document. It’s a work in progress. It can be tested by each generation.
Christopher Hitchens

Well, ‘They Live’ was a primal scream against Reaganism of the ’80s. And the ’80s never went away. They’re still with us. That’s what makes ‘They Live’ look so fresh – it’s a document of greed and insanity. It’s about life in the United States then and now. If anything, things have gotten worse.
John Carpenter

For me, the original play becomes an historical document: This is where I was when I wrote it, and I have to move on now to something else.
August Wilson

My search is always to find ways to chronicle, to share and to document stories about people, just everyday people. Stories that offer transformation, that lean into transcendence, but that are never sentimental, that never look away from the darkest things about us.
Chris Abani

Ours is the job of interpreting the Constitution. And that document isn’t some inkblot on which litigants may project their hopes and dreams.
Neil Gorsuch

In Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Angola and Cameroon maize is a staple, yet the earliest mention of maize in west Africa comes from a Portuguese document that lists it as being loaded on to slave ships bound for Africa.
Kwasi Kwarteng

The New Testament is not a historical document.
Reza Aslan

The menu should be part of the entertainment, part of the dining experience. It’s kind of like reading the ‘Playbill’ when you go to the theater. It should be an alluring and interactive document. Does it have burn marks on it from the candle? If you ever get a greasy menu with food stains on it, it’s time to run like hell.
Joe Bastianich

Every American deserves their day in court. Every American is innocent until proven guilty. These are core values enshrined in our founding document – the United States Constitution.
John Garamendi

I did a film on Muhammad Ali before he was champion. I was there when he became champion in 1964. I was happy to be able to document the development of a real American hero.
William Klein

Pope Francis has mentioned several times in public prior to ‘Amoris Laetitia”s release that lack of work was keeping young people from marriage. He has also riffed on married life and ‘mothers-in-law,’ but this document shows that, even more than a theologian, he is a pastor.
Anthea Butler

We think that the Kyoto protocol is a necessary document, necessary process. I am convinced that we will agree to disagree about substance.
Goran Persson

Laptops are important, but before you spend a million dollars per school providing one laptop per child… won’t you please spend $5,000 per school equipping every classroom with a document camera?
Charles Best

The National Defense Strategy remains our guiding document, and everything we do should support its stated objectives.
Mark Esper

There is no more reason to think that they expected the world to remain static than there is to think that any of us holds a crystal ball. The only way to create a foundational document that could stand the test of time was to build in enough flexibility that later generations would be able to adapt it to their own needs and uses.
Diane Wood

Next to the Bible, I think the Constitution is the most important document ever written.
Steve Scalise

I use Pilot’s document ink, but their drawing ink is OK, too. It’s just that I don’t like the impression that clings to the pen tip.
Akira Toriyama

A good autobiography is like a document: a mirror of the age on which people can ‘depend.’ In a novel, by contrast, it’s not the facts that matter, but precisely what you add to the facts.
Imre Kertesz

The Human Rights Act is a really important constitutional document, it isn’t just a villain’s charter.
Keir Starmer

Since the LeBron James Family Foundation shifted its focus on education, it’s been important to us to document the innovative work we’re doing.
Maverick Carter

It is the union of independence and dependence of these branches – legislative, executive and judicial – and of the governmental functions possessed by each of them, that constitutes the marvellous genius of this unrivalled document.
J. Reuben Clark

If in the script there is an argument about gun control, the most precious document you could produce at ‘The West Wing’ that week is a passionate, intelligent case against gun control. We know how to do the other one.
Lawrence O’Donnell

I frankly think we in the financial service world believe we need appropriate kinds of regulations. No question about that. But when something like Dodd-Frank has been created, sort of in the mystery of night, it is a huge document. It’s vast. It weighs about 10 pounds when I carry it around.
Charles Schwab

I have been poor and I wanted to document poverty; I had lost a child and I was obsessed with birth; I was interested in politics and I wanted to know how it affected our lives; I am a woman and I wanted to know about women.
Eve Arnold

People should be allowed to document evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Where is the expectation of privacy if someone is conspiring to commit crime?
Linda Tripp

