Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Most men have more courage than even they themselves think they have.
A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo.
A writer should be a joyous optimist. Anything that implies rejection of life is wrong for a writer.
After all, enforced national bilingualism in this country isn't mere policy. It has attained the status of a religion. It's a dogma which one is supposed to accept without question.
Every time I try to define a perfectly stable person, I am appalled by the dullness of that person.
J. D. Griffin
Here's a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That's not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm's way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship - and it goes so much deeper than friendship.
I think that a lot of women are made to feel that they have not done the one thing that they were put on the earth to do if they didn't do the normal thing, if they didn't take the most traveled path. And it's unfortunate.
Would you approve of your young sons, young daughters -- because girls can read as well as boys -- reading this book? Is it a book that you would have lying around in your own house? Is it a book that you would even wish your wife or your servants to read?
Anytime you cast a movie and you need someone famous in the lead part, you're a prisoner of whoever happens to be famous in the six-month window in which you're trying to get a film financed.
The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto. My parents helped direct my path.
The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.
W. Somerset Maugham
When anyone tells me I can't do anything... I'm just not listening any more.
There are races and then there are races. And without a doubt, the Indy 500 is the race that I've always wanted to attend. And now, to be driving the Corvette Pace Car... this is going to be unbelievable.
Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible.
Everything someone does on a daily basis should be traceable back to an annual or quarterly plan.
Richard E. Griggs
The cradle of the future is the grave of the past.
Garden as though you will live forever.
Oh that wisdom was half as zealous for converts as ridicule.
The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.
As youth lives in the future, so the adult lives in the past: No one rightly knows how to live in the present.
We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.
And I think that if I were a for real celebrity that was recognizable everywhere, I'd just crawl under a rock and you know, have someone run over the rock with a car, or something.
Thou art blind to the danger of marrying a woman who feels and acts out the principle of equal rights.
Clearly, America's dysfunctional food culture must bear some of the blame for our excess pounds, but it's likely our walking-averse lifestyles contribute as well.
Some people with blogs are never going to get famous, and they've been doing it for, like, over a year. I feel bad for them.
Women today are dealing with both their independence and also the fact that their lives are built around finding and satisfying the romantic models we grew up with.
The person who needs the other person the least in a relationship is the stronger member.
I'm thankful for the work that feminists like Gloria Steinem have done. I am a feminist, but the geography for women today is vastly different than it was in the '60s.
I also don't trust Caribou anymore. They're out there, on the tundra, waiting... Something's going down. I'm right about this.
I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth - I just hate what is being done with it.
Looking down the road, space exploration and the benefits it yields - in medicine and information technology - should not be overlooked.
If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.
To appear on the stage drunk, to have them leave there and remember me making drunken mistakes, that was death.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
There are innumerable questions to which the inquisitive mind can in this state receive no answer: Why do you and I exist? Why was this world created? Since it was to be created, why was it not created sooner?
If you were to ask my agent, they would confirm this: I'm drawn to locations. What really drew me to 'The 4400,' aside from the fact that it was sci-fi, was the fact that it was shot in the city of my dreams: Vancouver.
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic.
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.
The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.
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