Friends are like melons; shall I tell you why? To find one good you must one hundred try.
The original is unfaithful to the translation.
Jorge Luis Borges
The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.
Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
Every writer creates his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future.
I fell in love with many women at school who had no idea I existed. I'm a bit of a romantic.
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it's turn.
We in the majority have worked hard to empower people to create opportunities, to make jobs, to do things that turn America into a place where people can achieve their dreams.
For all his learning or sophistication, man still instinctively reaches towards that force beyond. Only arrogance can deny its existence, and the denial falters in the face of evidence on every hand. In every tuft of grass, in every bird, in every opening bud, there it is.
I find I journalize too tediously. Let me try to abbreviate.
My food is Louisiana, New Orleans-based, well-seasoned, rustic. I think it's pretty unique because of my background being influenced by my mom, Portuguese and French Canadian. There's a lot going on there.
For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
Many a time freedom has been rolled back - and always for the same sorry reason: fear.
I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose. Besides, practice forms a man to anything.
In high school, I discovered myself. I was interested in race relations and the legal profession. I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to be the most difficult of professions.
Constance Baker Motley
Friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
Randolph Silliman Bourne
I don't want to run around and look at a shot through a monitor. That doesn't improve what I'm trying to do. I figure, once I've done my job, it's none of my business.
Back then, if you had a sore arm, the only people concerned were you and your wife. Now it's you, your wife, your agent, your investment counselor, your stockbroker, and your publisher.
The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate.
First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down.
Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties.
I'm not out here to win a beauty contest.
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. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.
Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I'd abused.
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.'
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