Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.
Remember, the burden of sorrow is doubled when it is borne alone.
[Lisp is the] greatest single programming language ever designed.
Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.
What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.
Life is a disease; and the only difference between one another is the stage of the disease at which he lives
George Bernard Shaw
The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.
I think they should have a Barbie with a buzz cut.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.
For me, I'm not a jealous person. That's just not my thing. You have to have trust in your relationship.
It is well for a man to respect his own vocation whatever it is and to think himself bound to uphold it and to claim for it the respect it deserves
Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
We in the Labour party know better than most that opposition is the easy part. What's more difficult is governing and setting out an agenda for government.
No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.
It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.
Lorne finally said, Do the Blues Brothers thing. The response was amazing. People went nuts.
Peace is more important than all justice and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.
Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers.
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
I poured spot remover on my dog. Now he's gone.
In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage.
I made a mistake by being ejected from the presidency. Next time, I will choose a Cabinet which will allow me to be life President.
Each new friend gives rise to the possibility of anything!
I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.
What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.
E. M. Forster
A friend of mine is into Voodoo Acupuncture. You don't have to go. You'll just be walking down the street, and...........ooooohhhhhh, that's much better...
There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1. Resolved by this Council, that we build a new Jail.
2. Resolved, that the new Jail be built out of the material of the old Jail.
3. Resolved, that the old Jail be used until the new Jail is finished.
passed by the Board of Councilme
I think that my past stands me in good stead in that it does have a certain strength for musicians.
Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.
For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free.
Those who can do, those who can't teach.
I want kids of this generation to see that everything is cool, that there's some kind of unity in hip-hop. We all found something that's really important to us, and music is all we've really got.
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.
An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
I've told people who have just started to make a film that the one thing you might experience is this feeling that everybody is conspiring against you, because you're not necessarily able to tell what's real and what's not.
Gus Van Sant
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