Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.
The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef love, like being enlivened with champagne.
I am a firm believer that God has already ordered the things that have taken place in my life...and I'm just learning to follow the path he's laid before me.
Monica Denise Brown
The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.
I just wrapped this movie called The Wedding Crashers which was a pretty big break for me.
I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
I only gave out my opinion that same sex marriage is against the law of God.
The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.
I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure
We do a lot of shows for young people who have probably never been to the theater before and they are learning about the Holocaust, which unhappily, many of them do not know about.
We must transcend the illusion that money or power has any bearing on our worthiness as children of God.
A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor.
I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful.
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
Henry David Thoreau
Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.
Ere fancy you consult, consult your purse
The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs
I've stopped apologizing to myself for having this great period of success and financial acceptance.
If we help an educated man's daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? - not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers?
Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.
That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not.
It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.
In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath.
It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.
Not everything which is bad comes to hurt us.
Happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it
I firmly believe that the mission of religion in the 21st century must be to contribute concretely to the peaceful coexistence of humankind.
Our last garment is made without pockets.
Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively
Well, you know my number one cause has always been that women's reproductive health needs to be protected.
The person who lives by hope will die by despair.
The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.
To him who is determined it remains only to act.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
And I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.
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