There is no excitement anywhere in the world, short of war, to match the excitement of the American presidential campaign.
No matter how dark things may get in a story, I feel it's the responsibility of the storyteller to leave the audience with at least a shred of hope.
We should be therefore supporting a larger Europe, and in so doing we should strive to expand the zone of peace and prosperity in the world which is the necessary foundation for a stable international system in which our leadership could be fruitfully exercised.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I'm doing 'Les Miserables,' the movie. I've done a lot of musicals and a lot of movies, and I know there are not a lot of people in Hollywood who have been down those two paths so I've been like, 'Come on, let's do a movie/musical.'
I hope I die before I get old.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
It's a matter of life and death for this country. The Kenyan forests are facing extinction and it is a man-made problem.
Suddenly the whole imagination of writing and editorial and newspaper and all these presumptions about who am I reading this, and who else other people may be, and all that, it's so grimly brutal!
Diversity of thought and culture and religion and ideas has been the strength of America.
When you consider all the stars I have managed, mere submarines make me smile.
Reading poetry gives me a sense of calm, well-being, and love for humanity - the same stuff more flexible women get from yoga.
J. Courtney Sullivan
Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation of our souls from worldly tempers, vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares.
The point of power is always in the present moment.
Louise L. Hay
My dad was a football player - a soccer player - for Manchester United, and I loved playing football, but I also happened to be the guy in class who was pretty good at sight reading. My teacher gave me scripts, and I was very comfortable.
Global Warming: It is a hoax. It is bad science. It is high-jacking public policy. It is the greatest scam in history.
You know, the BBC had not been particularly generous in its deliverance of blues and esoteric kinds of music.
Children are curious and are risk takers. They have lots of courage. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life.
It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
I'm quite ignorant about fashion and I'm colourblind, so it's all a tad tricky. My only knowledge of that world comes through Christopher Bailey, whom I first met in 2008 when I did a campaign for Burberry that featured musicians, artists, actors and sportsmen.
When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge.
What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence.
A lot of times on tour it's about, 'OK, where am I today? Wow, I'm in Costa Rica. What is their famous dish?' And it's about trying the food, and really experiencing it.
There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford.
The most important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
Sir William Bragg
In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages.
While I had often said that I wanted to die in bed, what I really meant was that in my old age I wanted to be stepped on by an elephant while making love.
Knowing that his past actions may try to overwhelm him, the devotee must be prepared to combat them. God will give him the strength: His Name will be an impenetrable armor. It will save him from all the consequences.
It takes no imagination to live within your means.
Francis Ford Coppola
The world is so constructed, that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains. Whether you like it or not, you cannot have one without the other.
In Seattle, I soon found that my radical ideas and aesthetic explorations - ideas and explorations that in Richmond, Virginia, might have gotten me stoned to death with hush puppies - were not only accepted but occasionally applauded.
Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
I maintain that when I finally retire from my career in music, I will go and live back in Wales - when I am an old person, if I live to be an old person. The water I miss, and the air, there's something different about it. And I miss the simple life.
He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit.
Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments seem to cause us to forget the future.
One learns to itch where one can scratch.
Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.
My definition of success is control.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
John Stuart Mill
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
James Branch Cabell
If it's the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?
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