No one ever confides a secret to one person only. No one destroys all copies of a document.
Renata Adler

This is a time for a national conversation. A conversation about the document that binds us as a nation and a people. That document, of course, is the Constitution.
Mike DeWine

I’ve now got a 35,000-word document of quotes from people who hate me, a lot from the ‘Guardian’ comment threads. Mostly, I’ve managed to get myself into the mindset where the criticism is quite affirming.
Stewart Lee

If you come at the Bible as if it’s a document of encyclopedic information, you’ve pretty much killed any kind of life change in a seeker and unbeliever.
Erwin McManus

Let all Americans sit down and read this great document. Since the Constitution’s ratification, it has been the framework for our great nation.
Bob Latta

Our laws need to reflect the evolution of technology and the changing expectations of American society. This is why the Constitution is often called a ‘living’ document.
Al Franken

United Nations Day marks the birthday of our founding Charter – the landmark document that embodies the hopes, dreams and aspirations of ‘we the peoples.’
Antonio Guterres

We are living out the liberal dream of our founders. The Constitution, the very liberal document – we have gone beyond English common law, which was the basis of law in the West.
Alan Colmes

Neither James Madison, for whom this lecture is named, nor any of the other Framers of the Constitution, were oblivious, careless, or otherwise unaware of the words they chose for the document and its Bill of Rights.
Diane Wood

The Iraq Study Group’s report is a very respectable cover document for American surrender in Iraq.
Lawrence O’Donnell

When something’s really significant, whether it’s good, bad, ugly, I like being able to look back at a moment in time that was high-emotion. Whenever I’m crying I like, weirdly, to document it.
Emma Chamberlain

The only way to create a foundational document that could stand the test of time was to build in enough flexibility that later generations would be able to adapt it to their own needs and uses.
Diane Wood

The founding document of the United States of America acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ because we are a Christian nation.
Pat Robertson

I want to be clear here: It does not matter what you say in your will or trust; the beneficiary document attached to your IRA accounts and your life insurance policy overrides what you say elsewhere. If you want to change the beneficiary, you must change the beneficiary document.
Suze Orman

Somebody could send you an office document or a PDF file, and as soon as you open it, it’s a booby trap and the hacker has complete control of your computer. Another major problem is password management. People use the same password on multiple sites, so when the hacker compromises one site, they have your password for everywhere else.
Kevin Mitnick

If we had a flat tax code rather than a 70,000-page document full of cronyism and favors, bureaucrats and elected officials wouldn’t have the power to do you any favors. That’s what we need. You would have to compete on your own on a level playing field, but that’s not what the government permits now.
Dan Bongino

If I was a CIA front company, what would I want to be able to do? Well, I would want to be able to land at military airfields as a civilian, so there’s got to be some document that the Air Force or the Army has that would list all the civilian aircraft that are cleared to land at military bases.
Trevor Paglen

The meaning of freedom is in the U.S. Constitution. Republicans want to live by the document’s original meaning.
Thomas Peterffy

If you’re going to document your own journey, the jokes work better in the first person, just like the stories do.
Jason Isbell

Unfortunately, people are re-interpreting the Constitution as a living document, and it’s not. It’s a solid-based document and it shouldn’t be played with.
Chuck Norris

Reading a script is usually as exciting as reading a boilerplate legal document, so when you read one that makes you feel as if you’re seeing the movie, you know it’s something different.
Tom Hanks

Freedom of the press is not questioned when investigative journalism unearths scandals, But that does not mean that every classified state document should be made available to journalists.
Otto Schily

In case you haven’t heard, my girlfriends and I have declared the summer of 2012 as the best summer ever. The best way to document said ‘best summer ever’ is with a good ol’ disposable camera. Smile, click, move on! Nobody gets pic approval, and there’s no time wasted gathering around the camera to analyze a moment that just happened.
Candice Accola

A lot of people who are ‘social media’ stars aren’t considered to be ‘real’ stars, and people underestimate the amount of work it takes to edit and upload a video every single day and document your life like that.
Shawn Mendes

