Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
If you can find the line between sympathetic and creepy, you have reached a very funny area.
The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The average husband enjoys the total effect of his home but is usually unable to contribute any of the details of work and organisation that make it enjoyable.
I subscribe to no religion. But I believe that in the creation of art, there can be moments of God.
For me, French is so rich and so sacred that learning it is like learning a foreign language.
It's the best marriage of songs and production. But I have to say, I have an affinity for Bossanova.
I cannot be awake, for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake, for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
I try not to worry about the future - so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.
Being cool is being your own self, not doing something that someone else is telling you to do.
Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.
It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.
George Bernard Shaw
No humorist is under any obligation to provide answers and probably if you were to delve into the literary history of humour it's probably all about not providing answers because the humorist essentially says: this is the way things are.
P. J. O'Rourke
Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.
I just want to be healthy and stay alive and keep my family going and everything and keep my friends going and try to do something so that this world will be peaceful. That is the most ambitious and the most difficult thing, but I'm there trying to do it.
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
Thomas A. Edison
Berry Gordy turned his house into a studio and discovered over 30 acts in the city. And we're famous all over the world.
People shouldn't trust artists and they shouldn't trust art. Part of the fun of art is that it invites you to interpret it.
There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats.
Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom.
When I came to the Food Network, I didn't want to do a cooking show. I told Kathleen Finch for nine months I didn't want to do a cooking show, I wanted to do a home-and-garden show.
Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Lester B. Pearson
Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.
Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.
When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
A friend of mine has a big farm in the desert, and she picks up feathers and roadkill for me, then makes it into clothes. I think it's cool to wear roadkill. If I died and somebody wanted to wear my teeth around their neck to VMAs, I'd feel honored.
Passion is momentary love is enduring.
Jim Bakker came along. He said, Jessica Hahn, listen. You're a virgin. As God as my witness. He said, We need a girl that we can trust.
In the morning he was lying dead on one of the beds fully clothed. He was dead. I got the impression he wanted to go, and I must have killed him. I can't remember strangling him. I just sat there shocked.
It's always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh, you're seeing the most beautiful thing on God's Earth.
The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it... try to fake three laughs in an hour - ha ha ha ha ha - they'll take you away, man. You can't.
When we talk about safety and security of the American people, politics falls aside pretty quickly.
Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.
There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.
A young imagination is bold, likes to make bigger leaps. It likes to, well, imagine that the dustbuster is a dinosaur that the computer mouse is a hotrod that the box is a cave that the rawhide is a torch... or a baton... or something.
God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.
I couldn't be in a relationship and behave like somebody else or pretend I felt something I didn't feel. And that includes saying things I thought might jeopardize the relationship.
The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be.
Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
Thomas De Quincey
If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
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