He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.
At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.
It is very easy to love alone.
I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere... Being a human being is what truly counts. That's where you'll find me.
I've considered having my nose fixed. But I didn't trust anyone enough. If I could do it myself with a mirror.
A man's every action is inevitably conditioned by what surrounds him and by his own body.
Being the son of a filmmaker, you are aware of a career as a director. You don't think of it as just movies, but as a life.
'Funny Games' was conceived as a provocation. My other films are different. If people feel my other films are, or respond to them as provocation, then that's quite different. 'Funny Games' is the only one of mine where my intention was to provoke the audience.
The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
As a business leader you have to ask yourself, Am I creating a consumer environment that is conducive to loyalty? If the answer is no, FIX IT!
Le jugement du corps vaut bien celui de l'esprit et le corps recule devant l'anÃ©antissement. Nous prenons l'habitude de vivre avant d'acquÃ©rir celle de penser.
With respect to the first of these obstacles, it has often been made a matter of grave complaint against Political Economists, that they confine their attention to Wealth, and disregard all consideration of Happiness or Virtue.
Nassau William Senior
He who sees his life as a process of spiritual perfection does not fear external events.
Money makes your life easier. If you're lucky to have it, you're lucky.
I don't blame folks for not wanting to put me in their movies or whatever. I understand if their audiences had an association with me.
There is only one belief that can rob death of its sting and the grave of its victory.. For without that you cannot be born again.
George Bernard Shaw
DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY, STILL RECRUITING.
Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn't matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal.
People change and forget to tell each other.
Doesn't matter whether it's a teen girl who's pregnant, hasn't told her parents, or an elderly couple dealing with one of them being diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Those are real people to me. Those are the people I dealt with every single day.
And in movies you must be a gambler. To produce films is to gamble.
Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that's really about it.
Religion makes them crazy. Not a woman I ever met wasn't crazy with religion.
Orson Scott Card
My father was the son of immigrants, and he grew up bilingual, but English is what my father taught me and what he spoke to me. America's strength is not our diversity it is our ability to unite around common principles even when we come from different backgrounds.
At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.
Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush. He surveyed the fence, and all gladness left him and a deep melancholy settled down upon his spirit. Thirty yards of board fence nine feet high. Life to him seemed hollow, and existence but a burden.
Today, I think the attitude is that governing is not necessarily good politics, and the result is that it's much more partisan and much more divided.
Creatively, I thought we were still viable and could do more records. But our working relationship just wasn't happening at all, and our chemistry as people broke down because of that.
Everything takes me longer than I expect. It's the sad truth about life.
You have an absolute freedom in Mexican writing today in which you don't necessarily have to deal with the Mexican identity. You know why? Because we have an identity... We know who we are. We know what it means to be a Mexican.
What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that.
You can learn as much about the history from reading about the present as you can vice versa, that is learning about the present through history, which is what I do for a living.
My mom was a dancer, my dad's a singer and I've always had that kind of music in my life.
Nobody believed the 'Food Network' could last. Even I was short sighted and thought to myself, 24 hours of food on TV? They'll run out of things to talk about in four days! But that wasn't true. 'Food Network' continues to get better and evolve.
Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.
But I think there are a set of experiences that turn a potential writer into a working writer, and then there are places in your life were you start to recognize what you want to do.
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
You can be with one of the most beautiful women in the world and still be unhappy.
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