It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.
The time I had waited probably made the difference between success and failure.
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
If you're working out and taking care of your body, you don't really want the greasy food that makes you feel tired or blah. You actually crave the good stuff!
War is hell.
William Tecumseh Sherman
The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
The difference between people who believe they have books inside of them and those who actually write books is sheer cussed persistence - the ability to make yourself work at your craft, every day - the belief, even in the face of obstacles, that you've got something worth saying.
It's been an amazing year of individual performances.
Whether you think a film will affect society or it's plain entertainment, it's all excellent, it's all noble.
We can't understand when we're pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time - like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children.
A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability.
Poetry is really a way of sharing feelings and ideas.
Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.
No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
I'm not the girl who always has a boyfriend. I'm the girl who rarely has a boyfriend.
I think you create your own hipness.
You don't have to love them. You just have to respect their rights.
My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.
I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun.
George W. Bush
Death is the great hope of all life the desire to expend itself to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself.
Bryant H. McGill
Yes, I still love 'South Park,' but I also love morning TV now.
The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way.
There's a lot of revisionist history that goes on these days about Iraq.
Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world.
George Dennison Prentice
People always come up to me now and say, 'Watchmen' is the best superhero movie ever made.' I'm always saying 'That's super cool. That's nice of you to say.' But it happens now, more and more and more than it did when it first came out.
I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!
My brother Jim and I spent many wonderful summers working on dairy farms in Wisconsin owned by Mom's cousins, and as members of our local Boy Scout troop.
I wanted to travel from the beginning. As a kid, I used to dream about airplanes, before I ever flew in one.
Mary Ellen Mark
Today we see a human population of over 6 billion people, many of whom have serious medical conditions, which either can't be treated or cannot be treated economically.
To go to hospitals and see people fight and overcome cystic fibrosis or cancer or any number of illnesses is to see courage that is humbling. And athletes constantly need to be humbled.
I would love to be a guest on a talk show or a panel that shows women who have been on reality shows who've had success, to prove to audiences that you don't have to be a fool to become successful.
I always used to say to my wife, the thing that I loved most about us is that we are a team, we are impenetrable in that respect.
Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.
I can't watch scary movies right now, because living on my own, it kind of freaks me out.
To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Alphonse de Lamartine
I love our shared island, our shared Ireland and its core decency. I love it for its imagination and its celebration of the endless possibilities for our people.
Michael D. Higgins
But there is a corollary to freedom and that's personal responsibility, and the real challenge is how you generate that personal responsibility without imposing it.
Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs, from the auto industry to internet start-ups.
In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe.
If a cow walked into this room, I'd probably walk out. I could milk it, but my dad never forced me to do a lot of chores like that, mostly because he loved doing it himself.
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