Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America.
Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There's no better time to try this than now.
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
We are given one life, and the decision is our whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
Through my travels, I find inspiration in street style and how young women create their individual looks and identity.
Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Human nature is what Heaven supplies.
I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit, and to mothball his opinions.
No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought, and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change.
I don't make movies thinking: 'Oh, this is going to be a huge box-office hit.'
I love a girl with a sense of humor. Someone who can make me laugh and that I can get along with and talk with and who is just sweet overall, inside and out.
Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more.
It is, of course, further indication that a fundamentalist right has really taken over much of the Republican Party, People might cite George Bush as proof that you can be totally impervious to the effects of Harvard and Yale education.
The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
There's a remarkable amount of sexism on TV. When male characters are flawed, they're interesting, deep and complex. But when female characters are flawed, they're just a mess. It's good to put more flawed but interesting female characters out there because it promotes equality.
People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.
The burden which is well borne becomes light.
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
An evil life is a kind of death.
You know, at the end of the day, the only thing you have is trust and honor in this world. That's all you have. All you have is your reputation built on trust and your personal honor. When you don't have that anymore, well, you know, there you go. Trust was broken.
A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
Camille Anna Paglia
Education has become a prisoner of contemporaneity. It is the past, not the dizzy present, that is the best door to the future.
I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it's time America was run like a business.
The trauma of the Sixties persuaded me that my generation's egalitarianism was a sentimental error. I now see the hierarchical as both beautiful and necessary. Efficiency liberates; egalitarianism tangles, delays, blocks, deadens.
You have to visualize a second or two ahead of your car what line you are taking, what you are going to do, before you get there because it comes too fast.
Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it.
We need a new kind of feminism, one that stresses personal responsibility and is open to art and sex in all their dark, unconsoling mysteries. The feminist of the fin de si?cle will be bawdy, streetwise, and on-the-spot confrontational, in the prankish Sixties way.
What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?
Thomas a Kempis
In the theory of gender I began from zero. There is no masculine power or privilege I did not covet. But slowly, step by step, decade by decade, I was forced to acknowledge that even a woman of abnormal will cannot escape her hormonal identity.
It was so quiet that morning in Paris that the heels of my two companions and myself were loud on the deserted pavements. It was a city of shuttered shops, and barred windows, and deserted avenues.
It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation.
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