The atom bomb was no great decision. It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
For a long time I tried to manage an honesty and openness about my personal life because I'm human and I'm normal - well, semi-normal.
I was lucky. My family is wonderful. And it's funny, because most of my best friends come from very large families. So it always felt as if I had lots of siblings, though in the end I had to leave them and go home. I kind of got the best of both worlds as a kid.
If you go back to the time of J.P. Morgan, the world of high finance was completely wholesale. The prestigious investment banks on Wall Street appealed exclusively to large corporations, governments, and to extremely wealthy individuals.
There are amazing schools and amazing educators that are doing a wonderful job. And then there are a lot of educators that are not prepared to deal with inclusive education. They haven't been trained. It's really quite lovely and easy when you understand how to do it.
Laura San Giacomo
Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
The guy who knows about computers is the last person you want to have creating documentation for people who don't understand computers.
You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think.
Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all.
Annie Jump Cannon
I like everything perfect. Everything has to be neat. My sister is 5, and she's more messy than I am. I make my bed every morning, everything's perfect. My shoes are all arranged. It's sad. I'm a little like Ray, a little bit.
A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, 'At my age, I don't even buy green bananas.'
Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington.
The choice between a Labour government and a Tory one is sharpening minds.
Well, I've ruffled a few feathers at all the institutions I've led. But I think that's part of leadership.
Robert M. Gates
Design schools are good, I guess, sometimes I visit schools, but they are very very limiting.
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
We have to forget the past. History is something that even today we are paying the consequences, and the future is integration. We all as a people, as citizens, as the leadership of both countries should be looking in that direction.
Perhaps I am stronger than I think.
I don't want to read about some of these actresses who are around today. They sound like my niece in Scarsdale. I love my niece in Scarsdale, but I won't buy tickets to see her act.
We just did a survey that showed.... something like 65 percent of the American people couldn't vote for the First Amendment if it was up for a vote today.
Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets.
I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.
Work is only work if you'd rather be doing something else.
We have yet to see the full impact of the open, global marketplace. By 1997 all raw materials and technology will be available everywhere in the world. The only differences between countries and markets will be skill levels, education, and the level of empowerment of the workplace.
In our family, as far as we are concerned, we were born and what happened before that is myth.
V. S. Pritchett
Life -- how curious is that habit that makes us think it is not here, but elsewhere.
The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical where the American is assertive.
The principle of procrastinated rape is said to be the ruling one in all the great bestsellers.
Having a track record to live up to and the history of successes had become a hindrance. It becomes harder to break out of what people expect you to do.
Robert Walker as Bruno was excellent. He had elegance and humor, and the proper fondness for his mother.
Property is theft.
Pierre Joseph Proudhon
Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.
The real theater of the sex war is the domestic hearth.
There is nothing like the way people feel after they've seen 'The Intouchables.' They feel amazing. The word of mouth on this film is incredible. It's intelligent-feeling good. You're not insulted by the low-browness or stupidity of some of the humor. It's so smart and terrific.
A lot of times black folks look for love in all the wrong places. You're always looking for somebody to love you, be accepted, and there's the insecurities that are even transmitted through rap. Everyone is trying to aim to please too much.
Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented.
Take away the violence and who will hear the men of peace?
I don't feel any pressure to lose weight - and in any case, if I didn't have my food I'd be a nasty piece of work and wouldn't be able to function.
My faith has been the driving thing of my life. I think it is important that people who are perceived as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values.
Marian Wright Edelman
My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
I'd love to do a movie where the monster is human, where the issue is not otherworldly, or horror or science fiction.
J. J. Abrams
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