An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves.
Robert Neelly Bellah
It is possible for a kid from east Texas, raised in south central LA and Carson, who believes in his dreams, commits himself to them with his heart, to touch them and to have them happen.
Walmart is an amazing story of entrepreneurship and, as one of the world's most powerful brands, touches millions of lives every day.
My mother, brave woman, lost her whole family when she decided to marry a black man in the '60s. When the marriage fell apart, she had to come back to her family.
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
H. L. Mencken
Acting is something I love. It's a great craft that I have a lot of respect for. But I don't think it's any greater challenge than teaching 8-year-olds or any other career. In my life, I try not to make it more important than it is and I just hope that rubs off on the people around me.
Most women are one man away from welfare.
Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying.
The basis, the corner-stone of this Government, was the perfect equality of the free, sovereign, and independent States which made it.
Everybody has basically the same family, it's just reconfigured slightly differently from one to the next.
I've been looking at the iPod- the Apple iPod. One of the interesting things about the iPod, one of the things that people love most about it is not the technology it's the box it comes in.
Quite frankly, Barack Obama knows what it's like to pay a mortgage and student loans. He knows what it's like to watch a beloved family member in a medical crisis and worry that treatment is out of reach. Barack Obama knows our struggles. And, my friends, he shares our values.
Education is the cornerstone of our communities and our country.
No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family.
Talking about food is like talking about your dreams. Everyone has something to say. We all have to eat, it's just what we eat which differs. Some people eat for fuel and I feel bad for them.
Gael Garcia Bernal
It can be kind of gruesome at times, making things alone.
Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
I had a lot of anger inside me and that came out at times that were not particularly advantageous to me career-wise.
The Grateful Dead, they're my best friends. Their message of hope, peace, love, teamwork, creativity, imagination, celebration, the dance, the vision, the purpose, the passion all of the things I believe in makes me the luckiest Deadhead in the world.
You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.
I think early on I knew what I was going to do and it was based a lot on familiarity but it was also because I didn't have a lot of skills. There was nothing I wanted t be. I didn't want to be a doctor. I wanted to be in show business.
Poetry lies its way to the truth.
My humour has always come from anger, but I have to make sure I don't just get angry and jump on a soapbox.
Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news.
John le Carre
Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.
Nullius in verba
A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.
People used to be funny about approaching me, but now they seem to think I'm as sane as anyone who's done what I've done in movies can be.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you'll have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either of them might run out.
I'm scared of scary movies.
One day it just hit me. This is it. You are not in love. So either stay in it because you have a child or be brave and find the man of your dreams and marry him for real.
It's good to experience Hollywood in short bursts, I guess. Little snippets. I don't think I can handle being here all the time, it's pretty nutty.
Your face is your calling card, but you're not so famous that you can't go out.
The armored cars of dreams, contrived to let us do so many a dangerous thing.
In parallel with the development of my interests in technical gadgetry I began to acquire a profound love of and respect for the natural world which motivates my scientific thinking to this day.
Robert B. Laughlin
I was so lucky to walk away with two Super Bowls and know that the last year was positive.
Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.
We have been exceedingly busy ever since you went away. In the first place we have had to rejoice two or three times everyday at your having such very delightful weather for the whole of your journey...
My grandfather on my mother's side was a professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology my other grandfather was a lawyer, and one time Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
Kenneth G. Wilson
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