Top 88 Joseph Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Joseph Quotes from famous people such as Jerry Saltz, Noah Feldman, Prashant Bhushan, Thomas Hauser, Gareth Gates, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

When I criticize Joseph Beuys or Francis Bacon, nobody

When I criticize Joseph Beuys or Francis Bacon, nobody calls those opinions anti-male. Putting female artists or their subject matter off-limits is itself sexist and limiting.
Jerry Saltz
What is driving the tendency to discount Joseph Smith’s revelations is not that they seem less reasonable than those of Moses; it is that the book containing them is so new. When it comes to prophecy, antiquity breeds authenticity. Events in the distant past, we tend to think, occurred in sacred, mythic time.
Noah Feldman
Joseph Stiglitz was the chief economist of the World Bank for three years till January 2000. Before that he was the chairman of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. No one can speak more authoritatively or with greater inside knowledge about the functioning of the Washington consensus institutions.
Prashant Bhushan
David Tua was an elite and world class heavyweight, I believe David Tua would have knocked Joseph Parker out in a handful of rounds.
Thomas Hauser
Musical theatre is something that I always wanted to be a part of, and my first ever role on the West End as Joseph in ‘Joseph And The Technicolor Dreamcoat’ gave me a taste for it.
Gareth Gates
I feel unfinished business with the WBO title because that was my first loss when I went to New Zealand with Joseph Parker.
Andy Ruiz Jr.
I’m extremely excited and honoured to be given the opportunity to take on the portrayal of Joseph Merrick in the BBC’s adaption of ‘The Elephant Man.’ This is such a special role and a challenge for any actor.
Charlie Heaton
I was proud to march beside some of the most notable Civil Rights activists, such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., from Selma to Montgomery.
Charles B. Rangel
My parents – Augustine Joseph and Elizabeth – discovered my talent for singing when I was a kid. I remember them telling me that I sang a classical piece after listening to it a couple of times when I was two-and-a-half years old.
K. J. Yesudas
I like visiting people’s homes on Saint Joseph’s Day, when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint, and invite the public – I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras.
Poppy Z. Brite
If you want to know why the coast is such an inspirational place, ask Herman Melville, Jack London, Nordhoff and Hall, Robert Louis Stevenson or Joseph Conrad. It’s a glimpse of eternity. It invites rumination, the relentless whisper of the tide against the shore.
John Cooper Clarke
John Ashcroft is not a patriot, John Ashcroft is a descendant of Joseph McCarthy.
Howard Dean
I use both the ‘I’ and the ‘we.’ For on many, many matters, I am not simply expressing ideas that have happened to occur to Joseph Ratzinger, but I am speaking out of the common life of the Church’s communion.
Pope Benedict XVI
‘Journey’ was very much inspired by Joseph Campbell’s work for ‘The Hero’s Journey,’ but, from among his works, I like ‘The Power of Myth’ best.
Jenova Chen
In the John Paul II days, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had the advantage of staying in his cupboard – the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – exchanging views only with the Pope, and speaking publicly only through carefully written missives on doctrinal issues.
Carl Bernstein
Working with the likes of Joseph Fiennes was just an incredible experience.
Alice Eve
I graduated. I did History of Art, you know, all those things – American Studies – and then I went to art school, and I did Joseph Alvarez in the art school.
Peter Beard
People who can’t speak Russian will be less susceptible to Russian propaganda. But they will also be less susceptible to the poetry of Joseph Brodsky.
Keith Gessen
I took 18 months away to have my son, Joseph, and it was the biggest break I’d ever had in my working life of nearly 20 years.
Sarah Lancashire
My grandmother took me to a play, and… there was a little girl on stage. And as soon as I saw her on stage, I thought, ‘This is my job’… I was probably, like, 7 or 8. I was very young… It was ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’.
Jessica Chastain
I started studying mythology, just on my own. Joseph Campbell, mysticism.
Antoine Fuqua
With the selection of Acting Secret Service Director Joseph P. Clancy as the director, President Obama has guaranteed that the agency will continue to lurch from one shocking security failure to another.
Ronald Kessler
With ‘Nostromo’, Joseph Conrad said that he had wanted to write a novel about the degradation of an idea. That’s what we wanted to show in the case of Dustin Hoffman’s character, Bernstein.
David Milch
I almost stand in awe when I think of Joseph Smith. The angel appeared to him in 1823 – he said to this simple little boy, ‘Your name should be known for good and evil throughout the entire world.’
Gordon B. Hinckley
I have good relationships with Hillary Clinton, Joseph Biden and especially Richard Holbrooke – he is my teacher. I learned a lot of great things from him.
Mikheil Saakashvili
We had all these famous writers in Sweden and from all over the world home at dinner. I wanted to be a writer, and I wanted to be a highbrow writer as my father. He never, ever read anything like crime novels. He wrote biographies of Dante, James Joyce, August Strindberg and Joseph Conrad.
David Lagercrantz
I am inspired and would love to work with Jack Garrett, Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots, and Jack Antonoff.
Bishop Briggs
I saw Joseph Cornell’s lyrical work for the first time at the Museum of Modern Art in the late seventies and have internalized many of his boxes.
Siri Hustvedt
Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent.
Gloria Swanson
Not every anti-Semite is Joseph Goebbels. You can not like Jews much and be no great harm to them.
Howard Jacobson
Joseph Smith was true to his calling and fulfilled his duty even in the face of severe persecution and great personal sacrifice.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
When I was fourteen, Mom and Dad sent me to St. Joseph

