All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
When I started out back in Louisville, there was Harry Collins. He was my first teacher. He saw that I was so obsessed with magic that he taught me the love of magic.
The word courage - God, I love that word. Words are so important to me.
I have two kids, career and I travel, and I don't think my life is any different than most couples. The most valuable commodity now for many people is time and how to parcel that out.
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
Alfred North Whitehead
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
I use a lot of film images, analogies, and imagination.
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers the second, more personal and important, from himself.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
I started auditioning when I was about 10 and I didn't get my first job until I was 12, and two years at that age is really hard.
I trust my mum with anything. If I have a problem, my mum is always the first person I go to.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom.
J. G. Ballard
Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige.
I always give Lindsay so much credit for her tennis game, for her attitude, for her person, and because of how she deals with all the things. I don't think people give her enough credit for how well she's doing.
The little things, I can obey. But the big things - how we think, what we value - those you must choose yourself. You can't let anyone - or any society - determine those for you.
I like directors who have worked as actors. They know the experience.
We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
To be perfectly honest, I feel I have a duty to use my celebrity status in a positive way.
I think more dating stuff is scheduling. It's needing people who understand your work schedule.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Unfortunately, poetry is not born in noise, in crowds, or on a bus. There have to be four walls and the certainty that the telephone will not ring. That's what writing is all about.
Creativity is always a leap of faith. You're faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.
Everybody's funny if you love them.
I very rarely came across rude or disrespectful people. I don't know how I slipped by all of them, but I honestly can't think of one experience off the top of my head that was like that. I'm sure they're there, but I'd have to think really hard to recall them.
I have the same pet peeve as Anderson Cooper, which is bare feet in public. I hate it. It so grosses me out, especially in New York. Oh my God, New York in the summer with people and their feet in their sandals and their flip-flops, like get it away!
The things that inform student culture are created and controlled by the unseen culture, the sociological aspects of our climbing culture, our 'me' generation, our yuppie culture, our SUVs, or, you know, shopping culture, our war culture.
Gus Van Sant
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
John W. Gardner
I've been in a car three or four times when it filled with water and it's not a comfortable feeling.
My favorite travel pastime is writing music, either with my guitar or on my computer.
I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
Gerald R. Ford
In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient's condition. Usually this is a member of the family.
Yes, you must have the courage of being free.
And we've got to ask ourselves some very serious questions as to whether or not certain religious leaders, in terms of raising money - I hate to bring this up - are pushing hot buttons.
Because society places a value on masculinity, gay men aspire to it. If you go to a gay club and the doorman says, 'You do realise this is a gay club, don't you lads?' you get all excited because you think, 'Wow, he thought I was straight!'
France has a very important relationship with Germany. But that does not mean that we agree about everything or that two of our universities or companies are not going to compete.
We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality.
Americans' addiction to sports, with the NFL at the top, is based on the excitement generated by the potential for the unexpected great play which can only happen with honest competition from great athletes.
I love everybody. One of the great things about me is that I have a very positive attitude.
English people don't have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.
Disco is the first technology music. And what I mean is that 'disco' music is named after discs, because when technology grew to where they didn't need a band in the clubs, the DJ played it on a disc.
If you break 100, watch your golf. If you break 80, watch your business.
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