Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way.
At 13, I realized that I could fix anything electronic. It was amazing, I could just do it. I started a business repairing radios. It grew to be one of the largest in Philadelphia.
I visited those friends who'd just had a baby, and she was washing dishes and he was cleaning the house, and I burst with happiness. And in their minds, they were in this terrible domestic rut.
I only really watch sport. That's where you see real joy. I don't like watching much else on TV, because it's generally either twisted or sad.
My father came from a very poor background, but I was very fortunate in the sense that we were never in need. My dad was determined to make sure that we didn't want for things. He wanted to give us more opportunity than he had, a better shot at a better life.
Using these unnamed sources, if done properly, carefully and fairly, provides more accountability in government.
Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It's like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.
Steven Van Zandt
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
If you believe that health care is a public good to be guaranteed by the state, then a single-payer system is the next best alternative. Unfortunately, it is fiscally unsustainable without rationing.
I just want my relationship to be more for myself rather than a public statement.
People always want to pin yesterday's news on you, as opposed to asking you what you're going to do for the future, what you're doing today.
Games, by nature, have more plot options and non-linear qualities than TV and film.
I believed in studying just because I knew education was a privilege. It was the discipline of study, to get into the habit of doing something that you don't want to do.
God is in all men, but all men are not in God that is why we suffer.
A lot happens by accident in poetry.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
C. S. Lewis
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
I've noticed that my resolutions involve me not doing stuff that I wasn't going to do anyway so here's something more positive. I'm going to retrain as a Latin teacher in a provincial public school.
As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!
My mom started smoking when she was 11. She went to the hill next door to try her first cigarette. She set the entire hill on fire, but it didn't deter her.
What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.
On a day when you're tired, it's important to just say good morning to everyone so they're kind of aware that it's gonna be a good day. Jamie Lee Curtis told me that.
And now I have a big house, nice clothes and I travel in first class and I love it, so maybe it's time to enjoy being a star.
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
I'm worried because of my mother, she's going to see my performance and she's quite hard. She's going to see me naked. And my Dad, woah. Yeah, they're going to see me like a woman, you know?
If you have a dream, just lie about it. Lie your way unto your dreams.
It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.
I often have said that to be a college president, you need a thick skin, a good sense of humor, and nerves like sewer pipes.
On the dance floor, as much as you say, 'Ladies, you are the car. He is the driver. You can only go where he takes you,' they still try to be in control.
Much can and must be done by governments, but they cannot of themselves change lives.
I hadn't been in Vegas 20 minutes when I got word that the bookmakers were offering three to one that Frank wouldn't show for my wedding.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Most people go, I wish for world peace. But chaos has a place in balancing out the light and the dark in the world. I don't know if I would wish for world peace.
There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice.
Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.
W. C. Fields
You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.
De Niro was a hero of mine. And Sean Penn. But I've realized I can't operate at that level of intensity. That's okay for movies. On TV, when you live with horror day in and day out, you have to protect yourself.
Since its founding in 1854, Penn State has proven to be a leading institution of higher learning.
I remember being upset because I was finally legal to drink in Canada, and I decided to throw that all away and move to America, where I had to wait another two years. I came here to do improv and to try to join the Groundlings.
In virtually every Western society in the 1960s there was a moral revolution, an abandonment of its entire traditional ethic of self-restraint.
As an actress, emotions are my business, my stock-in-trade. As such, I've dealt with them nearly all my life.
There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
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