When I was fourteen, Mom and Dad sent me to St. Joseph High School, the Catholic school up the hill from our place, housed in a 1950s-era tan brick building sometimes confused for a light industrial structure due to the surprisingly high smokestack of its old incinerator.
Pete Buttigieg
It is a wonderful and unexpected honor to receive the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Receiving this prize with Joseph Stiglitz and George Akerlof, whose work I have learned from and admired, makes it even more gratifying.
Michael Spence
For me a Writing Day was an occasion for self-reproach and panic, a time to lament the passing of the years, stare out of windows and remember that even those famous late starters Joseph Conrad and George Eliot had started by the age I was now.
Howard Jacobson
My great-great-uncle Joseph Lorenz was a Private 1C in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Expeditionary Force, Rainbow Division, and died fighting in World War I in France.
Emily Compagno
Saint Joseph’s still is among the smaller-enrollment institutions with a big-time basketball program. The Jesuits still offer the same high-quality education. St. Joe’s students and alumni are as supportive as ever, and their spirit is unquenchable.
Jack Ramsay
When Joseph Wambaugh writes about the LAPD, you listen because you know he knows the scene. Lots of people write cop novels, but they don’t have that authenticity.
Gregory Benford
I hate the stereotype of the pitfalls of the child actor. There are so many amazing examples – Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jodie Foster, Drew Barrymore – of people who have made it through.
Jamie Bell
My real name is Joseph Herbert. My dad is white; my mom’s Asian, Filipino. And when I started stand-up 22 years ago, I used to go up as Joseph Herbert, and I would just have to defend my name. Every time I went onstage, it was so annoying. People would heckle.
Jo Koy
Writing about Africa by Africans has been part of my literary apprenticeship, standing alongside works by authors such as Joseph Conrad, Joyce Cary and Graham Greene as influences.
Giles Foden
I believe that the appearance of God the Father and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, in 1820 to Joseph Smith unlocked the heavens not only to the great spiritual knowledge revealed in this dispensation but also to secular knowledge.
James E. Faust
Joseph Mandell and I began by attempting to make chromatography of DNA work.
Alfred Hershey
The great medley of Oregon and California emigrants, at their camps around Independence, had heard reports that several additional parties were on the point of setting out from St. Joseph’s farther to the northward.
Francis Parkman
I played with Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph. They were my high school teammates.
Avery Bradley
Joseph Warren, like a lot of revolutionary leaders, was into Enlightenment literature.
Nathaniel Philbrick
We were now arrived at the close of our solitary journeyings along the St. Joseph’s trail.
Francis Parkman
I used to say Page Joseph Falkinburg – which is my given name – when Page Joseph Falkinburg stopped trying to be this over-the-top professional wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page, and Diamond Dallas Page became Page Joseph Falkinburg, that’s when my career took off.
Diamond Dallas Page
Joseph Zawinul does overkill, and his technological overkill sucks, but there’s no friction between us; I just say, ‘Look,’ and that’s it. Do you have any idea how much music I learned from him?
Jaco Pastorius
The four principal oral instructors to whom I feel my mind indebted for improvement were Joseph Fawcet, Thomas Holcroft, George Dyson, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
William Godwin
I, Joseph Francis Buck, became a hair-plug addict.
Joe Buck
‘The Secret Agent,’ Joseph Conrad’s 1907 novel about an anarchist plot to blow up the Royal Observatory at Greenwich – in fact, a scheme by a secret police agent to stir up a government backlash – has acquired a kind of cult status as the classic novel for the post-9/11 age.
Tom Reiss