Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
Most of us are either too think to enjoy eating, or too fat to enjoy walking.
Edward W. Howe
When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.
History teaches us that war is not inevitable. Once again, it is for us to choose whether we use war or some other method of settling the ordinary and unavoidable conflicts between groups of men.
Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go it's one of the best.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
I lost my mother, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, and we had to relocate my dad after 58 years in the family home. That was tough.
'Peace Train' is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions. There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again.
The true secret to seeking the unknown is in the looking, not the finding. The journey is what matters.
For me, I think the greatest achievements of science is to allow humanity to realize that our world is comprehensible. Through science, rational thinking, we can understand how the universe works.
There are worse things, worse than being like us. Look, at least we're alive.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
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