Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they find laughable.
An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.
It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
Jerome K. Jerome
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I'll always remember when I bumped into Good Morning America's Robin Roberts on a flight to my mother's funeral in 1994, and how kind she was during that difficult time.
Fear to do ill, and you need fear else.
If you're too embarrassed and want to hide behind your computer screen, that's what this is for. It's about building confidence and that's what U by Kotex does. Girls owning their bodies and health.
It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adve
His vices were the vices of his time and culture, but his virtues transcended the milieu of his life.
Orson Scott Card
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
You have the freedom to live and let live, to love and let love. Granting yourself that freedom is one of the healthiest, most constructive things you can do for yourself and the people who matter to you.
You attend the funeral, you bid the dead farewell. You grieve. Then you continue with your life. And at times the fact of her absence will hit you like a blow to the chest, and you will weep. But this will happen less and less as time goes on. She is dead. You are alive. So live.
In this most powerful nation in the world, lack of access to health care should not force local and state governments, companies and workers into bankruptcy, while causing unnecessary illness and hospitalization.
I'm kinda tired. I was up all night trying to round off infinity. Then I got bored and went out and painted passing lines on curved roads.
Don't take life seriously because you can't come out of it alive.
We just put General Motors in the hands of people who can't even run our own government.
Don't steal. The government hates competition.
Therefore you can never lose hope--because if you keep hope alive, it will keep you alive.
Fear not and the God of mercies grant a full gale and a fair entry into His kingdom, which may carry sweetly and swiftly over the bar, that you find not the rub of death.
Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
To hurt is as human as to breathe.
Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.
Education is for growth and fulfillment.
Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.
Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations.
Part of the function of memory is to forget; the omni-retentive mind will break down and produce at best an idiot savant who can recite a telephone book, and at worst a person to whom every grudge and slight is as yesterday's.
It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.
I wrote a few children's books...not on purpose.
I'm learning to embrace who I am and what I look like.
Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.
There's the Hollywood sign there's Griffith Observatory there's the great, amazing Los Angeles Basin. It's 465 square miles of insanity and the best food on the planet.
Life is wasted on the living.
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's
Cara: I used to believe everything my brother told me, because he was older and I figured he knew more about the world. But as it turns out, being a grown-up doesn't mean you're fearless. It just means you fear different things.
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
Money talks...but all mine ever says is good-bye.
I am dumb when it comes to learning dance steps.
Some authors should be paid by the quantity NOT written.
An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.
Now our job, our duty, our responsibility to ensure the safety and security of our citizens cannot be complete unless we guarantee health care security for our citizens.
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