I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.
The object of art is to crystallize emotion into thought and then give it form.
Does age matter? Time doesn't matter.
Earthlings went on being friendly, when they should have been thinking instead.
Learning is not compulsory but neither is survival.
W. Edwards Deming
I'd repair our education system or replace it with something that works.
The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work.
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
Quality is everyone's responsibility.
Gossip is easy, politics is hard.
The job can't be finished only improved to please the customer.
Sex is a part of love. You shouldn't go around doing it unless you are in love.
There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.
Daniel C. Dennett
The mind is the strongest tool we have to help us secure the riches within the universe.
I think that if the novel's task is to describe where we find ourselves and how we live now, the novelist must take a good, hard look at the most central facts of contemporary life - technology and science.
Leaders don't inflict pain -- they share pain.
Max de Pree
My name became known because I was, one might say accidentally the target of state repression and because so many people throughout the country and other parts of the world organized around the demand for my freedom.
We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are.
Absolute rest (ehter) and absolute time are not absolute but relative.
I hope to have more time to think, to look at the sky, dealing with less crisis management, to learn another language, to travel.
In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?
If you have time don't wait for time
Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
Moraji R. Desai
A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
If it's ka it'll come like a wind, and your plans will stand before it no more than a barn before a cyclone
Patience means restraining one's inclinations.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Science fiction is an amazing literature: plot elements that you would think would be completely worn out by now keep changing into surprising new forms.
It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But a half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.
It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global economy without a college degree.
Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion - it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours.
The trade of critic, in literature, music, and the drama, is the most degraded of all trades
A film's success or failure is strictly on the director's shoulders.
I don't treat the band like I'm above them or that they're a hired hand for me. We've never worked that way. So I'm a team player. I would be very uncomfortable having to do this alone.
The truth was, history repeated itself on a daily basis; mistakes were made over and over. People were haunted by what they had done, and by what they hadn't had time to do.
I like to feel that I understand little things about sports.
I save every Christmas card. I keep them all.
Those who insist on having hostilities with us, kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future, which is unfortunate because it is clear the future belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless.
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