There is no gambling like politics.
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.
I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
I've been more or less vegetarian for about 40 years. Health diet really helps. I do meditation every day, and either yoga or sport several times a week.
I like working solo and it was a lot of fun joking around with the audience, saying things. I'm only just learning how to do certain things.
Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world.
Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
If your house is burning, wouldn't you try and put out the fire?
I'm intrigued by films that have a singular vision behind them. A lot of studio movies have ten writers by the time they're done. You have a movie testing 200 times, making adjustments according to various people's opinions. It's difficult to have an undistilled vision.
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
Henry Ward Beecher
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
I was the first spokesperson for the Better Hearing Institute in Washington. And that's the message we tried to send out - there is hearing help out there, and the technology and options are amazing.
I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health was always excellent.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
I don't allow anybody to change me. I still walk outta my house in rollers and I take walks. I do not care what people think.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
I had art as a major, along with English, French and History. I had dance, modern dance. In English I was allowed to write my own poetry, which I eventually got published.
I am a grandmother now, and that means age is creeping on, creeping on.
The love of heaven makes one heavenly.
I don't have perfect teeth, I'm not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn't want to change anything.
Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun's shining or not.
I pretty much borrow my entire beauty regime from my mom.
I think my mother... made it clear that you have to live life by your own terms and you have to not worry about what other people think and you have to have the courage to do the unexpected.
Those who have compared our life to a dream were right... we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep.
Michel de Montaigne
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.
I think romantic comedy, when done right, is my favorite genre. It's just a genre that's very human.
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
There is science, logic, reason there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
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