My idea of a good night has always been having a lovely meal and a proper conversation.
Labor gives birth to ideas.
Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them.
Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
Daniel J. Boorstin
God is not a dead equation!
Part of my strength as an actor comes from what I've learned all these years: when you play a villain, you try to get the light touches when you play a hero, you try to get in some of the warts.
I'm almost a full-time mom.
A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible 'lifestyles' turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.
My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.
Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them.
Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.
I'm a history nut.
Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength.
There is no teacher, living or past, who can give us the actual understanding of Truth. A teacher can only put our feet upon the path and point the way. That is all. It is wholly dependent on the individual to make his way to Truth.
Physical courage is a great test.
Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.
So it's kind of nervous to be in this situation, but at the same time you look at all those actors and the work that they've done, I've been in bigger films than all of them and still kept my integrity and still kept my respect.
Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people.
I'd like to make really important movies, like American Beauty. I was really proud to be a part of that movie.
Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
Alfred North Whitehead
So wie die Verruecktheit in einem hoeheren Sinn, der Anfang aller Weisheit ist, so ist die Schizophrenie der Anfang aller Kunst, aller Phantasie. (As insanity in a higher sense, is the beginning of all wisdom, so is schizophrenia the beginning of all art, all fantasy.)
My dad says I could sing before I could talk, if that's possible. I was always humming and things like that.
Three may keep counsel, if two are away.
The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, as sages in all times assert; The happy man's without a shirt.
Growing up, if I hadn't had sports, I don't know where I'd be. God only knows what street corners I'd have been standing on and God only knows what I'd have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
Many hands make light work.
Wedding is destiny, and hanging likewise.
Do not waste a minute -- not a second -- in trying to demonstrate to others the merits of your performance. If your work does not vindicate itself, you cannot vindicate it.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
People who make the choice to study, work hard or do whatever they endeavor is to give it the max on themselves to reach to the top level. And you have the people who get envy and jealous, yet are not willing to put that work in, and they want to get the same praise.
There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices.
Yes, I always remember my dad's, mom's and my grandma's perfumes.
The ideal death, I think, is what was the ideal Victorian death, you know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop.
I'm honest about the journey I've been on, so I definitely don't take dating lightly anymore.
You can't solve a problem as complex as inequality in one legal clause.
I'm in the perfect position. It's a sports position and a political position where I can help better the lives of athletes around the world.
A major league pitching coach is a really difficult job. It takes a big commitment in terms of time, travel and workload.
For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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