The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
I love these movies where it's just about the film. You don't have my face on the poster. It's all about the movie. I like that.
Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal.
Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.
Sorrow makes us children again.
The only thing grief as taught me is to know how shallow it is.
Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest knows nothing.
The soul's emphasis is always right.
All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.
Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified.
Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.
The foundations of a person are not in matter but in spirit.
Even the worst Bond movies, there's something to love about them.
It should be mandatory that you understand computer science.
I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.
Maynard James Keenan
Food simply isn't important to me.
I think I like big issues, but I don't believe in God or religion.
I think I've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.
I was worried about my mom more than I was worried about the president. And then I was worried about the president, and then I was worried about myself.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up, but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary new conditions of this life, and it will all refine itself into poetry later on.
When I lived in New York, not only did I have safety locks on the door but I had the music going, keeping the city at a distance, trying to find creative time and peace and so forth.
If Romney explains why where we are with Obama is unacceptable, why whither we are tending is even worse - and why his own alternative path forward is superior - then we trust the American people to make the right choice in November.
Coming Home had been made before and Apocalypse Now and Deer Hunter, different kinds of movies.
There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.
You know, the media and politicians are always gonna be in a bit of tension with one another and probably most of the time that's healthy and indeed even creative. But it's where - it's really when news organisations are used as kind of instruments of politics that it gets tricky.
Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?
As far as the job of President goes, its rewarding and I've given before this group the definition of happiness for the Greeks. I'll define it again: the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. I find, therefore, that the Presidency provides some happiness.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Bottom line: if you show a genuine interest in learning about how others became successful, you can open up a world of opportunities.
The day before my inauguration President Eisenhower told me, You'll find that no easy problems ever come to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved them. I found that hard to believe, but now I know it is true.
The United States has to move very fast to even stand still.
I never know when I press these whether I am going to blow up Massachusetts or start the project.
The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of this planet.
In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country.
I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words.
All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.
The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard.
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