We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.
The term 'geek' for me is like you having a passion, interest in something that is unabashed and you don't care if people think it's not cool. You think it's cool and that's your thing.
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character, would you slow down? Or speed up?
I don't think poetry is something that can be taught. We can encourage young writers, but what you can't teach them is the very essence of poetry.
My dad loves what I do and I support my parents financially because they didn't have a job that gave them a pension.
In the name of the United States and President Bush, I want to thank the Mexican people, President Fox and his government for their friendship.
If you get into a Broadway show and it doesn't work, you're a failure. And if it does work, you may be stuck for who knows how long. It just doesn't sound great to me!
Israel can't make peace without the clear support of the United States.
The Web is now philosophical engineering. Physics and the Web are both about the relationship between the small and the large.
It is shallow people who think beauty is frivolous or excessive. If you are bringing beauty and god, you are enriching the country. Rice feeds the body, books feed the mind, beauty feeds the soul. It is one thing I can really be proud of and stand tall in the world.
Yeah, I love being famous. It's almost like being white, y'know?
Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.
I am a positive person. I never think of the glass as half empty. I just keep pushing forward.
I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others.
OK, in all seriousness, I would say I couldn't be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor. And awesomeness.
We will never fully explain the world by appealing to something outside it that must simply be accepted on faith, be it an unexplained God or an unexplained set of mathematical laws.
You can't trust politicians. It doesn't matter who makes a political speech. It's all lies - and it applies to any rock star who wants to make a political speech as well.
But without a caring society, without each citizen voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility, government is destined to grow even larger, taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives.
I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
They pick all of us out, and then they decide, they computerize, decide if they like it or don't like it, and then they go home, and then they come back again because they're not sure what they saw.
I was very fortunate to play sports. All the anger in me went out. I had to do what I had to do. If you stay angry all the time, then you really don't have a good life.
Marriage is a great institution.
I looked Death right in the face.
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
My mom used to have a lot of European cinema playing in the house, so I'd catch bits and pieces of films.
How many deaf people do you know in real life? Unless they live in a cave, or are 14, which seems to be true for most people in this business, what could I possibly tell them that they don't already know?
It got very tedious saying the same jokes in the same way with the same attitude.
I work six months and get three or four with the family.
I'm single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that's me.
A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn't want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.
W. Somerset Maugham
You become a better writer by writing. You become a better travel writer by writing about travel.
Strivers achieve what dreamers believe.
Over and over, we hear politicians say they can't spend our tax dollars on environmental protection when the economy is so fragile.
Having contemplated this admirable grove, I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river, and though it was now late in December, the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.
I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.
I really like to sometimes go into food detox and eat very simply.
Personal technology has given us the freedom of being able to do whatever we want - and in the case of celebrities and athletes, whomever they want. But it can also serve as a humiliation jetpack.
Today, I, too, wish to reaffirm that I intend to continue on the path toward improved relations and friendship with the Jewish people, following the decisive lead given by John Paul II.
Pope Benedict XVI
I got into acting my junior year of high school. We got a new hot drama teacher and I was like 'Alright, I'll try drama.'
Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
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