My dad farmed, my granddad was a farmer. I wanted to be a farmer.
It's not how long life is but the quality of our life that is important.
. . . there is a wish in the heart of mankind to be distracted and confused. Truth is but one attraction, and not always the most powerful.
Joyce Carol Oates
What valor cannot win, flattery may.
Publilius Syrus, Sententiae, no.
Too many people just eat to consume calories. Try dining for a change.
Patience is the key to contentment.
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
To write is to make oneself the echo of what cannot cease speaking -- and since it cannot, in order to become its echo I have, in a way, to silence it. I bring to this incessant speech the decisiveness, the authority of my own silence.
Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of, herself.She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance.
Children demand that their heroes should be freckleless, and easily believe them so: perhaps a first discovery to the contrary is less revolutionary shock to a passionate child than the threatened downfall of habitual beliefs which makes the world seem to totter for us in maturer life.
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