When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books, They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
The strange thing about Africa is how past, present and future come together in a kind of rough jazz, if you like.
When I was younger, I felt it was my duty to wake people up. I thought poetry was asleep. I thought rock 'n' roll was asleep.
I think it's really cool that there are people like Adele on the cover of 'Vogue' and 'Rolling Stone,' and like I think it's really important that people are talking about your body, because if they don't, then you'll never be able to break that barrier.
You know, one of the biggest thrills I have is when famous people recognize me from Taxi.
I think I am done with Wikipedia for the time being. But I have a secret hope. Someone recently proposed a Wikimorgue - a bin of broken dreams where all rejects could still be read, as long as they weren't libelous or otherwise illegal.
You know, for most seniors Medicare is their only form of health care.
I want to do very useful buildings and I would like to find a method of producing these buildings through our technology because I think that this is the only way that we will gain wonderful environment easily in the future.
Computers rather frighten me, because I never did learn to type, so the whole thing seems extraordinarily complicated to me.
I am just happy to be part of the Nike family.
You have to dream dreams to live dreams.
I have so much chaos in my life, it's become normal. You become used to it. You have to just relax, calm down, take a deep breath and try to see how you can make things work rather than complain about how they're wrong.
The Bible is a revelation of the mind and will of God to men. Therein we may learn, what God is.
States have the responsibility to create rules and conditions for growth and development, and to channel the benefits to all citizens by providing education and making people able to participate in the economies, and in decision-making.
Never judge someone by who he's in love with judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals.
There is no avoiding war it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
I'll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide.
Every single thing I learned about marketing and building my business, I learned from my mom, and she had never been in the workforce. She just had great practical sense.
The intellect of the wise is like glass it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.
I liken myself to Henry Ford and the auto industry, I give you 90 percent of what most people need.
Even when I'm playing someone named Fat Amy, I'm all about confidence and attitude.
Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity.
It is only with burning anger that we can speak of this attack by counter-revolutionary reactionary elements against the capital of our country, against our people's democratic order and the power of the working class.
Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
As an American, you have a right to good health care that is effective, accessible, and affordable, that serves you from infancy through old age, that allows you to go to practitioners and facilities of your choosing, and that offers a broad range of therapeutic options.
Marie Antoinette was funny, I'm sure she was just misinterpreted. You know the 'Let them eat cake' line. She seems like she was kind of funny, like a Chelsea Handler or Kathy Griffin type.
The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.
I've learned to think in terms of having a long career. Actors can have very long careers that last until the day we die, but there will be moments when you'll feel like you're a failure or when you're disappointed in yourself.
Bryce Dallas Howard
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.
Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty.
Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.
I love being a dad. I just love it.
Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant.
In science, read, by preference, the newest works in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.
From dear, dear Gloria Swanson, I learned how to live long, happy and free of health problems. I owe her my life.
My dream, maybe because of my family, of course, was to be a painter. I chose in one moment the direction of textiles from textiles I went to fashion.
At a time of such hope and optimism in the Middle East, we cannot let the Libyan government violate every principle of international law and human rights with impunity.
Going to New York to do whatever - show business - it just seemed fun. It seemed fun to go to the big city and meet all kinds of different people and maybe be famous. It was just exciting. So I wasn't scared.
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