A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.
It's only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning.
The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
Peter De Vries
I'd definitely be the kind of parent who enabled my child's dreams. I'd just watch and nurture and guide them. I have the blueprints of what not to do... I think I'd be a good parent, actually.
Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
I don't personally try to balance my work because I operate under the assumption that anyone reading or watching my stuff isn't having a particularly balanced day anyway. But negative attitudes just amuse me more than positive ones.
Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.
B. B. King
You balance the budget by restraining the growth of government and encouraging the growth of the private sector.
It's in the history books, the Holocaust. It's just a phrase. And the truth is it happened yesterday. It happened to my mother. I never met my grandmothers or my grandfathers. They were all wiped up in the gas chambers of Nazi Germany.
Writing can sometimes be exploitative. I like to take a few steps of remove in order to respect the privacy of the subject. If readers make the link, they have engaged with the poem.
It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed.
If one man in the country could take all the money, what was the use of passing any bills about it?
The thing about death is that it's honest.
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
The end of the animal trade would leave more time to trap or beat to death pop star wannabes.
I'm only drinking white wine because I'm on a diet and I don't eat.
To this wonderful page in our country's history another more glorious still will be added, and the slave shall show at last to his free brothers a sharpened sword forged from the links of his fetters.
Longhorns are unique - each and every one of them is a different color with a different design.
When push comes to shove, it ain't the science that's going to lift you up-it's the belief, the spiritual side of life, that's going to lift you up, no matter what religion you are.
I was brought up as an only child, and we were very close. But when I was 14, we got evicted. We came home to a padlock, and I looked up at my mom and she was crying, and there was nothing to do.
I'm an advocate for gay marriage. I have more gay friends than Carter has pills.
Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
To reject even one major tenet of the religion or to violate one major rule of behavior is enough to get one kicked out - or worse.
Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
I think people should be angry at things that are worthy of anger. Injustice is outrageous and deserves outrage.
I don't mind not being cool.
I've tried to take the opportunity to be as positive a person as I can be, as positive role model as I can be.
I was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the youngest of four girls, including my oldest sister, Lisa, who has special needs. My mom was a special education teacher, and my dad worked on the Army base. We weren't wealthy, but we were determined to succeed.
In 29 years, I had recorded over 2,200 songs. I was amazed.
Was it not enough punishment and suffering in history that we were uprooted and made helpless slaves not only in new colonial outposts but also domestically.
People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
But I will agree that I think that things happen with people in relationships, that you might have been able to enjoy Morocco, say, if you weren't getting out of a bad marriage. You know what I mean?
Robert Downey, Jr.
The newspaper is a marvelous medium. It is extraordinarily convenient and cheap. Let's see. This one cost 75 cents. Now that's a little high. I bought it when I was downtown this morning.
The roots of homophobia are fear. Fear and more fear.
A boy is naturally full of humor.
A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners.
I definitely love women. They are more attractive to the naked eye.
I do like escapism. I like going to the movies on a Friday night and seeing something fun.
An interim government was set up in Afghanistan. It included two women, one of whom was Minister of Women's Affairs. Man, who'd she have to show here ankles to to get that job?
I feel that 'The Great Failure' is really a book written out of great love and a willingness to face all of who a human being is.
English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.
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