The biographical novel sets out to document this truth, for character is plot, character development is action, and character fulfillment is resolution.
Irving Stone

Movies may be as close to a document of our national culture as there is; they’re supposed to represent what we believe ourselves to be. So when you don’t see yourself at all – or see yourself erased – that hurts.
John Cho

The Constitution is a document that should only be amended with great caution.
Carl Levin

I saw ‘Billy Elliot’ again, and what I loved about it was the way it had become a social document, a reminder of what happened with the mining communities in the ’80s. And I thought, ‘Everyone keeps wanting me to make a sequel to ‘Beckham,’ but maybe a musical remake is the answer, embracing all this theatricality.’
Gurinder Chadha

As a lawyer, I can assure you that a lot of document drafting is repetitive, involving cutting and pasting from templates. But the best lawyers bring a unique perspective to the process and anticipate clients’ problems.
Ro Khanna

They have been saying for a long time that Iraq made an effort to import active uranium, and my colleague demonstrated the other day that they came to the conclusion that it was a fake document that everybody is relying upon.
Hans Blix

We all recall what is or was important to us and are astonished when it slips other people’s minds. Perhaps we dismiss as irrelevant matters of crucial concern to those we love. That’s life as most of us experience it, and which few movies document with such understated acuity as ‘Boyhood’ does.
Richard Corliss

Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that the Ten Commandments are a historical document that contains moral, ethical, and legal truisms that any person of any religion or even an atheist can recognize and appreciate.
Cliff Stearns

In modern Russia, you have no official, formal assessment of this past. Nobody in any Russian document has said that the policy of the Soviet government was criminal, that it was terrible. No one has ever said this.
Ryszard Kapuscinski

I’m more married to Sandy now than when we were married with the legal document. We’re still married as parents.
Bobby Darin

I have never met a document I don’t like.
Carol Loomis

The Electoral College is provided for in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution. More space in the Constitution is devoted to laying out the Electoral College than to any other concept in the document.
Kayleigh McEnany

We have our Upside Down document which describes its rules and its mythology in quite a bit of detail, but I think we’re just going to slowly parse that out, and maybe not even fully use all of it.
Ross Duffer

I felt like it was inevitable that I was going to fail in life and die young. So I was frantically scrambling to document my stunts and pack my message into a bottle. I thought maybe I could be discovered after I’d died, like Van Gogh.
Steve-O

I’ve always been steady on and off keeping diaries and journals. I try to document everything so I can remember it the older I get.
Meaghan Jette Martin

I don’t really document how many calories I eat or anything like that. I try to listen to my body.
Rich Froning Jr.

I have been so cooperative with Eddie and LeAnn for the sake of my children. I even went and signed and notarized a document saying they could take my kids out of the country to Mexico on vacation. I wouldn’t want to deprive them of such a great opportunity.
Brandi Glanville

For quotes, I have one document for general quotes; the other for happiness-related quotes, which I use for the ‘Moment of Happiness,’ my daily emails of happiness quotes.
Gretchen Rubin

The result is – document destruction – we’re really not going to be able to prove beyond a truth the negatives and some of the positive conclusions that we’re going to come to. There will be always unresolved ambiguity here.
David Kay

The selfie makes us accustomed to putting ourselves and those around us ‘on pause’ in order to document our lives. It is an extension of how we have learned to put our conversations ‘on pause’ when we send or receive a text, an image, an email, a call.
Sherry Turkle

Any kind of new U.K. federal system would almost certainly demand the creation of a written constitution. Properly drafted, such a document could, among many things, pin down more effectively the proper dimensions of prime ministerial power.
Linda Colley

We know no document is perfect, but when we amend the Constitution, it would be to expand rights, not to take away rights from decent, loyal Americans. This great Constitution of ours should never be used to make a group of Americans permanent second-class citizens.
Barbara Boxer

Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary.
Ben Nelson

Basically we just created our own label, but again we just did it to document our own music and create our own thing, so the major labels were just always out of our picture, we’re not interested.
Ian MacKaye

Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
Bill Joy

Sir, I see a lot of documents in my day-to-day business, and I can’t tell you every document that I’ve seen. It may have passed across my desk. It may not have passed across my desk. I truthfully cannot answer that question, other than to say I don’t remember.
Rand Beers

It’s not about trying to be funny all the time. It’s more of a document that hopefully is funny.
David Cross

Further, a document names and identifies the actual Red Light Bandits (plural), because in fact there are two.
Caryl Chessman

What makes the Universal Declaration an epochal document is first of all its global impetus and secondly the breadth of its claims, a commitment to a new social contract, binding on all the Governments of the world.
John Polanyi

The Declaration is a magnificent document.
Paul Gillmor

Now, whenever you read any historical document, you always evaluate it in light of the historical context.
Josh McDowell

We made records to document ourselves, not to sell a lot of records. I still feel that way. I put out a record because I think it’s beautiful, not necessarily commercial.
Stan Getz

Every document, apparently ancient, coming from the proper repository or custody, and bearing on its face no evident marks of forger, the law presumes to be genuine, and devolves on the opposing party the burden of proving it to be otherwise.
Simon Greenleaf

I never go back and listen to the recorded document. The thrill comes when the balance can be attained. Everyone in the room can have a shared, communal rock experience.
Thurston Moore

I think it’s a great document of John Stevens’ originality. At that time he was already much more fully formed in his conception than I was. I was sort of struggling to keep up, and sometimes it’s pretty obvious.
Evan Parker

And so, I will be probably, since I am not involved in all the activity, I will have some spare time to devote to document all this busy part of the flight.
Umberto Guidoni

The American Constitution is the greatest governing document, and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest.
Stephen Ambrose

We had, after all, no other recourse to protect ourselves, no other document, let’s say, than the Monroe Doctrine. So that could be cited as a cause for intervention if and when it might become necessary.
E. Howard Hunt

What we say is that democracy means that you have the right to vote without intimidation and undue burdens. But if you stand in line for six hours, technically, today there is no document, no standard, no law that says that that’s wrong.
DeForest Soaries

In a democratic country, when a man is accused, he’s accused from a document issued by the public attorney.
Jacques Verges

Here, I am looking for a document issued by a public attorney. I don’t find. He is accused by the political leaders of the coalition, by his enemies, who said that he is guilty. That he deserves to be killed.
Jacques Verges

I think, if you put a camera in anyone’s life and document it daily from the age of 21 to 27, there are going to be things that aren’t always pretty.
Sienna Miller

I would love to document the Roots; I think they have an interesting story. I have a curiosity about them. Their musicality and their live performances I think would be great, and I have a feeling that there are stories behind each one of them.
Michael Rapaport

The Bible is a radically pro-slavery document. Slave owners waved Bibles over their heads in the Civil War and justified it.
Dan Savage

I felt it was time for there to be a document of what we sound like now.
Bruce Hornsby

‘Record Without A Cover’ was about allowing the medium to come through, making a record that was not a document of a performance but a record that could change with time, and would be different from one copy to the next.
Christian Marclay

I really just love to open a blank document and spew, whereas with a screenplay I have to be more judicious.
Diablo Cody

E-mail also changed things in that you don’t have to write a full document to discuss something. You can just send an e-mail to a list.
Steve Crocker

The U.S. constitution is an extraordinary document. In my view, it should not be amended often.
Bernie Sanders

We have a tremendous lack of knowledge of how far we have gotten away from the Constitution of the United States. Democrats and Republicans alike have taken us away from the original intent. You see, I believe in this document as our founding fathers intended it.
Paul Broun

I have little children, 5 1/2 and 1 1/2, and I thought I should document my life, because by the time they’re in the mid-20s, they’ll be able to say, ‘This is what he did.’
Tommy Mottola

Being a fan of authentic Dada, I find today’s art – what I call ‘Bankers’ Dada’ – mind-numbingly dull. The most challenging work I’ve seen of late is by The British Art Resistance. Their document, ‘A Call for Heroes in an Age of Cowards’, is apt in these days of witless chancers.
Billy Childish

