If you don't own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.
Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked.
Where is my chance to be somebody's Peter Van Houten?' He hit the steering wheel weakly, the car honking as he cried. He leaned his head back, looking up. 'I hate myself I hate myself I hate this I hate this I disgust myself I hate it I hate it I hate it just let me fucking die.
Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they were.
Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.
A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.
To fail is a natural consequence of trying, to succeed is a natural consequence of Cosmic Ordering.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
It's unthinkable not to love --you'd have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you'd have to be Philip Larkin.
If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!
You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and in-human to impose the Jews on the Arabs.
It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a car coming to a stop sign, and driving off. I had to decide how to frame and light it. It was magic. There was a sense of mystery.
Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
Music is only love looking for words.
Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist.
She can't help it,' he said. 'She's got the soul of a poet and the emotional makeup of a junkyard dog.
For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential --the imagination.
If we got into a situation where people start burning our records, then bring it on. That's the whole point. The gloaming has begun. We're in the darkness. This has happened before. Go read some history.
Accordion, n. An instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an assassin.
No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat.
I remember being a kid and sleeping over at my friend's house and staying up late and watching 'Nosferatu.' Vampire movies are supposed to be secret and bad. They should be rated R.
The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know.
What is magic?There is the wizard's explanation... wizards talk about candles, circles, planets, stars, bananas, chants, runes and the importance of having at least four good meals every day.
Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will --whatever we may think.
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Abhorrence of apartheid is a moral attitude, not a policy.
I've had a lot of experience in independent film, and about how to choose. You've got to be very discerning about where you put your five bucks, and where you cut and what you don't cut.
What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do
Our nation's Social Security Trust Fund is depleting at an alarming rate, and failure to implement immediate reforms endangers the ability of Americans to plan for their retirement with the options and certainty they deserve.
Charity ain't giving people what you wants to give, it's giving people what they need to get.
Democracy is stronger than terrorism, and we will not cower to the terrorists' campaign of fear.
From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.
I would love to work in America. I wouldn't love to live there, but I'd love to experience working there.
Women often postpone their lives, thinking that if they're not with a partner then it doesn't really count. They're still searching for their prince, in a way. And as much as we don't discuss that, because it's too embarrassing and too sad, I think it really does exist.
Benvolio: What sadness lengthens Romeo's hours?Romeo: Not having that, which, having, makes them short.
I'm not giving up my history and what I've done in my music because I love it and I'm very proud of it. I just want to open it up for more people.
LL Cool J
What we're doing here will send a giant ripple through the universe.
I think people should have the legal right to hurt themselves without fearing that they're going to get locked up for doing so. But on a personal level, if someone I loved was hurting himself or herself in front of me, I would, of course, try to restrain them.
No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice.
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