Our first ideas of life are generally taken from fiction rather than fact.
Because I do think - not just in building AOL - but just the world in which we live is a very confusing, rapidly changing world where technology has accelerated.
I love to write poetry.
I've always been about less government.
I mean, I think about it, but I don't design my record to get a certain public response.
Instead of yelling and spanking, which don't work anyway, I believe in finding creative ways to keep their attention - turning things into a game, for instance. And, when they do something good, positive reinforcement and praise.
I worked at an ice cream parlor called Chadwicks. We wore old-timey outfits and had to bang a drum, play a kazoo, and sing 'Happy Birthday' to people while giving them free birthday sundaes. Lots of ice cream scooping and $1 tips.
Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer.
I believe that stress is a factor in any bad health.
Doubt grows with knowledge.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I joined MySpace in September 2003. At that time no one was on there at all. I felt like a loser while all the cool kids were at some other school. So I mass e-mailed between 30,000 and 50,000 people and told them to come over. Everybody joined overnight.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
James Russell Lowell
I always do an all-night horror marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in the morning.
Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination.
Mary Harris Jones
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie--diliberate, contrived, and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
I make personal appearances around the country. I'm starting a book tour now, and I may be coming to Toronto with the Learning Annex, which I'm doing all through the United States, so that may come up just before Christmas.
If you live in a good neighborhood, you drive home and there's a bank. There's grocery stores and big houses - but no motels. What that tells you psychologically is you protect your money and buy good things for your family to eat in your nice big house.
It is a grave matter to enter a war, without adequate military preparation it may prove fatal to come into peace, without moral and religious preparation.
It's absolutely essential that we have the same safeguards that straight couples do. But I want more than a 50 percent chance of success. I don't want to emulate that.
These are people who haven't gone through the legal means to becoming citizens like our forefathers did. They want all the benefits but none of the responsibilities.
For a long time, society put obstacles in the way of women who wanted to enter the sciences.
Being in the studio is a really romantic time.
I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.
Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.
I fear dying in the middle of a book. It would be so annoying to write 80,000 words and not get to the end. I'm phobic about it. So when I'm writing a book I leave messages all over the house for people to know how the story ends, and then someone can finish it for me.
I've always hoped 'Chopped' would telegraph our enormous affection and love and admiration for chefs and food, but at the same time, we are inflicting extraordinary cruelty on them.
I thought they may have presumed too much knowledge of certain things for people who are not comedians. Like Montreal. A comic understands what it is and its importance, but someone else may not know about it.
In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.
I don't think consensus-building politics is what I'm meant to be doing.
Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims.
Morris Raphael Cohen
For me, the best times are always going to be the most intense, the ones with the highest highs and the lowest lows.
There's only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe - because I've done a little of this myself - pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.
Gay writers now have both a sense of history and the fables that allows them to dwell in the realms of the ridiculous and at the same time talk seriously about things.
I was always attracted to science fiction movies.
Reese Witherspoon is my everywoman. She's managed to have a family and this amazing career. That's the goal.
Like many people in Britain, I have an affectionate respect for the Queen, and am surprised that I should be having such republican thoughts.
A. N. Wilson
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments there are consequences.
Robert Green Ingersoll
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
As a nation we have the right to decide our own affairs, to mould our own future. This does not pose any danger to anybody. Our nation is fully aware of the responsibility for its own fate in the complicated situation of the contemporary world.
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