The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
Nobody wakes up in the morning thinking, 'I'm a bad guy.' They think they're the right guy.
A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.
Hope is like a hairball trembling from its birth...
Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.
I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of Italians.
For one man is my world of all the men this wide world holds; O love, my world is you.
My point is that perceptual bias can affect nut jobs and scientists alike. If we hold too rigidly to what we think we know, we ignore or avoid evidence of anything that might change our mind.
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
God is one, but he has innumerable forms. He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form.
It is that of increasing knowledge of empirical fact, intimately combined with changing interpretations of this body of fact - hence changing general statements about it - and, not least, a changing a structure of the theoretical system.
I have faith in the United States and our ability to make good decisions based on the facts.
God, that checkroom of our dreams.
On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!
To hate fatigues.
The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.
Henry A. Kissinger
I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.
You want people to feel something when you tell a story, whether they feel happy or whether they feel sad.
Harry Dean Stanton
A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.
To be converted you have to destroy your past, destroy your history. You have to stamp on it, you have to say 'my ancestral culture does not exist, it doesn't matter.'
V. S. Naipaul
I don't care what other people think as long as I am happy. The day I die or retire, I have blown all my chances because I don't have the chance any more to change my image as an F1 driver.
Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power.
William Moulton Marston
Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.
There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and I believe should be made, between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life, and nationalism, which is the insistence that your way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life.
It's grown into a personal relationship, yeah. I'm crazy about Jerry. I think he's a unique character.
Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession.
People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.
The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.
I was a lesbian for a semester at Wesleyan - it was a graduation requirement.
Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw.
Poverty does not cause violence and terrorism. Lack of education does not cause terrorism.
John O. Brennan
Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here.
Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.
Augustine of Hippo
People don't have these tidy little redemption arcs in reality the way they do in movies.
Power is domination, control, and therefore a very selective form of truth which is a lie.
Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
Susan B. Anthony
Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.
Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
Many have left their families to defend our freedom. We salute their bravery we express our appreciation and support to their families. And we pray for their safe return.
The interesting and inspiring thing about America is that she asks nothing for herself except what she has a right to ask for humanity itself.
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