When I hear the word ‘documentary,’ I don’t think certain things should be left out. You’ve got to keep it 100 percent as much as you can, unless your group has a meeting beforehand and says, ‘Yo – don’t say this, ’cause boom, boom, boom.’ Other than that, it’s a documentary so let’s document, you know what I mean?
Phife Dawg

I carefully evaluated every single document I disclosed to ensure that each was legitimately in the public interest. There are all sorts of documents that would have made a big impact that I didn’t turn over, because harming people isn’t my goal. Transparency is.
Edward Snowden

My father was famous for his photographic memory. He was in the OSS. They trained him to be captured on purpose and to read upside down and backwards and commit to memory every document in Germany he saw as he was being interrogated – every schedule on every wall. So, that photographic memory somehow made its way to me when I was young.
Mark Helprin

I happen to miss the Constitution; I thought it was a good document.
Samantha Power

Co-writing is a very unnatural feeling. It’s like wanting to document a feeling that you have and then trying to get someone else to describe it for you.
Kathleen Edwards

I think there are two types of photographers, those who want to document the world and those who want to create their own world. I am more interested in documenting the world and presenting it to people with the question attached, ‘Does this make any sense to you?’
Moby

I reverence the Constitution of the United States as a sacred document. To me its words are akin to the revelations of God, for God has placed his stamp of approval on the Constitution of this land.
Ezra Taft Benson

History is one of the only fields where contributions by amateurs are taken seriously, providing you follow the rules and document your sources. In history, it’s what you write, not what your credentials are.
George Dyson

People say if bees die out, the world would end, apparently. Now, I don’t know if that’s true, if that’s some bee enthusiast who managed to write a good document, and people believe this.
Karl Pilkington

I never really liked the Gospel of John because I never could find the humanity of Jesus in it. I thought it presented Jesus as a visitor from another planet; in addition, John’s gospel is and has been interpreted as a document that fuels anti-Semitism in the church.
John Shelby Spong

I’ve had so many different influences musically, even from people who aren’t even musicians. If you’re inspired by someone and you document it musically, then they are your influence.
Mark Salling

It’s very difficult to get any footage of yourself doing what you love unless you have a friend who’s a photographer or videographer and wants to document you. That was really the idea and the goal from the beginning: to help people get a good photo, and then it was to help people get a good video.
Nick Woodman

The Bible, for all its riches, is not a document of social history.
Simon Schama

While the federal government is required by law to document publicly its wiretapping of phone lines, it is not required to do so with Internet communications.
Rebecca MacKinnon

I am the world’s worst reporter. I am apt to try too hard to help rather than just document my subjects.
David Rakoff

The constitution is a sacred document in a democracy.
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

In 2001, Texaco was bought by Chevron, and during deliberations concerning that sale, an 800 page document listing the problems and liabilities connected to Texaco was brought forward at their stockholder meeting by Amazon Watch, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the Amazon.
Peter Coyote

When you’re a litigator, you write so much, so many briefs, over and over again, that you’re kind of really focused on one document and have draft after draft, and really pay attention to every single word.
Greg Poehler

I do believe that it was through divine providence that the Founding Fathers drafted a document that created a government that didn’t trust each other – hence the separation of powers. And then, to close the deal, the Bill of Rights was added to continue to protect individual rights and freedoms.
John Shimkus

Reviewers try to square the antics of a writer’s life with the antics in the fiction. Even satirical verbal play is too often read and admired as autobiographical expression. And thanks to the democratic exposures of the web, it’s easier than ever to document private experiences and divulge the most intimate secrets.
Joanna Scott

That’s one thing I don’t think people consider nowadays. They want to believe in the importance of marriage, boil it down to just a signature on a legal document. But that’s exactly what it is. If not, why not just get married without one?
Ariel Pink

I binge write, basically. I do a lot of prep, research, setup. I’ll have a pretty detailed outline. Sort of like a beat outline. And then I’ll add little notes and dialogue ideas, and I’ll just create a 20-page document.
Cary Fukunaga

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