A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson.
Success can't be forced.
We are now integrated into American society and I don't like the word fashionable, because fashionable means that it's going to pass. It's not like that anymore.
You can't have an up without a down, a right without a left, a back without a front - or a happy without a sad.
I love meeting famous people. I'm even happy just looking at them.
Once I got out of architecture school I decided not to be an architect, I just started my own little design studio.
Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very heavily disguised as Chaos.
You know when you have a good relationship with someone when you are just perfectly happy to be quiet and just hang out and do nothing.
God prepares great men for great tasks by great trials.
J. K. Gressett
Where can a person be better than in the bosom of their family.
I was a daydreamer, and there is a lot of history and geography and science I missed out on because I was in my head. And I regret that.
A generous man places the benefits he confers beneath his feet; those he receives, nearest his heart.
The criterion of true beauty is that it increases on examination; if false, that it lessens. There is therefore, something in true beauty that corresponds with right reason, and is not the mere creation of fancy.
Most men have more courage than even they themselves think they have.
A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo.
A writer should be a joyous optimist. Anything that implies rejection of life is wrong for a writer.
After all, enforced national bilingualism in this country isn't mere policy. It has attained the status of a religion. It's a dogma which one is supposed to accept without question.
Every time I try to define a perfectly stable person, I am appalled by the dullness of that person.
J. D. Griffin
Here's a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That's not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm's way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship - and it goes so much deeper than friendship.
I think that a lot of women are made to feel that they have not done the one thing that they were put on the earth to do if they didn't do the normal thing, if they didn't take the most traveled path. And it's unfortunate.
Would you approve of your young sons, young daughters -- because girls can read as well as boys -- reading this book? Is it a book that you would have lying around in your own house? Is it a book that you would even wish your wife or your servants to read?
Anytime you cast a movie and you need someone famous in the lead part, you're a prisoner of whoever happens to be famous in the six-month window in which you're trying to get a film financed.
The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto. My parents helped direct my path.
The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.
W. Somerset Maugham
When anyone tells me I can't do anything... I'm just not listening any more.
There are races and then there are races. And without a doubt, the Indy 500 is the race that I've always wanted to attend. And now, to be driving the Corvette Pace Car... this is going to be unbelievable.
Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible.
Everything someone does on a daily basis should be traceable back to an annual or quarterly plan.
Richard E. Griggs
The cradle of the future is the grave of the past.
Garden as though you will live forever.
Oh that wisdom was half as zealous for converts as ridicule.
The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.
As youth lives in the future, so the adult lives in the past: No one rightly knows how to live in the present.
We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.
And I think that if I were a for real celebrity that was recognizable everywhere, I'd just crawl under a rock and you know, have someone run over the rock with a car, or something.
Thou art blind to the danger of marrying a woman who feels and acts out the principle of equal rights.
Clearly, America's dysfunctional food culture must bear some of the blame for our excess pounds, but it's likely our walking-averse lifestyles contribute as well.
Some people with blogs are never going to get famous, and they've been doing it for, like, over a year. I feel bad for them.
Women today are dealing with both their independence and also the fact that their lives are built around finding and satisfying the romantic models we grew up with.
The person who needs the other person the least in a relationship is the stronger member.
I'm thankful for the work that feminists like Gloria Steinem have done. I am a feminist, but the geography for women today is vastly different than it was in the '60s.
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