For me, Dracula has always been associated with travel and beautiful historical places.
No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious
A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure.
Obama has no solutions. Obama has failed the country and its great citizens, and they don't like it when somebody such as myself speaks the truth about this - it hurts too much.
The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for, not by the labor agitators, but by the Christian men to whom God in His infinite wisdom has given control of the property interests of the country.
I mean, look, I love movies, not just the ones I make... In fact, I don't like the movies I make very much.
Action is the antidote to despair.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can decide how you're going to live now.
You never know what's going to happen. My mother was an English teacher. If someone had told her that I was going to write a book, she would never have believed that. So you can never say never.
The Lord had given them the day and the Lord had given them the strength. And the day and the strength had been dedicated to labor, and the labor was its reward. Who was the labor for? What would be its fruits? These were irrelevant and idle questions.
Nonviolence is a flop. The only bigger flop is violence.
Men are going to go out on the road and they're going to find other women. So if you really want to save yourself a whole lot of heartache, do not fall in love with somebody in a band. Just don't.
The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too
In this country, the health concerns and the environmental concerns are as deep as in Europe. All the surveys show that. But here, we didn't have the cultural dimension. This is a fast-food culture.
The easiest kind of relationship is with ten thousand people, the hardest is with one.
Life isn't all fricasseed frogs and eel pie. -Puddleglum in The Silver Chair
All serious daring starts from within.
The Giver of life gave it for happiness and not for wretchedness.
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
They were so good that you just had to sing the song to them once and they got it. It's amazing. Sometimes it didn't come out the way you wanted, but it was good.
There's one thing you can say for air pollution, you get utterly amazing sunrises.
So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism -- despotism during the campaign -- is indispensable.
Y'know, the real reason why I was such a failure in the sense of being unable to make any sort of a living was because I was really not motivated. I had no motivation.
Integrity has no need of rules.
An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.
Women tend to be more intuitive, or to admit to being intuitive, and maybe the hard science approach isn't so attractive. The way that science is taught is very cold. I would never have become a scientist if I had been taught like that.
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
The most intellectual of men are moved quite as much by the circumstances which they are used to as by their own will. The active voluntary part of a man is very small, and if it were not economized by a sleepy kind of habit, its results would be null.
It seems every year, people make the resolution to exercise and lose weight and get in shape.
It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations.
Do you not know how bashful friendship is? Friends - comrades - do not look at each other. Friendship would be ashamed...
It's been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied, because it's about this unimportant intellectual topic, which is religion.
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
Of course, the simple explanation of the fact is that marriage is the most important act of man's life in Europe or America, and that everything depends upon it.
The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.
My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.
The selfish spirit of commerce knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain.
Human-rights advocates, for example, claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of a piece with President Bush's 2002 decision to deny al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions.
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