The fact is that child rearing is a long, hard job, the rewards are not always immediately obvious, the work is undervalued, and parents are just as human and almost as vulnerable as their children.
I didn't do improv in college, I never performed, I didn't do theater either. I was in student government, I was a history major.
I'll get up in the morning while they've all got hangovers and run my 5 miles. But the women who do run are usually 10 years younger than me and they're really obsessed about running. That's all they do. They're really boring.
The next war... may well bury Western civilization forever.
Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance.
You can work on the saxophone alone, but ultimately you must perform with others.
I play sports.
I think you just assume that your memory is just sort of a video playback of your experience, but it's nothing like that at all. It's a complete refabrication of an event and a lot of it is made up, because you're filling in spaces.
The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.
In college, my big money memory was saving up to buy a car with my boyfriend, whom I lived with.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
Some people are born with a brain that has this weird, magical mathematical thing that makes them an amazing jazz musician.
The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain, or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family. The soldier is part of a more complex society. He's fighting for a group ethic of some sort.
C. J. Cherryh
I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas.
I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Good morning is a contradiction of terms.
I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him.
You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
I tend to make low-budget movies but, yeah, I make more money than I ever thought I would make.
The right way to reign in healthcare costs is not by applying more government and more controls and making it more like the post office, it's by making it more like a consumer-driven market.
The common denominator all Latinos have is that we want some respect. That's what we're all fighting for.
Nature is wont to hide herself.
I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.
My grandfather gave me inspiration to cook, and love food and flavors. My Aunt Raffie, gave me creativity and the inspiration to create new things. My mother inspires me to find simplicity in food.
Giada De Laurentiis
On one side, citizens have great respect for the United States they have a great feeling of friendship. That is solid. But in the opposition and in the political arena I often find criticism of the closeness of relations with the United States. That is a reality.
Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism.
It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
Francis of Assisi
ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country. The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions. And so, one could blame the companies, but really, economically, they have no incentive to change things very much because they're getting the business.
It is remarkable how many misconceptions there are here about life in the developing world and I think that that knowledge gap has done a lot to contribute to the imbalance quite frankly.
An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion.
No one out there is interested in who did what to whom in Westminster politics.
Iain Duncan Smith
When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.
I live my life through fear. If I'm afraid of it I'll do it just so I'm not afraid of it anymore.
I rise to taste the dawn, and find that love alone will shine today.
Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves.
Robert Neelly Bellah
It is possible for a kid from east Texas, raised in south central LA and Carson, who believes in his dreams, commits himself to them with his heart, to touch them and to have them happen.
Walmart is an amazing story of entrepreneurship and, as one of the world's most powerful brands, touches millions of lives every day.
My mother, brave woman, lost her whole family when she decided to marry a black man in the '60s. When the marriage fell apart, she had to come back to her family.
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
H. L. Mencken
Acting is something I love. It's a great craft that I have a lot of respect for. But I don't think it's any greater challenge than teaching 8-year-olds or any other career. In my life, I try not to make it more important than it is and I just hope that rubs off on the people around me.
Most women are one man away from welfare.
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