the first quality of an honest man is contempt for religion, which would have us afraid of the most natural thing in the world, which is death; and would have us hate the one beautiful thing destiny has given us, which is life.
Let's face it God has a big ego problem. Why do we always have to worship him?
Music has always been my back door to life. It is important for people to find something that excites them. I like the concept that if you do what excites you, you will be rewarded generously, whatever form reward takes, which is not necessarily money.
You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exalted.
Experience (has) long taught me the reasonableness of mutual sacrifices of opinion among those who are to act together for any common object, and the expediency of doing what good we can when we cannot do all we would wish
I will never forget my beautiful days with you in Shanklin, they are certainly the most pleasant ones of my life. Look, I have tears in my eyes just to think about it. I am furious to be here, it is the end of happiness for a whole year.
I know where I'm going and I have told the French. I am sure if hope is there, we will be able to put France back on its feet... to live better in five years than we do today.
We are all alike on the inside
For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.
Nevertheless, I consider OOP as an aspect of programming in the large that is, as an aspect that logically follows programming in the small and requires sound knowledge of procedural programming.
When lost in a forest go always down hill. When lost in a philosophy or doctrine go upward.
If you look at any Muslim society and you make a scale of how developed they are, and how successful the economy is, it's a straight line. It depends on how much they emancipate their women.
Poetry is the deification of reality.
Had 'Bridesmaids' not ended up being so amazing and successful, we would never have been able to make 'Bachelorette.' So we are in awe of 'Bridesmaids' and totally owe them so much.
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed
Martin Luther King Jr.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier: the manners and habits of a duke would cost a city clerk his situation.
George Bernard Shaw
wanting what you could not have led to misery and madness
Don't judge me. I made a lot of money.
My identity is linked to my grandmother, who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped my imagination. So that's how I identify.
Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that we must find a peaceful way to attain our goals gave us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond which we must not go.
I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available.
It is in vain to dream of a wildness distant from ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau
Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to work.
New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure.
There are not enough days in forever to allow me to fully express the depth of my love for you.
It's lies. It's all lies. Some of them are just prettier than others, that's all. People see what they think is there.
We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation.
I love you. And I don't want to lose you.
The only reason why God created man is because he was disappointed with the monkey.
Joy is the reflex of terror.
Both positive and negative thinking are contagious.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
You can get into a habit of thought in which you enjoy making fun of all those other people who don't see things as clearly as you do. We have to guard carefully against it.
There are genuine mysteries in the world that mark the limits of human knowing and thinking. Wisdom is fortified, not destroyed, by understanding its limitations. Ignorance does not make a fool as surely as self-deception.
Mortimer J. Adler
The grandmother, the mother, the worker, the student, the intellectual, the professional, the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs because they were descriptions of life in the city.
i have never been more than a dreamand the dreameris awake
I was at the Smithsonian for twenty years, and I'm still at the Smithsonian as a curator emeritus, and I still plan to figure out what that means for me at this point in my life.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
O, that he were here to write me down an ass! But, masters, remember, that I am an ass; though it be not written down, yet forget not that I am an ass.
Beauty can pierce one like pain.
But if one had everything one could ever need or want, what was left to dream of?
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