Delicacy - a sad, sad false delicacy - robs literature of the two best things among its belongings: Family-circle narratives and obscene stories
Though language forms the preacher, 'Tis good works make the man.
Better build schoolrooms for the boy, than cells and gibbets for the man.
Why should we strive, with cynic frown, to knock their fairy castles down?
Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth.
George A. Smith
Oh, how cruelly sweet are the echoes that start when memory plays an old tune on the heart!
Who would not rather trust and be deceived?
I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.
James R. Cook
I do find comedy difficult. I don't know why. Maybe I think about it too much. There's a tremendous amount of pressure to be funny.
You are never giving, nor can you ever give, enough service.
Of all my wife's relations I like myself the best.
Humor expands our limited picture frame and gets us to see more than just our problem.
Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
Mary Lou Cook
A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
You need to have enough immediate profits that you can finance the long-range growth without diluting the stock.
Many a person who started out to conquer the world in shining army has ended up just getting along. The horse got tired, the army rusty. The goal was removed and unsure.
Robert A. Cook
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
We dribble away our life, little by little, in small packages -- we don't throw it away all at once.
The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.
It all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.
In rap music, even though the element of poetry is very strong, so is the element of the drum, the implication of the dance. Without the beat, its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous.
The question is not How much may I indulge in and still be saved. God forbid! I must rather ask, What about Christ's will and the example I set for my fellow Christians?
Parents: persons who spend half their time worrying how a child will turn out, and the rest of the time wondering when a child will turn in.
that moment inbetween netflix episodes when you see your reflection on the black screen and wonder what you are doing with your life
The narrower the mind, the broader the statement.
When I see my staff take a step back because I've lost my cool about something food-related, I say never apologise for your standards. If someone doesn't meet them, then you should explain that and that you want it changed. I want my staff to be like that, too.
You are beaten to earth? Well, well, what's that? Come up with a smiling face, It's nothing against you to fall down flat/ But to lie there-that's a disgrace.
E. V. Cooke
Everyone takes pause at 40. It's the age you have to assess everything in your life. It's the fictitious marker that's always coming up when you're young. The world really does look at you to kind of have it together by 40, and be successful by 40. Whatever success means.
Perhaps the reward of the spirit who tries is not the goal but the exercise.
Oh, trouble's a ton, or a trouble's an ounce, Or a trouble is what you make it. And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts, But only how did you take it.
They put chains on me they chained my waist, my legs. Put me in the back of a squad car, and I literally blacked out. I didn't even - there's whole pieces missing.
Too often the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late.
Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out night's gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.
At the rate science proceeds, rockets and missiles will one day seem like buffalo -- slow, endangered grazers in the black pasture of outer space.
The narrative impulse is always with us; we couldn't imagine ourselves through a day without it.
I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.
Bloody men are like bloody buses -- you wait for about a year and as soon as one approaches your stop two or three others appear.
To eat is human, to digest divine.
Charles T. Copeland
I'm a fan of daytime drama I totally get it. When we are doing scenes that are romantic or will get the audience riled up, I feel like I'm a fan in the room going, 'People are going to be so mad right now!'
The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in.
William Taylor Copeland
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