When the British came to Ibo land, for instance, at the beginning of the 20th century, and defeated the men in pitched battles in different places, and set up their administrations, the men surrendered. And it was the women who led the first revolt.
I don't think I'm funny.
I hope to be an actor and never retire.
One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.
Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.
No man's brain is so dull, and no man's eye so blind, that they cannot catch food for dreams.
Donald G. Mitchell
I think Ralph Nader is the biggest liar in American politics when he said it didn't matter who was president.
Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
I learned to impersonate the kind of person that talks about poetry. It comes from teaching, I think.
While negativity is politically useful, it is also demoralizing unless it is accompanied - and to some extent overshadowed - by elevated and inspiring ideas about the American future.
It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and senseless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart.
Paris is the caf? of Europe.
I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when you've lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change.
Richard Nelson Bolles
And I loved Fats Waller. I love his instrumental abilities, his vocal abilities and his sense of humor.
I came through folk music simply because it was easy to get into it.
The sound of the blades on the ice in the morning is like smelling fresh coffee.
Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.
Some of the greatest survivors have been women. Look at the courage so many women have shown after surviving earthquakes in the rubble for days on end.
Reason can in general do more than blind force.
Gaius C. Gallus
The greatest efforts in sports came when the mind is as still as a glass lake.
One's eyes are what one is, one's mouth is what one becomes.
If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
We can create the ultimate job security by becoming less dependent on the organization for which we work and more dependent on our own resources.
Headlines twice the size of the events.
When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing -- deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different.
There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don't say in Power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible.
The PRC is the big brother in this relationship, and it has the capacity to be generous to Taiwan on this issue in a manner that might do much to defuse that issue internally in Taiwan.
A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.
Religion was nearly dead because there was no longer real belief in future life; but something was struggling to take its place -- service -- social service -- the ants creed, the bees creed.
It's as if I were collaborating with myself, revealing my relationship to the material. My hand would make the drawing. Then my mouth would transmit it.
Come! Let us lay a lance in rest,And tilt at windmills under a wild sky!For who would live so petty and unblestThat dare not tilt at something ere he die;Rather than, screened by safe majority,Preserve his little life to little end,And never raise a rebel cry!
I feel very proud, even though they didn't elect me, to be President of the Argentines.
General Leopoldo Galtieri
It's hard to force creativity and humor.
I think the most exciting thing is that you expect people our age to know the music, but actually a lot of kids know the music, and if anything is left, we have left really good music, and that's the important part, not the mop-tops or whatever.
The great recipe for success is to work, and always work.
The old Quaker was right: I expect to pass through life but once. If there is any kindness, or any good thing I can do to my fellow beings, let me do it now. I shall pass this way but once.
W. C. Gannett
Every color I can think of and nationality, we were all touched by Dr. King because he made us like each other and respect each other.
The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows what to say, a wise man knows whether or not to say it.
Frank M. Garafola
Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out.
Good enough never is.
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